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3 weeks ago in Local

U of I Increases Minority Course Requirements

A change has been made to the general education requirements at the University of Illinois that will require Urbana-Champaign students to take a course in U.S. minority culture.

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3 weeks ago in Local

Officials: Flaws in Fantasy Sports Legislation

A law enforcement advocacy group in Chicago says safeguards in proposed Illinois legislation on fantasy sports betting aren't good enough and could open the door to organized crime.

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3 weeks ago in Local

Residential Facility Worker Charged in Death of Tenant

A man who worked at a residential facility for troubled children in northern Illinois has pleaded not guilty to fatally choking a 16-year-old Chicago boy who lived there.

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3 weeks ago in Local

U of Iowa Student from Illinois Beaten in Hate Crime

Police are treating the assault of a black University of Iowa freshman as a possible hate crime.

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3 weeks ago in National

Trump looks to unify Republicans; Kasich reported dropping out

Billionaire Donald Trump assumed the mantle of presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday with a message on unity that also suggested he was not going to work too hard to placate some party establishment figures angered by his outsider candidacy.

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3 weeks ago in National

Takata recalls millions more air bag inflators

Automakers will recall up to 40 million more air bag inflators installed by Takata Corp by 2019, expanding the largest automotive recall in American history.

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3 weeks ago in Sports

Deflategate: Brady gets more time

Lawyers for the New England Patriots quarterback have been given another two weeks to appeal his "Deflategate" suspension.

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3 weeks ago in Sports

Kentucky Bourbon Trail offers a lesson for reviving racing’s fans

Some of the best-known farms in Kentucky's scenic horse country are borrowing from another of the state's contributions to the good life — bourbon whiskey distilleries — in an effort to win new recruits to an aging and shrinking fan base.

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3 weeks ago in National

School safety: Drops in bullying, violent crime on campus

The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools, with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

Dan Aykroyd adapting ‘Blues Brothers’ for animated series

The animated project will also feature the band's original songs, as well as soul and blues classics, and new material recorded specially for the series, which Aykroyd will help to develop alongside "Saturday Night Live" writer Anne Beatts.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

‘Frozen’ fans want Queen Elsa to ‘come out’

Fans are urging movie executives to make the film's snow queen Elsa a lesbian in the sequel.

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3 weeks ago in Music

Lennon’s lyrics, Cobain’s letter and Gaga’s piano up for auction

John Lennon's handwritten lyrics, Lady Gaga's first piano and an angry note from Kurt Cobain discussing the possibility of disbanding Nirvana after an unflattering magazine article are among the top items being offered at an upcoming auction.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

It’s ‘Star Wars’ Day: May the 4th be with you

It's not a national holiday, yet it might be an intergalactic one.

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3 weeks ago in Local

Change to Redistricting Advances

Senate must vote this week if it's to go onto the balot

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3 weeks ago in National, World

U.S. gathers allies on next steps in Islamic State fight

The United States gathered defense ministers from 11 other countries for talks on Wednesday about ways to strengthen the campaign against Islamic State, a day after a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in Iraq during an attack by the militant group.

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3 weeks ago in Sports

Zika concerns could see MLB cancel Puerto Rico series

A pair of Major League Baseball games scheduled to be played in Puerto Rico later this month could be relocated due to growing concerns over the Zika virus in the area, the MLB Players Association said.

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3 weeks ago in Viral Videos

An honest trailer for ‘Captain America’

Let's celebrate this weekend's release of "Captain America: Civil War" by looking back on the 1990 never-released movie that gives the Dolph Lundgren "Punisher" film a painfully slow run for its money.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

It’s easier to follow friends on Twitter

A new Connect tab on Twitter Inc's mobile app makes it easier for people to find accounts to follow, the social network said on Tuesday as it launched the new feature to attract more users.

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3 weeks ago in Music

Drake joins the ranks of hip hop’s rich list

The Canadian rapper is among hip-hop's wealthiest artists with a net worth of $60 million.

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3 weeks ago in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making news today.

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5 hours ago in Entertainment

Judge rules Bill Cosby must stand trial on sexual assault charges

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A Pennsylvania judge ordered entertainer Bill Cosby to stand trial on sexual assault charges over allegations that he drugged and assaulted a woman in 2004.

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Video gaming returns to TV with new league

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Competitive video gaming returns to TV with the launch of a 10-week gaming league that will be broadcast on TBS.

6 hours ago in Entertainment

Changes are coming to Twitter

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User names and attachments - including photos and videos - will no longer count towards the length of a tweet, but the 140-character limit will stay.

6 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Pink Panther’ star Burt Kwouk dies at 85

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He also starred in numerous films, among them three James Bond movies including "Goldfinger."

7 hours ago in Viral Videos

WATCH: ‘Chewbacca Mom’ and ‘Star Wars’ director J.J. Abrams take a drive

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Just three happy Chewbaccas having fun in a car together.