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Illinois Gets $52.5 Million in S&P Settlement

Standard and Poor’s is paying out $1.4 billion nationally over claims it inflated ratings to risky mortgage-backed securities in the years before the 2008 financial crisis.

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in Viral Videos

Jimmy Fallon recreates ‘Fresh Prince’ intro

Cause it's time to take the "Tonight Show" to sunny L.A.!

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Two Arrests After U of I Student’s Body Found Near Tolono

Authorities in Champaign County have arrested two suspects in the killing of a University of Illinois student from Chicago.

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in Music

Sam Smith has lost his voice days before Grammy debut

The "Stay With Me" hitmaker was scheduled to belt out his smash hit at the Grammys on Sunday.

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During Super Bowl, Chinese Twitter blew up over ‘Fruit Sister’

The #LeftShark wasn't the only one who set Twitter on fire.

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Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj to headline BET Experience in June

The network announced performers that will take part in its three-day "BET Experience."

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in Entertainment

‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ author Harper Lee to publish second book

The book, "Go Set a Watchman" is essentially a sequel to the 1960 best-selling novel.

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in Lifestyle

The way to your Valentine’s heart may go through Mom

Guys, if you want to get the girl, try bringing flowers — to her mother.

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in Entertainment

Veteran actors share gratitude for Oscar nominations

Industry veterans took the opportunity to reminisce on their journey, some for the first time, to the Academy Awards platform.

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in Local

Update: Springfield Homicide Victim Identified

The man shot and killed on north MacArthur Boulevard has been identified.

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in National

Study: College completion gap between rich, poor widens

The gap in bachelor-degree attainment between the nation's richest and poorest students has doubled during the last four decades.

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in Sports

Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Tuesday, Feb. 3.

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in Entertainment, National

Texas marks Chris Kyle Day in honor of sniper

Texas declared Feb. 2 "Chris Kyle Day," honoring the late Navy Seal portrayed in "American Sniper."

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in Music

Adele and Phil Collins reunite for collaboration

Adele has revived plans to work with the rocker after a series of delays halted the collaboration.

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in Weird

Florida calls on real-life snake charmers

Wildlife officials are recruiting the general public for "python patrols."

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in Sports

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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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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Iconic movie soundtracks being reissued on vinyl

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"Clueless," "Jaws," "The Godfather," "Pulp Fiction," and "Animal House" are among the 26 film soundtracks being released on wax.

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Leonardo DiCaprio is not dating Rihanna

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The "Titanic" star has been the focus of growing gossip after he was spotted at several events with the pop singer, including her birthday.

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Joe Jonas, Ciara sign on for new variety show

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The show, titled "I Can Do That!," will debut this summer.

in Music

R. Kelly and Lady Gaga headlining Selma bridge crossing concert

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A star-studded concert will follow what is sure to be a stirring speech from President Barack Obama.