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Judge blocks NFL concussion settlement

The judge said the modifications would "enhance the fairness, reasonableness, and adequacy" of the settlement.

Beyonce poses with her Video Vanguard Award in the press room at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, in Inglewood, Calif.

in Music

Eat like Beyoncé

The pop star is encouraging fans to give up animal products by launching her own vegan diet scheme.

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in National

Behind budget proposals, a gloomy view of the future

The White House forecasts less growth, weaker inflation, and lower interest rates than expected only a year ago.

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Whitney Houston’s daughter ‘fighting for her life’

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Houston's 21-year-old daughter with singer Bobby Brown, was rushed to an Atlanta hospital over the weekend.

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NFL great Warren Sapp arrested

The Hall of Fame defensive tackle was arrestedon suspicion of soliciting a prostitute and assault.

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in Lifestyle

Cost of having diabetes has doubled in two decades

The average diabetes patient now spends $2,790 more per year than they did in 1987.

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in National

Budget proposal seeks $14B to boost cybersecurity

The budget calls for more funding to beef up the government's ability to respond to attacks.

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in Sports

Snowstorm forces Boston to postpone Super Bowl parade

Heavy snowfall is expected to drop as much as 14 inches by midnight.

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in Viral Videos

‘Super Bowl’ of lip sync battles

Jimmy Fallon challenges Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart to the lip sync battle of all lip sync battles.

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in Entertainment, Sports

Super Bowl sets ratings record

The Patriots' heart-stopping victory delivered monster television ratings for NBC.

In this undated photo, Jimi Hendrix performs with a Fender Stratocaster electric guitar. The Stratocaster, used by countless professional and amateur musicians, celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2014.

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Today in entertainment history: Feb. 3

A look back at some of the biggest stories in Hollywood history.

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in Local

McFarland: Sell West Side Farmland

A Springfield school board member is making a familiar plea -- there will be no west side high school, so let's sell the farm land it would have been built on.

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in Local

Medical Marijuana Licenses Awarded

Rauner spokesman Lance Trover says letters to 18 winning cultivation centers and 52 retail shops have been sent.

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Graduated Tax Idea Resurfaces in Illinois

It’s good enough for the federal government, and at least one state lawmaker will make the case that it can help Illinois’ bottom line.

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Rauner Continues Push To Curb Government Unions

Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois must curb government-union powers and reduce spending on state workers' salaries and benefits.

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in National, Sports

Storm-hit Boston plans Super Bowl parade amid piles of snow

New England will celebrate its Super Bowl victory with a parade amid sub-freezing temperatures and piles of snow.

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in Local

13th Street Shooting Sends Woman To Hospital

A 19-year-old woman was shot late Sunday night on Springfield's east side but is expected to be okay.

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in Local

State-Run Daycare Running Out of Money

Illinois parents and providers are being warned that the state has run out of money to pay for a subsidized day care program.

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Katy Perry commemorates Super Bowl performance with new tattoo

The "Roar" hitmaker commemorated her performance with some new ink.

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in Local

Nuclear Plants Want Change in State Energy Policy

How much bearing do Illinois’ nuclear power plants have on the economy?

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This weekend in entertainment history

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A look at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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Turn it down: Study says millions at risk for hearing loss

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A new study shows almost half of all 12 to 35-year-olds listen to unsafe levels of music on their personal audio devices or cellphones.

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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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This week’s top R&B tracks

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

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What color is this dress?

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The "great dress debate" has been dividing the Internet. Are you team #WhiteandGold or team #BlueandBlack?