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The Giant Volcano Is Alive

Yellowstone National Park is the home of one of the world's largest volcanoes, one that is quiescent for the moment but is capable of erupting with catastrophic violence at a scale never before witnessed…

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Survey to Help Farmers Prepare for Produce Rule

Montpelier -- The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food, and Markets has released a survey to determine how farmers may be affected by the Food and Drug Administration's new produce safety rule. The rule…

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Amphibians Facing Perilous Migration

Concord -- Northern New England's annual amphibian migration is always perilous, but critters that cross roads to breed are facing an additional challenge this year: a delayed start after the long winter.…

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This Much Is True: Dartmouth Graduate Adds U.S. 5K Record to Growing Career

West Lebanon -- At last year's Boston Athletic Association 5-kilometer race, Ben True was beaten by a fraction of a second by Ethiopian and Olympic silver medalist Dejen Gebremeskel. This year, True earned…

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Norwich Now 100 Percent Solar Powered

Norwich -- Norwich is now the first community in the state where all municipal buildings get their electricity from the sun through a deal with a local solar provider that sends more power from the sun…

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Local & Regional Briefs for Monday, April 27, 2015

FBI Director, Sen. Leahy, Give Details of Louis Freeh Crash Burlington -- Officials say former FBI director Louis Freeh was near death in the wake of a car crash near his vacation home in Vermont last…

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Background Checks for Youth Workers in N.H.

Concord -- Anyone who works with children at youth skills programs in New Hampshire must have a criminal background check under new rules in effect this year. Department of Environmental Services spokesman…

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Celtics a Pain to the Finish

Boston -- LeBron James dribbled out the final 20 seconds while players embraced as the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Boston Celtics. It may have been the calmest, most congenial 20 seconds…

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Iraqi Army Claims Progress in Anbar Province

Baghdad -- Iraq's army announced it was making progress in the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province Sunday even as it struggled to retake territory lost over the weekend and a string…

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Indonesia Gives 72-Hour Execution Notice to Drug Traffickers

Jakarta, Indonesia -- Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the U.N. chief and foreign…

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Residents Still in Fear After Vigil Held for Springfield, Vt., Shooting Victim

Springfield, Vt. -- Residents on Sunday evening held a vigil near the site of last week's fatal shooting on South Street, lending support to the family of Wesley Wing and pledging to address the challenges…

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Fish Use Acute Hearing Sensors to Go With the Flow

There are times when fish appear telepathic. Consider the uncanny way a school of bait fish moves as one to avoid a predator, or the way goldfish in their lighted bowl turn toward the glass when someone…

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A Life: Barbara Yeomans, 1915-2015; 'A Remarkable Woman Who Had a Very Big Life'

Newport -- Age had chosen a resilient, fearless and graceful foe. Though her eyesight and hearing were failing, Barbara Holden Yeomans refused to surrender her intellectual curiosity, her sense of wonder…

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Column: Trade, Yes, but Help American Workers

Washington No, President Obama, Elizabeth Warren isn't wrong. Obama told MSNBC's Chris Matthews last Tuesday that the populist Democratic senator from Massachusetts is in error in opposing a free-trade…

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Editorial: Hello, Pluto

People of Earth: Only rarely do you get the chance to explore a new world, so buckle up because the moment is approaching at a speed of 30,000 mph. That's how fast NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is hurtling…

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Failed Policy: Obama Appeases, Iran Rises

Washington In December, President Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a "very successful regional power." His wish -- a nightmare for the Western-oriented Arab states -- is becoming…

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Larry Smith

Hartford, Vt. -- Graveside committal services for Larry Smith, 76, who died Tuesday, March 17, 2015, will be held Monday, May 4 at 11 a.m. at the Union Village Cemetery in Norwich, Vt. The Knight Funeral…

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Mage A. "Sonny" Lyford

Windsor, Vt. -- Mage A. "Sonny" Lyford, 82, long time resident of Woodstock, Vt. died early Saturday morning, April 25, at the Willows of Windsor. Arrangements are pending at the Knight Funeral Home in…

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Forum, April 27: Who Are the Real True Believers?; Ayotte and Climate Change; Let's Talk About Addiction

Who Are the True Believers? To the Editor: In a response to my Forum letter, Dick Tracy hopelessly confuses what the science tells us about climate change with the policy responses available to combat…

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HBO Cracking Down on 'Game of Thrones' Watch Parties

It's not a nerd prom without a little disappointment. Geek Bar Beta in Chicago's trendy Wicker Park neighborhood was planning on having a blowout for the Game of Thrones season premiere earlier this…

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George O. Binzel

Sunapee, N.H. -- George O. Binzel, 91, of Fisher's Bay died Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center following a period of declining health. He was born in Union City, N.J. on…

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Annie E. Swasey

North Hartland, Vt. -- Graveside committal services will be held for Annie E. Swasey, 86, who died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015, will be held next Monday, May 4, at 11 a.m. in the Hartland Cemetery in Hartland,…

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Wizards Deport Toronto

Washington -- When Paul Pierce headed to the sideline with the Wizards leading the Raptors by 23 points in the third quarter, making Game 4 -- and the series -- all but over, he saw a standing ovation…

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Wild Leaves St. Louis Blue

St. Paul, Minn. -- Minnesota was killing an early penalty when Zach Parise snagged a loose puck in the neutral zone, raced away from St. Louis and triggered a huge roar from the home crowd with his highlight-reel…

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Rose Rallies for Victory

Avondale, La. -- Justin Rose birdied the final two holes Sunday to win the Zurich Classic. Rose, who entered the week ranked ninth in the world, completed a 7-under 65 in the rain-delayed third round…