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Police fatally shoot ax-wielding man at Nashville movie theater

A man with a history of mental health issues who wielded an ax and a pellet gun at a Nashville-area movie theater was shot dead by police on Wednesday, authorities said.

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NFL will allow athletic trainers to stop play

The National Football League announced that beginning with this season, a third party athletic trainer will be able to stop play if they spot an injury on the field.

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Mariah Carey gets the ‘star’ treatment

The R&B hitmaker received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, where it was also announced that she will appear on the hit Fox series "Empire."

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PREVIEW: 2015 Bridgestone Invitational

John Swantek and Kelly Hawkins take an in-depth look at the 2015 Bridgestone Invitational being held at Firestone Country Club.

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U.S. officials assure Congress on Iran sanctions ‘snapbacks’

Obama administration officials told lawmakers on Wednesday that sanctions relief under the Iran nuclear deal will not be allowed to be used to bankroll terrorism and said the sanctions can be "snapped back" quickly if Tehran violates the agreement.

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Trump at center stage as Republicans square off in first debate

The top 10 leading Republican presidential candidates look for a break-out moment at their first debate on the road to the November 2016 election.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Thursday, Aug. 6.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, Aug. 6

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

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Pros and Cons of watching the Republican debate

The first GOP debate is tonight in a prime-time battle among the top 10 candidates, but will you tune in?

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Stewart steps away from comedy gold as U.S. election heats up

Jon Stewart steps down from "The Daily Show" today after 16 years of biting political and media satire.

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Georgia man nearly makes the biggest mistake of his life

A north Georgia man has recovered $10,000 worth of lottery tickets he had thrown away in the trash.

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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 6

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

8-6-15 Let's Go Mungering

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Munger Talks Budget, Unpaid Bills at Springfield Agency

Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger says Governor Bruce rauner may share some blame in the state budget impasse.

8-5-15 Springfield City Council

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City Council Approves Economic Development Appointments; Scrutinizing One

The council eventually approved Michael Pittman 9-0, with Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin voting "present".

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City Backs Up on “Y Block”

Karen Davis says a Request for Information was pulled back, so that she could review what should be done.

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Man Who Fled After Christian Co. Police Chase Arrested

The Christian County Sheriff says a man wanted since leading police on a high-speed chase Monday night is now in custody.

8-5-15 COGFA

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COFGA Votes to Keep State Museum Open

The state's Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability says it doesn't like the idea to close the Illinois State Museum and its satellite locations.

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Lawmakers Nix Pay Raise

The state Senate has voted to forgo annual pay raises, but as expected, there was some dissent.

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Police: Suspect dead after report of gunshots at Nashville theater

Police say a suspect is dead after officers responded to reports of shots fired at a movie theater southeast of Nashville, Tennessee.

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.

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Rauner Wants to Lay Off 171 State Employees

Rauner blames the state budget. State museum employees among the cuts.

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WATCH: Miley Cyrus undercover

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Disguised as an Australian reporter, the "Wrecking Ball" hitmaker hits the street to ask people what they think of her.

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WATCH: 60 years of ‘Guinness World Records’

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That's a lot of years of documenting unique records.

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MTV VMAs: Tears, chaos, and music history

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The Executive Producer of the MTV Video Music Awards looks back at the craziest and the most unpredictable moments in the ceremony's history.

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‘Big Bang’ star Jim Parsons making big bank

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The TV favorite has earned an estimated $29 million in the past year,

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Aretha Franklin eyeing Broadway life story musical

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The Queen of Soul is already in negotiations for a possible film and TV mini-series about her life, and now she reveals she is talking to actress and director Marsha Mason about a stage show.