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WATCH: Ohio State football players ‘dummy’ prank

This Nike uniform "mannequin" did a better job bringing quarterback Cardale Jones to the ground than any Oregon player.

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Below Average Rainfall Not Enough to Save Some Crops

The rain let up, but it's too late to save some of Illinois' crops.

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No Gaming Revenues for Cities Without State Budget

Gov. Bruce Rauner's office says the state doesn't have the authority to distribute video gambling profits to municipalities across the state.

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Orangutan is a big fan of this mom-to-be

This pregnant woman's trip to the zoo was a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Studying Ways to Trim the Prison Population

Governor's goal: cut by 25 percent in ten years

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‘Empire’ co-stars reportedly engaged

Trai Byers and Grace Gealey are reportedly engaged to be married just months after reports of their off-screen romance surfaced.

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Pharrell facing $1M lawsuit over talk show

The "Happy" hitmaker is accused of pulling out of a contract to star in a web series.

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Dave Grohl credits Led Zeppelin for helping him heal leg

The Foo Fighters frontman is regaining the strength in his broken leg with a rigorous physiotherapy routine.

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Walker Campaigns Downstate

Accompanies LaHood, praises Rauner

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Melissa McCarthy producing TV series about her rise to fame

"Friends With Melissa" is inspired by the "Bridesmaids" star's early years as a comedian and writer.

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Griswolds back on the road for family trip in ‘Vacation’

More than 30 years after his father took him on a road trip to Walley World in "National Lampoon's Vacation,",Rusty Griswold is back with his own family-bonding plans.

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Flower toss wedding fail

Don't drop the baby!

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Spieth may be the best putter ever, says Poulter

U.S. Masters and U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth could go down as the greatest putter golf has ever seen.

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IOC expects U.S. 2024 bid despite Boston pullout

The deadline for applicant city submissions for the 2024 Games is Sept. 15 with Hamburg, Paris, Rome and Budapest already having entered the race.

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Boy Scouts lift ban on gay leaders, employees

The policy, which takes effect immediately, comes three years after the organization removed its prohibition on gay youth, but local Boy Scout units chartered by religious organizations will still be permitted to exclude gay adults.

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Kerry warns Congress scrapping Iran deal would mean path to nuclear weapon

The Republican-controlled Congress has until Sept. 17 either to endorse or reject the agreement.

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These Jimmy John’s thieves are real-life ‘ham burglars’

Two crooks made off with more than just cold, hard cash.

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Human trafficking report blacklists Thailand, raises awareness about modern day slavery

The State Department's annual report highlights the world's worst human-trafficking centers.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, July 28

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, July 28.

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Crooked Contractor Sent to Prison

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A Springfield man is admitting to bilking a customer out of more than $50,000 for home repair work he never did.

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State Contract with AFSCME Extended 2 Months; Governor Vetoes Anti-Strike Bill

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There's still no state budget, but contract talks continue with the biggest state workers' union.

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Sherman in Good Financial Setting

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There might be one easy way to describe the budget situation...in Sherman.

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Electronics Recycling Available in Springfield — Take 2

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Springfield residents will have another opportunity to get rid of their unwanted electronics by recycling them.

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Rauner Approves Expansion of SNAP Benefits

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Newly signed legislation will expand access to food stamps in Illinois.