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FILE   In this file photo taken Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, Russian President Vladimir Putin prepare to toast with ambassadors in the Alexander Hall after a ceremony of presentation of credentials by foreign ambassadors in the Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow, Russia. Vladimir Putin says he will not remain Russia’s president for life, but will step down in line with the Russian constitution no later than 2024. Staying beyond that would be “detrimental for the country and I don’t need this,” he said in an interview with the Tass news agency released Sunday.(AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)
Putin says he won't be Russia's president for lifePutin says he won't remain Russia's president for life, will decide later on a 4th term
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FSU, 'Bama, Oregon, Miss St unchanged in AP pollUnchanged: Florida State, Alabama, Oregon, Mississippi State hold steady as top 4 in AP poll
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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, left, congratulates Nick O'Leary on a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014.  (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
No. 1 Florida State faces another test in FloridaNo. 1 Florida State passes latest test, faces another against rival Florida
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2014 file photo, Iggy Azalea performs at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Azalea, from Australia, is the lead nominee at Sunday's American Music Awards. She will compete for top awards such as artist, new artist and single of the year for her smash hit, "Fancy." (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP, File)
Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift set for 2014 AMAsAustralia's Iggy Azalea is leader of American Music Awards; Swift, Grande, Minaj to perform
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Protesters hold signs Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, along a stretch of road where violent protests occurred following the August shooting of unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Ferguson and the St. Louis region are on edge in anticipation of the announcement by a grand jury whether to criminally charge Officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Ferguson tense ahead of grand jury decisionAs barricades go up, Ferguson awaits grand jury decision; group says no decision reached
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An Iranian student holds a placard to show a support for Iran's nuclear program in a gathering in front of the headquarters of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization in Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. With a deadline approaching for a nuclear deal, an Iranian official said Sunday that the discussion may soon have to shift from trying to reach an agreement to extending negotiations past the target date. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Diplomats: Iran atomic talks move toward extensionIran nuclear deal prospects slip further away, diplomats work on way to extend talks
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Marion Barry remembered for love of DCFormer DC Mayor Marion Barry remembered for his love of the city he served
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In this image released by Lionsgate, Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen in a scene from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1." (AP Photo/Lionsgate, Murray Close)
'Mockingjay, Part 1' opens with $123 million'Mockingjay, Part 1' opens with $123 million, down from 'Catching Fire' debut
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Boy with fake gun dies after shot by Ohio officer12-year-old boy brandishing fake gun at rec center dies after being shot by Cleveland officer
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  • Woman Shot with Stun Gun 12 Times at McDonald's Says She Wasn't 'Lovin' It'

    A woman accused of throwing McDonald's food at employees in the drive-thru window two years ago is suing Des Plaines police officer who responded to the scene - and hit her with a stun gun a dozen times, causing various injuries. Dayna A. Allen said in a lawsuit filed in Cook County Friday that she was getting food at the Des Plaines McDonald's at 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 23, 2012, when officers approached her, ordered her out of her car and then got into the car and Tasered her when she refused. Patch.com, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 11:15 PM
  • The latest Illinois news from the Associated Press

    Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is preparing to take the reins of Illinois' government. Rauner has been dealing with a rush of job-seekers, a leaky roof at the governor's mansion and hard feelings among opponents he now must deal with. WAND-TV Decatur, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 02:45 PM
  • How Frerichs won

    Sen. Mike Frerichs visits with supporters as prepares for a long night waiting for results at iHotel in Champaign on Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014. So how did Champaign Democrat Mike Frerichs, who two weeks ago looked like an election loser, become an election winner? In a variation of the old saw that "victory has a thousand fathers but defeat is an orphan," Frerichs joked last Thursday that "lots of people have called to claim credit" for his narrow victory over Republican Tom Cross for state treasurer. The News-Gazette, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 08:19 AM
  • District 214 proposes 2.4 percent tax levy increase

    The Northwest Suburban High School District 214 school board on Thursday approved a 2.4 percent tentative tax levy increase for the next year. The total amount to be tentatively levied from District 214 taxpayers is $210.3 million, up from the $205.4 million that was levied last year, according to district documents. Daily Herald, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 05:50 PM
  • Retrial date set in case of Streamwood infant death

    A Cook County judge set Dec. 5 for the retrial of a Hanover Park woman charged with strangling her newborn to death and leaving his body in a trash can moments after giving birth to him three years ago in a Streamwood Salvation Army store restroom. Earlier this month, jurors deliberated the fate of 22-year-old Jessica Cruz for nearly 20 hours over 2#xbd; days but were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on charges of first degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and concealment of a homicide. Daily Herald, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 07:30 PM
  • Guilty plea for man who helped kill Arlington Heights dad

    A Chicago man pleaded guilty Friday to the grisly 2011 murder of George Nellessen, 55, in his Arlington Heights home. Armon Braden, 24, is expected to be sentenced on Jan. 30 to 22 years in prison as part of a negotiated plea, prosecutors said. Daily Herald, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 07:29 PM
  • Make It A Green Holiday: Recycle Lights

    The City of Evanston, in conjunction with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County , will begin its annual holiday light recycling program on Monday, December 1. Holiday string lighting and extension cords can be dropped off for recycling at the Evanston Ecology Center, Main Evanston Library and Levy Senior Center. This year's donations will be recycled through a program supported by the City of Evanston, SWANCC and Elgin Recycling . Patch.com, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 06:13 PM
  • Cook County jail inmates demolishing buildings

    The Cook County Sheriff's Department is sending out crews of jail inmates to tear down abandoned buildings that have become magnets for crime. The department in recent weeks has deployed inmates sentenced to the Vocational Rehabilitation Impact Center or "boot camp" to demolish a dozen homes in distressed communities. My FOX Chicago, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 06:45 AM
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