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Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

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Rauner Wants to Lay Off 171 State Employees

Rauner blames the state budget. State museum employees among the cuts.

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Eleanor Roosevelt a favorite for new $10 bill

More than one in four Americans are hoping the soon-to-be redesigned $10 bill will feature Eleanor Roosevelt.

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Watch Justin Bieber surprise a family with $50,000

As part of a new show "Knock Knock: Live," Justin Bieber visited fans to lend a helping hand.

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Malaysia confirms plane debris is from Flight MH370

A Boeing 777 wing segment discovered on the island of Reunion is the first real breakthrough in the search for the plane that disappeared 17 months ago.

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Lawsuit aims to put ‘Happy Birthday’ in the public domain

Every time you wish someone a happy birthday in the form of song, you're supposed to pay up.

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Colorado couple walking in park steps on live WWII grenade

Luckily the decades-old explosive didn't detonate but police are investigating how it got there.

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Nicki Minaj plans Kim Kardashian-style app

The "Starships" hitmaker plans to release her first game in mid-2016.

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Restaurants betting on ‘Breakfastarians’ for big bucks

Call it the rise of the "Breakfastarians" - the dining tribe that craves breakfast food morning, noon and night.

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Opossums are baseball fans, too

The Oakland A's had a very creepy, four-legged fan show up to a recent game.

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Grumpy Cat finally finds happiness … sort of

The Internet's crabbiest cat takes a trip to the pet store.

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State Budget Support for the “18%”

That 18 percent is the part of the budget not agreed upon according to a group of non-profit organizations that are funded by it.

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‘Community’ is officially over

Joel McHale has confirmed that his cult comedy will not be returning for a seventh season.

A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in Berlin May 21, 2013.

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Lawmakers to consider cyber security bill

The U.S. Senate will consider a cybersecurity bill this week that would make it easier for corporations share Americans' personal information with each other or the government.

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Idris Elba makes magazine history

The "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" star can now add magazine cover model to his resumé.

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Kevin Bacon pushes for more male nudity in films

NOT SAFE FOR WORK: The "Wild Things" star is jokingly urging the men of Hollywood to demand fair treatment in films and fight for the right to get naked.

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in Viral Videos

Watch this amazing 35-foot tall ‘Slip and Slide’

This makes us want to hit the water right now!

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in Sports

Brady’s Deflategate testimony released

In the 457-page transcript Brady denies tampering with - or telling anyone to tamper with - footballs in the AFC championship game.

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Boston mayor wants ban on chewing tobacco at ballparks

Public health officials, advocates, and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling are among those supporting the proposal.

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Jays’ Sanchez gets three-game ban for bench-clearing brawl

Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez has been suspended for three games and manager John Gibbons for one following a bench-clearing confrontation with the Kansas City Royals

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Obama: Blocking Iran deal would accelerate path to nuclear weapon

The President spoke at American University amid a furious lobbying effort in Congress to secure the enough support to ensure survival of the deal, which was reached July 14 between Iran and six world powers.

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Gary Busey, Tamar Braxton round out new ‘DWTS’ cast

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The 21st season of "Dancing With The Stars" promises to be a wild ride.

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Was ‘Concussion’ altered to avoid angering the NFL?

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Hacked Sony emails appear to show that the m arketing plans for the movie were positioned to focus on the story of a whistle-blower, rather than a condemnation of the sport.

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How to make work better

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Some of these tips are actually helpful ... but mostly they're just hilarious.

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Akon ordered to pay $245K repo bill

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The "Locked Up" hitmaker has some big time money troubles.

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No Auto-Tune: Watch T-Pain sing a moving rendition of the ‘Star Spangled Banner’

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The R&B hitmaker opened Monday night's Dodgers game in pure patriotic style.