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Senators Say Real ID Is Not a Real Good Idea

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Federal act does not gain favor with senators

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Clean Jobs Bill Examined

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Citizens Utility Board pushes bill

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Schakowsky: Revamp Income Tax to Hit Millionaires Harder

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Right now, $413,200 puts you in the top tax bracket

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New Illinois Schools Chief Says Funding Fix Could Take Years

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Smith also says charter schools should be part of the mix.

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Debate in General Assembly over Civics Class Requirement

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Bill also passed to use e-learning in Illinois schools during inclement weather.

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Gas prices jump 13 cents; could climb further

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The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has jumped in the past two weeks to $2.58.

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Register glitch forces thousands of Starbucks to close

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Registers that once merely rang up tabs and stored cash have evolved into hubs that can collect enormous volumes of data and carry out many tasks.

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Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

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The decision to swap sweeteners comes as Americans keep turning away from popular diet sodas.

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Colleges giving new meaning to ‘BYOB’

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You can now study for a bachelor's in beer or perhaps a master's in malt.

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Some Apple Watches shipping sooner than expected

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Many who ordered the new smartwatch were told that delivery could take a month or longer, but now Apple says some deliveries will start tomorrow.

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Cannibuster is the ‘breathalyzer’ for pot

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Two Ohio grad students have developed a device they say will detect pot use.

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Ice cream theft gives new meaning to ‘sleeping on the job’

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How exactly do you steal $2,500 worth of ice cream out from under a clerk's nose?

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Heisman winner Marcus Mariota immortalized in meat

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The Oregon QB gets his very own life-sized SUBWAY sculpture.

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Hawaii gets its own Spam

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HONOLULU (AP) — Spam isn’t just junk email. To an older generation, Spam is canned meat that fed American G-I’s.…

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Jason Alexander re-records George Costanza’s answering machine message

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"2 Broke Girls" star Kat Dennings gets a custom voicemail message based on the infamous answering machine song.

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‘Furious 7′ continues box office domination for 4th week

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This photo provided by Universal Pictures shows, Vin Diesel as Dom Toretto in a scene from "Furious 7."

"Furious 7" had enough left in the tank to top "The Age of Adaline" and lead the box office for a fourth straight week.

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The five stages of watching a Marvel movie

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"Oh God, this franchise is never going to end."

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‘Super Troopers 2′ is coming soon

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Fans of cult comedy have helped producers raise more than double their $2 million crowdsourcing target to fund a follow-up to the 2001 film.

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Usher, Pharrell, Kevin Hart join forces for scholarship initiative

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Actor Anthony Anderson, singer Toni Braxton, and NBA star Chris Paul were also among those who contributed to the United Negro College Fund, to help students pursue higher education.

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Today in entertainment history: April 27

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A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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Movies and Music in the Park

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