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Forget ‘friend’ requests, Facebook is in the divorce business

A judge has given an NYC woman permission to file for divorce via a Facebook message.

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Starbucks expanding free college tuition program

Baristas can now get a bachelor's degree for free.

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

Washington state job seekers … this bud’s for you

Legal pot has created job opportunities for people in Washington state who trim the marijuana plants with tiny scissors.

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France moves to ban anorexic models

It could soon be a crime to use super skinny models.

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College senior gives new meaning to ‘off-campus’ with hut

A philosophy and English major took a drastic move as part of his senior project.

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Arkansas woman now world’s oldest person, wants Obama visit

Gertrude Weaver will turn 117 in a few months and wants a presidential celebration.

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School threats by text, apps frustrate schools, police

Threats against schools don't just come written on bathroom walls these days.

The North Lawn of the White House, on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in Washington.

Healthy lunches could land you in the White House

If you know of a kid who can whip up a healthy lunch, they might earn a trip to the White House.

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Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes

Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves.

A box from Amazon.com is pictured on the porch of a house in Golden, Colorado on July 28, 2008.

Amazon wants to help you get your housework done

Amazon is offering to help get your chores done, with listings for everything from housecleaning to goat grazing.

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McDonald’s to test all-day breakfast

You could soon be able to get an Egg McMuffin at any time of day.

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Wanted: A kidney

A Maine woman's unusual method of finding a kidney donor has paid off.

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Lincoln Continental, the car of presidents, is returning

Elvis Presley had one. So did presidents from Kennedy to Reagan.

The North Lawn of the White House, on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 in Washington.

White House unveils plan to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

The White House announce a five-year plan to fight drug-resistant germs.

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Eyes on the road: AAA says distracted driving worse than we thought

You know how some people insist they can drive safely — even while they fiddle with their smartphones or other electronic devices? They can't.

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DeWitt Co. Settlement OK’d in Dispute to Put Toxic Waste Over Aquifer

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DeWitt county has approved a settlement with a landfill company.

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Kankakee Co. Sheriff Describes Security Lapses that led to Inmate Escape

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Sheriff Tim Bukowski says investigators found no inmate count had been done.

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House Approves Springfield High Speed Rail Oversight Act

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An attempt to make sure fair hiring practices are implemented on Springfield's high speed rail 10th street consolidation project is moving forward.

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Rauner Admin. Plans $106 Million in Medicaid Cuts

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Cuts to Medicaid will make up about one-third of the $300 million in spending reductions by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office

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Butler: Future of $26M in Social Service Funding Unknown

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State Representative Tim Butler says who knows if that $26 million Governor Bruce Rauner is holding from a number of state social service programs will be restored or not.