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Column: The Center (and Left and Right) Will Not Hold

Washington The world's democracies, perhaps especially our own, face a peculiar set of contradictions that are undermining faith in public endeavor and unraveling old loyalties. There is a decline…

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Column: Campaign Spending Is a Scandal Waiting to Happen

The role of money and politics in the 2016 presidential election is a conundrum. Humongous sums will be spent; the effect on the outcome could be minimal, but in time the flood of cash may produce Watergate-level…

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Editorial: The Drones of War

President Obama's extraordinary revelation last week that two hostages -- an American and an Italian -- had been accidentally killed in January during a counterterrorism operation in Pakistan has focused…

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Column: Choose a Woman for U.N. Secretary-General

Over the next year, the United Nations will make a critical choice. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's term ends Dec. 31, 2016, and a new leader will replace him. In the past, the election of a successor…

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America's Most Challenging High Schools

America's Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index invented by Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews. The index formula is a simple ratio: the number of Advanced Placement,…

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Hardest Courses Should Be Open To All Students

When my wife and I lived in Scarsdale, N.Y., in the 1990s, I was surprised that our son Peter had to take an entrance exam to get into the Advanced Placement U.S. History course at the local public high…

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Brew University

Pomona, Calif. -- A bachelor's in beer? A master's in malt? Not quite. But these days some colleges are teaching students to make beer as part of their studies. When California State Polytechnic University,…

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Tucked Away in an Attic, Hidden Stories for Young Writers

Young Writers Project is an independent nonprofit that engages Vermont and New Hampshire students to write, helps them improve and connects them with authentic audiences in newspapers, before live audiences…

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Mage Alfred Lyford

Windsor, Vt. -- Mage Alfred "Sonny" Lyford, 82, died early Saturday morning, April 25, 2015, at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. He was born the youngest of six children, June 1, 1932,…

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Lois Jacobsen Doner

Lebanon, N.H. -- Lois Jacobsen Doner, 93, died peacefully in her sleep Monday, April 20, 2015, at Harvest Hill in Lebanon, where she had lived since 2001. Born in 1921 in Yokohama, Japan, to two adventurous…

Apr 27
Rand Paul faces tough questions from Orthodox Jewish crowd

NEW YORK (AP) - Looking to woo New York's Orthodox Jewish community, Republican presidential contender Rand Paul faced tough questions Monday about his support for Israel and his approach to foreign policy in the Middle East.

Apr 27
Bush donors see him lay out contours of 2016 campaign

MIAMI BEACH, Florida (AP) - Jeb Bush's super PAC is raising eye-popping sums in a multi-pronged effort to define the former Florida governor for Republican presidential primary voters before his rivals can, donors say.

Apr 27
Sarkar named AP's deputy editor for east region

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pia Sarkar, a veteran reporter, editor and newsroom leader, has been named deputy editor for the east for The Associated Press, charged with helping to oversee news coverage in 10 states.

Apr 27
Industry tries to block genetically modified food labeling

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Food industry lawyers say there's not enough time to implement Vermont's new labeling rules for genetically modified products before the July 2016 effective date and are asking a federal judge to block them.

Apr 27
Police ID Victim in Bethel Shooting; Suspect Pleads Not Guilty (Updated 4:40 p.m.)

East Bethel -- Police say a Sunday night shooting on Route 14 that led to a man being airlifted to a hospital was the result of an argument inside the home. Authorities allege homeowner Dennis Dundas,…

Apr 27
High School Roundup: Hartford Baseball Comes Through

Rutland -- Things are starting to look encouraging for the Hartford High baseball team. For the second straight game to start the season, the Hurricanes mixed timely hitting and efficient pitching as…

Apr 27
State launches competition for tech startups, new website

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A new competition will connect startup tech companies and investors thinking of starting a company to resources helping them launch their businesses.

Apr 27
APNewsBreak: Teen in custody case wants contact with mom

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A 19-year-old woman back in the United States after fleeing with her mother and stepfather a decade ago in a custody case is begging a judge to allow contact with her mother, who faces trial next month, and calls her stepfather "the only man I consider to be my dad."

Apr 27
Some Vermont trails near cliffs closed for peregrine nesting

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife says a number of hiking trails are closed across the state to protect nesting areas of peregrine falcons.

Apr 27
Food industry tries to block Vermont's GMO labeling law

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Food industry lawyers say there's not enough time to implement Vermont's new labeling rules for genetically modified products before the July 2016 effective date and are asking a federal judge to block them.