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As Obama’s vacation ends, criticism does not

Presidents can run into trouble when their playtime is perceived as detached from the concerns of Americans.

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Do Nothing? It’s Someone Else’s Fault

By the numbers, the record is not good

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Chicago team defies the odds with run in LLWS

The kids from Chicago's Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series.

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PHOTOS: Little League World Series

The kids from Chicago's Jackie Robinson West defied the odds with their run in the Little League World Series.

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Which Candidate Do You Dislike the Least?

Redfield: The "lesser evil" may win

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Laws to Help Seniors

Nursing home residents will benefit

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Cali wine country rocked by 6.0 magnitude quake

An earthquake rocked wine country north of San Francisco, injuring more than 100 people around the picturesque town of Napa.

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PHOTOS: MTV Video Music Awards

The MTV Video Music Awards continued its tradition of sweet and shocking moments.

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Pop’s ladies lead MTV VMAs with raunchy moves, tears

With some twerking and shaking, the leading ladies of pop music dominated the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.

FILE - This Oct. 30, 2013 file photo shows entertainer Elton John speaking during a panel discussion after receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rockefeller Foundation in Washington. Elton John is declaring his support of the Russian people, and he says they still accept him despite that country's harsh new anti-gay law. John said Wednesday that he visited Russia in December concerned that the new law would affect how he was treated as "an openly gay foreigner." He says he received a warm welcome.

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27 artists who could reach EGOT greatness

Only a dozen entertainers have won an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar AND a Tony award. See who could join their exclusive club next.

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‘Breaking Bad’ scavenger hunt marks the show’s last Emmys

Aaron Paul is giving fans a chance to win signed memorabilia from the hit series before the Emmy Awards on Monday.

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UK film veteran Richard Attenborough dead at 90

Actor and director Richard Attenborough died after a career in the film industry spanning over six decades.

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LaHood: Raise the Gas Tax!

Who's with him?

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Today’s celebrity birthdays

"James Bond" star Sean Connery, and talk show host Regis Philbin are among those born on Aug. 25.

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Former Advisors To Governor Quinn Subpoenaed For Emails

Three former top advisers of Governor Pat Quinn have been subpoenaed to hand over emails as investigation continues into failed Anti-Violence program.

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Section of I-70 Named For Former Congressman Jerry Costello

Former Congressman Jerry Costello receives honor by having a stretch of I-70 named after him.

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St. Louis Rams Receiver Says He Relates To Ferguson, Missouri Residents

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Kenny Britt says he can relate to what Ferguson, Missouri residents are going through.

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IDNR Receives U.S. Agriculture Grant To Expand Parks

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources receives $1.7 million dollars to expand parks.

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This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

Dave Chappelle, Marlee Matlin, and Scott Caan are among the celebs celebrating this weekend.

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Illinois DNR to Use Grant On Recreation

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has announced it will receive more than $1.7 million to expand the Illinois Recreational Access Program.

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look back on the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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It’s been 30 years since ‘The Cosby Show’ debuted

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Here are some of our favorite moments from one of America's favorite TV families.

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New Queen album features Michael Jackson collaboration

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The track features vocals from late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and the King of Pop.

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Jennifer Garner’s life ‘too boring’ for Instagram

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The "Dallas Buyers Club" actress is adamant she won't join her husband, actor Ben Affleck, on Twitter either.

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Motown Records founder gets ‘Homecoming’ honor

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Berry Gordy has been honored as part of a three-day conference held to call on former Detroiters to help reshape the city's future.