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Vietnamese-Americans recall losses, gains since Saigon fell

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, the end of the Vietnam War, and the close of a bitter, devastating chapter in both U.S. and Vietnamese history.

Oscar host Ellen DeGeneres performs at the beginning of the 79th Academy Awards telecast Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, in Los Angeles.

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Today in entertainment history: April 30

A look at the news that made headlines in Hollywood.

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Jobe: “No” to Springfield Minimum Wage Increase

Ward 6 Alderman Cory Jobe says he'll vote "no" because of the impact on one particular facet of local business.

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Replica Lincoln Hearse Almost Complete

A recreation of the hearse used to carry President Abraham Lincoln's body during his funeral is in town and all but completely put together for this weekend's funeral recreation.

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Boston bomber wanted life, brother wanted death, attorney says

His lawyers contend he should be spared capital punishment because he was a pawn in a scheme led by his brothers.

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Dems Lay Out Budget Passage Problems

There may still be some obstacles in the way of getting a Fiscal Year 2016 budget passed at the Capitol, and eliminate a potential $6 billion hole.

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Hy-Vee Salad Recall Does Not Impact Springfield

A recall of a salad sold by the Hy-Vee grocery store chain does not impact the Hy-Vee store here in Springfield.

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James Cameron hopes to trim ‘Avatar’ sequels

The moviemaker is attempting to cut four sequel scripts down to three.

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Big names, big money at Mayweather – Pacquiao match

Big-time sporting events often draw the elite, rich, and well-connected. And you'll see plenty of those types at the Floyd Mayweather Jr. - Manny Pacquiao fight this weekend.

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Bud Light brewing up controversy with new labels

The beer maker says it is sorry for a slogan printed on bottles as part of its "Up for Whatever" campaign.

Snoop Dogg performs as part of the "How The West Was Won" concert at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 in Irvine, Calif.

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Snoop Dogg forever

The rapper says he's glad he ditched his alter ego, Snoop Lion, and has no plans of going back.

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‘Zoolander’ is dreaming of Justin Bieber

Could there be a cameo for the "Baby" hitmaker in the upcoming sequel?

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Kevin Spacey auditioned for ‘Tigerbeat’ magazine

Maybe if "Tigerbeat" had put the "House of Cards" star on the cover, it would still be around.

FILE - In this June 11, 2007 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker speaks to reporters while showing off his book, " The Maverick and the Machine" at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. former Illinois Gov. Dan Walker speaks to reporters at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Walker's son Dan Walker Jr. told The Associated Press that his father died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at his home in California. Walker was governor of Illinois from 1973 to 1977. He was 92. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

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Former IL Gov. Dan Walker Dies at 92

The Democrat was governor from 1973 to 1977.

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Rough day? Have a sewer beer

An Oregon utility is challenging home brewers to make great-tasting beer from hops, barley, yeast and a special ingredient — treated sewer water.

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WATCH: Insane motocross triple backflip

Rider Josh Sheehan is "flipping out" after becoming the first person to successfully complete the stunt.

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‘Partridge Family’ star Suzanne Crough dead at 52

The actress, who portrayed Tracy Partridge on TV from 1970 to 1974, passed away suddenly on Monday.

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Rapper Nelly goes country

The "Hot in Herre" hitmaker has collaborated with country artists before and he's looking to record an entire album.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Wednesday, April 29.

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Bolt’s Olympic preparations to be put into a documentary

The film will look back at the Jamaican sprinter's record-making career.

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Want something sold? Get Liam Neeson to pitch it

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The "Taken" star has edged out fellow Irish actor Pierce Brosnan to be named the most effective celebrity pitchman.

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Patti LaBelle giving fans personal tour of her hometown

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The "Lady Marmalade" hitmaker will join music journalist Mick Rock for a visit to her childhood home and the theater where she launched her career.

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‘The Shining’ cast reunites for 35th anniersary

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Members of the cast and crew of classic horror film “The Shining” came together on Tuesday to commemorate the 35th…

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‘Saved by the Bell’ star headed to trial in alleged Christmas stabbing

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The actor who portrayed Screech on the hit '90s show faces multiple charges relating to a bar fight.

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‘Game of Thrones’ star overwhelmed with fame

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One of the hit show's youngest cast members says she is struggling to cope with the fame that comes with her role.