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Top senator calls for FBI to review popular photo app

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Senate Democrat is calling on the FBI to review a Russian company's trendy smartphone app that transforms faces from photos into younger and older images of the person, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press.

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Airline seat sizes bordering on dangerous: flight attendants

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(WSIL) -- If you think airline seating is getting too tight, you are not alone.

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Apple unveils new emojis coming this fall

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(CNN) - Apple is celebrating World Emoji Day Wednesday by giving the world a sneak peek at some of the emojis the company is working on.

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Hummus products recalled nationwide over listeria concerns

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(WSIL) -- Pita Pal Foods of Houston, Texas issued the voluntary recall after listeria was found at a manufacturing facility during an FDA inspection.

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Thai Taste is up for sale

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CARBONDALE (WSIL) -- Thai Taste announced on Facebook that the business is not closing but is looking for a new owner.  

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Illinois unemployment system up and running again after computer glitch

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(WSIL) -- Illinoisans can once again file for unemployment benefits after a computer glitch caused issues earlier this week.

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Mason Ramsey featured in new "Old Town Road" remix

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(WSIL) -- Golconda's favorite son has a verse in the newest remix of the hit song "Old Town Road." Mason Ramsey joins Lil Nas X, Billy Ray Cyrus and Young Thug in the newest remix of "Old Town Road."

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Disney releases first R-rated film in 6 years

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(WSIL) -- Disney is releasing its first R-rated movie in 6 years Thursday with Stuber.

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Charming Charlie to close all of its 261 stores

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(WSIL) -- Fashion retailer Charming Charlie has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Hamburger, hot dog buns recalled over potential plastic

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(WSIL) -- Hamburger and hot dog buns sold at major retailers such as Walmart, Dollar General, Target and Sam's Club are being recalled because they may contain small pieces of hard plastic.

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Mazda recalls over 262K vehicles to fix engine stall problem

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DETROIT (AP) - Mazda is recalling more than 262,000 SUVs and cars in the U.S. to fix a software problem that could cause the engines to stall unexpectedly.

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Bost to introduce 'Betsy Ross Flag' resolution

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSIL) -- U.S. Representative Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, announced on July 9 that he will introduce a resolution in Congress later this week recognizing the historic, cultural, and political significance of the 13-star "Betsy Ross Flag."

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VW's last Beetle to leave factory this week

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(CNN) -- After roughly seven decades of production, the last Beetles that Volkswagen will produce are set to roll off the assembly line in Puebla, Mexico on Wednesday. 

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Toy Story 4 toy being recalled

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(WSIL) -- A plush toy based on the newest character in Toy Story 4 is being recalled.

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Company recalls more than 246,000 pounds of 'El Monterey' breakfast wraps

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A company is recalling more than 246,000 pounds of breakfast wraps over concerns that the products could contain small rocks.

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FedEx will stop air shipments of packages for Amazon

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(AP) -- FedEx is dropping a contract for air shipment of packages for Amazon within the United States, reducing its ties with an online retail giant that is expanding its own delivery business.

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Job Squad: June 7, 2019

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WSIL -- There are plenty of opportunities for work in our region, whether you're looking for part-time or full-time employment. 

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FTD, founded 100 years before swipe right, seeks bankruptcy

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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) - The century old flower company FTD is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following a rough Valentine's Day and will break the business into pieces.

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3 Ways to Save: Advice for graduates

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WSIL -- High school and college students around the country will soon be graduating. Before deciding "what's next", we offer some advice on saving money after receiving a diploma.  

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3 Ways to Save: Dog care

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WSIL -- April is 'Active Dog Month', so we're offering up three ways to save on your four-legged friends.  

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