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Making headlines this week

A look at the week's biggest newsmakers and the stories you might have missed.

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Medical Marijuana Applications So Far Exceed 2,000

If the first few days of applications are any indicator, demand for medical marijuana in Illinois will be high.

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Doctor: Mentally Ill Illinois Prisoners Not Adequately Cared For

A doctor has testified in federal court that Illinois is lagging behind in improving conditions for hundreds of mentally ill prison inmates.

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Girl, 17, Arrested in Connection With Jacksonville Baby Found in Dumpster

An arrest has been made in connection with a newborn child found alive in a Jacksonville dumpster last weekend.

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U.S. confirms death of al-Shabab leader in Somalia air strike

Ahmed Godane, a founder of the Islamist group, was killed this week, in a major loss for the al Qaeda-affiliated organization.

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Idina Menzel to release holiday album

The "Frozen" star plans to release Christmas album next month.

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Starbucks plans new ‘super premium’ stores, offerings

The moves from the world's biggest coffee chain come as it faces growing competition from high-end craft coffee sellers.

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Chris Brown on past: ‘Maybe I was out of control’

The R&B singer says he hopes his legal troubles are a thing of the past.

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Sedona’s not-so-‘Golden Arches’ go viral

PHOTOS: See the only turquoise McDonald's in the world.

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49ers’ are the ‘most expensive’ team in football

The San Francisco 49ers' new stadium is the most expensive venue to take a family of four for an NFL game.

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Jay Z posts tribute video to Beyoncé on her 33rd birthday

WATCH: Jay Z wishes his wife a happy birthday in style.

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Federer pulls off great escape to reach semi-finals

Roger Federer fought off two match points to beat Gael Monfils and reach the semi-finals of the U.S. Open.

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Apple adds security alerts for iCloud users

Apple is planning additional steps to keep hackers out in the face of the recent celebrity photo scandal.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at the big sports stories you'll be talking about today, Friday, Sept. 5.

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Seahawks dominate Packers in season opener

The Super Bowl champs had a dominant 36-16 win over Green Bay as the new NFL season kicked off.

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Scarlett Johansson is a mom

The actress, 29, has given birth to her first child, a happy and healthy baby girl.

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U.S. court rejects gay-marriage ban as ‘implausible’

An appeals court judge described arguments by Wisconsin and Indiana defending bans on gay marriage as "totally implausible."

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Raiders pay $1M in cheerleader lawsuit

The Oakland Raiders will settle a lawsuit brought by 90 members of the cheerleading squad who alleged violations of California labor law.

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Sainthood Drive Shelved

NY Archdiocese will not release body to Peoria

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Hope for School Funding Overhaul

Plan stalled in 2014 spring session

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Jimmy Kimmel is the Internet’s most dangerous man

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Searching for the late-night comedian may be hazardous to your hard drive.

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‘Rush Hour’ could be headed to the small screen

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The series will reportedly follow the style of the movies.

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En Vogue reuniting for Christmas movie

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The R&B group will play themselves in a made-for-TV movie.

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Stevie Wonder to helm Hollywood Christmas parade

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The "Superstition" hitmaker will lead one of America's largest holiday celebrations on the streets of L.A.

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Anita Baker faces another legal battle

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The star's problems are now mounting after her attorney filed suit claiming she owes him money for a year of work.