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Gunman Prompts Lockdown of Rural Springfield Mobile Home Park

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Sangamon County Sheriff's Deputies say a lockdown at the Lincoln Place Mobile Home park in unincorporated Springfield near Riverton has ended.

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State Appellate Court Rules for FutureGen

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A state appellate court handed the FutureGen Alliance a big victory Tuesday.

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Quinn to Public: Slow Down on the Roads

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A crash that killed four people on I-55 has the governor talking about highway safety

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Arizona Man Charged in Half-Brother’s Death

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An Arizona man is charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his half-brother from Petersburg.

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Springfield AT&T Layoffs Total 188

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AT&T plans to close the Springfield call center and cut 188 jobs starting August 3.

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Study: Most Americans pay attention to fashion

Models present creations during the J Summer Fashion Show at One World Trade Center in New York on June 25, 2014.

Most Americans think people are too focused on fashion, yet a majority says how they dress is an important part of who they are, according to a new survey.

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Amazon wants to replace your library card

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The company has rolled out a new subscription service that allows unlimited access to thousands of e-books and audiobooks.

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Pit bull alerts sleeping boy to fire

This photo provided by the Indianapolis Fire Department shows Ace, a pit bull, resting outside the home of Lindsay and James Bernard of Indianapolis after the home caught fire on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. Firefighters credited the dog with saving the life of the couple's deaf son, Nick Lamb, 13, by licking the boy's face until he woke up. No one else was home at the time. Neither the boy nor the dog was injured.

An Indiana family's pit bull is being praised for alerting a deaf boy to a serious fire in his home.

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Next-generation iPhone enters mass production this month

A woman speaks on her iPhone as she walks down a busy street in downtown Shanghai on September 10, 2013.

Mass production of a 4.7-inch successor to the wildly popular iPhone 5 series of smartphones will begin during the third week of July.

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Study: Send kids outside to play after school

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Researchers say children who spend most of their after-school time outside are more likely to be in better shape than those who stay inside.

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Want to buy a bridge? Pennsylvania has 11 for sale

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You could be the proud owner of a historic bridge for as little as $1.

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Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus get ‘blown up’ in disco demolition

In this March 19, 2013, file photo, singer Justin Bieber performs during a concert at Bercy Arena in Paris. Bieber is apologizing after a years-old video surfaced showing the then-teenager telling a racist joke with the N-word. In a statement Sunday, June 1, 2014, to The Associated Press, Bieber said when he was a kid he didn't realize how certain words could hurt.

The music of the Biebs was blown up as part of a minor league baseball promotion.

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Jailed man orders pizza to police station

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A man in police custody uses his phone call to send pizza to the officer who arrested him.

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A $35K suite for your pet? Home builder goes to the dogs

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Yuppie puppies will feel right at home in a pet "spa" that includes TV, kitchen, and bunk beds and adds a whopping $35,000 on to the cost of a house.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kids react to ’90s ‘Turtles’

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With the reboot of the "TMNT" movie coming out next month, these kids get schooled about the history of everyone's favorite mutated reptiles.

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Today in entertainment history: July 23

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A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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Stay Puft Marshmallow Man ruins your favorite movie

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Again, the internet proved it's awesomeness with #AddAPuftRuinAMovie. These are some of our favorites!

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Sam Smith’s inspiration? Unrequited love

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The chart-topping debut album, "In The Lonely Hour," is a reflection of a love that wasn't reciprocated.

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Countdown: Supporting characters that need their own movie

From left: Jon Gries (Uncle Rico), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Aaron Ruell (Kip) in "Napoleon Dynamite," a comedy about a quirky teenager growing up in the remotes of Idaho, trying to understand his life.

Which of these supporting characters should have their own movies?

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Nicki Minaj gets animated for children’s cartoon

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The rapper is guest starring in an upcoming episode of "Steven Universe."

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