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Guardians Of The Galaxy

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Marvel’s ‘Guardians’ rockets to $94M opening weekend

The offbeat space adventure"Guardians of the Galaxy" set a record for an August film opening.

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PHOTOS: NFL Hall of Fame Game kicks off season

The annual Hall of Fame game marks the opening of the NFL season.

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Giants beat Bills in Hall of Fame game

Giants back-up QB Ryan Nassib hurled a 73 yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to start the NFL preseason with a bang.

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Toxic algae threatens Ohio drinking water

Hundreds of thousands of people remain without safe drinking water following the discovery of high toxin levels from algae on Lake Erie.

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Palestinians accuse Israel of breaking seven-hour Gaza truce

By Nidal al-Mughrabi and Maayan Lubell GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Palestinians accused Israel of breaking its own ceasefire on Monday by…

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Obama: Russia doesn’t make anything, must be ‘firm’ with China

President Barack Obama dismissed Russia and said the West needs to be "pretty firm" with China as Beijing pushes to expand its role in the world economy.

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Heavy Truck Traffic Threatens Route 66

Elwood police chief says rigs shortcut through town

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Rauner Says Cayman Criticism Is “Political Spin”

GOP gubernatorial hopeful says putting assets in Caribbean did not affect his tax bill

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Nobody Hurt in Emergency Landing

Logan County road becomes landing strip

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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 4

1957: The Everly Brothers introduced their upcoming single “Wake Up Little Susie” on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” The song created…

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Redneck Fishing Tournament Again Draws Hundreds

People from across the country travel to tiny village of Bath

DMX Ride

in Viral Videos

DMX screams his head off on an amusement park ride

It doesn't matter if you look and talk tough, the candid camera never lies.

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Governor Pat Quinn Signs Puppy Mill Law

Three third graders inspire new law aimed at puppy mills.

Bruce Rauner (R), Pat Quinn

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Rauner: Quinn Makes Poor Choice Of Ag Director

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Bruce Rauner criticizes Governor Quinn for choice of Agriculture Director

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State Commodity Board Winners

Illinois' State Commodity Boards announce election winners.

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Man Accused Of Strangling Roommate Over Chips Ahoy Cookies

A man is accused of attempting to kill his female roommate for eating Chips Ahoy cookies for breakfast.

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Langfelder Announces Candidacy for Springfield Mayor

Jim Langfelder has announced his candidacy for Mayor of Springfield.

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This weekend in entertainment history

A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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Illinois Economic Index Shows Growth

A University of Illinois index shows the state's economy continues to grow as it bounces back from the harsh winter.

Recent Headlines

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Miley Cyrus pays homeless friend’s legal fees

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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

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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.

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‘Hip-Hop Police’ step up surveillance after shooting

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Marion 'Suge' Knight at a gas station in Beverly Hills
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An elite police force tasked with monitoring personal appearances by controversial hip-hop stars is stepping up its surveillance in the wake of Marion 'Suge' Knight's shooting.

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Lena Dunham and Kate Mara hit by a falling sign

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Lena Dunham, of HBO's "Girls," arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards held at The Nokia Theatre  in Los Angeles.

The "Girls" and "House of Cards" actresses saw stars of their own after an accident at a Venice premiere.

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Charges dropped against Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s suspected drug dealer

In this Jan. 19, 2014 photo, Philip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The GenArt Quaker Good Energy Lodge during the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. Hoffman, who won the Oscar for best actor in 2006 for his portrayal of writer Truman Capote in "Capote," was found dead Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in his New York apartment. He was 46.

Drug-selling charges against a friend of late film star Philip Seymour Hoffman have been dropped after officers neglected to read the suspect his Miranda rights.