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Obama increases U.S. force protecting embassy in Baghdad

An increase of about 350 troops will be sent to Baghdad to protect the U.S. Embassy in the Iraqi capital.

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Today’s celebrity birthdays

Charlie Sheen, Shaun White, and LMFAO's Redfoo are among the stars celebrating today.

Comedian Joan Rivers arrives for the premiere of the documentary "Joan Rivers - A Piece Of Work" during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 25, 2010.

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Daughter reveals Joan Rivers is still on life support

Comedian Joan Rivers remains on life support after being hospitalized in serious condition due to cardiac arrest.

Sir Paul McCartney performs with his band during the "Out There" Tour at the Times Union Center on Saturday, July 5, 2014, in Albany, N.Y.

in Music

Paul McCartney urges Scots to shun independence

Paul McCartney has signed an open letter to Scottish voters urging them to choose 'No' in a crucial poll over plans for the nation to break away from the rest of the U.K.

Nathan Followill, of Kings of Leon, is seen backstage at the Grammy Nominations Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, in Los Angeles.

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Kings of Leon drummer returns to the road

Nathan Followill has confirmed he'll be back behind the kit after breaking his ribs in a tour bus crash.

An overall view of the assembly line where the BMW X4 is made at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina March 28, 2014.

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Manufacturing, construction data point to sturdy U.S. growth

U.S. manufacturing activity hit a nearly 3-1/2-year high last month, a sign the economy entered the third quarter on strong footing.

Pistachios are seen after sorting at a processing factory in Rafsanjan, 1,000 kilometers southeast of Tehran September 23, 2008.

in Lifestyle

Pistachios may help reduce diabetes risk

For people who may be headed for type 2 diabetes, regularly eating pistachios might help turn the tide.

Runners and bikers compete in the 34th annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, California June 1, 2014.

in Lifestyle

Triathlons popular with middle-aged athletes

Triathlons, the swim-bike-run races of varying lengths, are scaling the bucket lists of many middle-aged athletes.

James Irsay, owner of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts, is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters March 17, 2014.

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Indianapolis Colts owner pleads guilty to intoxicated driving

Billionaire James Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts, was arrested in March after failing roadside field-sobriety tests.

Sep 1, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Cole Hamels (35) throws the ball against the Atlanta Braves in the second inning at Turner Field.

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Phillies’ Cole Hamels, bullpen combine for no-hitter

Cole Hamels set up a combined no-hitter for the Philadelphia Phillies as they beat the Atlanta Braves 7-0 at Turner Field in Atlanta.

A masked Islamic State militant speaks next to a man purported to be U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff at an unknown location in this still image from an undated video posted on a social media website.

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ISIS releases beheading video of American Steven Sotloff

The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff.

A Delta Air Lines jet takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Va., Monday, July 28, 2014. In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.

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Delta flight diverted over reclining seat dispute

An argument over leg room and reclining seats forced a Florida-bound flight from New York to divert to a different airport.

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Funeral Set For Victims of Ehamp Motorcycle Crash

A funeral service has been set for Ed and Brittany McGrath, the father and daughter killed Thursday in an Easthampton motorcycle crash

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Holyoke Water Plant On Agenda

Holyoke ratepayers could soon be footing the bill for a three-million-dollar water disinfection plant

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UMass Students Keep Police Busy

Students from UMass are already keeping the Amherst police department busy

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Three-County Fair Wraps Up-Franklin County Fair Gears Up

The Three-County Fair has wrapped up its annual four-day festival of food, fun, rides, entertainment, and farm animals

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Amherst Hosts “Trash To Treasures” Sale

The Amherst Survival Center will host its annual trash to treasures tag sale on Saturday the 15th

The cover of People magazine, dated 15th September, 2014, featuring the wedding of Angelina Jolie to Brad Pitt.

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Angelina Jolie debuts wedding dress featuring kids’ artwork

Angelina Jolie has debuted photos of her surprise nuptials to Brad Pitt, revealing she wore a designer wedding gown featuring artwork by their six children.

Kirsten Dunst arrives at the 'Charles James: Beyond Fashion' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Kirsten Dunst criticizes Apple over naked photo leak

Kirsten Dunst was among a number of celebrities targeted by a hacker who published explicit personal pictures on the Internet.

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U.S. forces carry out operation against al Shabaab

U.S. military forces carried out an operation on Monday against al Shabaab militants in Somalia.

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Sam Smith shuns the spotlight

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The British pop star plans to keep his private life out of the headlines.

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Get ready for 3D ‘Thriller’

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Michael Jackson's epic 14-minute music video is going to be re-released next year.

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Bono says U2 isn’t advocating ‘free music’

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The U2 frontman denies the band's recent album giveaway is undercutting other artists.

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Taylor Swift, Metallica to play first U.S. Rock in Rio fest

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The annual Brazilian festival is branching out in 2015 with a U.S. version that will boast a wide variety of acts.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: Cute kids debate the weather

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This video will poke you right in the heart.