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in Lifestyle, National

Washington state could raise smoking age to 21

Washington state could become the only state to raise its legal age for smoking tobacco to 21 from 18.

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in Music

Meghan Trainor steals Swift’s spot atop Billboard

The debut album "Title" knocked Taylor Swift from her three-week perch atop the weekly album chart.

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in Sports

Lakers top the list of most valuable NBA teams

Los Angeles unseated the Knicks as the NBA's most valuable team, worth $2.6 billion.

obamacare

in National

New Senate bill would overturn Obamacare’s individual mandate

Republicans introduced a bill to repeal one of Obamacare's most unpopular provisions.

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in National

Obama plugs tech jobs in Republican heartland

A day after delivering a defiant State of the Union, President Obama headed to the heartland to promote plans for bolstering the middle class.

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in Sports

A tale of two Super Bowl-bound cities

It will be Beantown versus the Emerald City in the Arizona desert on Feb. 1.

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in Viral Videos

Lip-syncing cop ‘Shakes It Off’

A dash cam video of a bald and burly police officer rocking out has gotten the attention of Taylor Swift.

Jennifer Lopez

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 22

A look back on the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

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in Entertainment

Lindsay Lohan hospitalized with rare virus

After vacationing in Bora Bora, the actress contracted a rare virus transmitted by mosquitoes.

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in Entertainment, Sports

NBC to put Super Bowl ads on Tumblr for digital viewers

Super Bowl commercials will be posted online moments after they air on TV.

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in National, World

U.S. and Cuba start historic talks

The highest-level U.S. delegation to Cuba in 35 years began talks on aimed at restoring diplomatic relations.

Ed Fleury

in Local

Ex Pelham Police Chief Faces Gun Charges

Pelham's former police chief pleads not guilty to numerous gun charges in connection with an incident last August.

fast food

in Local

UMass: Fast Food $15 Wage No Problem

A new study out of UMass Amherst says the fast-food industry can easily afford to pay its workers 15-dollars-an-hour.

budget

in Local

Southampton OK’s $30K For Septic Land

Southampton has approved spending 30-thousand to buy a half acre that would host a septic system for a future public safety complex.

Holyoke

in Local

Holyoke Treasurer’s Salary Remains Intact

Holyoke City Treasurer Jon Lumbra won't be seeing an immediate pay cut.

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in Local

Springfield Sues Over Homeless Influx

The city of Springfield has filed a lawsuit regarding two apartment buildings where an influx of homeless people have been relocated.

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in Entertainment, Viral Videos, Weird

Fake baby from ‘American Sniper’ deserves an Oscar

The blockbuster film starring Bradley Cooper may be controversial, but one thing not up for debate is that this baby is fake!

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in Entertainment, Sports

Shaq is now a police officer

The former NBA star is now a reserve police officer in South Florida.

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in National

Senate committee to examine testing in schools

The Republican-controlled panel is revising the landmark No Child Left Behind education law.

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in Lifestyle

Facebook cracks down on fake news

Facebook has taken steps to clamp down on "hoaxes" and fake news stories that can spread like wildfire.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Things to know as Massachusetts braces for blizzard

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(Undated)  —  Governor Baker is warning people that roads may not be passable on Tuesday and Wednesday. A major blizzard…

in Local

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Found in Northampton

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Hate crime charges are possible in the case of anti-semitic and racist graffiti found in Northampton.

in Local

Gun Homicide Holyoke

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Police are investigating a gun homicide in Holyoke Sunday.

in Local

Amherst College Rape-Diploma Case Settled

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A lawsuit by a former student against Amherst College has been settled out of court.

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Greenfield Mayor Mum on Pyers Resignation

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Greenfield's beleaguered economic development director has resigned after being investigated.