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Porcupine predicts Super Bowl winner

He's been right the last three years. Can Teddy Bear the porcupine go four-for-four?

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Lee Daniels wants Denzel on ‘Empire’

The Hollywood moviemaker wants the Oscar winner to join the cast for a cameo appearance.

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Lawmaker again takes aim at NFL tax status

Days before the Super Bowl, a lawmaker is again sponsoring a bill that would punt the NFL's tax exemption.

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Murder trial of ex-Patriot Hernandez set to start

Massachusetts prosecutors will seek to prove he fatally shot a semi-professional football player in 2013.

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in National

As gas prices drop, Americans favor oil exports

A new poll shows Americans are more likely than ever to favor easing a ban on exporting crude oil.

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in Lifestyle

Public health officials blast e-cigarettes

Critics say e-cigarettes are addictive, lead to nicotine poisoning among children, and threaten to unravel the reduction of tobacco use.

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in Sports

Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports headlines making news today, Thursday, Jan. 29.

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in Sports

Super Bowl XLIX by the numbers

More than 7 million of us will buy new TVs, we'll eat 1 billion chicken wings, and send 25 million tweets during the game.

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in Music

‘Buddy Holly’ to perform in Texas

The rock 'n' roll icon will be brought back to life for a new virtual performance as a hologram.

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in Music

Black Sabbath rocker Geezer Butler arrested in bar brawl

The bassist was arrested on suspicion of battery, vandalism, and disorderly conduct.

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in Sports, World

Americans aren’t the only ones watching the NFL

The NFL is enjoying a significant surge in global interest with Russia and China leading the way.

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in Entertainment

‘Downton Abbey’ ending after 6 seasons

The period drama, which was first broadcast in 2010, will reportedly draw to a close this year.

Actress Lindsay Lohan addresses reporters during a news conference at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Park City, Utah. Producer Randall Emmett and Lohan announced the forthcoming production of a new film, "Inconceivable," in which Lohan will star and co-produce.

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Not so fast Lindsay: Lohan’s ‘community service’ challenged

Officials are investigating whether the actress claimed a "meet-and-greet" with fans as part of her court-ordered community service.

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Teacher’s ‘Uptown Funk’ dance gets an A+

A theater teacher at a Dallas high school proves he - and his students - have got some serious moves.

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in National

Feds say Obamacare could affect nearly a third of taxpayers

Up to four percent of Americans are expected to pay a penalty for failing to obtain health coverage last year.

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in National

Obama budget proposes spending lift for military, domestic programs

The fiscal 2016 budget, which the White House intends to unveil on Monday, would fund a host of programs that Republicans are unlikely to support.

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in Weird

‘Zombie’ or miracle, cat claws his way back from the dead

A cat in Florida surfaced five days after he was hit by a car and buried for dead.

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in National

1 in 5 U.S. children rely on food stamps

The number of children relying on food stamps spiked to 16 million last year, signaling a lopsided economic recovery.

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in Sports

WATCH: 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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in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 29

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

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Making headlines this week

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

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Massachusetts House votes to eliminate speaker term limits

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Massachusetts lawmakers have voted to eliminate term limits for state House speakers

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UMass Athletic Director Leaving

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The UMass Athletic Director will soon leave Massachusetts and head to a new job in California.

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UMass Braces For Superbowl Riots

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UMass has banned all guests from dorm rooms starting at noon Sunday and will be closely monitoring social media sites.

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Baystate Franklin Surgical Wing Construction Starts

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Ground has officially broken on Baystate Franklin Medical Center's new surgical wing.