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Rauner’s Inauguration Committee Announces Concert Lineup

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.

Country star, blues legend part of the festivities

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US Senator Kirk Sounds Alarm in Wake of Sony “Hack Attack”

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May ask Sony executives to appear in Washington DC

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No One Injured in Sunday Shootings, Police Looking for Suspects

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No one's in custody yet after a pair of shootings on Springfield's east side Sunday afternoon.

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Mayor Houston Releases Proposed Budget Numbers

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Council to begin discussions next month

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Governor Makes Annual Trip to Visit Wounded Illinois Soldiers

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Also urges others to donate frequent flier miles

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Mistletoe: Poisonous plant becomes Christmas tradition

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It's a strange custom dating back centuries.

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Forget 2-day shipping, Amazon launches 1-hour delivery

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

You won't get your deliveries in a New York minute, but you might be able to get them in a Manhattan hour.

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American Kennel Club adds 4 new dog breeds

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The AKC now recognizes 184 breeds of dogs.

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Waiting for Christmas

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For children, waiting for Christmas is filled with wonder and fun.

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We’re living 6 years longer

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Fewer people are dying from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and there's a better survival rate in poor countries from tuberculosis and malaria.

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New Jersey Christmas tree controlled by tweets

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Twitter users anywhere in the world can control the lights on this holiday display.

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Gold tooth dropped in red kettle

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There's been diamond rings, silver bars, and four-leaf clovers but this could be the first donation of its kind.

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Boy sends $1 allowance to help save UAB football

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A 5-year-old boy hoping to save the UAB football program has donated his allowance and a handwritten note.

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Bunnies banned in NYC

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What do bunny rabbits have in common with hyenas, wolverines and polar bears?

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(Don’t) embrace the YES!

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Johns Hopkins University says 300 applicants were mistakenly sent welcome messages when they were actually rejected.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘Dr. Evil’ on the Sony hack

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Mike Myers interrupts "Saturday Night Live" to address North Korea and Sony Pictures directly about the hack.

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PHOTOS: Joe Cocker through the years

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A look back on the legendary career of the "Up Where We Belong" hitmaker.

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Legendary rocker Joe Cocker dead at 70

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The raspy-voiced, Grammy-winning "You Are So Beautiful" singer has lost his battle with lung cancer.

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Chris Brown committed to finishing community service

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The singer has turned his community service into a full-time job for the next six weeks.

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New Jersey Christmas tree controlled by tweets

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Twitter users anywhere in the world can control the lights on this holiday display.

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Leaked Sony emails reveal Idris Elba in line for ‘Bond’

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A leaked Sony email named British actor Idris Elba as the frontrunner to replace Daniel Craig as James Bond.

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