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Paralyzed Man Uses Thoughts to Control Robotic Arm

Los Angeles -- A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported. Two…

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Dogs Left Wolf Pack Earlier Than Thought

A new analysis of ancient wolf DNA has shed light on the murky early history of man's best friend, suggesting that dogs split from wolves as many as 27,000 to 40,000 years ago -- not 11,000 to 16,000…

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Scientists Unearth Earliest-Known Stone Tools

Scientists working in Kenya have unearthed the oldest known stone tools, simple cutting and pounding implements crafted by ancient members of the human lineage 3.3 million years ago. At about 700,000…

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Vt. Hosting Great Lakes Conference

Burlington -- Scientists at the University of Vermont still chuckle at the memory of Lake Champlain's brief listing as the sixth Great Lake, and they don't hold a grudge: those who spent years studying…

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Defense Chief: Iraqis Lack 'Will to Fight'

Washington -- The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a TV interview that…

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At Arlington, One Soldier's Personal Connection to Valor and Tragedy

On a cool, damp afternoon, Army Lt. Col. Michael Baka stood in the soggy grass at Arlington National Cemetery. He inserted a small American flag into the earth at the headstone of Spec. Ross McGinnis,…

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N.H. Senate May Restore House Cuts

Concord -- With the benefits of more time and money, Senate budget writers are crafting a two-year state spending plan that restores many of the cuts made by their House counterparts in April. The Senate…

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Juan, For the Ages: Montoya Wins Indy 15 Years After First

Indianapolis -- His career at a crossroads, his confidence shot, Juan Pablo Montoya received a lifeline from The Captain. Roger Penske called the driver in late 2013, when Montoya found himself without…

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Malaysia Finds Graves of Suspected Trafficking Victims

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Malaysian authorities said Sunday that they have discovered a series of graves in at least 17 abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand where Rohingya…

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The Ups ... and the Downs

Above: Chelsea's Didier Drogba dons the crown from the top of the English Premier League championship trophy following Sunday's 3-1 win over Sunderland in London on the final day of the EPL season. Chelsea…

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Police say lengthy pursuit ends with fugitive's arrest

WALPOLE, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire police say they pursued a fugitive in a stolen truck through multiple towns before using a tire-deflating device to bring the vehicle to a stop.

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Officials say man found dead after fire in Somersworth

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire fire officials say a man was found dead after a fire in a Somersworth home.

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Honoring Those Who Served: Upper Valley Veterans Share What Memorial Day Means to Them

Valley News photographer Sarah Shaw interviewed veterans from the Upper Valley, asking each what Memorial Day means to them and who they think of on this holiday. In addition to portraits, most of which…

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Grave Injustice: Family of Union Soldier Fights to Have His Final Resting Place Marked

In the months before Moses Elkins, of Troy, Vt., gave his life for his country, he endured almost unimaginable deprivation. His bones, mixed in a jumble with those of hundreds of other American soldiers,…

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KUA Graduates Told to 'Go for It'

Meriden -- Murdered journalist Steven Sotloff, a 2002 Kimball Union Academy graduate, was remembered for his courage, commitment and passion at the boarding school's 198th commencement on Saturday morning. …

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Volunteer Spotlight: Friends of Veterans Could Use a Hand

By Aimee Caruso Valley News Staff Writer White River Junction -- A nonprofit that helps Vermont veterans who are homeless or at risk for homelessness could use a hand. "Our issue right now is volunteers…

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Walk Highlights Influence Of Money in U.S. Politics

Lebanon -- The gathering on the grassy green of Lebanon's Colburn Park late Saturday morning had many names associated with it -- The New Hampshire Rebellion, the Walk for Democracy, Open Democracy and…

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Hartford Softball Outlasts Hanover

Norwich -- Too much softball in too little time makes for too many mistakes. Such was the discovery of the Hartford and Hanover High softball teams Saturday, when they clashed at Huntley Meadows, a contest…

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Last Two Essentials Clothing Stores To Close

Hanover -- Upper Valley women who want a lithe Italian Nana Nucci dress or men who favor fine Baroni suits will soon have to drive to Boston or Burlington (or go online) to buy their favorite upscale clothes:…

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Hypertherm, Casella Work to Maximize Recycling

Lebanon -- Hypertherm wants to throw out the idea of garbage. All of it. The Hanover-based maker of industrial cutting equipment, which has a 160,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Lebanon, has…

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Column: Populism Is Now Popular Across the Political Spectrum

Candidates of the left, right and center have something in common: They all want to be seen as populists. Hillary Clinton attacks income inequality and issues booklets showing how well she stacks up,…

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Editorial: A Grievance in Quechee

The executive committee of the Quechee Lakes Landowners Association recently announced in an email to its 1,400 members that it was sharply curtailing the use by Hartford residents of QLLA facilities --…

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Financial Advisers Don't Care About Millennials, and Vice Versa

The investment industry has an age discrimination problem, and millennials and Generation X are bearing the brunt of it. Only 30 percent of financial advisers are actively looking for clients under age…

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Trails Day Event in Woodstock Features Hikes, Tastings, Music

Woodstock -- A free event in Woodstock next month will mark National Trails Day with hikes and local food tastings. The 7th annual Trek to Taste on the Trails of Woodstock is set for June 6 from 10 a.m.-3…

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Woes of Password Protection

Pittsburgh -- High on the White House's hit list: The series of letters, numbers and symbols you type in when you access everything from your bank account to your Netflix list. "Kill the password dead…