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Marvel Comics get academic treatment at Baltimore college

The University of Baltimore is making it OK to read comic books in class, and even will give you college credit for it.

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Streisand makes history with 6 decades of No. 1 albums

Barbra Streisand made music history as her latest release "Partners" topped the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.

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Poll: NFL sponsors should sever ties over scandals

More than half of Americans say brands should drop sponsorship deals with the NFL over its handling of players accused of domestic violence.

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KLM Airlines uses four paws to reunite lost-and-found items with passengers at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

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Ballmer prizes Clippers, a team tested by adversity

The new owner of the L.A. Clippers says the team and its fans are stronger after going through a nasty public fight over racism.

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Islamist fighters advance in Syria despite U.S. strikes

U.S. and coalition planes pounded Islamic State positions again, but the strikes did not halt the fighters' advance in a Kurdish area.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones & Michael Douglas have the same birthday

PHOTOS: The Hollywood couple share a birthday - September 25 - but they were born 25 years apart. Here's 25 of our favorite pics to celebrate.

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St. John’s Assures Donors Their Gifts Are Safe

Foundation funds off-limits to alleged embezzler

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 25

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Medical Marijuana Fees Top $5 Million

Fees submitted by businesses with their applications to Illinois' new medical marijuana program have topped $5 million.

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State, City Money to Turn 9th/Washington Building Into Homeless Shelter

The homeless problem is not going away, but it’s getting better, according to a longtime Salvation Army professional. “We still…

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“Blue Light Special” on Springfield Gas Prices is Over

While Springfield gas prices continue their habit of spiking between 30 and 40 cents at a time, prices are still lower overall than they were a month ago.

A woman holds up the iPhone 6 Plus at the Apple Store at Tokyo's Omotesando shopping district September 19, 2014.

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The new iPhone 6 is quite flexible

"Bendgate" might be particularly troubling for those who wear skinny jeans.

Dave Grohl speaks onstage during the "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways" segment of the BBC America 2014 Summer TCA on Thursday, July 10, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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Foo Fighters fans raise $110,000 for gig on Kickstarter

Fans turn to crowd-funding in an effort to persuade Foo Fighters to perform in the U.K. next year.

Hall of Fame Inductee Cat Stevens performs at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, April, 10, 2014 in New York.

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Scalpers prompt Yusuf Islam to cancel New York show

Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, has pulled the plug on part of his first North American tour in 35 years after becoming disgusted by greedy ticket scalpers. The Peace Train singer, formerly known as Cat Stevens, announced a string of rare live dates last week, but he has now decided to cancel his Big Apple show at the Beacon Theatre on 7 December and re-route the trek to Boston, Massachusetts.

Driver Tony Stewart sits in his car during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup auto race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, Loudon, N.H.

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Tony Stewart will not face criminal charges in race car death

NASCAR's Tony Stewart has been cleared of any criminal charges relating to the death of rival Kevin Ward, Jr., who was struck and killed during a sprint car rally.

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Springfield Jimmy John’s Stores Affected in Nationwide Security Breach

South 6th St. and West Iles Ave. locations impacted.

Ed Sheeran poses with the award for Best Male Video in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

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Ed Sheeran pens song for cheating friend

Ed Sheeran has written a new tune for One Direction, even after Niall Horan stole his girlfriend.

Model Amber Rose has filed for divorce to end her one-year marriage to rapper Wiz Khalifa.

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Amber Rose files for divorce from Wiz Khalifa

Model Amber Rose has filed for divorce to end her one-year marriage to rapper Wiz Khalifa.

FILE - This Jan. 4, 2014 file photo shows actor Idris Elba at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala in Palm Springs, Calif. Elba tweeted Friday, April 18, that his son Winston was born Thursday, adding a photo of the baby’s tiny hand gripping his finger. Elba had Winston with his girlfriend, Naiyana Garth.

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Idris Elba recruits Mumford & Sons for Mandela album

The Wire star, Idris Elba, has recruited Mumford & Sons and James Blake to work on an album dedicated to the memory of late civil rights icon Nelson Mandela.

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Springfield School District Still Focusing on Security

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Gill: School district taking on safety head-on

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Grimm Polling Between 6 and 7 Percent in Governor’s Race Poll

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The Libertarian candidate for governor is getting 6 or 7 percent in public opinion polls, which is greater than the lead that Gov. Pat Quinn enjoys in recent polls.

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Chicago Civil War Site Recognized

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The former site of a Civil War training and prisoner of war camp on the South Side of Chicago has received formal recognition.

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Concealed/Carry Not a Problem for Most Cops

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Cops always expect the unexpected

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Central Illinois Teens Working as Election Judges

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Dozens of high school students in central Illinois will serve as election judges at the polls this Election Day.