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Friday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Friday, July 25.

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in National

Creepy porcelain dolls left on California front porches

Police are investigating dolls left on the doorsteps of at least eight families, that homeowners said bore a resemblance their daughters.

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in Viral Videos

‘I’m on vacation’

Everything's OK, when you're on vacation!

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in Sports

Judge denies Hernandez’s request for dismissal

A judge has rejected a motion by lawyers for Aaron Hernandez to dismiss charges stemming from the 2013 slaying of a Boston man.

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in Entertainment

The characters arrive at Comic Con

SEE THE PHOTOS: Jack Black showed up in a "Star Wars" mask and was joined by thousands of costumed-fans at the annual convention.

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in Entertainment

PHOTOS: 2014 Comic Con

Organizers say this year's Comic Con is going back to its roots as a welcome home to creative content with fringe and cult audiences.

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in Lifestyle

Thousands of cribs, high chairs, baby monitors recalled

Tens of thousands of children's products were among the top recalls announced this week.

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Coroner: Remains Not Bianco’s; Now Says Homicide Likely

Sangamon County Coroner Cinda Edwards says the human remains found in Rochester last weekend do not belong to Michelle Bianco, who's been missing since 2008.

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Crunch time for Gaza truce talks as death toll climbs

The U.S. pressed for a Gaza ceasefire as the civilian death toll soared, threatening to spread Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed to the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.

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Obama rails against corporate loopholes to evade taxes

President Barack Obama hammered companies that avoid federal taxes by shifting their tax domiciles overseas in deals known as "inversions."

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in Lifestyle

Want fries with that? 170-foot ketchup bottle for sale

Fans fear the 65-year-old landmark, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, might be in peril if a buyer isn't found.

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in Viral Videos

Gary Oldman’s best death scenes

Gary Oldman has a lot of practice dying on camera. He's done it 17 times!

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in Local

Plans Emerge for Jackson Street Pedestrian Corridor

The south end of downtown Springfield could get a makeover if one organization can find the money.

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in Weird

Man run over by own truck during road rage incident

A Florida man got a dose of karma when he was run over by his own truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.

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in National

CDC wants to increase HPV vaccination rates

The rates of vaccination against the sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical and other types of cancer remain too low, federal health officials say.

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in Local

Fracking Interests: Why Aren’t We Fracking Yet?

The fracking people are out of patience.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: July 25

A look back at the headlines that made history.

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in Local

IHSA Being Sued

The Illinois High School Association is being sued for refusing to release details about its finances

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in Local

Indictments Handed Down in Downtown Murder

In jail on unrelated charges

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in Local

Quinn Takes Issue With Latest Rauner Ad

Governor says ads misleading

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Beer Tickets Land State Fair Manager in Hot Water

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Bliefnick hasn't responded for comment

in Local

On-Line Learning Could Get a Boost

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Maintaining common standards in online college coursework is the goal of a new state law

in Local

Illinois Coal a Hot Commodity Worldwide

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Illinois coal exports have risen sharply in recent years, even as its high sulfur content limits its demand in the U.S.

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Downtown Taylorville Building Partially Collapses

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A downtown Taylorville business is closed after part of its building collapsed over the weekend.

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Cameras Could Appear in Sangamon County Courtrooms

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Half a dozen central Illinois counties could soon join a pilot project that allows cameras in court.