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Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.

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‘Barbie Jeep Girl’ is a living legend

After getting her license suspended for a DWI, a Texas State student found a new, four-wheeled way to get around campus.

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Chris Evans makes ‘Marvel’-ous directoral debut

The "Before We Go" director talks about pulling his film together and how being in the Marvel world makes it easier to get movies off the ground.

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Third UMass Gang Rape Defendant Found Guilty

A Hampshire Superior Court jury deliberated for 12 hours before yesterday afternoon finding Adam Liccadi guilty on three of four counts of aggravated rape.

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West Springfield Police Probe Launched After Prisoner Escapes

Jose Rubet of Springfield was arrested August 22 after allegedly leading officers on a high-speed chase into Agawam. He was arrested and taken to lockup, where he later produced a knife which he waved at officers before escaping through an emergency exit.

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Kentucky clerk jailed for denying same-sex marriage licenses

The clerk has refused to issue licenses to any couples, gay or straight, since the U.S. Supreme Court in June ruled that same-sex couples have the right to marry under the U.S. Constitution, citing her beliefs as an Apostolic Christian.

Hotel Northampton workers march to unionize. Courtesy of Jerrey Roberts, Daily Hampshire Gazette

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Hotel Northampton Workers Plan To Unionize

Around 50 Hotel Northampton workers marched through downtown Tuesday night to announce their intention to bargain collectively. The group attempted to present their union petition to hotel owner Mansour Ghalibaf, who refused to come out of his office to accept it.

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Recreational Marijuana Question Cleared by AG

Attorney General Maura Healey has cleared a total of 23 potential 2016 state ballot questions, including one which would legalize marijuana for recreational use.

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Low CT River Levels This Labor Day Weekend

Possibly posing problems for boaters who don't pay attention, a lack of rain this summer has resulted in extremely low river levels.

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Deflategate: Tom Brady beats NFL, judge nullifies 4-game suspension

The quarterback's suspension was thrown out by a federal judge after a seven-month standoff between the NFL and its players union.

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Love Hulu but hate the ads?

Hulu is rolling out an ad-free version of its subscription service.

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Cate Blanchett to play Lucille Ball in new biopic

The movie will chronicle the entertainer's 20-year marriage to Desi Arnaz, her "I Love Lucy" co-star.

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The Serena show rolls on

The Serena Williams show continued at the U.S. Open as the world number one moved a step closer to a calendar Grand Slam.

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Mayweather ready to hang up gloves as ‘the best ever’

The boxer plans to go out unbeaten and on his own terms, as "The Best Ever," when he ends his career next week with his welterweight title defense against fellow American Andre Berto.

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Los Angeles mayor says Olympic bid is a ‘new start’ for city

Los Angeles' 2024 summer Olympics bid will be a new start for the United States as it attempts to land the first summer Games since 1996.

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WATCH: The science of golf

A look at the science behind a golf ball’s flight impact.

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Obama scores policy win in securing votes for Iran nuclear deal

U.S. President Barack Obama scored a major foreign policy victory by securing enough Senate votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal in Congress, but Republicans pledged to keep up their fight against the pact with new sanctions on Tehran.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making news today, Thursday, Sept. 3.

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U.S. police slayings raise pressure on officers at time of tension

Experts caution that the number of police killed on duty this year is not out of the ordinary, and the reasons behind the deaths are a complicated mix of factors that go well beyond the current climate.

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of this week's biggest newsmakers and the headlines you may have missed.

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Gunman kills one student, wounds two others at Sacramento college

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One student was killed and two others injured after a fistfight at a Sacramento community college escalated into a shooting.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Sept. 4

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.

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US employers add 173K jobs in August; rate falls to 5.1 pct.

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The U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year low in August as employers added a modest 173,000 jobs, a key piece of evidence for the Federal Reserve.

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The skies will be crowded this Labor Day

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The group has forecast that summer travel will reach an all-time high on the wings of a strong U.S. economy.