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Boston to blame for Olympic bid flop, says IOC’s Bach

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Boston was picked by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the country's candidate for the 2024 Games but rescinded its bid in a spectacular U-turn on Monday after the city's mayor said taxpayers could not afford to host the event.

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Platini to run for FIFA presidency

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UEFA head Michel Platini announced on Wednesday his intention to stand for presidency of FIFA in place of Sepp Blatter.

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ANALYSIS: Women’s impact on men’s professional sports

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The Arizona Cardinals say new coach Jen Welter is believed to be the first woman to hold a coaching position of any kind in the NFL.

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U.S. dentist accused of killing beloved Cecil the Lion

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Wildlife officials accused an American hunter of killing one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death.

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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, July 29.

Entertainment

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REVIEW: ‘Vacation’ is a fun road trip for a new generation

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Rating: R | Run time: 99 min. | Genre: Comedy | Starring: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins…

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Conan O’Brien accused of stealing jokes

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The late night host is being sued for allegedly lifting gags from Twitter.

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‘Empire’ star sued for alleged abuse

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Terrence Howard's ex-wife is suing for assault and battery, and intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, and seeking an unspecified amount in damages.

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‘Married … With Children’ spinoff in the works

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Actor David Faustino is developing a spinoff featuring original stars Christina Applegate, Ed O'Neill, and Katey Sagal.

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Chris Hemsworth survived on 500 calories a day for shipwreck drama

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The "Thor" star is used to bulking up for his action films, but this time he battled constant hunger pangs.

Viral Videos

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: ‘TeachingCenter’

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A look at the exciting and high stakes world of professional teaching.

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WATCH: Ohio State football players ‘dummy’ prank

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This Nike uniform "mannequin" did a better job bringing quarterback Cardale Jones to the ground than any Oregon player.

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Orangutan is a big fan of this mom-to-be

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This pregnant woman's trip to the zoo was a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Flower toss wedding fail

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Don't drop the baby!

National News

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TSA vows to close security gaps at U.S. airports

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The new leader of the Transportation Security Administration said his top priority would be to close security gaps after an internal report showed 96 percent of undercover tests failed.

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Americans report improved health, better healthcare

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The study of more than 500,000 Americans found improvements in insurance coverage, access to primary care and prescriptions, and overall health since late 2013.

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Boston to blame for Olympic bid flop, says IOC’s Bach

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Boston was picked by the U.S. Olympic Committee to be the country's candidate for the 2024 Games but rescinded its bid in a spectacular U-turn on Monday after the city's mayor said taxpayers could not afford to host the event.

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U.S. homeownership hits 35 year-low, renting in vogue

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The drop in ownership underscores the damage inflicted on housing by the recession and the economy's subsequent slow recovery from the downturn.

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U.S., Turkey weigh which Syrian rebels to support in border area

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The United States and Turkey have not yet agreed which Syrian rebels they will support in a joint effort to help clear Islamic State from an area along the Turkish border.

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U.S. dentist accused of killing beloved Cecil the Lion

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Wildlife officials accused an American hunter of killing one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, July 29

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

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Windows 10 debuts today

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No one's expected to line up overnight for the new Microsoft operating systems the way people did 20 years ago for Windows 95, but today marks the first update in three years.

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IOC expects U.S. 2024 bid despite Boston pullout

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The deadline for applicant city submissions for the 2024 Games is Sept. 15 with Hamburg, Paris, Rome and Budapest already having entered the race.

What's Happening

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…

WHMP Community Forum-The Future of Holyoke Schools-Part 1

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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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Windows 10 debuts today

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No one's expected to line up overnight for the new Microsoft operating systems the way people did 20 years ago for Windows 95, but today marks the first update in three years.

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The Internet is no substitute for a doctor

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Online symptom checkers often misdiagnose problems, encouraging people to seek care for minor issues that don’t need immediate attention or incorrectly telling people with true emergencies that treatment can wait.