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Crash Kills Girl, 17

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Springfield teen dies after Riverton crash

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Madigan Files Pension Appeal

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Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed official notice with the Supreme Court that the state will appeal a ruling that Illinois' landmark pension overhaul is unconstitutional.

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Chicago Couple Sues Aviation Company Over Crash

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A Chicago couple is suing the owner of a small cargo plane that crashed into their home.

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$4.5 Million Headed To Illinois Food Banks; Springfield Included

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The state is giving nearly $4.5 million to eight food banks across Illinois for modernization.

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Thanksgiving travel at a 7-year high

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More than 46 million Americans are expected to travel over the holiday weekend.

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History of the holiday: Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving celebrations date back to the first European settlements in America, but it wasn't until the 1860s that it was declared a national holiday.

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Obama pardons ‘Cheese,’ America’s top turkey

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The President pardoned the official Thanksgiving turkey in a tradition that is truly American.

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg has heart procedure

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent a heart procedure after reporting discomfort following routine exercise.

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Storm threatens to foil Thanksgiving travel for millions

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A nor'easter packing rain and snow is posing special challenges and threatening to cancel flights across the country. a

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Source: Redskins to start Colt McCoy over RG3

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The Washington Redskins plan to start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

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50 years later, skating team claims Olympics bronze

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Fifty years after Vivian and Ronald Joseph skated at the Innsbruck Olympics, the American pair officially got their medals.

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Messi strikes again

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Barcelona's Lionel Messi has set a new Champions League record by scoring his 72nd goal.

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Ex-NFL player charged with domestic assault

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Former Washington Redskins defensive back Fred Smoot has been charged with domestic assault.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

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A look at the sports headlines making news today, Wednesday, Nov. 26.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: John Oliver takes on Turkey pardoning

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The silly tradition is lampooned by the "Last Week Tonight" host.

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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 27

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A look at some of the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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‘TIS THE SEASON: Holiday specials airing this week

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Here's a look at Christmas classics and new holiday favorites airing this weekend.

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Obama pardons ‘Cheese,’ America’s top turkey

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The President pardoned the official Thanksgiving turkey in a tradition that is truly American.

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Harrison Ford signs on to ‘Blade Runner’ sequel

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The actor will reprise his 1982 role as bounty hunter Rick Deckard.

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Sting, ‘Sesame Street’ set for Macy’s parade

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KISS, Miss USA Nia Sanchez, Nick Jonas, and Idina Menzel are also set to take part in the 88th annual parade.

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WATCH: Passengers in Russia’s Arctic give airliner a push

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In other countries, you may be asked to push a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, it's a jet.

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