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This undated image provided by the U.S. Army shows Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. officials say the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's (boh BURG'-dahl) release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

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Army to start questioning ex-POW Bergdahl today

The U.S. military plans to start questioning Bowe Bergdahl on the circumstances that led to his 2009 capture in Afghanistan.

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Poll: Americans divided on paying for roads

Americans want good transportation but they don't necessarily want to pay for it.

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5-year-old Minnesota ‘mayor’ loses bid for third term

Among the boy mayor's most popular acts was declaring ice cream as the top of the food pyramid.

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Kid is ‘apparently’ adorable

Five-year-old Noah gets interviewed about the fair on the local news and steals the show.

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Quinn Explains Disaster Connection to NRI

Says disaster money was authorized

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FBI’s Director Comey Makes Springfield Visit

Comey: counterterrorism remains Number One priority

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Walgreens Nixes Overseas Move

Illinois-based drugstore giant decides against "inversion"

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Working moms have new breastfeeding rights under the ACA

Under the Affordable Care Act, employers must provide time and space for new mothers to express milk for their babies.

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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 6

A look back at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Ameren Upgrading Some Gas Lines

Utility replacing old gas lines

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Lincoln’s Handwriting Found on Book About Race; Circulated in Clinton

Historical experts say they've found Abraham Lincoln's handwriting inside a tattered book justifying racism that he may have read to better understand his opponents' thinking on slavery.

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Police Investigate Shootings at Laurel & Taylor, South Ct.

Springfield Police are investigating a pair of Monday night shootings.

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‘Orange’ is the new ‘Conan’

Conan O'Brien welcomes the ladies of Litchfield Correctional in true "Orange is the New Black" style.

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Spurs hire Becky Hammon, make NBA coaching history

The reigning NBA champions have hired the first regular season female assistant coach in league history.

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Big bucks for ‘Big Bang’ stars

Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco could be headed back to work soon.

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Loami Man Killed in Rural Morgan County Accident

Police: Driver ran stop sign and was killed

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Pedestrian Hit, Killed by Pickup on Dirksen Parkway

Pedestrian's ID not yet released

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U.S. General killed in Afghan insider attack; 14 injured

A man described as a "terrorist in an army uniform" opened fire troops, killing at least one American serviceman.

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Congress on Vacation; No Money Approved for Immigrant Children

Congress left Washington without approving funding to handle the Central American children seeking refuge in the United States, and Illinois’…

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Today’s celebrity birthdays

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These celebrities will celebrate their birthdays on Labor Day.

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This weekend’s celebrity birthdays

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A look at the celebrities who will be celebrating this weekend.

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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top pop songs

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LISTEN: This week's top pop songs, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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CHART TOPPERS: This week’s top R&B tracks

This CD cover image released by Epic shows "Xscape," a release by Michael Jackson.

LISTEN: This week's top R&B tracks, according to the latest Billboard chart.

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WATCH: 10 best ‘Simpsons’ episodes

In this photo released by Fox, Homer explains why he wants to bring back the annual 4th of July fireworks display, after it's cancelled for budget reasons, in the "Yellow Badge of Cowardge" Season Finale episode of "The Simpsons," in May 2014. The full 25-year run of "The Simpsons" will arrive on cable channel FXX with a summer marathon, to be paired this fall with a digital extravaganza that could turn other TV shows yellow with envy. "I'm not going to over-promise, but I think this website will provide you with affordable health care," longtime "Simpsons" executive producer Al Jean told a TV critics' meeting Monday, July 21, 2014.

The recent marathon of all 552 episodes of "The Simpsons" inspired us to sit down and come up with our 10 favorite episodes. Enjoy!