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Los Angeles wants to host 2024 Summer Olympics

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to pursue a bid to bring the Summer Games to town in 2024 and become the only city besides London ever to host the Olympics three times.

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Police Hunt for 3 Suspects After Lake County Sheriffs Deputy Killed

Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men.

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Nicholas Hoult to take on J.D. Salinger in new biopic

The British actor will portray the beloved American author in "Rebel in the Rye."

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Judge: Illinois Not in Contempt

A federal judge has cited Illinois' efforts in recent days to make court-ordered payments to social-service providers in deciding not to hold the state in contempt.

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St. Clair Co. May Sue to Get State Money

St. Clair County may sue the state of Illinois to try to get millions in state funding that's not being distributed because of the budget impasse.

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Illinois Crops Could Use Some Help

Mother Nature has the last word, says the USDA's crop statistician in Illinois.

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‘Spectre’ could be Daniel Craig’s last ‘Bond’ movie

The British star, whose turn in "Spectre" marks his fourth time playing 007, has now admitted he has no current plans to appear in another Bond movie

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Smokey Robinson gets tribute treatment in Cleveland

Case Western Reserve University and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are going to spend a week studying and celebrating Smokey Robinson.

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WATCH: Truck vs. Tree

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The bicycle bank bandit gets busted

Federal prosecutors in Missouri say Shaun Christopher Becker robbed six banks and used a bicycle as his getaway ride.

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Joe Walsh writing his life story

The rocker jokes he used to think he could make more money by not writing a book than by writing one.

Illinois Republican gubernatorial candidate businessman Bruce Rauner 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.

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Rauner, Unions Reach Labor Deals

The Rauner administration says it has reached tentative or final agreements on new labor contracts with several Teamsters Union units

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Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony among frontrunners for new $10 bill

Officials plan to make a decision by this fall with the total redesign completed by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.

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Top seeds in a hurry on day of U.S. Open upsets

World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic launched their U.S. Open title bids in ruthless style.

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Why Bill Murray is in the new ‘Ghostbusters’ movie

After spending a quarter of a century not agreeing to be in "Ghostbusters 3" as Peter Venkman, Bill Murray recently signed on to Paul Feig’s reboot of the franchise.

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Will Smith to take on NFL coverup

"Concussion" is based on Dr. Bennet Omalu, who was the first to discover the existence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (or CTE): a disease of the brain found in athletes with a history of repetitive brain trauma.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate this September

On your birthday you can have your (free) cake and eat it too!

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College finds manuscript of original ‘Happy Birthday’ song

A librarian at the University of Louisville may have found the precursor tune to the Happy Birthday song.

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Smoking rate continues to fall

The smoking rate dropped to 17 percent last year, down from about 18 percent in 2013.

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Durbin: Override Heroin Veto

Calls Rauner's veto "thoughtless"

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‘Game of Thrones’ breaks world record

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The second episode of the fifth season of the HBO fantasy show was broadcast simultaneously in 173 countries.

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Wrestler Snuka charged with killing girlfriend in 1983

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Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, a professional wrestling star in the 1980s, was charged with third degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.

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Today in entertainment history: Sept. 2

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

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Nicholas Hoult to take on J.D. Salinger in new biopic

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The British actor will portray the beloved American author in "Rebel in the Rye."