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Obama to Restore College Grants for Some Prison Inmates

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Police Investigate Shooting on Eisenhower Expressway

Police Investigate Shooting on Eisenhower Expressway

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Netanyahu Calls Abbas After Arson That Killed Toddler

Netanyahu Calls Abbas After Arson That Killed Toddler

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Church Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

Church Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

A federal magistrate entered not guilty pleas on 33 federal charges, including for hate crimes, for a white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston. During Friday's hearing...

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Box Office Preview: 'Mission Impossible,' 'Vacation,' and More

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Bear Caught Eating Cat Food, Chocolate in Living Room Shot Dead

Bear Caught Eating Cat Food, Chocolate in Living Room Shot Dead

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Game-Changing Ebola Vaccine Could Stop Virus

Game-Changing Ebola Vaccine Could Stop Virus

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Tech Talker: Schools Tackle Social Media

Tech Talker: Schools Tackle Social Media

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Boater Rescued After Falling in Lake Michigan

Boater Rescued After Falling in Lake Michigan

A search is underway for a person who fell off a boat in Lake Michigan, fire officials said.

1 Dead, 5 Injured in Eisenhower Expressway Crash

1 Dead, 5 Injured in Eisenhower Expressway Crash

All lanes were block on the outbound Eisenhower Expressway on Chicago's West Side for a rollover crash Friday morning, officials said.

When You Can See This Week's Rare Blue Moon

When You Can See This Week's Rare Blue Moon

Be sure to set your gaze skyward Friday to catch a glimpse of the rare blue moon, which, contrary to its name, will probably not be blue.

Beijing to Host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing to Host 2022 Winter Olympics

Beijing has been selected to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, becoming the first city awarded both the winter and summer games. Beijing defeated Almaty, Kazakhstan, in a vote of the International Olympic...

WATCH: Sweat-Soaked, Wailing Toddler Rescued From Hot Car

WATCH: Sweat-Soaked, Wailing Toddler Rescued From Hot Car

A Bergen County Sheriff's officer rescued a wailing, sweat-soaked toddler from inside a locked minivan parked at a Costco in New Jersey on a sweltering afternoon Thursday. Concerned passersby in the parking lot...

Lollapalooza Kicks Off Weekend of Music in Grant Park

Lollapalooza Kicks Off Weekend of Music in Grant Park

Lollapalooza begins Friday, kicking off three days of music and dancing in Chicago’s Grant Park.