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2 days ago in Music

Janet Jackson is expecting

The "Rhythm Nation" hitmaker is reportedly pregnant with her first child, less than two weeks before she celebrates her 50th birthday.

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REVIEW: In-fighting is entertaining in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

"Civil War" stands out as certainly the biggest of the stand-alones, and among the best because of what it has in common with the better films in the Marvel universe: the conflict is deeply human, told humorously, and best enjoyed if you don't overthink it.

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2 days ago in Music

Prince was to meet with doctor for painkiller addiction

The body of music superstar Prince was found one day before a doctor was to meet him to help end an addiction to pain killers, according to news reports.

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2 days ago in Local

Rauner Talks Medical Marijuana, K-12 School Funding

The Illinois Cannabis Advisory Board this week approved diabetes and panic attacks among other ailments which should be treated by medical marijuana.

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U of I Increases Minority Course Requirements

A change has been made to the general education requirements at the University of Illinois that will require Urbana-Champaign students to take a course in U.S. minority culture.

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2 days ago in Local

Officials: Flaws in Fantasy Sports Legislation

A law enforcement advocacy group in Chicago says safeguards in proposed Illinois legislation on fantasy sports betting aren't good enough and could open the door to organized crime.

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Residential Facility Worker Charged in Death of Tenant

A man who worked at a residential facility for troubled children in northern Illinois has pleaded not guilty to fatally choking a 16-year-old Chicago boy who lived there.

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U of Iowa Student from Illinois Beaten in Hate Crime

Police are treating the assault of a black University of Iowa freshman as a possible hate crime.

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2 days ago in National

Trump looks to unify Republicans; Kasich reported dropping out

Billionaire Donald Trump assumed the mantle of presumptive Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday with a message on unity that also suggested he was not going to work too hard to placate some party establishment figures angered by his outsider candidacy.

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2 days ago in National

Takata recalls millions more air bag inflators

Automakers will recall up to 40 million more air bag inflators installed by Takata Corp by 2019, expanding the largest automotive recall in American history.

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2 days ago in Sports

Deflategate: Brady gets more time

Lawyers for the New England Patriots quarterback have been given another two weeks to appeal his "Deflategate" suspension.

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Kentucky Bourbon Trail offers a lesson for reviving racing’s fans

Some of the best-known farms in Kentucky's scenic horse country are borrowing from another of the state's contributions to the good life — bourbon whiskey distilleries — in an effort to win new recruits to an aging and shrinking fan base.

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2 days ago in National

School safety: Drops in bullying, violent crime on campus

The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools, with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation.

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2 days ago in Entertainment

Dan Aykroyd adapting ‘Blues Brothers’ for animated series

The animated project will also feature the band's original songs, as well as soul and blues classics, and new material recorded specially for the series, which Aykroyd will help to develop alongside "Saturday Night Live" writer Anne Beatts.

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‘Frozen’ fans want Queen Elsa to ‘come out’

Fans are urging movie executives to make the film's snow queen Elsa a lesbian in the sequel.

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2 days ago in Music

Lennon’s lyrics, Cobain’s letter and Gaga’s piano up for auction

John Lennon's handwritten lyrics, Lady Gaga's first piano and an angry note from Kurt Cobain discussing the possibility of disbanding Nirvana after an unflattering magazine article are among the top items being offered at an upcoming auction.

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2 days ago in Entertainment

It’s ‘Star Wars’ Day: May the 4th be with you

It's not a national holiday, yet it might be an intergalactic one.

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Change to Redistricting Advances

Senate must vote this week if it's to go onto the balot

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2 days ago in National, World

U.S. gathers allies on next steps in Islamic State fight

The United States gathered defense ministers from 11 other countries for talks on Wednesday about ways to strengthen the campaign against Islamic State, a day after a U.S. Navy SEAL was killed in Iraq during an attack by the militant group.

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2 days ago in Sports

Zika concerns could see MLB cancel Puerto Rico series

A pair of Major League Baseball games scheduled to be played in Puerto Rico later this month could be relocated due to growing concerns over the Zika virus in the area, the MLB Players Association said.

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Kobe Bryant’s ‘Dear Basketball’ to get Disney treatment

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Kobe Bryant's farewell poem to basketball is going to be turned into a short film.

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Fanciful ‘Boaty McBoatface’ passed over for vessel name

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Don't expect to see Boaty McBoatface on the high seas.

5 hours ago in Music

Jennifer Lopez goes country with Jennifer Nettles

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The Sugarland star recruited the "Booty" singer for a song called "My House," which features on Nettles' new solo album, "Playing With Fire," due out on May 13.

6 hours ago in Music

Justin Timberlake drops new single ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling’

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The pop superstar hasn't released any music since his 2013 album "The 20/20 Experience," choosing to take some time off to enjoy life with his wife Jessica Biel their son Silas.

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Alden Ehrenreich cast as Han Solo in ‘Star Wars’ spinoff

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He will take on the role of Solo, previously made famous by Harrison Ford, in Disney's standalone movie about the life of the hero before he first made his appearance in 1977's "Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope."