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15 hours ago in Features

2016 Notable Deaths

A look at some of the noteworthy people we have lost this year.

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15 hours ago in Sports

How a Super Bowl game ball is made

There are just a few people responsible for manufacturing every NFL game ball. Find out how they're made.

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15 hours ago in Entertainment

REVIEW: ‘Hail, Caesar!’ isn’t the Coen Brothers’ best – but it’s not their worst

Beneath all the old Hollywood glamour is familiar Coen territory: faith, folly, finding your purpose and just trying to live a good life.

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15 hours ago in Entertainment

‘Playboy’ puts its clothes on – sort of

The great-granddaughter of novelist Ernest Hemingway strips off for a revamped issue of the magazine as it abandons full frontal nudity for flirty, more natural shots of women.

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15 hours ago in National

U.S. doctors upgrade Zika precautions; virus found in saliva, urine

Brazilian scientists announced on Friday they had found Zika in the saliva and urine of two patients, as U.S. health officials advised more stringent measures for monitoring pregnant women for Zika and preventing sexual transmission of the virus.

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15 hours ago in National

Nearly 13 million have signed up for Obamacare

About 12.7 million Americans signed up for health insurance coverage through the government insurance exchanges, surpassing its expectations.

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15 hours ago in National

Democrats block U.S. energy bill in fight over Flint aid

Senate Democrats teamed up with some of their Republican counterparts on Thursday and blocked a wide-ranging U.S. energy bill in a fight over aid to Flint, Michigan, to help rectify its drinking water crisis.

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15 hours ago in Sports

Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories.

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15 hours ago in National

In contentious debate, Clinton and Sanders both claim ‘progressive’ mantle

Democrat Hillary Clinton went on the attack against rival Bernie Sanders on Thursday in their most contentious presidential debate yet, questioning whether his ambitious proposals were viable and accusing him of an "artful smear" in suggesting she could be bought by political donations.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, Feb. 5

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

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15 hours ago in Sports, Trending, Viral Videos

WATCH: Leaked Super Bowl 50 commercials

A 30-second commercial spot on Super Sunday can cost up to $5 million. Which Super Sunday ad was your favorite?

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19 hours ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 5

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that made history.

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1 day ago in National

‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli laughs off questions from lawmakers, calls them ‘imbeciles’

The former drug company executive sparked outrage last year after his company raised the price of a lifesaving medicine by more than 5,000 percent to $750 a pill.

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1 day ago in Sports

Cheerleaders of Super Bowl 50: Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers cheerleaders hope to cheer Cam Newtown and team on to a Super Bowl 50 victory.

The Denver Broncos cheerleaders perform prior to an NFL preseason football game between against the San Francisco 49ers, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

1 day ago in Sports

Cheerleaders of Super Bowl 50: Denver Broncos

The Denver Broncos cheerleaders hope to cheer Peyton Manning and team on to a Super Bowl 50 victory.

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1 day ago in Local

Legislature Postpones Discussion Of ‘Millionaire Tax’

The House and Senate constitutional convention Wednesday recessed before considering the 4 percent surtax

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1 day ago in Local

UMass Rape Suspect Testifies That Sex Was Consensual

Patrick Durocher of Longmeadow testifies the September, 2013 encounter was not rape

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1 day ago in Local

Mercantile Store Closing in Northampton and Amherst

The Mercantile Store closes its doors in Northampton for the final time Saturday

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1 day ago in Local

Hadley Safety Complex Will Be Dedicated To Former Chief

The East Street complex will be dedicated to former Chief Dennis Hukowicz

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1 day ago in Local

Wind Storm Knocks Out Power To Western Mass Towns

At least seven Hampshire County towns were impacted, most notably Easthampton, where more than half the city was left in the dark

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7 hours ago in National

Making headlines this week

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A look back at some of the biggest stories this week and the headlines you may have missed.

13 hours ago in Local

UMass Rape Trial Goes To Jury

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Deliberations began Thursday in Durocher’s alleged 2013 rape of a female classmate outside the UMass Campus Center

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UMass Investigates Alleged Employee Wrongdoing

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University officials say the violations include misreporting of hours and misuse of campus resources

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Northampton Council Urges Lift On Net-Metering Cap

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The Northampton City Council has passed a resolution urging the state to lift the cap on net-metering

14 hours ago in Local

Snowy Friday Commute In The Pioneer Valley

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A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Hampden, Hampshire and Franklin Counties through 1pm