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Dartmouth Contest Asks Whether a Software Program Can Write

Hanover -- What breeds creativity? For Dan Rockmore, a Dartmouth College professor who is taking a stab at this question, a little physical pain doesn't hurt. Rockmore, director of the Neukom Institute…

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A Quiet Mastery

They are all still happily picking, after all these years. Picking, snacking, and kuplunking their way up the rocky, spruce-dotted slopes of Blueberry Hill. Little Sal looks much the same as she did in…

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Charles J. Bacon

New Bern, N.C. -- A celebration of the life of Charles J. Bacon who passed away July 15 will be held at the home of Roger and Eleanor Shepard from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8. Please call 802…

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Vt. Might Owe $2.7 Million More for Health Exchange

Montpelier -- The Shumlin administration's push to meet a key Vermont Health Connect milestone deadline eight weeks ago could leave the state on the hook for another $2.7 million it didn't expect to pay. …

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Column: An Attack on Planned Parenthood, and on Women's Health Care

Planned Parenthood has been a trusted nonprofit provider of women's health care for nearly a century. Each year, 2.7 million people come to our health centers for high-quality, nonjudgmental, compassionate…

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Editorial: Fund Alzheimer's Research

The fight against Alzheimer's disease tallied a small victory last week, when two new drugs were found that possibly slow its relentless attack on brain cells. But the search for a cure isn't moving nearly…

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Column: Scouts' Decision Isn't About the Kids

Any Boy Scout can tell you that there are a lot of different types of knots. Square knots. Slip knots. Rope knots. Figure eight knots. They each have a different purpose, significance and importance,…

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Column: Who Will Cover Local News?

Everybody who's been paying attention knows that it's been a tough decade for American newspapers. But every once in a while it's worth checking in on just how bad it's been. The release of the American…

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U.S. Troops Will Have More Arms

Washington -- Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will allow more U.S. troops to be armed while stateside and called for other security measures to be put in place following the attack in Chattanooga, Tenn.,…

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U.S. Economy Sees Small Spring Rebound

Washington -- The U.S. economy isn't moving at warp speed, but it looks like it will be strong enough to handle an expected interest rate increase later this year. Fueled by solid consumer spending,…

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Wing Part Could Solve Malaysia Jet Mystery

Beijing -- Investigators in France are preparing to examine a barnacle-encrusted piece of a Boeing 777 found this week on a remote Indian Ocean island, hoping to resolve at least some of the mystery surrounding…

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'D' for Democracy in Granite State

Concord -- New Hampshire's democracy just brought home its report card -- and it's full of D's and F's, according to a report released Thursday by Open Democracy, a New Hampshire organization working to…

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Power Struggle: Temps Strain Grid

Concord -- There was once a time when New Hampshire's peak electricity use came in winter, but the decline in electric heating and the rise of air conditioning has changed that: Now it's summer heatwaves…

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Kidney Transplant Method Explored

Allowing brain-dead organ donors' body temperatures to fall slightly after brain death -- rather than following the accepted protocol of keeping donors warmed to a normal body temperature -- resulted in…

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Local & Regional Briefs for Friday, July 31, 2015

University Removes 'Bias-Free Language Guide' From Website Durham, n.h. -- The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a "bias-free language guide" that warned against using the word…

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Missing Trawlers With Slaves Tracked to Papua New Guinea

Yangon, Myanmar -- From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. But zoom in and there's the critical evidence: Two trawlers…

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Afghan Taliban Confirm Leader's Death, Choose Successor

Kabul, Afghanistan -- The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed amid concerns…

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Congress Puts Off Messy Decisions

Washington -- Congress is heading out for a five-week summer recess in anything but a cheerful vacation mood, leaving behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall. Not…

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After Decades of Public Use, Records Show Disputed West Lebanon Road Is Private

West Lebanon -- For decades, Waterman Avenue Extension has been treated as a public road by residents, postal workers and city snowplow drivers. But public use of a portion of the road came to an end…

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Lebanon Steps Closer to Plan

Lebanon -- The city is one step closer to creating a long-term plan for the downtown and finding a fix for a pedestrian tunnel and parking lot, which were closed last year due to structural deficiencies.…

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With Pools Closed, Residents Keep Cool

West Hartford -- The Upper Valley fell just shy of a heat wave this week -- which is achieved with a hat trick of 90-degree days -- but Thursday's drop into the 80s didn't mean Monique and Robert Gokey…

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How a Rebel Frat Boy Turned Into Dr. Seuss

For all the stories Dr. Seuss has told you, have you ever heard his own? How a boy from Springfield, Mass., became the man whose work is the gold standard of children's literature? It started with alcohol. In…

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Time to Go Green(y): Charity Golf Event Leaves Community Imprint

Rich Parker says it every year. This might be the last one; he's not sure how many more he can handle. And every year, someone turns up who could use a little helping hand. For that reason, the Greeny…