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This Jan. 27, 2015 photo provided by the Two Eagles Balloon Team shows the sunrise as the helium-filled ballloon carrying Troy Bradley of Albuquerque and Leonid Tiukhtyaev of Russia crosses the Pacific Ocean after taking off from Saga, Japan. The two pilots landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 after an audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered two long-standing records for ballooning. The pilots landed 4 miles offshore in Baja California about 300 miles north of the popular beach destination of Cabo San Lucas. (AP Photo/Two Eagles Balloon Team)
Historic balloon flight ends on Mexican coastHistoric journey across Pacific Ocean ends with balloon pilots landing on Mexican coast
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Jimmy Fallon set for Super Bowl Sunday show in PhoenixLip sync contest among highlights Jimmy Fallon has planned for 'super' late-night show
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 1996, file photo, rapper Tupac Shakur, left, and a founder of Death Row Records, Marion "Suge" Knight, attend a voter registration event in South Central Los Angeles. A lawyer for Knight says he was at the wheel of a car involved in an accident in a Los Angeles suburb.  It occurred in Compton shortly before 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015.  (AP Photo/Frank Wiese, File)
Detectives review video to find clues in 'Suge' Knight caseInvestigators review hit-and-run video to figure out if 'Suge' Knight was victim or attacker
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This is the Weather Underground forecast for Sunday, Feb. 1,  2015 for the eastern region of the U.S. (AP Photo/Weather Underground)
Storm crawls into Midwest, threatens NortheastSlow-moving storm crawls into Midwest, could drop a foot or more of snow as it moves east
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Members of Al-Kaseasbeh, the tribe of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by the Islamic State group militants, light candles and carry posters with his picture and Arabic that reads "we are all Muath," at the captured pilot's tribal gathering divan, in his home town of Karak, Jordan, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. An online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant behead Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, ending days of negotiations by diplomats to save the man. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Family of Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State demands wordWorried family of Jordanian pilot demands word on efforts to free him from Islamic State group
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Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir arrives for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) summit, held on the eve of the heads of state meeting of the African Union summit, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The threat posed by Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebels, will be a focus of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he attends the African Union heads of state summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a spokesman said. (AP Photo/Elias Asmare)
African leaders to court: Drop cases against top AfricansAfrican leaders tell intl court to drop charges against Sudan's president, Kenyan VP Ruto
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FILE - In this May 14, 2014 file photo, buildings along the Sumida River are seen through a Japanese national flag fluttering on a sightseeing boat in Tokyo. The Japanese, who inhabit one of the safest countries in the world, have been reminded in brutal fashion that the world is a dangerous place. In a shock to a country that can feel insulated from distant geopolitical problems, two of their own have reportedly been killed by Islamic radicals in Syria, the latest apparently beheaded in a video posted online this weekend by militant websites. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in a bid to restore Japan’s position in the world, has been driving his country to play a larger international role, most controversially seeking to loosen constitutional restraints put on its military after World War II. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Analysis: The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, againAnalysis: Why Japan may still pursue a greater global role despite the hostage crisis
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to reporters at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo early Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 after an online video released Saturday night purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT
Horror in Japan as video purports to show hostage beheadedHorror, fear in Japan after video purports to show Islamic State group beheading hostage Goto
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady  (12) passes during practice Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, in Tempe, Ariz. The Patriots play the Seattle Seahawks in NFL football Super Bowl XLIX Sunday, Feb. 1. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
Seahawks repeat a scary prospect for NFLDo It Again: If Seahawks repeat, it's scary prospect for NFL down the road
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  • No bail for man charged in West Pullman fatal shooting

    Christopher Cage of the 300 block of West 109th Place was charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder, Chicago police said. Christopher Cage of the 300 block of West 109th Place was charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder, Chicago police said. Chicago Tribune, Sat, Jan 31 2015 @ 06:41 PM
  • Chicago residents prep for biggest potential snowfall of the season

    This weekend's snow storm could be the most snow Chicagoans have seen so far this season and Anna Stork is not taking any chances. Stork joined the masses inside a South Loop Home Depot store where workers were continually restocking winter storm supplies since the Saturday morning rush. My FOX Chicago, Sat, Jan 31 2015 @ 10:43 PM
  • Impulse Movement Co. of Elmhurst Presents 'Light my Fire' on Valentine's Day

    A new Elmhurst based professional dance company, Impulse Movement Co., in residence at Dupage Dance Academy, is producing an event called 'Light my Fire' at the Central Park West in Oak Brook on February 14 at 7pm. Impulse Movement Co., Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 06:31 PM
  • Chicagoland hearts filled with amore

    There are many Valentine happenings taking place around town for families or sweeties this year. When it comes to love, spending time together is a very important gift to give., Sat, Jan 31 2015 @ 06:58 PM
  • The dream of the 90s is alive in Pilsen

    I spotted Paula Nacif and Christine Janokowicz during an evening of audiovisual performances filled with SAIC students and low-tech/high-concept works at the new Pilsen art gallery 1-800-SPACE , founded by Paula and her roommate Maggie Harrington. The 90s definitely appeal to this generation of artists-someone even used Comic Sans during their presentation-and you could see it in their outfits. Chicago Reader, Sat, Jan 31 2015 @ 12:14 PM
  • Outdated serving piece fetches more than $3,000

    Some serving pieces used in the 19th century are no longer needed or made. Victorian table settings were very elaborate - lace or other fancy cloths, at least six or seven special dishes for every course, like a service plate, then fish, soup, dinner, salad and butter plate, and a sauce dish. Las Vegas Review Journal, Sat, Jan 31 2015 @ 09:25 AM
  • Rick Shandling's Jazz Coalition at Oak Park Arms

    Rick Shandling's Jazz Coalition will perform original jazz compositions at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 2 , at the Oak Park Arms , 408 S. Oak Park Ave. The performance is part of the Monday Night Concert Series. Composer and drummer Rick Shandling's musical styles range from mainstream be-bop to contemporary jazz and rock fusion., Sat, Jan 31 2015 @ 07:04 AM
  • Marin Civic Center nominated as World Heritage site

    The Marin County Civic Center was among 10 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings nominated Friday by U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewel for inclusion on the World Heritage List of significant cultural and natural sites. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee will consider the nomination in the summer of 2016. Marin Independent Journal, Fri, Jan 30 2015 @ 06:10 PM
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