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Today in entertainment history: April 24

A look at some of the biggest Hollywood headlines of days past.

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Measure Decriminalizing Marijuana Passes Illinois House

The support is diverse, if not overwhelming, for a bill to decriminalize marijuana, making possession of a small amount - about a half-ounce - a civil offense.

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‘Empire’ castmates to perform at Billboard Awards

Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray will perform at the ceremony next month.

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Springfield Metro Unemployment Drops From March 2014

Rate falls from 6.9 percent last year to 5.3 percent this year.

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Lawmakers Fast Track Obama Library, Lucas Museum Proposals

The legislation clarifies state law to expressly allow Chicago to construct museums on public park land or "formerly submerged lands."

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V.P. Biden Addresses Sexual Assault Prevention at U of I

Vice President Joe Biden is urging college students to speak up about sexual assaults on campuses.

This image released by Lionsgate shows Michiel Huisman, left, and Blake Lively in a scene from "The Age of Adaline."

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REVIEW: ‘Age of Adaline’ rips off Nicholas Sparks

An impeccably dressed Nicholas Sparks rip off, "The Age of Adaline" follows a woman trapped forever at the age of 29. Vampire? If only!

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Loretta Lynch makes history as first black woman to serve as attorney general

Now U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, she will replace Eric Holder, who announced his resignation last year.

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Lady Gaga to receive inaugural Songwriters Hall award

The "Bad Romance" hitmaker will be given the first ever Contemporary Icon Award.

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Salvation Army Moving Springfield HQ, Shelter Services Affected

The Salvation Army in Springfield is moving out of its 6th Street headquarters on Tuesday.

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Sangamon Co. Business Owners Optimistic About the Future

Sangamon County businesses say they expect sales -- and their optimism about the economy -- to increase.

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#TBT: Pac-Man defined ’80s arcades

THROWBACK THURSDAY: A look back at a big Thursday in Hollywood history.

FILE - In this June 10, 2014 file photo, Illinois state Rep. Derrick Smith, center, speaks to reporters at the federal building in Chicago after a jury convicted him for pocketing a $7,000 cash bribe. Listening at left is his attorney Victor Henderson. Smith is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday, April 23, 2015.

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Former State Rep. Sentenced to Five Months

A judge has sentenced a Chicago Democrat to 5 months in prison for pocketing a $7,000 bribe from a purported day care for his backing of a state grant application.

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IEMA Assessing Fairdale Damage to Determine Possible Aid

The April 9 storm killed two people in Fairdale, a small community of about 150 people.

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Paul Walker’s ‘Fast & Furious’ car up for auction

The speedy piece of movie memorabilia will go up for sale next month.

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Heisman winner Marcus Mariota immortalized in meat

The Oregon QB gets his very own life-sized SUBWAY sculpture.

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American hostage held by al Qaeda inadvertently killed in U.S. operation

Warren Weinstein, held captive since 2011, was apparently killed during drone strikes on an al Qaeda compound.

Oscar Isaac, left, and Alicia Vikander, attend a special screening of "Ex Machina" at the Crosby Street Hotel on Monday, April 6, 2015, in New York.

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REVIEW: ‘Ex Machina’ dares you to look away

"Ex Machina" will linger like a dream you just can't shake. It's smart, seductive and wickedly funny.

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Olsen twins ‘clueless’ about ‘Fuller House’

The beloved sitcom launched the twins' acting careers when it debuted in 1987.

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Hawaii gets its own Spam

HONOLULU (AP) — Spam isn’t just junk email. To an older generation, Spam is canned meat that fed American G-I’s.…

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Chrissy Teigen is done airbrushing

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The model doesn't use technology to cover up her blemishes in photos she posts online because she wants young girls to realize that even classic beauties are not perfect.

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Sandra Bullock’s son has no idea his mom is a superstar

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Five-year-old Louis doesn't know his mom is an international movie star.

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Nonsense karaoke with Chris Pratt and Jimmy Fallon

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The "Guardians of the Galaxy" star takes on the "Tonight Show" host in a battle of who can best butcher a song.

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Hundreds of cinemas refuse to show ‘Avengers’ film

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Theaters in Germany are refusing to show the much-anticipated sequel in a dispute with Disney.

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Judge rules Pink is appropriate for kids

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A judge rejected a complaint from a father who says his ex-wife abused her parental discretion by taking their daughter to a Pink concert.