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CONCORD — Lawyers for 3M, a farmer and several others urged a judge Friday to scrap drinking water standards in the state that go far beyond federal limits for toxic chemicals once used in firefighting foam and nonstick cookware.

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The world’s first all-female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, replacing a broken part of the International Space Station’s power grid.

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WESTMINSTER, Vt. — After five days of searching, Vermont State Police have reported they identified and subsequently arrested the man responsible for a hit-and-run collision with a pedestrian in Dummerston, Vermont, last Saturday, Oct. 12.

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Hillary Clinton appears to call Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard “the favorite of the Russians” in a recent interview while describing 2016 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein as “a Russian asset.”

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MONTPELIER, Vt. — The federal receiver overseeing two Vermont ski resorts after their owner was accused of massive fraud said he hopes that he can sell the Jay Peak Resort by summer 2010 but that investors may incur a significant loss, according to a court filing this week.

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CLAREMONT — Rolling Thunder®, Inc., N.H. Chapter 2, a veterans advocacy group based in Claremont, donated $250 to Claremont’s Boy Scout Troop 38 for the troop’s Popcorn for the Troops fundraiser. The annual fundraiser raises money to help scouts attend camp during the summer.

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BOSTON (AP) — A record-breaking autumn storm plunged hundreds of thousands of people into the dark, toppled trees, canceled schools and delayed trains in the Northeast, while persistent winds Thursday hampered efforts to clean up and restore power.

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NEW YORK — As he worked on early drafts of “The Catcher in the Rye,” a novel which proved both scandalous and life-changing, J.D. Salinger considered adding his generation’s idea of a trigger alert.

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper’s son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems. …

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Georgia — The portion of Americans with no religious affiliation is rising significantly, in tandem with a sharp drop in the percentage that identifies as Christians, according to new data from the Pew Research Center.

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Windsor, Vt. — A prevention network grant (PNG) of $450,000 has been awarded to Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) from the Vermont Department of Health, Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs. MAHHC is the sole recipient of the grant, whose goals include reducing the preva…

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MONTPELIER, Vt. — Activists braved bad weather this week, camping out at the State House to campaign for immediate action on climate change.

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CLAREMONT — Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar visited The Recovery Center in downtown Claremont yesterday to speak with recovery staff and local residents about community resources to prevent and treat drug addiction.

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