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Griffin’s first kiss

Little Griffin gets his first kiss, and his brain goes "kablooey!"

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Today in entertainment history: Jan 23

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

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivers his inauguration address Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Ill., after being sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.

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Rauner Previews State of State at U Chicago

Gov. Bruce Rauner is giving a glimpse into what he’ll talk about in his first State of the State address.

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Taxpayer Group Irked by $100k First Lady Chief of Staff

Gov. Bruce Rauner has said he won’t take a salary or benefits. Neither will his wife. That’s not the case for everybody on the team.

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U.S., Cuba begin historic talks on restoring diplomatic ties

The United States and Cuba aim to reach agreement on the opening of embassies as a step toward ending five decades of bitterness.

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‘Screech’ pleads not guilty in bar brawl stabbing

Actor Dustin Diamond, who played the nerdy Screech on "Saved by the Bell," pleaded not guilty to stabbing a man on Christmas.

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West Side BWW Robbed, Crimestoppers Seeking Tips

Springfield Police are looking for help solving another armed robbery -- this time on the far west side.

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Ill. Supreme Court Denies More Time to File Pension Arguments

Attorneys for state employees and retirees affected by Illinois' pension overhaul legislation will not get more time to file arguments.

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Rauner Has Investment Adviser, Not Blind Trust

Spokesman Lance Trover says a blind trust would violate Illinois ethics law because officeholders are required to disclose their investments in firms doing business in Illinois.

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Super Bowl is probably going ‘topless’

NFL officials have to decide whether to open the roof at the University of Phoenix Stadium for the big game.

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Will Ferrell hits cheerleader, ejected from basketball game (for a movie stunt)

The actor was filming a scene for new comedy "Daddy's Home" but it was shot during a real-life game.

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NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to retire after ’15 season

The legendary racer plans to step out of the driver's seat after the 2015 season.

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Belichick, in front of #Flexball backdrop, denies involvement in DeflateGate

The New England Patriots head coach denied any involvement in, or knowledge of, DeflateGate.

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Twitter hashtag perfectly #ExplainsThe90s

A new Twitter hashtag has started trending that urges you to explain your '90s experience in just four words.

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If your boss is a bully, science says ‘fight back’

If you’ve ever had a boss who yelled at employees, ridiculed or intimidate them, new research suggests a little payback might be good.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Thursday, Jan. 22.

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House heads to vote on border security bill

The House will on a border security bill as Republicans try to chart their own course on immigration — not just oppose President Barack Obama.

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Chris Evans and Chris Pratt set Super Bowl charity challenge

It's Captain America versus Starlord in a Marvel superhero battle for football supremacy.

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The San Jose Sharks love Metallica

The team has adopted the band's hit "Seek and Destroy" as their unofficial theme.

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This weekend in entertainment history

In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, left, and the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington are shown in a scene from, "Avatar." The film was nominated Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 for an Oscar for best picture. The 82nd Academy Awards will be presented on March 7.

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

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If regular people picked the Oscars, ‘American Sniper’ would win

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper."

If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, the portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner.

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This week’s top pop songs

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LISTEN: This week's top pop songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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This week’s top R&B tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top R&B tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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Pharrell heading to ‘The Simpsons’

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The "Happy" hitmaker and the famous Vivienne Westwood hat he wore to the Grammys are heading to Springfield.