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Holyoke Police Wrap Up 2-Week Surge

Holyoke Police are wrapping up Operation Full Throttle. Over the last two weeks police made more than 200 arrests.

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Amherst And Greenfield Get Downtown Grants

Amherst and Greenfield are among nine communities statewide to receive grants through the "Massachusetts Downtown Initiative."

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Oprah, Lee Daniels to honor African-American TV

The event will recognise milestones such as the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, and the 35th anniversary of the launch of BET.

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in Music

Marcus Mumford getting into hip hop

The British folk star is branching out into a new genre by heading into the studio with producer/rapper 88-Keys.

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in Sports

Friday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Friday, April 17.

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Anna Kendrick adding author to her resumé

Her first book is due out next year.

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Parents of marathon victim say take death penalty off table

The parents of the youngest victim of the marathon bombing urged authorities to take the death penalty off the table.

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in Lifestyle

Google goes more mobile

The company is tweaking its formula for helping people find things — based on how they search.

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Appeals court to take up Obama’s immigration action

Judges will consider whether to lift a temporary hold on President Barack Obama's executive action seeking to shield millions of immigrants from deportation.

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Judge gets first chance to vet new NCAA head injury deal

A U.S judge will soon get his first chance to scrutinize a reworked deal in a class-action, head-injury lawsuit against the NCAA.

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Trade-off: Deal splits Democrats between business, labor

A difficult bipartisan agreement over global U.S. trade policy is turning into a bitter battle among Democrats.

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Dog flu: Puppies sniffling across U.S.

Not all infected dogs show symptoms. Some get a cough, runny nose and fever. Severe cases can lead to pneumonia and death.

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10 FOR TODAY: Friday, April 17

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

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in Weird

Dirty deeds: $500 reward issued in diaper dumper case

Police are on the lookout for the person who has tossed more than 24 buckets of dirty diapers into the streams of Maine.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Amazing Robin Williams impersonations

Jamie Costa performs 20 fantastic impersonations, but his Mrs. Doubtfire voice is the best.

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Today in entertainment history: April 17

A look back at Hollywood's biggest headlines.

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Seth Rogen launches crowdfunding campaign for Alzheimer’s film

The "Knocked Up" funnyman wants fans to donate so he can complete a heart-wrenching documentary about the degenerative condition.

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Apple helps preserve 36,000 acres of American forest

The tech giant also says it's meeting a self-imposed goal of powering all its U.S. operations with renewable energy.

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Stories of love, life in Supreme Court gay marriage fight

Stories of love, parenthood, illness and death are at the heart of the case for same-sex marriage before the Supreme Court.

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REVIEW: ‘Monkey Kingdom’ has potential to entertain, educate

"Monkey Kingdom" compels attention as it shares eco-savvy information kids may even remember.

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Promposal FAIL

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A high schooler's prom proposal doesn't go as planned.

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This week’s top alternative tracks

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LISTEN: This week's top alternative songs, according to the weekly Billboard chart.

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Record Store Day celebrates all things indie

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Record Store Day celebrates thousands of independent music stores across America.

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducts its 30th class

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Green Day, Joan Jett, Lou Reed, Ringo Starr and others will be welcomed as the 2015 inductees into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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Marcus Mumford getting into hip hop

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The British folk star is branching out into a new genre by heading into the studio with producer/rapper 88-Keys.