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Vandals Spray Paint ‘Nazis’ On NH GOP Headquarters

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Vandals Spray Paint ‘Nazis’ On NH GOP Headquarters

- CONCORD, NH (CBS) — The New Hampshire Republican Party headquarters was hit by vandals Wednesday night. Concord Police received the call Thursday morning and when they arrived on the scene they found the word “Nazis” spray painted on the wall. Police say the vandals also threw rocks through several of the windows and other graffiti had been spray painted on the outside of the building
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With Much Anticipation, UConn and Students Come to Downtown Hartford

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With Much Anticipation, UConn and Students Come to Downtown Hartford

- HARTFORD — Twenty years after it was first envisioned, the University of Connecticut’s new downtown campus gives the state’s capital new stature as a college town and provides the city the biggest economic boost in more than a decade. The $140 million campus is the largest redevelopment project in the city’s core central business district since the convention center opened in 2005
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Norwich man who threatened infant with rock captured

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Norwich man who threatened infant with rock captured

- NORWICH — A man police say threatened an infant with a large rock while robbing a Norwich convenience store in January has been arrested. Police say 28-year-old Kevin Mason was returned to Connecticut on Tuesday following his extradition from Wisconsin. He was held on $35,000 bond pending a Wednesday court appearance on charges including second-degree robbery and risk of injury to a minor
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Man was killed by 3 teens during attempted robbery: police

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Man was killed by 3 teens during attempted robbery: police

- Swatara Township Police have released new details regarding a homicide reported Wednesday night on North 69th Street. According to police, the death of Dion Walker, 20, of Harrisburg, occurred during an attempted robbery of Dion by three other young men, who have been identified as Demetrius Aquino, 18, Ricardo McClure, 16, and Chiara Snyder-Harvey, 14. All three have been charged with criminal homicide, robbery and conspiracy
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Home heavily damaged by fire in East Pennsboro Twp.

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Home heavily damaged by fire in East Pennsboro Twp.

- One home was severely damaged during a two-alarm fire in East Pennsboro Township early Thursday morning. The fire was first reported just a before 9 a.m. along the 100 block of Brian Drive. Crews arrived at the scene and found the home engulfed in flames, according to witnesses. Several other nearby homes were also damaged. There were no immediately reports of injuries
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Has Natalee Halloway's body been found? Dad hopes 'most credible lead' means closure

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Has Natalee Halloway's body been found? Dad hopes 'most credible lead' means closure

- The father of Natalee Halloway, the Alabama high school student who disappeared on a class trip to Aruba a dozen years ago, says her remains might have been found. Halloway disappeared during the graduation trip in 2005 and was legally declared dead years later. Her remains have not been found, and no one has been charged in her death. She was last seen with Joran van der Sloot, who was arrested multiple times but not charged in Halloway's death
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Destinations Photo Contest Spotlight: See some of your best panoramic photos

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Destinations Photo Contest Spotlight: See some of your best panoramic photos

- Our Destinations Travel Photo Contest hosted some wonderful photos taken by travelers such as YOU! From wildlife to waterfalls, sunsets to mountains, peaceful farms to bustling big cities, we saw it all! Take a look at just a small sampling of some of the great panoramic pictures we've gotten that are among our editors' many favorites. (Captions are written by the photographers
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Powerball jackpot climbs to $510 million, 8th largest

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Powerball jackpot climbs to $510 million, 8th largest

- The Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $510 million, making it one of the largest in U.S. history. No one matched all six numbers in Wednesday night's drawing, so the national lottery game will continue to grow ahead of the next drawing Saturday night. At $510 million, the drawing would be the eighth largest lottery jackpot. The prize figure refers to the annuity option, in which winnings would be paid out over 29 years
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Maine Governor Says Removing Confederate Statues Is Like Losing 9/11 Memorial

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Maine Governor Says Removing Confederate Statues Is Like Losing 9/11 Memorial

- PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Taking down statues of Confederate figures is “just like” removing a monument to victims of the 9/11 attacks, Gov. Paul LePage said Thursday, adding that the white nationalist and far-left protesters in Charlottesville over the weekend were “equally as bad” and “disgusting.” The Republican governor made the comments during an appearance on WGAN-AM when asked for his reaction to the deadly violence in Virginia at a white nationalist protest over the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen
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U.S. soldier killed, others wounded fighting Islamic State in Afghanistan

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U.S. soldier killed, others wounded fighting Islamic State in Afghanistan

- An American service member was killed Wednesday, and an unspecific number were wounded, while battling Islamic State loyalists in eastern Afghanistan. Members of the Afghan army also sustained casualties in what the U.S. military characterized as a partnered operation. Officials in Kabul have said little else about the engagement, releasing only a brief statement indicating the wounded were evacuated for medical treatment, the families of those involved were being notified, and the mission was aimed at "further reducing" the Islamic State's regional presence
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Sandy Hook Parents Want To See Evidence Related To Teachers' Access To Classroom Keys

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Sandy Hook Parents Want To See Evidence Related To Teachers' Access To Classroom Keys

