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Vermont decertifies 3 convicted police officers

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A state panel has voted to decertify three Vermont police officers in the wake of their unrelated felony convictions.

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Bourque helps unveil hockey-themed lottery ticket

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Boston Bruins legend Ray Bourque is helping Gov. Maggie Hassan unveil New Hampshire's latest lottery ticket.

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Dangerous East Coast storm brings misery to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A dangerous rainstorm drenching the East Coast brought more misery Sunday to South Carolina - cutting power to thousands, forcing hundreds of water rescues and closing scores of roads because of floodwaters.

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Lost hunter found safe in New Hampshire

ODELL, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire authorities say a hunter avoided a long, cold night in the woods by doing everything right when he got separated from his group.

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Grants available to Vermont agriculture, forestry projects

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - More than $500,000 in grants is available for forestry and agriculture projects that improve Vermont's communities, economy and culture.

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Employees association starts fund for slain services worker

BARRE, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont State Employees Association has established a fund to support the children of a slain Department of Children and Families worker.

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Lawmaker calls for statewide audit of untested rape kits

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire lawmaker is proposing an audit of all untested sexual assault kits statewide, saying his research suggests that no one seems to know how many there are and that the gap that could allow serial rapists to keep committing crimes.

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Keene State uses therapy dogs to help freshmen transition

KEENE, N.H. (AP) - While many colleges bring puppies to campus to help students de-stress during finals, Keene State College is taking a different approach by using therapy dogs to help freshmen make the transition to college.

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UNH scientist develops new cherry tomato

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - A University of New Hampshire scientist has developed a new cherry tomato called "Rambling Rose," designed to be grown in hanging baskets in greenhouses.

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Vermont reminding hunters of deer and elk import rules

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding hunters about the regulations about importing deer and elk into the state.

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Guide Dogs Help Marine Re-Embrace Life

Los Angeles -- Michael Jernigan lost his eyesight and part of his brain in Iraq in 2004. But he insists, thanks to a couple of dogs, he found more than he lost. His confidence, hopes, dreams, independence…

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Internet Is Not Ruining English

A friend who teaches middle school English starts the school year with a lesson on how to email properly. You'd think kids born in the same year as Facebook would know this stuff, but my friend says they…

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Mexican Heroin Flows North in Pellets, Planes

Dayton, Ohio -- He practiced with baby carrots, swallowing them whole, easing them down his throat with yogurt. Later came the heroin pellets, each loaded with 14 grams of powder, machine-wrapped in wax…

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Retired Carriage Horse Picks Up Painting

Wheaton, Ill. -- There's a prolific new artist in residence at the Danada Equestrian Center near Wheaton. He can turn out six or more abstract art pieces during a 20-minute session. He also weighs 1,600…

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Column: Colleges Must Reaffirm Their Commitment to Free Speech and Academic Freedom

Censorship in the academic community is commonplace. Students and faculty are increasingly being investigated and punished for controversial, dissenting or simply discomforting speech. It is time for…

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'90s Pop Star, Tony-Winner Revived

Duncan Sheik has experienced clear success in two creative fields. As a pop singer and songwriter, he scored a top 20 hit in 1996 with Barely Breathing, a Grammy-nominated kiss-off that continues to…

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Column: Will Republicans Effect a Revolution From Above?

Disillusionment with establishment politics has long been a staple of Republican politics. In the Obama years, it gave us the Tea Party and the rebellious House caucus that shut down the government. In…

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Column: How a Law's Unintended Consequences Changed the Face of America

Fifty years ago yesterday , after taking a curious route to the president's desk, one of the most underestimated bills in U.S. history was signed into law. The 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)…

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Column: Rolling With Sisyphus (Logs, Not a Boulder)

I am on my knees in the deep woods, pushing a maple log uphill one turn at a time. My eyes are blurry with sweat, but I'm cheered with the thought that once split, this monster will yield enough wood to…

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Google -- and DHMC -- Saved My Life

At 2 in the morning on Wednesday, Sept. 23, Google saved my life. Thirty-six hours later, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center had restored my health, and I walked out its doors on my own two feet. Let…

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Miss Manners: Woman Abandoned by Date Can Make it Home on Her Own

Dear Miss Manners: A fraternity formal dance that I attended ended with me cabbing home, alone, and without warning. After a young man asked me to the dance, I was so looking forward to having a fun…

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The New Singing Von Trapps

Washington -- The modern-day Trapp family singers were hanging out on the craggy patio of a D.C. cafe, each wearing some variation on skinny jeans, bangs and combat boots. Melanie, 25, had wrapped herself…

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Shelby Lyman on Chess: More Relevant Than We Think

Hint and Explanation: Better Than Kxg3 "Chess is the touchstone of intellect," we are told by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It is also an affair of the heart, wrote the physician and grandmaster Siegbert…

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Around the Remote: Chuck Barney's Picks for Oct. 4-10

Don't Miss Homeland -- Season 5 of the acclaimed drama begins two years after the horrific embassy attack in Islamabad. No longer with the CIA, Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) is building a new life…

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Editorial: Restaurant Inspections Lag in N.H.

Those who have been following Vermont's E. coli outbreak linked to undercooked hamburger may be forgiven for feeling slightly nauseated by a recent state auditors' report in neighboring New Hampshire.…