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GOP-controlled Senate panel votes to lift Cuba travel ban

A panel has voted to lift a decades-long ban on travel to Cuba, giving a boost to moves to ease travel restrictions and open up relations with the Castro-governed nation.


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Police search for motive in ‘horrific’ Louisiana theater shooting

An Alabama drifter opened fire inside a crowded theater, killing two women and injuring several others, is the latest act of random gun violence to shock the U.S.


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Economists want you to stop borrowing from your 401(k)

Retirement experts are warning younger workers about using their retirement account like an ATM.


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Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's biggest sports stories, Friday, July 24.


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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, July 24

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.


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Moms play ‘Minecraft’

Oh you said "MINEcraft? "I thought it was "MIND-craft!"


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Cullerton to Rauner: Submit New Pension Ideas with Balanced Budget Ideas

Senate President John Cullerton says he’s tried to get Gov. Bruce Rauner moving on pension reform, with little success.


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Gunfire Damages East Side Homes

Three homes were hit by bullets but it doesn't appear anyone was injured.


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Today in entertainment history: July 24

A look back at some of Hollywood's most memorable moments.


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Gunman opens fire at Louisiana theater, kills two, injures nine

The shooting took place during a 7 p.m. CDT showing of the film "Train Wreck".


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Court Orders Medicaid Payments in Cook County, Entire State Could Be Next

The state has been ordered to keep making Medicaid payments in its most populous county, and the rest of Illinois may soon follow.


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Chris Brown is stuck in the Philippines

The "Loyal" hitmaker has been detained in the country since Tuesday due to fraud allegations and is literally praying to leave.

Downtown Springfield as viewed from a World War II era B-17 bomber

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Springfield Hilton to Become Wyndham in 2016

One of Springfield's most iconic downtown high rises is changing brands.


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Police Seek Tips on Boost Mobile Armed Robbery

It's unclear what the right handed suspect got away with.


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We beat Iran (in robot soccer)

The annual gathering of robotic whizz-kids and industry leaders features events ranging from football to simulated rescue operations.

Decatur Mayor Nameplate

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Late Decatur Mayor McElroy Remembered at Funeral

Late Decatur Mayor Mike McElroy was remembered at his funeral as funny, caring, and as a man who deeply loved the city he's called home most of his life.


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Caterpillar Reports Weaker Than Expected Sales

Caterpillar has released weaker-than-expected results for the second quarter.


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Poe: Compromise, Please

A lawmaker representing Illinois’ capital city is growing weary of the seemingly never-ending budget wrangling.


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Pot spaghetti is high on the menu

Any Italian will tell you: pasta is healthy and makes you feel good. But what about spaghetti made from cannabis?


in Lifestyle

Time really is flying by

This interactive timeline shows why each passing year seems to go by faster than the last.

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Tom Cruise takes on Jimmy Fallon in latest lip-sync battle


The Weeknd, the Righteous Brothers, and Meat Loaf are among the artists to get reinterpreted in this battle between "The Tonight Show" host and the "Mission Impossible" star.

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WATCH: Ohio State football players ‘dummy’ prank


This Nike uniform "mannequin" did a better job bringing quarterback Cardale Jones to the ground than any Oregon player.

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Mariah Carey to receive star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame


The superstar will cement her place in pop history by unveiling her own star next week.

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Orangutan is a big fan of this mom-to-be


This pregnant woman's trip to the zoo was a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Ed Sheeran lands role in Medieval drama


The "Thinking Out Loud" hitmaker has revealed he is set to join the cast of a new series about a 14th-century warrior who gives up fighting to become an executioner.