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CDC to hire lab safety chief after Ebola, flu mishaps

The job has taken on more urgency after a CDC scientist was possibly exposed to Ebola in a lab last week.

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AirAsia victim with life jacket raises questions about plane’s last moments

Rescuers believe they have found the plane on the ocean floor off Borneo.

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Temps plunge U.S. into deep freeze

Colder-than-average temperatures are sending chills across America.

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Times Square prepares to ring in 2015

The famed Times Square ball is ready to signal the start of 2015.

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Officers killed by guns in line of duty up 56 percent

This year 50 officers were killed by guns, compared to 32 in 2013.

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No health insurance? Penalties to rise in 2015

The cost of being uninsured in America is going up significantly next year for millions of people.

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Bodies, debris from missing AirAsia jet pulled from sea

The plane has yet to be found and there was no word on the possibility of any survivors.

Former President George H.W. Bush acknowledges the crowd at his presidential library before his son former President George W. Bush discusses his new book "41: A Portrait of My Father"

Former President Bush to be released from hospital today

After nearly a week in a Texas hospital, George H.W. Bush's breathing has returned to normal.

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Census puts U.S. population at 320M

In January, the U.S. is expected to experience a birth every eight seconds.

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U.S. coalition launches 18 air strikes against ISIS

The strikes were launched in Syria and Iraq in an effort to fight Islamic State.

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Obama warns GOP he plans to use veto pen in 2015

President Barack Obama is putting congressional Republicans on notice.

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Next generation no slouches when it comes to giving back

Today's young Americans are more serious about giving back than their parents were.

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NYC mayor to speak at police graduation as tensions mount

Mayor Bill de Blasio will address graduating cadets on Monday, two days after thousands of officers turned their backs.

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Missing AirAsia flight likely at ‘bottom of sea’

By Fergus Jensen and Siva Govindasamy JAKARTA (Reuters) – A missing AirAsia jet carrying 162 people could be at the…

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City Needs Extra $3.5 Million to Cover Healthcare Costs

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It appears health care costs for city of Springfield employees went over budget by more than three million dollars this fiscal year.

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Lincoln Woman Gets Prison Time: Embezzles Two Million Dollars

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A Lincoln woman will serve nearly 4 years in prison for embezzling two million dollars over 17 years.

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Rauner Pushes “Right to Work” Zones

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.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says one of his priorities for his first year in office will be creating so-called “right to work zones.”

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Lawmaker Introduces Measure to Cut GA, Officer Salaries

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An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would cut the pay of elected officeholders by 10 percent.

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Portions of MacArthur Blvd. Closed due to Sewer Cave In

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Portions of southbound MacArthur Blvd. are down to one lane due to a sewer cave in.