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A Life: Cheryl Hanna, 1966-2014; An 'Intellectual Powerhouse' and an 'Agent of Change'

South Royalton -- Cheryl Hanna spent most of the last two decades of her life in Vermont and associated with Vermont Law School, as she made her mark as a professor, administrator, legal scholar and…

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Joint Ambulance Service Proposed for Royalton, Sharon, Tunbridge

South Royalton -- Officials in Royalton, Sharon and Tunbridge are looking into creating a three-town ambulance service and will unveil the proposal at a joint Selectboard meeting on Wednesday. Tunbridge…

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Big Green Will Put Best Foot Forward: Dartmouth Wants No Repeat of Placekicking Woes

Hanover -- It's not much of a stretch to say the Dartmouth College football team was two chip-shot field goals away from sharing the Ivy League title last season. The Big Green finished 6-4 overall and…

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Lebanon Trucker Who Died Was a 'Model' Family Man

Lebanon -- A Lebanon truck driver who died unexpectedly over the weekend is remembered by friends and family as kind, caring and passionate about his family and his model ship building hobby. Charles…

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Big Green Corrals Hofstra

Hempstead, n.y. -- A pair of first-half goals made the difference for the Dartmouth men's soccer team as it grabbed a 2-1 win from Hofstra on Sunday at the HU Soccer Stadium for its first win of the season. …

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Column: The Political Magic of Rwanda's Remarkable Road System

A friend was asking me about my recent trip to Rwanda. What, he wanted to know, surprised me the most? "I think it was the roads," I said. "The roads were amazing." "I'll bet," he said. "They must have…

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A Fine Kettle of ... Hawks?

It rained heavily the first time I had planned to go on a hawk watch, and the trip to Mt. Tom in western Massachusetts was cancelled. But the rain brought with it a weather front the next day that created…

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DNA Ties Ashkenazi Jews to 330 People From Middle Ages

All of the Ashkenazi Jews alive today can trace their roots to a group of about 330 people who lived 600 to 800 years ago. So says a new study in the journal Nature Communications. An international team…

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Neuroscience Provides Clues To Organization

We've all heard the conventional wisdom for better managing our time and organizing our professional and personal lives. Don't try to multitask. Turn off the email and Facebook alerts. But what's grounded…

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New Mammals Discovered That Lived With Dinosaurs

In rocky outcroppings near a cornfield in northern China, paleontologists have unearthed three species of squirrel-like mammals that lived at the same time as the dinosaurs. Remarkably complete skeletons…

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The Star Spangled Banner Turns 200

Baltimore -- Baltimore celebrated the 200th birthday of The Star Spangled Banner on Saturday with music, tall ships and thousands of slightly damp but eager partygoers, some of whom donned their best red,…

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Hurdles for Obama Health Law in 2nd Sign-Up season

Washington -- Potential complications await consumers as President Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website…

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No Suspect Identified in Fatal Shooting of Trooper

Blooming Grove, pa. -- An investigation continued in northeast Pennsylvania on Sunday after a state trooper was killed and another was critically wounded in an apparent shooting ambush over the weekend. …

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Sox Are Royal Pains Again

Kansas City, Mo. -- Boston slugger David Ortiz left the ballpark early due to what Red Sox manager John Farrell called a family emergency. "He got called away from this game," Farrell said. "There was…

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Keselowski Fires First Chase Salvo

Joliet, Ill. -- Brad Keselowski saw one shot in front of him to steal the win in the opening race of the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship. He had twice picked his way through the field Sunday at…

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Americans Win World Title in Convincing Fashion

Madrid -- With golden confetti raining on their heads and Party in the U.S.A. ringing in their ears, it must have been hard for the United States' basketball players to hear anything. Doesn't matter.…

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Britain Mourns Slain Hostage

London -- Now it's Britain's turn to mourn. British aid worker David Haines has been beheaded -- like two American journalists before him -- and the Islamic State group is threatening to kill a fourth…

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Arab States Will Contribute Airstrikes

Paris -- Several Arab states have offered to conduct airstrikes against militants in Iraq alongside the efforts of the United States, U.S. officials said Sunday as the Obama administration sought to bolster…

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Horschel's Run Ends With Cup

Atlanta -- Billy Horschel capped off the best three weeks of his career with the biggest payoff in golf. Horschel pulled away from a self-destructing Rory McIlroy early, and then holed two clutch putts…

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Man Utd. Signings Pay Off in Rout

London -- Strengthened by its expensive new signings, Manchester United defeated Queens Park Rangers on Sunday, 4-0, to suggest that the English Premier League's biggest club might be getting back to…

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Mayweather May Have Finally Boxed Himself Into a Bout With Pacquiao

Las Vegas -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have boxed himself into a corner by outboxing Marcos Maidana in their rematch. And it might open the door -- if just a crack -- for the fight with Manny Pacquiao…

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Summer's Over

Eden Aldrich, 5, of Lebanon, and her brother Alex, 7, played on the swing set as their father Brian disassembled the pool in their backyard on Sunday. The siblings had been collecting earthworms from the…

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Tigers Extend AL Central Lead

Detroit -- Ian Kinsler hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning, and the Detroit Tigers reopened a 1 1/2-game AL Central lead by beating the Cleveland Indians 6-4 Sunday for a three-game sweep.…

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Skins Beat Jacksonville, Lose Griffin III

Landover, Md. -- Robert Griffin III dislocated his left ankle and DeSean Jackson sprained his left shoulder in the first quarter, then Kirk Cousins stepped in. He completed 22 of 33 passes for 250 yards…

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Hiker Chat

After mailing a letter, Laura Dow, of Hanover, stopped to talk with Appalachian Trail section hiker Henry Kassell, of Stoney Point, N.Y., outside the Co-op Food Store in Hanover last week. Dow enjoys meeting…