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Retailers give shoppers new reasons to use mobile phones in stores

Retailers are using apps for smartphones to help drive shoppers to their stores, and make shopping easier.


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Crops Unaffected by Rain, Snow

Winter wheat 95 percent emerged


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Wildcats take over as No. 1

The Wildcats moved up a spot after North Carolina was stunningly upset by Northern Iowa on Saturday.


in Black Friday, Lifestyle

De-stress Thanksgiving by simplifying the sides

Here's two veggie sides that can be prepped ahead of time and popped right in the oven alongside the turkey.


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Patriots beat Bills to extend unbeaten start to 10-0

The undefeated New England Patriots survived a physical war and topped the Buffalo Bills 20-13 on Monday night.


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Gary Rossington’s health forces Lynyrd Skynyrd to cancel tour

The rockers have pulled their remaining tour dates for 2015 to allow guitarist Gary Rossington time to recover from a recent heart attack.


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Billy Joel helps save schools

The "Piano Man" hitmaker helped to prevent the imminent closure of two schools in New York by pledging his support to the cause.


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After a gory death, ‘Game of Thrones’ revives Jon Snow

HBO's medieval saga "Game of Thrones" is known for serving up graphic deaths of its lead characters, but when fan favorite Jon Snow was killed off, avid followers speculated every theory and sighting that would bring back their heroic soldier.


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America’s worst traffic nightmares

The top 50 worst bottlenecks in America waste millions of gallons of gas and hours of productivity.


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In taking economic war to Islamic State, U.S. developing new tools

U.S. warplanes have struck Islamic State's oil infrastructure in Syria in a stepped-up campaign of economic warfare that the U.S. estimates has cut the group's black-market earnings from oil by about a third.


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15 million on HIV treatment as AIDS pandemic tide turns

Some 15.8 million people worldwide are now on HIV treatment and a fast-track strategy to end the AIDS pandemic is starting to show results, the United Nations AIDS program said on Tuesday.


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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Nov. 24.


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Kerry says more cooperation with Russia possible, seeks to reassure opposition

Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday the United States could broaden military cooperation with Russia in Syria, but that such a move should not deter opposition groups trying to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.


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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Nov. 24

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


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WATCH: How to perfectly carve a Thanksgiving turkey

This one-minute video from the experts at Butterball will turn you into a turkey-carving pro.

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Durbin Challenges Rauner on Refugees

Rauner has spoken with federal Homeland Security officials

FILE- This is a 1967 handout image from Parlophone of The British group, The Beatles,. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney; and George Harrison. The woman who as a child was the basis for the Beatles song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is gravely ill. It was thought by many at the time that the psychedelic song from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band was a paean to LSD because of the initials in the title, but it was actually based on a drawing that John Lennon's young son Julian brought home from school. He told his father the drawing was of Lucy in the sky with diamonds. Lucy Vodden, now living in Surrey just outside of London _ drifted apart after schoolyard days, but they have gotten back in touch as Lennon has tried to help Vodden cope with Lupus, a life-threatening disease.

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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 24

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

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New Roof at Executive Mansion

Private funds raised for roof repairs.

11-23-15 Filing Day

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Lines of Candidates for Day 1 of Filing

Monday is the first day to file petitions for statewide and federal political candidates in Illinois. More than three-hundred people…

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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 25


A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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The first word of the new ‘Star Wars’ movie is …


Director J.J. reveals the first word spoken in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which hits theaters next month.

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Jennifer Lawrence named entertainer of the year


The star is one of the biggest and bankable actresses in Hollywood and has featured in a number of blockbusters including the "X-Men" franchise and "The Hunger Games" films.

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Billy Gibbons goes jazz


The ZZ Top guitarist didn't really think about ever playing jazz until he was invited last year to play the Havana Jazz Festival.

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‘Rocky’ successor ‘Creed’ highlights Philadelphia’s revival


Adonis Johnson, the son of Balboa rival-turned-mentor Apollo Creed, leaves behind a life of privilege to walk in the footsteps of a father he never knew.