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Actress Tippi Hedren, star of the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock film "The Birds," poses with Julian Jarrold, center, director of the HBO film "The Girl," and cast member Toby Jones on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Hedren's relationship with Hitchcock during the making of the film is the subject of the HBO film "The Girl."

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Belligerent birds chase people at Florida park

In a scene straight out of Alfred Hitchcock's "The Birds," some out-of-control birds are chasing people at a central Florida park.

Billy Zane arrives at the Global Green USA's 12th Annual Pre-Oscar Party at the Avalon Hollywood on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Los Angeles.

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Billy Zane mistakenly thanks One Direction fans for support

Actor Billy Zane pokes fun at the fact he shares a similar name to former One Direction member Zayn Malik in a new video.

Former Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson, left, and actor Craig T. Nelson share a moment with Quincy the dog on the set of the television show "Coach", Feb. 10, 1995, in Universal City, Calif. Johnson will appear as himself in an episode in which Quincy ends up swallowing Johnson's Super Bowl ring.

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Craig T. Nelson bringing ‘Coach’ back to TV

Craig T. Nelson has signed on to revive his hit TV sitcom "Coach" for a new sequel series on NBC.

Kentucky's Marcus Lee, right, blocks a shot by West Virginia's Jonathan Holton during the first half of a college basketball game in the NCAA men's tournament regional semifinals, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Cleveland.

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Kentucky rolls Mountaineers in the Midwest Regional

Top-seed Kentucky advances after defeating West Virginia 78-39 rout of West Virginia in the Midwest Regional.

Kate Upton arrives at the 2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Kate Upton, Lea Michelle to play best pals in new comedy

Kate Upton and Lea Michele have teamed up for a new William H. Macy comedy called "The Layover."

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Loose police horse briefly on patrol in downtown Cleveland

The horse stayed on the street during his escape but didn't stop at red lights.

Firefighters battle a fire at the site of a residential apartment building collapse and fire in New York City's East Village neighborhood, March 26, 2015.

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New York buildings collapse in possible gas blast

Four apartment buildings in New York City caught fire from an apparent gas explosion, causing 19 injuries.

A general view shows oil tanks at the Bashneft-Ufimsky refinery plant (Bashneft - UNPZ) outside Ufa, Bashkortostan, January 29, 2015.

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Oil price falls as Middle East supply fears ease

Oil prices fell more than $1 a barrel on Friday as worries receded over the Saudi Arabia-led air strikes in Yemen.

Andreas Lubitz runs the Airportrace half marathon in Hamburg in this September 13, 2009 file photo.

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Germanwings pilot hid health condition

The German pilot believed to have deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps suffered from depression, a German newspaper reported.

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Today in entertainment history: March 27

A look back on Hollywood headlines of years past.

3-26-15 Mayoral Debate

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Mayoral Candidates Debate on WTAX — And Ask Each Other Questions

Minimum wage, right to work zones, and other questions were posed.

3-26-15 Playground

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Springfield Opens New Park

Children wasted no time Thursday morning running to play in the new "Bounties of Nature" playground at Center Park in Springfield, once it officially opened.

Ed Sheeran performs at the 57th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.

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Ed Sheeran surprises newlyweds at wedding reception

Ed Sheeran surprised a pair of newlyweds at their wedding reception by singing Thinking Out Loud for their first dance.

Singer Taylor Swift attends the SNL 40th Anniversary Special at Rockefeller Plaza on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, in New York.

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Taylor Swift named among world’s greatest leaders in new Fortune poll

Taylor Swift ranks two spots behind Pope Francis in a new Fortune.com poll of the World's Greatest Leaders.

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Dallas woman accused in illegal butt injections surrenders

Dallas police say a woman accused of providing illegal buttocks injections has surrendered to authorities.

This photo released by PBS and Carnival Film and Television Limited shows, from left, Lesley Nicol as Mrs. Patmore, and Sophie McShera as Daisy, in a scene from season four of the Masterpiece TV series, "Downton Abbey." As it returns for its much-awaited fourth season, it remains a series about elegance, tradition and gentility, and the pressures of preserving them. The show premieres Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 9 pm ET on PBS.

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‘Downton Abbey’ to end after season six

Producers confirm that the next season of "Downton Abbey" will be the last.

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Legislature Passes Budget Fix, Governor Says He’ll Sign

The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year's state budget.

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Schock Leaves Congress with “Humility, Sadness”

Congressman Aaron Schock says he is leaving Congress with sadness and humility.

3-26-15 National Guard

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National Guard Talks More About Guardsman Accused of Terrorism

An Illinois National Guard soldier is one of two people arrested for allegedly providing support to ISIS.

FILE - In this March 9, 2012 file photo, Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. , D-Ill., and his wife, Chicago Alderman Sandi Jackson, ask each other for their support and votes as they arrive at a polling station for early voting in Chicago. The sweep of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s life, from golden boy who could be president to broken politician, will be laid out for a federal judge in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, as she sentences him and his wife for misusing $750,000 in campaign money on a gold-plated Rolex watch, mink capes, mounted elk heads and other personal items.

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Former U.S. Rep. Jackson Leaves Prison

Jackson will serve the remainder of his sentence at a Washington, D.C., halfway house.

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Phillips 66: 25K Gallons of Diesel Fuel Leaks into Waterway

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Leak discovered Friday morning near Wood River Refinery.

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Department of Transportation to Implement New Rules for Tanker Cars

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Trains will be required to move through urban areas at a slower pace when carrying flammable liquids.

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Independent Record Stores Celebrate Record Store Day Today

Record Store Day

Several labels will have special releases to celebrate today.

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Funeral for Cardinal George Set for Thursday

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Cardinal George died Friday at the age of 78.

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Winslow Still Wants Body Cameras for SPD

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Winslow says he wants to use body cameras as a means to protect officers on every call, every time.