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U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad

The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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Epic Pomeranian puppy sneeze

There are worse ways you could spend a few seconds of your day.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories making headlines, Monday, Aug. 3.

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GOP prepares for big week

All 17 candidates are jockeying to get a spot on the stage of the first GOP debate, and a place in the hearts and minds of voters.

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Pittsburgh doctor linked to second Zimbabwe lion hunt probe

Zimbabwe has linked a Pennsylvania doctor to an investigation into illegal lion hunting, naming him as a client of a safari operator accused of breaching regulations.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Ice T voices ‘Care Bears,’ ‘Dora the Explorer’

The rapper and "Law & Order: SVU" star used to do voice work for children's cartoons.

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10 FOR TODAY: Monday, Aug. 3

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

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New ISBE Superintendent’s Salary Questioned

Depending on your view, lawmakers are either diligently protecting the public's dimes or they're browbeating the new administration's appointees.

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IDOT: Buckling Up Improves to New High

If you do not buckle up when you're in the car, you're in a small, small group.

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“Mitsubishi Task Force” Formed

Officials have set up a task force to help Mitsubishi Motors employees who will soon lose their jobs and help the company as it tries to find a buyer for the company's only U.S. plant in Normal.

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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 3

A walk down Hollywood's memory lane.

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Durbin Disappointed in Quick Fixes for Highway Funding and Import Export Bank

Dick Durbin hopes those issues will be addressed when Congress returns in September.

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Kelly Contemplates Another Run for Office

William Kelly has run for several offices and says the Illinois GOP has gotten away from it's values.

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

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Hastert Closes PAC, Moves Money to Legal Defense Fund

Former Speaker of the House under investigation for violating banking laws and lying to the FBI.

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Task Force Hopes to Help Mitsubishi and It’s Employees

Task force includes Governor Rauner and Congressmen Durbin, Kirk, and Rodney Davis.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: 26 freebies to help you celebrate

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

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St. Clair County Sheriff Passes on U.S. House Bid

Sheriff Rick Watson has declined a run for the house in the 12th Congressional District.

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Congressman Mel Reynolds announces that he's running for the 2nd District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr., in Chicago. Reynolds has been indicted on federal tax evasion charges, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Chicago said in a statement Friday June 26, 2015. The indictment says the 63-year-old Chicago Democrat failed to file income tax returns for four consecutive years, between 2009 and 2012. Each count of failing to file carries a maximum one-year prison sentence. Reynolds resigned his Illinois congressional seat in 1995 after being convicted of statutory rape for having sex with an underage campaign worker. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

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Judge Approves Place for Mel Reynolds to Stay While on Bond

Former U.S. Congressman claims race is a factor in the case.

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Work on Illinois State Fair Venues Ramps Up

Governor says fair will go on in spite of budget impasse, but some vendors may be paid late.

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Lincoln’s Relationship with Jewish People Theme of New ALPLM Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum focuses on what was termed, at the time, another minority group.

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Ben Stiller back as dimwitted male model in ‘Zoolander 2′ trailer

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The sequel to the 2001 comedy is still several months away but with one-liners like these, we can't wait.

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Jon Stewart prepares to sign off

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After 15 years, the comedian will bid farewell as he hosts his final "Daily Show."

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Lawmakers at odds over Billy Joel highway

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The argument over naming a highway for "The Piano Man" has sparked a debate over whether roads should be named for the living or only the dead.

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Fans, family mark 20th anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s death with #RippleEffect

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The daughter of late the Grateful Dead frontman has launched a global art project to honor her father.

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Judge dismisses Kurt Cobain death scene photos case

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A judge in Seattle has dismissed efforts by a TV host to release photographs of Kurt Cobain's death scene.