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Oil Train Derails Near Galena

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A BNSF Railway freight train containing 103 cars loaded with crude oil has derailed near Galena.

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Durbin Wants Expansion of Veterans Caregiver Funding

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Senator Dick Durbin wants to expand a program that currently provides care to post-9/11 disabled veterans, to disabled veterans of any conflict.

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Unions Sue Over Exec. Order on Fair Share Dues

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Illinois labor unions are asking a judge to invalidate Gov. Bruce Rauner's executive order.

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Lawmaker Wants to Revive Illinois Death Penalty

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Just four years after capital punishment was taken off the books in Illinois, a state lawmaker says it's time to bring it back.

Sports

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Craig Sager returns to the sidelines

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The NBA sideline reporter for TNT was back at work last night for the first time in nearly a year.

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Union: Lower NBA age limit

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The players association general counsel expects the issue will be a contentious one with the NBA.

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Year after rule changes, men’s basketball back to old form

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One year after the NCAA changed how rules were enforced to open up the game, men's basketball looks a lot like it once did.

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Low snow forces changes to iconic Iditarod

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Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing organizers to move the start further north.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

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A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, March 6.

Lifestyle

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Making a ‘smart’ swing set

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One company is trying to combine high-tech equipment with old-school playground gear.

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More want local beef, but fewer want tough job of cutting it

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Operators of small meat plants say even their children don't want to take on the hard, messy work.

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The elephants are out of the circus

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The Ringling Bros. Circus says it will eliminate elephant acts by 2018 amid public concerns.

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McDonald’s to use chicken without certain antibiotics

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The announcement comes as the fast-food giant struggles to shake its junk food image.

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Google wants you to zip line through the Amazon

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Wanna go on a zip line without all the harnesses and fear? Just hook your browser through to Google.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Feel the love, in your bones

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Who do you think will step from behind the screen? The Love Has No Labels campaign is challenging how people think.

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Country stars gathering for ‘duets’ special

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Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, and Florida Georgia Line are among the acts who will participate in a CBS concert special.

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Loretta Lynn to be honored by Tennessee governor

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The "Coal Miner's Daughter" singer, 82, will be recognized for her 50-year career.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Feel the love, in your bones

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Who do you think will step from behind the screen? The Love Has No Labels campaign is challenging how people think.

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Stallone adapting ‘The Expendables’ for TV

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The "Rambo" star has signed a deal to develop the series, which will unite action stars on a mission to stop a terrorist.

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The Band Perry teaming up with ‘Happy’ hitmaker Pharrell

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The country siblings are teaming up with pop producer Pharrell Williams for their latest album.

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Jimmy Fallon’s giant beer pong

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We need this beer pong song at our next barbecue.

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Harrison Ford ‘OK’ after plane crash

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The "Star Wars" star was hurt after his vintage plane crashed shortly after taking off from an L.A. airport.

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