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3 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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3 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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3 days ago in Entertainment

Keanu Reeves voices the cat star of ‘Keanu’

Comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele star in the action comedy as friends who set out on a mission to rescue their stolen kitten, named after "The Matrix" actor, by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.

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3 days ago in Music

Judge in Led Zeppelin copyright case rules out evidence

U.S. District J. Robert Gary Klausner, who is presiding over a trial which will decide whether the rock group's hit "Stairway To Heaven" was plagiarized from "Taurus," a 1967 instrumental song by the band Spirit.

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3 days ago in Viral Videos

The Internet is down – the musical

How will you live without 24/7 access at your fingertips?

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3 days ago in Entertainment

Roberts and Aniston celebrate ‘Mother’s Day’

An all-star case that includes Julia Roberts, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis weaves several fractured family relationships into a story line that ultimately intersects on the day that celebrates being a mom.

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3 days ago in National

Career education making a comeback in high schools

Decades after "shop class" became known as a lesser alternative for children deemed unfit for college, vocational education is making a comeback in American high schools.

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3 days ago in National

Poll: Half of Americans think presidential nominating system ‘rigged’

More than half of American voters believe that the system U.S. political parties use to pick their candidates for the White House is "rigged" and more than two-thirds want to see the process changed, according to a new poll.

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3 days ago in Sports

Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports headlines.

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3 days ago in National

Big wins by Trump, Clinton give rivals little breathing room

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton rolled up wins in Northeastern states on Tuesday in a major show of strength and immediately turned their fire on each other in a possible preview of a general election matchup.

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3 days ago in Entertainment

Bill Cosby takes legal hits in abuse cases on both U.S. coasts

Courts on both U.S. coasts dealt setbacks to Bill Cosby's legal team on Tuesday, as the comedian kept trying to fend off lawsuits over allegations that he has sexually abused women for decades.

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3 days ago in National

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, April 27

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

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3 days ago in Viral Videos

A lip-sync conversation

Talking in songs.

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4 days ago in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: April 27

A look back on some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.

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4 days ago in Lifestyle

Childhood obesity not down in U.S

Rates of childhood overweight and obesity have not decreased in the U.S. in recent years, and severe obesity is on the rise, especially for minority children, according to a new study.

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4 days ago in National

FBI director suggests iPhone flaw may remain secret

The FBI says it is still assessing whether a vulnerability used to unlock an iPhone will be disclosed to Apple or the public.

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4 days ago in Local

First Child Advocacy Center Opens in Franklin County

A grand opening will take place Friday from three to six pm at the new Wisdom Way facility, which is intended to provide a safe environment for victims of child sexual abuse. The center will be the first of its kind in Franklin County.

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4 days ago in Local

Buckland Residents Face Potential Five Percent Tax Increase

Despite the increase, the budget is not expected to require an override to fully fund.

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4 days ago in Local

Greenfield’s Biodiesel Plant Anticipates Opening Next Month

The Northeast Biodiesel plant in the Greenfield Industrial Park will convert used cooking oil into new diesel, which is expected to generate 3.5 million gallons of new cleaner fuel per year.

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4 days ago in Local

Whately Town Meeting Tonight

This year's spending plan reflects only a half-percent increase over last year.

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5 hours ago in Music

This week’s top alternative tracks

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

1 day ago in Sports, Viral Videos

Watch Richard Sherman pick up unsuspecting passengers

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The Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl winner takes a side gig as a driver for Lyft.

2 days ago in Music

Reports: Opioid medication found on Prince, at death scene

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

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.

2 days ago in Viral Videos

Stern father finally praises you

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