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3 days ago in National

Carly’s croon sparks bewilderment, criticism on social media

Carly Fiorina was so happy to be named U.S. presidential hopeful Ted Cruz's running mate, she broke into song during her acceptance speech. But the chorus that greeted her on social media was anything but complimentary.

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3 days ago in Entertainment

Whistleblower Snowden gets big screen treatment

The story of National Security Agency contractor-turned-whistleblower Edward Snowden captivated the U.S. in 2013 and now he is getting the Hollywood treatment.

U.S. singer Prince leaves the French Open tennis tournament in Paris June 2,  2014. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/Files

3 days ago in Music

Reports: Opioid medication found on Prince, at death scene

Authorities investigating the death of Prince found prescription opioid medication on him, according to various news outlets on Wednesday, the same day court records showed a judge appointed a bank to safeguard the music legend's estate.

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3 days ago in Viral Videos

Stern father finally praises you

"Law & Order" star J.K. Simmons and Stephen Colbert know how much praise from a stern father means. Here, pull up a chair.

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3 days ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 28

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that have made history.

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4 days ago in National

Email privacy bill headed for House approval

The House of Representatives is expected to vote to require law enforcement authorities to get a search warrant before asking technology companies to hand over old emails, with the bill's Senate prospects unclear.

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4 days ago in Sports

Players chosen in NFL draft need to plan for the long game

Every year, the National Football League draft makes a number of strapping young men very, very rich. But a word of advice from former NFL stars: Start thinking about your next career right away.

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4 days ago in Lifestyle, National

Brady Campaign unveils app to scrub mass killers’ names from media sites

U.S. anti-gun-violence activists on Wednesday introduced a phone app designed to strip notorious mass shooters' names and photos from news stories, saying that keeping their images out of the public eye could help avert future mass killings.

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4 days ago in Local

69,000 Commonwealth Kids with Parents in Prison

The highest percentage of those children in Western Mass are in Holyoke and Huntington, where the number stands at close to eight percent.

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4 days ago in Local

Home Sales Up in Western Mass

The Realtors Association of the Pioneer Valley says sales have risen over 38 percent this year over last, while prices jumped almost three percent.

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4 days ago in Local

College Student Breaks In to Amherst Home

Twenty-one-year-old Aidan Hubbard was arrested at the Cottage Street home after the owner called police.

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4 days ago in Local

Northampton’s Acting Public Works Director Resigns

James Laurila is leaving to take a job in Springfield, to run that city's water department.

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4 days ago in Local

Whately Town Meeting Approves Budget

Also approved was an article to use 200-thousand dollars in free cash to reduce the town's tax rate.

Rock singer Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., during his opening show, Feb. 18, 1985. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing)

4 days ago in Music

‘Purple Rain’ coming to more movie theaters

The 1984 film is a big hit in cinemas all over again thanks to fans seeking ways to pay tribute to the late music icon.

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4 days ago in Weird

Don’t take a selfie with Flat Creek Floyd

Fearing Snapchat could take an ugly turn toward "snap chomp," police are warning people not to take selfies with an alligator in suburban Atlanta.

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4 days ago in Sports

Uncharted territory: Predators gear up for game 7

Call it a new frontier for the Nashville Predators, one the Anaheim Ducks know all too well.

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4 days ago in Olympics, Sports

Venues ready, but many challenges remain for Rio Games

With 100 days to go before the Olympic Games begin in Rio de Janeiro, the nation famous for doing things at the last minute faces a novel situation: The venues are ready, but the host does not appear to be.

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4 days ago in Sports

Clippers lose Paul, Griffin for rest of playoffs

The Los Angeles Clippers were hit with a double whammy on Tuesday.

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4 days ago in Lifestyle

Math scores slip, reading flat for nation’s 12th-graders

Only about a third of the nation's high school seniors are prepared for the academic challenges of entry-level college math and reading courses.

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4 days ago in National

Fed set to keep rates unchanged, may nod to ebbing risks

The U.S. Federal Reserve is expected to keep interest rates unchanged on Wednesday as it continues to monitor the impact from weakening global growth but may seek to signal to markets it is determined to resume policy tightening this year.

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2 days ago in National

Making headlines this week

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

2 days ago in National

Teen pregnancies hit historic low

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The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.

2 days ago in National

U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in a photo illustration in Paris in this April 15, 2014 file photo.

The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would let U.S. judges issue search warrants for access to computers located in any jurisdiction despite opposition from civil liberties groups who say it will greatly expand the FBI's hacking authority.

2 days ago in National, World

Biden visits Iraq in show of support amid multiple crises

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and other top officials in unannounced visits to Baghdad and Erbil on Thursday to show support for a government battling Islamic State amid political and economic crises.

2 days ago in National, World

No wall, but more high-tech gear, fencing sought by U.S. border agents

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The modest scope of the requirements, details of which were contained in internal emails seen by Reuters and described by Border Patrol officials in interviews, contrasts sharply with calls by Republican presidential candidates for more drastic measures to secure the border.