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Plane debris on remote island points to breakthrough in MH370 mystery

Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest breakthrough in the search for missing Flight MH370.

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This is one way to get out of bed in the morning

This is a lot of effort to go to, but it makes ignoring the alarm clock nearly impossible.

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Killing of Cecil the Lion triggers probe by U.S. agency

The killing of Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe by American dentist and trophy hunter Walter Palmer is being investigated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to see if it was part of a conspiracy to violate U.S. laws against illegal wildlife trading.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks at a news conference in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 as he addresses the issue of the NFL investigation of deflated footballs.

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Deflategate judge tells NFL, players: Don’t argue. Settle

Tom Brady's effort to void his four-game suspension was set back on Thursday as litigation embroiling the New England Patriots star quarterback was sent to a New York judge, who urged a speedy resolution to the "Deflategate" scandal.

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Rare blue moon to light night sky on Friday

It will be all eyes to the sky as a rare moon makes its appearance.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, July 31

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

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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories, Friday, July 31.

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Reporter confronts woman accused of stealing his identity

An accused credit card thief picked the wrong guy when she used a credit card number belonging to Texas consumer affairs reporter Steve Noviello.

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Today in entertainment history: July 31

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

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House on UIS Campus Added to National Register

A Sangamon County home first built in 1845 and described as one of the oldest in the area is now on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Man Found Dead in 23rd Street Home

A family member found him inside with a gunshot wound to the head, no gun was found on the scene.

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HBO documentary, concert special to focus on U2

The Irish rockers are set to take fans behind the scenes of their current iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE world tour.

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Hundreds Rally for Expanded Access to Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana advocates are calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner expand access to the program.

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Bill Supporting “Interstate Crowdfunding” Signed

It's not your father's investment, and it's not Kickstarter.

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Man Pleads Not Guilty in Fatal DUI

A Springfield man allegedly driving drunk when he crashed his car into a tree downtown, killing two passengers, has pleaded not guilty.

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Watch 1,000 people play ‘Learn to Fly’

This is the most amazing Foo Fighters tribute band ever.

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FBI understaffed to tackle cyber threats

The FBI is struggling to attract computer scientists to its cybersecurity program mainly due to low pay, a report by the U.S. Department of Justice shows.

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NETFLIX: Watch it before it’s gone

These titles are expiring soon - so start binge watching now!

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Springfield-Area Historic Site Visits Mostly Down

Most of the historic sites in the Springfield area have seen a decline in attendance despite last year's increase in tourism statewide.

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Agreement Reached on Schock Contempt Charges

Schock and his attorneys have reached a temporary resolution with federal prosecutors on civil contempt accusations.

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‘Siri, can you give me a hint?’ Apple confirms September event

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The rumors are true: Apple will host an event Sept. 9 in San Francisco.

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Netflix drug drama ‘Narcos’ blurs line between cartels, agents

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Not all cops are good guys and not all drug suppliers are obvious villains in the dark drug drama "Narcos," a bilingual examination of the history of cocaine smuggling in America and its most menacing supplier.

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VMA Preview: Bieber’s back, Miley hosts

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Designer Jeremy Scott says to expect the unexpected when comes to the fashion and the music at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.

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The secret to Rob Lowe’s ageless face

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The 51-year-old actor will star in a new series this fall, "The Grinder," and still looks as good as ever.

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Pink Floyd’s flying pig set for auction

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Executives at Air Artists, the firm behind the floating porky, are selling off the blow-up pig as part of a rock memorabilia sale, which will also feature items created for the Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden and AC/DC.