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Senate Advances One-Month Budget, House Measure Fails

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The Illinois Senate has advanced a one-month spending plan that Democrats say will allow critical services to continue as Illinois enters a new fiscal year.

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Illini Women’s Basketball Program Faces Federal Lawsuit

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The university, the plaintiffs, and their attorneys declined to comment.

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Body Found at Springfield Hotel

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Springfield Police say they do not suspect foul play after a body was found inside a local hotel.

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Texas Congressman Backs Flynn in 18th District Race

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Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert is on the stump for Mike Flynn.

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Former Treasurer’s Office Employees File Suit

Republican gubernatorial candidate State Treasurer Dan Rutherford participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

The suit is the latest chapter in a saga involving sexual harassment claims that undercut Rutherford's 2014 campaign for governor.

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U.S. runs hundreds of counter-terrorism investigations

Police tape cordons off the site of a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Tuesday, June 30, 2015. The explosion occurred near a military hospital in the Yemeni capital on Monday, causing dozens of casualties including civilians, security officials said. The Islamic State's Sanaa Division claimed responsibility on Twitter for detonating the parked car bomb, according to the SITE Intelligence Group monitoring service. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

U.S. authorities are pursuing hundreds of active counter-terrorism investigations embracing all 50 American states.

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After ‘gratifying’ week, Obama has long to-do list for his time left in office

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The President, who has about 18 months left in his second term, hopes to work with Congress on infrastructure funding and reforming the criminal justice system.

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Nearly one in three Americans owns a gun

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About 29 percent of people nationwide reported owning a gun.

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U.S., Cuba restoring diplomatic ties after 54 years

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The previous Cold War enemies agreed to reopen embassies in each other's capitals, with the Cubans saying that could happen as soon as July 20.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, July 1

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

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Ex-Cowboys player C.J. Spillman charged with sexual assault

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Spillman, who has played six seasons in the NFL, is suspected of sexual assaulting a woman at a Dallas hotel.

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Federer and Kvitova feast on Wimbledon starters

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The King of Cool began his quest for an eighth title.

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Chicago ships Saad to Columbus

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The Blackhawks have traded forward Brandon Saad as part of a seven-player deal.

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Blatter won’t attend Women’s World Cup final

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Senior executives of Zurich-based FIFA were charged with corruption by prosecutors in the United States over bids for major soccer tournaments.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

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Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, July 1.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Kids explain gay marriage

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Jimmy Kimmel took to the streets to see how America's future feels about the Supreme Court decision and the answers are hilarious.

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WATCH: Girls dive out of window in daring escape from fire

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Two girls were trapped in a burning apartment, but thanks to the help of some alert neighbors they made it out alive.

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Older, wiser Schwarzenegger returns in ‘Terminator: Genisys’

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Arnold Schwarzenegger may be older but that doesn't stop him from destroying his younger self, as the former governor returns to one of his most recognizable roles.

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Journey drummer Deen Castronovo denied bail

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The troubled drummer will remain in an Oregon jail.

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Rolling Stones planning career xhibition

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The veteran band will display dozens of items from their past, including instruments, personal diaries, and audio and video tracks for the special project, titled "Exhibitionism."

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Alex Trebek raps the ‘Fresh Prince’ theme song on ‘Jeopardy!’

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The "Jeopardy!" host has skills ... "smell ya later!"

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Help stuff the bus with school supplies for kids in District 186 on July 25th!

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