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Officials: No foul play suspected in UMass student death

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) - Officials say the death of a student from New Hampshire who fell out of a fourth-floor window at a Massachusetts university is not suspicious.

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Vermont paid sick leave bill heading back to Senate

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Senate is set to take another stab at completing its work on a bill to require the state's employers to provide workers with paid sick days after a hiccup this past week.

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Vermont Law School prof hits bid to break up appeals court

SOUTH ROYALTON, Vt. (AP) - A Vermont Law School professor says a push by some western governors and members of Congress to break up the federal appeals court based in San Francisco amounts to judicial gerrymandering.

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4 Vermont judges face retention votes

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A special legislative committee will take public testimony this week on whether four Vermont judges should be given new terms.

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How Donald Trump, with pizazz and bluster, took on the NFL

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump was known in New York by 1984 as a flashy newcomer to Manhattan real estate. But football, not business, was what drew 60 young women to the Trump Tower in early January of that year.

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Cruz seeks to appeal to supporters on fringe of GOP

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) - Some politicians run from polarizing endorsements. Ted Cruz seeks them out.

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Rivals see opportunity in NH primary after Rubio stumbles

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) - Marco Rubio's uneven debate performance just days before Tuesday's New Hampshire primary has emboldened a trio of governors seeking to stem his rise in the Republican race for president. But if Rubio's rivals can slow him in New Hampshire, they are likely to leave the GOP with a muddled mix of establishment contenders and no clear favorite to challenge Donald Trump and Ted Cruz.

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Political tourists flock to New Hampshire for up-close view

SALEM, N.H. (AP) - Ann and Jon Vitti hopped on a flight from Los Angeles to snowy New Hampshire last week to witness first-hand what they can't see on their TV: The more personal side of presidential politics.

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Cruz, 'super' PACs pummeled Trump on Iowa airwaves with ads

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump has given a list of reasons for his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, including a failure to invest in boosting voter-turnout and claiming that Ted Cruz "stole" the win. But with voting fast approaching in New Hampshire, data from political advertising tracker Kantar Media reveal another possible explanation: Trump got pummeled on TV.

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Elizabeth Warren's hard choice in Democrats' White House run

WASHINGTON (AP) - Coveted but coy, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is staying painstakingly neutral in the Democratic presidential contest for now, frustrating supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders while awaiting the right moment to lay her considerable chits on the table.

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Clinton making a personal pitch to New Hampshire voters

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - From a Michigan pulpit to New Hampshire's town halls, Hillary Clinton is working to establish a personal connection with voters as she faces an increasingly difficult struggle against Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination.

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Trump aiming for New Hampshire win, rivals aim to survive

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - GOP front-runner Donald Trump is aiming for his first win in New Hampshire's fast-approaching primary, while rival Republican candidates, including Jeb Bush, said their campaigns will go on no matter what the outcome Tuesday.

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Mild winter? Lake Placid's Mirror Lake Inn makes own snow

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) - Lake Placid's stately Mirror Lake Inn has its own antidote for the mild Adirondack Mountain winter - it's making its own snow.

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New England to get brunt of snowstorm heading east

BOSTON (AP) - Forecasters say southeast Massachusetts could get the brunt of a snowstorm that's heading for the East Coast.

Feb 7
The Merchants of Menace: Twin Sisters Guide Lebanon Girls to Third at State Meet

Hanover -- Twin sisters Kath and Kim Merchant have always joined one another for many of the same extracurricular activities. The list of common accomplishments now includes significant contributions at…

Feb 7
Local Roundup: Dartmouth Skiers Run Carnival Streak to Two

Craftsbury Common, Vt. -- The Dartmouth College ski team won its second consecutive meet of the Northeast carnival season, earning 3-4-7 finishes from the men's and women's Nordic teams on Sunday to win…

Feb 7
Column: Whites and Blacks See Obama's Legacy Far Differently

Who was Obama, and how will he be remembered? Now that he's on his way out -- the Iowa caucuses being the official prelude to a new political era -- the consensus that's been building is that although…

Feb 7
An Uphill Climb for Awareness

Fairlee -- After school one rainy day last week, 7-year-old Griffin Stoudnour splashed in fresh puddles with younger brother Ronan. Inside the family home, after changing into dry clothes -- best of all…

Feb 7
A Life: Bert Leonard; 'If We Needed Something, All You Had to Do Was Mention It'

Lebanon -- Longtime Lebanon firefighter and former City Councilor Bert Leonard used his affable personality and status as an "old townie" to help fellow residents, blending compassion with common sense…

Feb 7
Column: There's a Sucker Born Every Minute, and He Thinks He's Extraordinary

A few years ago, an internationally respected 68-year-old physicist fell for a sweetheart scam. Paul Frampton met a young supermodel online, became convinced he was corresponding with the new love of his…

Feb 7
Agency Upgrades D-H Accreditation

Lebanon -- An accreditation agency that monitors the quality of hospital residency programs for training doctors just out of medical school has upgraded the status of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital,…

Feb 7
Editorial: Be Frank With Asian Leaders

President Obama has invited 10 heads of state from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to an unprecedented summit in California later this month -- the first between ASEAN and the United States…

Feb 7
Paul Roger Lambert Sr.

Hanover, N.H. -- Paul Roger Lambert Sr. , age 69, passed away peacefully after a long illness, on Saturday Feb. 6, 2016 at the Hanover Terrace Healthcare Facility. He was born Sept. 16, 1946 to Ernest…

Feb 7
Forum: LED Longevity Skeptic; Jeckyl and Hyde in Providence; Health Care Overhead

LED Longevity Skeptic To the Editor: Breaking from politics, this is some commentary about LED lights. First, I've been an electrician for 35 years, and before that spent a few years in electronics,…

Feb 7
Dr. Robert E. Gosselin

New London, N.H. -- Dr. Robert E. Gosselin, 96, of Little Sunapee Road, died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 at the New London Hospital with his family by his side. There are no services planned at this time. A…