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US employers add 173K jobs in August; rate falls to 5.1 pct.

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve.

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The skies will be crowded this Labor Day

The group has forecast that summer travel will reach an all-time high on the wings of a strong U.S. economy.

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Medical Marijuana Veto: Negotiate, Don’t Fight

Lang wants two-year extension; Rauner AV's to four months

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Days numbered for barcodes as shoppers demand more data

Growing demand for more information about the products we buy could mean the end of the simple barcode - the blocks of black and white stripes that adorn most objects for sale and are scanned five billion times a day.

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Preview: Deutsche Bank Championship

The 2015 FedExCup Playoffs continue with the second leg in Boston, Massachusetts at TPC Boston where the top 100 in the standings will dwindle down to 70 for the BMW Championship.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Beyoncé through the years

The "Single Ladies" hitmaker celebrates her 34th birthday today.

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The high price of turning your dog into a foodie

The gourmet pet food on the shelves these days is hardly the tasteless kibble of yore.

Comedian Joan Rivers arrives for the premiere of the documentary "Joan Rivers - A Piece Of Work" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 25, 2010.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 4

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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Extra Police Patrols for Labor Day Weekend

"Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over."

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Sangamon Co. Clerk Disputes Voter Roll Study

Sangamon County Clerk Don Gray says don't believe what you read when it comes to alleged analysis of the county's voter rolls by the Public Interest Legal Foundation.

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CWLP Bond Rating Analyzed

City Water Light and Power says Moody's Investors Service is keeping the electric utility bond rating at A3.

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Durbin: Enough Votes Supporting Iran Nuclear Deal

Democrats in the U.S. Senate have enough votes to uphold a preserve the Iran nuclear deal, but U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is aiming for a higher goal.

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WATCH: Justin Bieber and Questlove drum battle

Justin Bieber and The Root's Questlove have a drum-off on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."

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Video Recovered That Could Help Manhunt

Authorities believe they've recovered video that will help the investigation into who killed a Fox Lake police officer.

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Rauner Appoints New Guard Commander

Brig. Gen. Ronald E. Paul of Springfield will serve as assistant adjutant general.

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U of I Champaign-Urbana Names Acting Provost

Edward Feser will serve as interim provost until someone is hired to permanently

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Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.

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in Weird

‘Barbie Jeep Girl’ is a living legend

After getting her license suspended for a DWI, a Texas State student found a new, four-wheeled way to get around campus.

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in Entertainment

Chris Evans makes ‘Marvel’-ous directoral debut

The "Before We Go" director talks about pulling his film together and how being in the Marvel world makes it easier to get movies off the ground.

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Fall TV: What to watch

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Fall is here and that means it's time to clear your DVRs and get ready for a new season of shows.

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WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu in September

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A long holiday weekend is the perfect time to binge watch.

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Ed Skrein takes over driving seat in ‘The Transporter Refueled’

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Action thriller franchise "The Transporter" is back with a fourth installment and a new star, with British actor Ed Skrein stepping into the black suit of lead character, former special ops mercenary Frank Martin.

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Gene Simmons Steps Up Internet Security After Police Raid

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Kiss rocker Gene Simmons has stepped up his Internet security after police raided his home in a bid to trace an offender who downloaded child porn using the star’s wireless network.

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Disney unveils Star Wars toys amid marketing blitz

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The release of the new Star Wars movie may still be months off, but Disney is unleashing its full marketing "Force".