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Brady’s Deflategate testimony released

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In the 457-page transcript Brady denies tampering with - or telling anyone to tamper with - footballs in the AFC championship game.

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Boston mayor wants ban on chewing tobacco at ballparks

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Public health officials, advocates, and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling are among those supporting the proposal.

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Jays’ Sanchez gets three-game ban for bench-clearing brawl

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Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Aaron Sanchez has been suspended for three games and manager John Gibbons for one following a bench-clearing confrontation with the Kansas City Royals

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

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Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, Aug. 5.

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After death of 9-year-old, no more bat boys and girls

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The National Baseball Congress is suspending the use of bat boys and girls during its World Series in Kansas following the death of a 9-year-old boy who was hit by a bat.

Entertainment

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Idris Elba makes magazine history

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The "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" star can now add magazine cover model to his resumé.

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Kevin Bacon pushes for more male nudity in films

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NOT SAFE FOR WORK: The "Wild Things" star is jokingly urging the men of Hollywood to demand fair treatment in films and fight for the right to get naked.

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Miss Piggy and Kermit ‘break up’ ahead of TV premiere

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Yet another Hollywood power couple has bit the dust.

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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 5

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A look back on the headlines that made Hollywood history.

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‘Empire’ creators face lawsuit over Cookie

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Sophia Eggleston, of Detroit, Michigan has filed a $300 million lawsuit claiming the show's central character Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson, is so similar to her that creator Lee Daniels must have used her as his muse.

Viral Videos

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Watch this amazing 35-foot tall ‘Slip and Slide’

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This makes us want to hit the water right now!

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Obama calls Trump

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The President tries to give The Donald (played by Jimmy Fallon) some debate advice but the whole thing quickly falls apart into auto-tuned madness.

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When a giant crane lands on your house

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Two construction cranes and a portion of a bridge being replaced in the Netherlands came crashing down, landing on nearby homes.

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Epic Pomeranian puppy sneeze

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There are worse ways you could spend a few seconds of your day.

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Ice T voices ‘Care Bears,’ ‘Dora the Explorer’

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The rapper and "Law & Order: SVU" star used to do voice work for children's cartoons.

National News

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Obama warns of dangers to Israel if Iran deal blocked

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The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives will vote on whether to reject the agreement when lawmakers return to Washington in September, setting up a showdown with the president.

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Poll shows many believe blacks are treated less fairly

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Whites, blacks and Hispanics also expressed a new low in their satisfaction with the way blacks are treated in U.S. society, according to the Gallup 2015 Minority Rights and Relations poll.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, Aug. 5

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Climate plan shows U.S. ‘can change the world’

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The plan, which also mandates a shift to renewable energy from coal-fired electricity, is meant to put the U.S. in a strong position at international talks in Paris later this year on reaching a deal to curb global warming.

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More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

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Now that the Senate has derailed Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

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Illegal immigration a dominant theme at Republican forum even without Trump

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There was no Donald Trump but his top issue, illegal immigration, was a dominant theme for 14 Republican presidential candidates who tested their messages at a forum to start a pivotal week on the campaign trail.

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Major U.S. airlines end trophy hunter shipments after Cecil outcry

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Three U.S. airlines have banned the transport of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo killed by trophy hunters, in the latest fallout from the killing of Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, Aug. 4

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Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan

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President Barack Obama will unveil the final version of his plan to tackle greenhouse gases, kicking off what is expected to be a tumultuous legal battle between federal environmental regulators and coal industry supporters.

What's Happening

Get the Picture photo contest returns!

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Have a great picture of a person, place or thing taken here in the Valley? Enter our third annual Get…

WHMP Breakfast Club in South Hadley with State Rep John Scibak

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Bob and Denise speak with State Rep John Scibak live from South Hadley on the WHMP Breakfast Club

WHMP-Dakin Pet of the Week 7-22-15

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Mojo Schnauzer, Miniature Poodle, Miniature Location: Springfield: Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society Gender: Male Age: 6 months Mojo is one…

WHMP Community Forum-The Future of Holyoke Schools, Part 4

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Holyoke Public Schools have been taken over by the state. What next?  WHMP held a community forum at Gateway City…

WHMP Community Forum-The Future of Holyoke Schools, Part 3

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Holyoke Public Schools have been taken over by the state. What next?  WHMP held a community forum at Gateway City…

WHMP Community Forum-The Future of Holyoke Schools Part 2

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Holyoke Public Schools have been taken over by the state. What next?  WHMP held a community forum at Gateway City…

Lifestyle News

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Kellogg axing artificial products in cereals, snacks

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The 109-year old company, whose cereals have been a popular breakfast choice for decades, will stop using artificial colors and flavors by the end of 2018.

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Fitness experts warn of the pitfalls of going to exercise extremes

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With challenging workouts from ultra-marathons to endurance events on obstacle courses all the rage, fitness experts say more and more weekend warriors are leaping into extreme activities before looking into the perils of overdoing it.

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‘Star Trek’ style elevators coming to a house near you

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A futuristic elevator that fits neatly into the corner of a room and moves between floors of a standard home could present a more attractive proposition than the traditional stairlift.