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make (the) headlines

To be featured on the headlines of news articles, as due to being particularly important, popular, fashionable, etc. It may not be so tremendous as to make the headlines, but this small change in immigration law could have a huge impact on foreign workers. The pop star made headlines yesterday after his latest run-in with police.
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Just a few days ago, we had a "deeply religious" man make headlines in my state, a man who also knows exactly where he stands.