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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry points after making a three pointer while drawing a foul against the Los Angeles Clippers during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Los Angeles.

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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry wins NBA MVP

Stephen Curry beats out Houston's James Harden for the NBA's Most Valuable Player award.

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Police Investigate Late-Morning 3-Vehicle Accident

Springfield Police say at least three vehicles were involved in an accident late Monday morning.

This Feb. 16, 2015 photo shows the Riviera Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Owners of the hotel which opened in 1955 have agreed to sell the property to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. The tourism agency confirmed the potential purchase Tuesday, Feb. 17 after days of not commenting on rumors of a deal.

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60 years on Las Vegas Strip, Riviera closes

The aging Riviera Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip is expected to close its doors at noon.

Miley Cyrus arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.

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Miley Cyrus to release album with The Flaming Lips

Wyane Coyne reveals that The Flaming Lips have recorded a seven-song album with Miley Cyrus and are preparing to unleash it later this year.

Pearl Jam performing at the "Made In America" music festival on Sunday Sept. 2, 2012, in Philadelphia.

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Pearl Jam urge fans not to waste money on crowdfunded gigs

Pearl Jam's manager has snubbed a campaign for the band to headline a grand opening, insisting crowdfunded gigs are "unlikely to happen".

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Springfield Police, FBI Investigate PNC Bank Robbery

Springfield Police continue to remain on the scene of a robbery at a PNC Bank Branch Monday morning.

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Annie Leibovitz snaps ‘Star Wars’ cast

See the new photos of the upcoming "Star Wars" film, shot by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz.

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Councilman forgets to turn off his mic in the bathroom

The city's Mayor Pro Tem tries to keep it professional, but her fellow council member's trip to the bathroom is just too distracting.

Britain's Prince William, right, and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, pose for the media with their newborn daughter outside St. Mary's Hospital's exclusive Lindo Wing, London, Saturday, May 2, 2015. The Duchess gave birth to the Princess on Saturday morning.

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Britain’s newborn princess has been named

Britain's newborn princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

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Tiny Bruce Lee fan shows off incredible nunchaku skills

A five-year-old boy expertly performs the classic nunchaku scene from Bruce Lee's "Game Of Death."

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‘Avengers’ sequel secures second best opening weekend ever

"Avengers: Age of Ultron" has pulled in a staggering $187.7 million since opening on Thursday night.

Grace Lee Whitney makes an appearance at the London Film & Comic Convention in 2006.

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Star Trek actress Grace Lee Whitney dies at 85

Grace Lee Whitney, know for her role as Star Trek's Janice Rand, has passed away.

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Kanye West drops controversial album title

Kanye West changes the name of his upcoming album following social media backlash.

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promotes the new "Saint & Greavsie" TV show as part of Setanta's FA Cup Final coverage.

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Soccer legend Jimmy Greaves in intensive care

England soccer legend Jimmy Greaves is in an intensive care unit in hospital after suffering a severe stroke.

Potential Republican presidential candidate former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina speaks at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition's forum in Waukee, Iowa, April 25, 2015.

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Former CEO Carly Fiorina enters White House race

Former Hewlett-Packard Co Chief Executive Carly Fiorina is running for president, becoming the only woman in the pack of Republican candidates for the White House in 2016.

The U33, a Germany 212 class submarine prepares for Operation Dynamic Mongoose near Bergen on Norway’s western coast, May 3, 2015.

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NATO starts anti-submarine exercise as tensions with Russia rise

More than a dozen vessels from 11 countries are participating in the "Dynamic Mongoose" exercise in the North Sea.

Police officers block an intersection near the Curtis Culwell Center after a shooting outside the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest, sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative which was being held at the facility in Garland, Texas May 3, 2015.

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Two gunmen killed at Texas exhibit of Prophet Mohammad cartoons

Texas police shot dead two gunmen who opened fire on Sunday outside an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad.

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Floyd Mayweather’s ‘Punch-Out’ Nintendo game

Did you miss the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight? No worries, because you can watch this hilarious "Nintendo" version of the event.

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Parents Hope to Prevent Future Suicides

College could not warn parents because of privacy laws

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Goodbye Land of Lincoln, Hello INB for In-Person Tax Payments

Convenient for the county, says treasurer

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Rauner’s Workers Comp Reform Fails

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A party-line vote Wednesday afternoon kept a workers' compensation restructuring from going to the Senate floor.

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Manar: Budget Unlikely by May 31

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"Cutting vital services, banking $2.2 billion of... just... fictional pension savings that aren't going to occur, we're going to claim to be balanced?"

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Illinois Bill Penalizes for Leaving Pets in Extreme Weather

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Offenders could face up to a year in jail and fines of up to $2,500.

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Mt. Zion High School to Randomly Drug Test Some Students

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Students will be randomly selected for urinalysis tests to detect alcohol or marijuana, among other drugs.

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Measure Banning Electronic Cigarettes for Minors Passes Legislature

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Vaping's not for kids. At least, that's what Illinois lawmakers say.