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Keke Palmer, J. Cole visit protesters in Missouri

The actress and the rapper both took time out to speak to residents of Ferguson Missouri on Sunday.

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in Entertainment, Viral Videos

Jason Statham’s ‘hamster ball’ race victory

The star climbs into a human-sized plastic ball and races against "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon.

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in Music

Christina Aguilera welcomes baby girl

The "Beautiful" singer gave birth to daughter Summer Rain on Saturday.

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in Sports

Madden ratings guru has the players’ attention

He's not a coach, a referee or a drug tester, but NFL players — and millions of fans — can't wait to see what he has to say.

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in Sports

Serena wins Cincinnati title in final U.S. Open tune-up

Serena Williams finished in style to win her first title at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.

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in National

U.S. extends ‘net neutrality’ comment period to Sept. 15

The Federal Communications Commission wants Americans to weigh in on how they think Internet traffic should be regulated.

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in Local

Illinois’ Brain Drain Is a Concern

Study: Too many of the state's best HS grads go out of state, stay away

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Texas Gov. Perry calls indictment politically motivated

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2016, says an indictment for abuse of power was a political move.

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in Viral Videos

Man’s $15M ‘poker face’

This guy just won more than $15 million in a high-stakes Vegas poker game ... but his reaction gives new meaning to "poker face."

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‘Turtles’ tops box office again

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" topped the weekend box office for a second week, beating" Guardians of the Galaxy" in a battle of superhero misfits.

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in Local

Rain Dampens State Fair Numbers

773,000 through Saturday

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in Local

August Gas Prices Are Down in Illinois

Still higher in other states

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in Local

More Powers for First Responders

Firefighters can use first-responder skills if certified

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in Local

Springfield Pot Dispensary: Investor Eyeing a Site

An investor is eyeing a spot for a springfield Medical Marijuana dispensary.

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in Local

Illinois Veterans: New Non-Profit To Better Help Vets

Illinois has a new foundation in Illinois to help veterans.

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in Local

State Fair Chili Cook-Off Sunday

Sunday is the annual Chili Cook-Off at the Illinois State Fair

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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Sept. 16

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A look back on the Hollywood headlines of days gone by.

in Music

Beyoncé and Jay Z star in ‘Bang Bang’ triology

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The couple released the first part of a short film series, with more episodes to come this week.

in Entertainment, Weird

Chinese city sidewalk offers ‘cell phone’ lane

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The special path offers a lane for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.

in Music, Entertainment

Gene Simmons launching music reality show

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The new show will pit bands against each other with Simmons deciding their fates.

in Entertainment

Michael Ealy to play civil rights activist

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The "Think Like a Man" star has been cast as civil rights activist Dr. Gilbert Mason in an upcoming biopic.