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3 weeks ago in Music

Nicki Minaj doesn’t want to be mean anymore

The 33-year-old singer has locked horns with stars including Mariah Carey, Miley Cyrus and Lil' Kim in the past. But now she's turned over a new leaf, and finds it tough to think back to the public rows she had with many of her peers.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

Sean Penn to play ‘grumpy’ character in ‘Angry Birds’

"The Angry Birds Movie," which hits theaters in May, will also feature the vocal talents of Blake Shelton, Josh Gad, "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage, and Charlie XCX.

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3 weeks ago in Sports

Toronto manager ignites baseball backlash with ‘dresses’ comment

The manager of the Toronto Blue Jays faced a backlash on Wednesday after saying players might have to "wear dresses" because umpires in Tuesday's game enforced a new slide rule designed to take deliberate contact out of baseball.

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3 weeks ago in Sports

Day heads stellar cast to set up a Masters special

If a standout movie is guaranteed by a stellar cast, then the Masters is shaping up as one of the best in recent memory with all of the game's leading players having produced superb form over the past three months.

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3 weeks ago in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports headlines.

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3 weeks ago in National, World

First Syrians leave for U.S. under surge resettlement program

The first Syrian family to move to the U.S. under its speeded-up "surge" resettlement operation has left Jordan for the United States.

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3 weeks ago in National

FAA panel recommends standards for drone flights over people

A Federal Aviation Administration advisory panel on Wednesday recommended that regulators set new rules allowing drones to fly over members of the public if the aircraft meet new standards to minimize the danger of physical injuries from collisions.

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3 weeks ago in National

U.S. readies bank rule on shell companies amid ‘Panama Papers’ fury

The U.S. Treasury Department intends to soon issue a long-delayed rule forcing banks to seek the identities of people behind shell-company account holders, after the "Panama Papers" leak provoked a global uproar over the hiding of wealth via offshore banking devices.

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3 weeks ago in National

Clinton, Sanders turn spiky ahead of New York primary

Hillary Clinton, stung by a string of losses, is testing a new line of attack against rival Bernie Sanders ahead of New York's Democratic primary: sharply questioning his credentials and suggesting he lacks expertise to implement his campaign pledge to break up big banks.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

Charlie Sheen under investigation by LAPD ‘threat’ detectives

Police disclosed little else about the investigation, which the LAPD spokesman, officer Mike Lopez, said began with a complaint lodged against the actor on March 31.

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3 weeks ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, April 7

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

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3 weeks ago in Viral Videos

A Justin Bieber soap opera

Salma Hayek, Ray Romano, James Corden, and Gary Oldman star in a soap opera with dialog written entirely in Justin Bieber lyrics.

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3 weeks ago in Local

Fair Fix-up Bill Advances

Would create a "fairgrounds foundation" to pay for $180M in deferred maintenance

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 7

A look back on the Hollywood headlines of years past.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

3 weeks ago in National

Dennis Hastert’s Lawyers Trying to Avoid Prison Time for the Former U.S. House Speaker

Hastert pleaded guilty back in October to violating bank laws.

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3 weeks ago in Local, National

Sen. Dick Durbin Convinced Merrick Garland is Qualified to Serve in the Senate

Sen. Dick Durbin met with Garland Wednesday in Washington.

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3 weeks ago in Local

Manar Proposes New School Funding Legislation

Sen. Andy Manar is attempting to change how much the districts rely on property taxes to fund their schools.

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3 weeks ago in Local

I-GOLD Brings Gun Groups to Capitol

Even with concealed carry, the fight is not over.

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3 weeks ago in Local

The Government Keeps a Closer Eye on Illinois Sober Homes Than Others

The number of sober homes in Illinois has gone up about 10 percent in the last three years.

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3 weeks ago in Entertainment

Facebook expands live video, challenging TV and web rivals

Facebook expanded its live video product, Facebook Live, giving the feature prominent placement on the app and rolling out features to make it easier for users to search and comment in real time.

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6 hours ago in Music

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.

1 day ago in Entertainment

OPENING WEEKEND: ‘Mother’s Day,’ Key & Peele comedy ‘Keanu’ hit theaters

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Here's a look at some of the films set to open this weekend.

1 day ago in Entertainment

WHAT’S ON: New on Netflix, Amazon & Hulu this May

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It's going to be a great weekend for some binge-watching.

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Alicia Vikander to play Lara Croft in ‘Tomb Raider’ reboot

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The Swedish Oscar winner follows in the footsteps of Angelina Jolie to play the famed adventurer.

1 day ago in Entertainment

‘Angry Birds,’ apps to go hand-in-hand at the movies

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Creators of the upcoming "The Angry Birds Movie" movie will ask audiences to whip out their phones during the end credits and point them at the screen.