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Making headlines this week

A look back at some of this week's biggest headlines and the stories you may have missed.

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Hear a decade of hits in this epic Carrie Underwood mashup

DJ Earworm mixes up the"Before He Cheats" singer's biggest hits.

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20 years later: The Oklahoma City bombing

Sunday marks two decades since the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in American history.

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Springfield Man Tased, Eludes Police, Turns Self In

A Springfield man is in custody, charged with disarming and aggravated battery of a peace officer among other charges.

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Chicago’s Cardinal Francis George Dies

Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died.

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NIU Offers Course on “Game of Thrones”

Northern Illinois University has an honors-level course called "Game of Thrones, Television, and Medieval History."

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Budget Puts Out Illinois Tobacco QuitLine

The Illinois Tobacco Quit Line is going away cold turkey.

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State’s Medical Marijuana Director to Resign

Bob Morgan is resigning May sixth in order to go into private law practice.

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SIU Tuition to Increase

$8,800 a year for Illinois residents.

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Sarah Jessica Parker heading back to HBO

She will star in a half-hour series called "Divorce."

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Senator says it’s time to change the face of money

A campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill is gaining momentum.

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Ryan Gosling to star in ‘Blade Runner’ sequel

The "Drive" star is poised to team up with Harrison Ford, who will be reprising his Rick Deckard character.

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NBA sets attendance mark

The NBA heads into the post-season on the heels of a record year in attendance.

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Harrison Ford thrills ‘Star Wars’ fans with trailer appearance

The new trailer is the first clip of Ford as Han Solo in 30 years.

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Kentucky Derby: Bring your hat, leave your selfie stick at home

The venerable race track has banned the obtrusive poles, saying they're a safety issue.

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Aaron Hernandez’s mom: I shared bond with victim’s mother

The mother of the former New England Patriots star says she shares a bond with the mother of the man her son was convicted of killing

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Oprah, Lee Daniels to honor African-American TV

The event will recognise milestones such as the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, and the 35th anniversary of the launch of BET.

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Marcus Mumford getting into hip hop

The British folk star is branching out into a new genre by heading into the studio with producer/rapper 88-Keys.

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Chris Brown breaks silence on love child reports

The "Kiss Kiss" hitmaker shared a picture of his daughter online.

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Roseanne Barr says she’s going blind

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The "Roseanne" star, 62, says her "vision is closing in now."

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Ariana Grande and Big Sean split

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The pop star and the rapper have reportedly broken up after dating for eight months.

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WATCH: A proposal from the dog’s POV

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Who needs a selfie stick when you've got man's best friend?

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Zayn Malik breaks his silence to thank fans

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The pop star has returned to social media after a month's silence to thank fans for their support following his departure from One Direction.

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300 strangers attend girl’s birthday party after classmates say no

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Every kid in Mackenzie Moretter's class turned down an invite to her 10th birthday party. What happened next is truly amazing.