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in Election 2014, Local

Simpson Announces Springfield Mayoral Bid

Standing before a handful of people in a parking lot surrounded by blighted buildings, Ward 2 Alderman Gail Simpson announced she's running for Mayor in the 2015 election.

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in Entertainment

Lea Thompson, Tommy Chong among new ‘Dancing’ pack

ABC announced the new contestants for the 19th season of its hit reality TV dancing competition.

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in Viral Videos

Dad instructs kids on bathroom maintenance

Would you ever go to this length to get your kids' attention?

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in Viral Videos

Running like a dog

Watch as Walter the labrador runs to the sea with this awesome Go Pro video.

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in Sports, Viral Videos

New Zealand’s amazing FIBA World Cup entrance

The New Zealand Tall Blacks do their famous Haka ahead of their game against the USA.

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in Music

Drake earns 8 nods for BET Hip-Hop Awards

The Canadian rapper/singer leads the nominees of the ninth annual awards show.

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in National

U.S. tax revenue to rise if Obama legalizes some immigrants

Tax collections would get a multi-billion-dollar boost if undocumented residents were given temporary legal status, a new report claims.

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in Entertainment

Miss America contestants arrive in Atlantic City

The 53 women vying to become the next Miss America have arrived in Atlantic City.

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in Sports, Weird

‘Madden’ glitch shrinks Browns’ linebacker

Rookie linebacker Chris Kirksey is a big man, on and off the field. But he's more like a munchkin in "Madden 15."

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in Sports

Djokovic, Nishikori take long road to semi-finals

Serena Williams and Ekaterina Makarova sprinted into the semi-finals, while Novak Djokovic and Kei Nishikori were forced to take the long road into the last four.

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in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here is a look at the big sports news making headlines today, Sept. 4.

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in Local

You Can Drive My Car

Davis, California rep to swap

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in Music

Ariana Grande has second No. 1 album in a year

It's been a good year for the pop star.

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in Sports

McIlroy looks to cap off banner year in style

Rory McIlroy says he will be "disappointed" unless he can cap his banner year by capturing FedExCup honors and the $10 million bonus.

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in Entertainment

David Cassidy pleads guilty to drunken driving

The former teen idol is required to undergo counseling and equip his cars with a breath-alcohol ignition interlock device.

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in Entertainment

Sofia Vergara is laughing all the way to the bank

The Colombian star of the hit ABC comedy "Modern Family" is the highest paid woman on television.

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

in National, World

Sotloff family mourns, challenges Islamic State to debate

The family of the second American journalist beheaded by Islamic State militants challenged the group to a debate on the teachings of the Koran.

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in National

Protests could interrupt your lunch plans

Fast-food workers will stage protests in more than 150 U.S. cities on Thursday as they seek the right to form a union.

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in Lifestyle

Facebook crashes for some U.S. users

Facebook went down briefly on Wednesday in what appeared to be the latest outage to affect the social network.

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Sept. 30

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A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

in Music

Sam Smith shuns the spotlight

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The British pop star plans to keep his private life out of the headlines.

in Music

Get ready for 3D ‘Thriller’

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Michael Jackson's epic 14-minute music video is going to be re-released next year.

in Music

Harvard to study the business of Beyoncé

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The pop star's success will be the subject of a new research project at the Ivy League school.

in Entertainment

Ben Affleck buys American cars after time in Detroit

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The actor says he was moved by the city and its economic struggles.