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Tribute to Justin Wilson before Sunday’s finale

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Justin Wilson's race car will be back on track for the IndyCar season finale.

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Serena insists pressure not a factor in Grand Slam bid

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Serena Williams says she is treating the upcoming U.S. Open just like any other, even though she is well aware of the historical impact the year's final grand slam may have.

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Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose accused of rape

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Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013.

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‘Chocolate Thunder’ Dawkins dies at 58

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Darryl Dawkins, one of the most colorful players in the NBA in recent memory, has passed away at the age of 58.

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Friday’s Sports Minute

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Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, Aug. 28.

Entertainment

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A new milestone for Facebook

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For the first time, a billion people used Facebook in a single day.

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The latest news from the ‘Star Wars’ camp

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The young stars of the upcoming movie, "The Force Awakens," talk about their experiences filming with JJ Abrams.

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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 28

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A look at Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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WATCH: 60 years of ‘Guinness World Records’

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That's a lot of years of documenting unique records.

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‘Big Bang’ star Jim Parsons making big bank

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The TV favorite has earned an estimated $29 million in the past year,

Viral Videos

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Taylor Swift & Lisa Kudrow bring back ‘Smelly Cat’ from ‘Friends’

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From Central Perk to the Staples Center, Phoebe Buffay has hit the big time.

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Can the McWhopper make fast-food ‘peace?’

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Could a Big Mac - Whopper hybrid be happening? And, if so, would you eat it?

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What if Daniel is the real ‘Karate Kid’ bully?

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In this alternate version of the classic film, Daniel LaRusso is the one who picks every fight in "The Karate Kid."

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WATCH: Llama drama

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"Phantom" the llama lived up to its name, evading animal control officers, neighbors and its owner for close to three hours before being caught.

National News

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U.S. vaccination rates high, but pockets of unvaccinated pose risk

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The vast majority of U.S. kindergarten-age children are vaccinated against preventable diseases but sizable pockets of unprotected children still exist, posing a public health threat, according to a government study.

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Eying volatile markets, Obama urges Congress to pass budget

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President Barack Obama on Thursday urged the Congress to avoid contributing to global economic uncertainty and quickly pass a budget before a deadline at the end of September to prevent a government shutdown.

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A decade after Katrina, Bourbon Street is rocking again

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When the hurricane made landfall on Aug. 29, 2005, it would go on to become the costliest storm in U.S. history.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Aug. 28

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

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Global life expectancy rises, but people live sicker for longer

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General health has improved worldwide, thanks to significant progress against infectious diseases and gains in fighting maternal and child illnesses.

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When Congress returns from vacation, budget fight looms

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The U.S. Congress will soon embark on a high-stakes budget negotiation with President Barack Obama that, if productive, could give Republicans the increased military spending they want and Democrats the increased domestic spending they seek.

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Christmas in August: Walmart’s holiday layaway comes early

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It's the latest sign of retailers getting more aggressive about grabbing holiday shoppers early.

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Colorado movie shooter sentenced to 12 life terms

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Condemning movie massacre gunman James Holmes to 12 life sentences and the maximum 3,318 years in prison for his rampage in a midnight screening of a "Batman" film.

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Obama to herald New Orleans’ progress ahead of Katrina anniversary

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President Barack Obama on Thursday will highlight the "structural inequality" that hurt poor black people in New Orleans before the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, during a visit to celebrate the city's progress 10 years after the storm.

What's Happening

WHMP Dakin Pet of the Week-Scully!

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Scully is a: Domestic Shorthair Mix, Gender: Male, Age: 2 months This little firecracker was found in someone’s yard on the 4th of…

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 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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Once considered rude, some cell phone etiquette is the new norm

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Do you text or otherwise engage with a small screen during a social gathering? A U.S. survey suggests you are not alone, even if you are annoyed when other people do exactly the same thing.

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Love or loathe them, emails are here to stay

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If seeing an inbox full of hundreds of emails fills you with dread, get used to it, because they are here to stay and will remain a constant in the workplace.

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Deals pop up as airlines compete

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It might be getting a little cheaper to fly the friendly skies.