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Lincoln's_Tomb

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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.

bigbang

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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.

U.S. capitol

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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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Jobe Not Running For Mayor

After months of speculation, Jobe wants to retain seat on city council

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Criminal charges filed in baseball doping case

The owner of a Florida anti-aging clinic at the center of a doping scandal involving MLB players faces federal charges.

Justin Bieber attends the Amber Lounge 2014 Gala.

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Hearing rescheduled in Justin Bieber DUI case

A judge postponed a hearing to determine whether the pop star will be tried on charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest.

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Johnny Depp takes on music of Bob Dylan

The actor is set to show off his musical skills on a new record based on the unfinished songs of Bob Dylan.

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‘Gluten-free’ labeling standards kick in

Until now, the term "gluten-free" had not been regulated, and manufacturers made their own decisions about what it means.

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Ben Folds forced to move from studio he tried to save

Ben Folds says his studio on Nashville's Music Row is threatened by "hasty development."

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Syracuse University ranks as No. 1 party school

The Orange are at the top of the annual list of the nation's top party schools. Did your alma mater make the list?

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‘Selfie,’ ‘Hashtag’ can score points in Scrabble

It's been a decade since the Scrabble dictionary was last updated, but now you can score with 21st century words like "bromance."

Airplane Skiing

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Barefoot skiing behind an airplane

Has you summer been half this exciting?

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Woods unsure if he’ll play in PGA Championship

Tiger Woods, his back again in pain, has not yet decided if he can play in the PGA Championship, which starts on Thursday.

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Giants pitcher to have season-ending surgery

San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain will undergo surgery on his elbow.

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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!

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Miley Cyrus pays homeless friend’s legal fees

Miley Cyrus arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

Miley Cyrus has offered to pay the legal fees for a homeless young man she took to the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday.

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Nude pictures of 5 Seconds of Summer bassist leak online

Australian pop punk band 5 Seconds of Summer draws a huge crowd as they perform live on the 'Today' show as part of the 2014 Summer Concert Series.

Nude photos of Calum Hood have leaked after the 5SOS bassist reportedly sent a video of himself via Snapchat.