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Forum, July 30: America's Game: Wealth; Beware Single-Payer; The Obession of the 'Valley News'

Reading Is Still Fundamental To the Editor: On May 31, members of the American Legion Post 84 joined White River School staff to help us raise money to preserve our Reading is Fundamental program.…

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Could Common Ground on GMOs Save Our Depleted Oceans?

Scientists at DuPont have genetically modified a yeast to produce a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid, essential to human health and previously available in meaningful quantity only from marine sources. In…

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Tomato Season

At the peak of ripeness, an in-season tomato is one of the things that makes life worth living. Happily, that season is nigh upon us. And this recipe is my ode to that summer tomato. All kinds of tomatoes…

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Willem Lange: Way Up North in New Hampshire, Where Nature Has Surprises

New Hampshire, 44?50'N We're located almost halfway from the Equator to the North Pole here, but the land leans more toward the north than the south. There's no hint of palmettos or magnolias; the skyline…

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Robert H. Densmore

Cornish, N.H. -- Robert H. Densmore, 102 formerly of Route 120 in Cornish, died Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. following a brief illness. He was born in…

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Column: Medicaid Change Rejected, and a Woman Dies

On July 1, the hospital in rural Belhaven, N.C., closed -- a victim, in part, of the decision by the state's governor and Legislature to reject the expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare. Six days later,…

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Editorial: Darth Vader, Dark Horse Candidate

If you're not excited yet about the possibilities in the 2016 presidential race, know that you aren't alone in the galaxy. According to analysts who are taking a summer break from more serious work,…

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Rhode Island Town Declares War on Shave Ice

Westerly, r.i. -- A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute between street vendors trying to stay in business in this beach town and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion…

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Thetford Police Officer Complains About Emails Made Public

Thetford -- Turmoil involving some town officials and the town's police force has continued to roil this month. Sgt. Bridget Tweedie filed a written complaint with Selectboard member Donn Downey earlier…

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Vt. Seeks More Time for Health Exchange Implementation

Montpelier -- Vermont will apply for an extension of its roughly $100 million in remaining federal grants for implementing the Affordable Care Act, state officials confirmed Monday. Vermont has spent…

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China Crackdown Snares Ex-Security Chief

Beijing -- China's Communist Party has placed under investigation the highest-ranking official yet to be ensnared in its corruption crackdown: Zhou Yongkang, former security chief and oil czar. The investigation…

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Up, Up and Away

Theo Merryweather, 5, of Brooklyn, N.Y., pretends to be a superhero on Tuesday while his cousins and friends did yoga outside at the home his family is renting in Hartland Four Corners on Tuesday. Valley…

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Vt. Likely Won't Host Migrant Kids

Montpelier -- Vermont does not have adequate facilities to house some of the undocumented immigrant children from Central America being held at the U.S. border, the Shumlin administration said Monday. …

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Suspect Arraigned in Kidnapping

Conway, n.h. -- A New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping a teenage girl nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail Tuesday as the girl watched from the front row of the courtroom. Abigail…

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Study: Hundreds of Obama White House Rules Technically Illegal

Washington -- Over the past two years, the Obama administration has published hundreds and hundreds of rules -- on how wheelchairs should be stowed aboard U.S. aircraft, how foreign trade zones should…

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Local & Regional Briefs for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Funeral to Be Held Friday For VLS Professor South Royalton -- Funeral services for Vermont Law School professor Cheryl Hanna will be held Friday in Burlington. Burlington Police said they were called…

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Texas: Gay-Marriage Ban Best for Kids

Dallas -- Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking…

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Vt. AG: Reduce Privacy In Child Welfare Cases

Montpelier -- Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell said Tuesday lawmakers should consider reducing the privacy of cases handled by the Department for Children and Families and other state agencies…

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Past-Due Debt High in U.S.

Washington -- Roughly one in three adult Americans has past-due debt that's been turned over to a collections agency, according to a novel new study. Southern states fare worst in the study, with most…

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Senate OKs Short-Term Highway Fix

Washington -- The Senate on Tuesday voted to change the funding and timing of a House bill to keep federal highway funds flowing to states in an effort to force Congress to come to grips with chronic…

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Obama Plans to Give Migrants Work Permits

Washington -- President Obama is developing plans to use executive action to let millions of undocumented immigrants obtain work permits that would allow them stay in the U.S. legally, said a Democratic…

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Poll: Immigration Concerns Rise

Mcallen, Texas -- For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at…

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As Fighting Intensifies, Israelis Embrace Gaza War

Jerusalem -- The airwaves are filled with images of death and destruction in the Gaza Strip. President Obama is pressing for an immediate cease-fire. More than 50 Israeli soldiers have been killed. But…

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EU, U.S. Levy New Sanctions With 'Even Bigger Bite' On Russia

London -- The European Union on Tuesday overcame months of misgivings to impose a wave of tough new economic sanctions on Russia, including an arms embargo and limits on access to European capital markets…

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Rays Remain Red-Hot

St. Petersburg, Fla. -- Alex Cobb struck out 12 in eight innings and Ben Zobrist drove in two runs Tuesday night, leading the Tampa Bay Rays to a 5-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. It was the Rays'…