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Move over Bacardi – there’s a new rum in town

Pernod Ricard is poised to sell its Cuban-made rum in the U.S. once a 53-year-old trade embargo is lifted, going head-to-head with Bacardi.

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Wolves hit lottery

The NBA's biggest losers were the big winners in the draft lottery.

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Snaps coming from 15-yard line this season

The NFL is making extra points a bit more challenging.

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in Entertainment

You can drink like Homer Simpson

A real life version of the iconic Duff Beer from "The Simpsons" is set to go on sale.

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NHL Preview: Lightning hopes to strike Rangers

Here's a look at Game 3 in the Eastern Conference Finals.

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WATCH: Bob Dylan makes rare TV appearance to say goodbye to David Letterman

Calling him "the greatest songwriter of modern times," David Letterman introduced his final musical guest, who performed "The Night We Called It A Day."

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, May 20.

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Historic recall affects 1 in 7 U.S. cars

This marks the largest vehicle recall in American history and impacts several makes and models.

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Bill Murray pops out of a cake for David Letterman

He was the late night TV show host's first guest more than two decades ago, and now he's the last guy to sit on Letterman's couch.

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in Entertainment

Critics blast ‘Game of Thrones’ scene

A U.S. senator is among those condemning a scene in the hit HBO show.

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Los Angeles votes to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour

City Council voted to increase the minimum wage in the nation's second-largest city to $15 an hour by 2020.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, May 20

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

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in National, World

Iraqi forces say they defeat Islamist attack near Ramadi

The advance of Islamic State has exposed the failings of Iraq's army and the limitations of U.S. airstrikes.

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in Local

Senate Blocks Multi-DUI Driving Privileges

The sponsor may call it again

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in Sports

Roger Bannister’s 4-minute mile shoes to go on auction block

Bannister became the first runner to break the fabled 4-minute barrier.

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in Local

Mayors, Campus Leaders Oppose Proposed Amtrak Cuts

Illinois, Illinois State, Southern Illinois are major universities along the rails

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: May 20

A look at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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City Council Gets Public Anger Over Fulgenzi, Liquor License

Should the current Springfield City Council keep undoing what the previous council did?

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“Little Rock 9″ Visit Springfield

The nine African-Americans are the newest recipients of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Foundation's 2015 Lincoln Leadership Prize.

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Republican Leaders Continue Slamming Dem. “Slow Roll”

House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) is upset the Democrats are holding hearings and calling bills which purport to be related to the governor's “Turnaround Agenda”

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Rauner, Madigan Spar Over Budget to Kick Off Session’s Final Week

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Majority Democrats on Monday proposed legislation for a roughly $36.3 billion budget for the next fiscal year -- $3 billion more than what the state will take in.

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Springfield Fire Dept. Investigates Potential Arson

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Springfield fire investigators are trying to figure out what, or who, started multiple fires on West Governor St.

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U.S. Sen. Kirk’s Plane Evacuated in Washington

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Kirk's office says someone on the no fly list was on board.

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Legislative Gridlock Likely in Session’s Last Week

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Legislators returned to the Capitol Monday to finish the session that ends Sunday.

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Illinois Licensing Pools, Beaches as Swimming Season Begins

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The Illinois Department of Public Health is in charge of the regulations under the Illinois Swimming Facility Act.