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Harriet Tubman coming to the $20 bill

The U.S. Treasury has decided to replace former President Andrew Jackson with anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman on the U.S. $20 bill.

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On Oklahoma bombing anniversary, a pitch for Garland for Supreme Court

Victim advocates and former prosecutors used the anniversary of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing on Tuesday to lobby the U.S. Senate on behalf of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, who oversaw the prosecution of bomber Timothy McVeigh.

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House leader wants review of 9/11 bill that would let Americans sue Saudis

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan did not immediately endorse a Senate bill on Tuesday that would allow Americans to sue the government of Saudi Arabia over the Sept. 11 attacks, saying it should be reviewed to ensure it would not hurt diplomatic relations.

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Visa says its chip cards are getting faster

Though the wait can be just seconds, in today's economy of swipes and scans, the cards have been a nuisance for high traffic retailers, for example, a coffee shop during the morning rush.

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After big New York wins, Trump and Clinton cast themselves as inevitable

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton scored sweeping victories in nominating contests in their home state of New York, and immediately cited them in arguing they are all but unstoppable as their respective parties' presidential nominees.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, April 20

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

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U.S. top court appears unlikely to revive Obama immigration plan

President Barack Obama's bid to save his plan to spare millions of immigrants in the country illegally from deportation and give them work permits ran into trouble on Monday at the U.S. Supreme Court in a case testing the limits of presidential power.

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Singers, actors among U.S. artists visiting Cuba

The 33-person cultural delegation visited Cuba's famous University of the Arts, where musicians performed a concert with classical music and folkloric dance performances.

President Barack Obama listens to a question after speaking about his Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland, Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the University of Chicago Law School in Chicago. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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With alliances strained, Obama seeks to reassure Gulf states on Iran

President Barack Obama travels to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday with a familiar message: the United States will not abandon its Gulf allies in their struggle against Iran, a regional power they fear is seeking to undermine their security.

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If oil stays cheap, household spending could rise

The dramatic drop in the price of oil since 2014 has delivered only a muted boost to the U.S. economy, but that could change if households start figuring cheap oil is here to stay.

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Riding high in polls, Trump looks to ‘make it’ beyond New York

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shook up his campaign staff as he looked beyond an expected primary victory on Tuesday in his home state of New York to the delegate battle that will determine the party's nominee for November's election.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, April 19

Here's a look at some of the big stories we'll be talking about today.

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We all lie, scientists say, but politicians even more so

This is the season of lies.

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U.S. to send more troops to Iraq, escalating war on Islamic State

The United States will send more troops to Iraq, potentially putting them closer to the frontlines to advise Iraqi forces in the war against Islamic State militants.

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Supreme Court appears split over Obama’s immigration plan

The Supreme Court appeared closely divided on Monday as it weighed whether to revive President Barack Obama's plan to spare from deportation roughly 4 million immigrants in the country illegally, raising the possibility of a 4-4 deadlock that would block the program.

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It’s up to you, New York: state takes center stage in election campaign

By the end of Monday, the last official day of campaigning before voting in the state's Democratic and Republican primary elections begin, thousands of New Yorkers will have heard the candidates' closing pitches.

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2 weeks ago

10 FOR TODAY: Monday, April 18

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

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3 weeks ago

Tax Day deals

You've filed your taxes, now give your wallet a break.

Fields of canola bloom extend into the horizon as Bob Calvey looks under the hood of a 1949 Pontiac which sits at his salvage yard, Tuesday, April 12, 2016, in Oak Grove, Ky. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

3 weeks ago

Making headlines this week

A look back at some of the biggest newsmakers this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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3 weeks ago

House GOP to miss budget deadline amid divisions in caucus

House Republicans are departing Washington having missed a deadline to pass their long-stalled budget and not appearing to be trying very hard to revive it.

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UIS Breaks Ground on Student Union

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Ground has been broken on what is being referred to as the "Living Room" for the students of the University of Illinois Springfield.

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Aeropostale to Close Springfield, Forsyth Stores

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Aeropostale files for Chapter 11.

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Social Service Groups Sue Governor for $100M Past Due

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

Five dozen social service agencies working without pay for nearly a year because of the Illinois state budget stalemate are suing Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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Trial Set for 2 of 6 Men Accused of Dismembering Woman’s Body

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Two of the six men charged with dismembering a missing Champaign woman will be held for trial after a judge heard testimony from a detective.

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Death Knell for Graduated Income Tax

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Sponsors blame Rauner