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joegreen

in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at the sports news making headlines today, Thursday, July 31.

colfer

in Entertainment

‘Glee’ star’s best-selling books coming to big screen

The young adult book series "The Land of Stories" could be heading to the big screen.

verizon

in National

Regulators question Verizon plan to slow data speeds for some

Regulators are "deeply troubled" by Verizon's plan to slow data downloads for customers on the older unlimited data plans.

boston

in Sports

MLB: Buyers and sellers spar for deadline deals

Teams are scrambling to finish acquiring difference-making players for this season or possible future stars ahead of Thursday's trade deadline.

redskins

in Sports

Redskins hire PR firm amid fight over name

The Washington Redskins have hired a public relations firm to help battle criticism that its name is a racial slur.

bosh

in Sports

Bosh officially re-signs with Heat

The Miami Heat officially re-signed of nine-time All-Star forward Chris Bosh.

veterans

in National

House approves $17B veterans health care bill

The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a plan to ease delays at the scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.

obama

in National

House Republicans vote to sue Obama over health care

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives cleared the way for a lawsuit accusing the President of overstepping his authority.

johnnywinter

in Features

2014 Notable Deaths

The celebrities we have lost this year.

Sister Grows Up

in Viral Videos

Girl doesn’t want brother to grow up

Five-year-old Sadie doesn't want her little brother to grow up because he's too cute now as a baby.

WENN

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: July 31

A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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in Entertainment

‘Girls’ star Allison Williams to play Peter Pan on live TV

The star of the HBO comedy will play Peter Pan opposite Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in the TV musical special "Peter Pan Live! on NBC."

hyundai

in National

Hyundai recalls 883K Sonatas

Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.

nadal

in Sports

Nadal withdraws from Toronto, Cincinnati events

Rafa Nadal will miss two U.S. Open tune-up events due to a wrist injury, putting his status in doubt for a title defense at the year's final grand slam.

chrispratt

in Entertainment

Chris Pratt goes from slob to heartthrob

With a more buff physique than his character Andy Dwyer on "Parks and Recreation," Pratt combines cocky and dorky into an unlikely leader of a band of outcasts bent on saving the galaxy.

obama

in National

Obama to Republicans: ‘Stop being mad all the time’

The President took his criticism of congressional Republicans to a higher pitch on Wednesday, appealing to them to work with him to "get some work done."

schoollunch

in Lifestyle

Study: Kids like new, healthier school lunches

A recent study suggests that most elementary age students like eating the healthier school lunches required by the USDA.

soda

in National

Sugar tax could be coming to your soda

A lawmaker will launch the first national effort in years to tax soda, the latest bid to stem rising obesity and diabetes rates by curbing the consumption of sugary drinks.

consumer

in National

U.S. economy bounces back in second quarter

Economic growth accelerated more than expected in the second quarter, bolstering views for a stronger performance in the last six months of the year.

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in Local

Western Mass Firefighters Working Out West

Nine Western Massachusetts firefighters have been deployed to Washington State to help battle wildfires there.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Amherst Schools Move Towards Positive Discipline Model

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Amherst Schools are shifting to a model of positive school discipline.

in Local

Land Trust Grapples With DEP

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Efforts to build fully-accessible trails on conservation land in Easthampton are on hold until a permitting issue can be resolved.

in Local

Dobelle Spent WSU Funds At ‘Bohemian Grove’

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The Massachusetts Inspector General has released a report on Evan Dobelle's spending.

in Local

Double Six Gets Liquor License Back

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A troubled Holyoke nightclub has had its liquor license restored, but will still face possible sanctions.

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Pan Am Workers Camp Moving On

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Their work is done for now, so 100 Pan Am Railroad workers who've been laying new track in Northampton are packing up camp and moving on.