- Lawyers for the parents of two children killed in their Sandy Hook Elementary School classrooms are asking a judge for access to state police evidence to determine whether a substitute teacher, also killed during the massacre, had access to a key that could have locked her classroom door. Newtown schools officials and teachers who were in the Newtown school on Dec
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Radio Show Host Grants Hundreds Of Christmas Wishes Each Year

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Radio Show Host Grants Hundreds Of Christmas Wishes Each Year

- It was 2007, the recession was mounting, and Mike Stacy's prizes were drying up. "2007 was terrible. People were picking up their prizes because they needed them," Stacy recalled. "I had no prizes, no funding, no nothing." And then a man who would later become Stacy's friend and co-director called into the station, furious over losing a charity auction for a pair of Michael Buble tickets — his wife's favorite
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State police need help in identifying a Good Samaritan

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State police need help in identifying a Good Samaritan

- MIDDLETOWN — State Police are trying to find a Good Samaritan, and they need your help to do it. They say the person was one of two who stopped to help remove a driver from a car following an accident/fire on Route 9 back on July 16th. The incident happened just after 9 p.m. on Route 9 southbound in the area of exit 12
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Eclipse historically brings doomsday omens for some

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Eclipse historically brings doomsday omens for some

- Related Coverage (ABC News) — The total solar eclipse on Aug. 21st. means nothing more than an extremely rare occurrence of the moon casting a shadow on Earth. But for decades, scientists say, people believed a total solar eclipse means doom. “It wasn’t just a threat on the sun or the moon though, it was a threat on the whole universe,” stated Dr
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Court hearing for sheriff's brother accused of impersonating cop postponed

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Court hearing for sheriff's brother accused of impersonating cop postponed

- FREEHOLD - A hearing for the brother of Union County's sheriff accused of impersonating a member of the Alcohol Beverage Control was adjourned on Thursday morning. James Cryan, 52, is charged with impersonating a police officer, creating a nuisance and two counts of making a false 911 call following an incident on June 9 at a bar in Manasquan. Cryan, the brother of Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan, was scheduled to appear before Judge Honora O'Brien Kilgallen in Superior Court in Monmouth County at 9 a
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Portland Commissioner Nick Fish announces he has cancer, will undergo chemotherapy

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Portland Commissioner Nick Fish announces he has cancer, will undergo chemotherapy

- PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish announced he has been diagnosed with cancer. In a letter posted on the city website, Fish said he was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the abdomen, or stomach cancer. He says he plans to undergo chemotherapy at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. Fish says he will continue serving on city council. "This is the biggest challenge I have ever faced
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Search continues for escaped inmate last seen in Portland

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Search continues for escaped inmate last seen in Portland

- PORTLAND, Ore. – Police are looking for a second inmate who escaped from a fire crew in central Washington Tuesday morning. The other escaped inmate, Tyray Munter, 30, was captured on Southeast 82nd Avenue and Powell Boulevard Wednesday. Now, officers are asking the public to be vigilant while searching for Petrovskiy. Officers believe the two men stole a Jeep and drove to Portland
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Van Mounts Sidewalk, Hits People in Barcelona: Police

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Van Mounts Sidewalk, Hits People in Barcelona: Police

- Police in Barcelona say a white van has mounted a sidewalk and struck several people in the city's Las Ramblas district, an area popular with tourists. There are multiple injuries, police said, but have not yet said whether the incident was intentional or accidental. A Twitter account belonging to the Catalonian Interior Department said in English, "IMPORTANT: incident in Plaça Catalunya #Barcelona
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  • Vandals Spray Paint ‘Nazis’ On NH GOP Headquarters
    Vandals Spray Paint ‘Nazis’ On NH GOP Headquarters

    , cbslocal.com

    CONCORD, NH (CBS) — The New Hampshire Republican Party headquarters was hit by vandals Wednesday night. Concord Police received the call Thursday morning and when they arrived on the scene they found the word “Nazis” spray painted on the wall. Police say the vandals also threw rocks through several of the windows and other graffiti had been spray painted on the outside of the building
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Politics & Government

  • Trump takes a swipe at Sen. Lindsey Graham in Thursday morning tweets
    Trump takes a swipe at Sen. Lindsey Graham in Thursday morning tweets

    , bostonglobe.com

    President Donald Trump has taken a swipe at a fellow Republican, calling Sen. Lindsey Graham a ‘‘publicity seeking’’ lawmaker. In a daybreak post on his Twitter account Thursday, Trump faulted the GOP senator for statements Graham has made about the president’s stance on the violence and death of a woman in Charlottesville, Virginia. Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists
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Business

  • As Panel Disbands, UTC CEO Quits Trump Advisory Panel
    As Panel Disbands, UTC CEO Quits Trump Advisory Panel

    , courant.com

    Greg Hayes, chief executive officer of United Technologies Corp., said Wednesday he is joining eight other executives and is withdrawing from a manufacturing council that advised President Trump. he statement from Hayes on Twitter followed an announcement tweeted by President Trump that the advisory council had disbanded after the other executives quit, citing the president’s response to the weekend violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va
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Technology

  • UPS is training drivers with virtual reality
    UPS is training drivers with virtual reality

    , wtnh.com

    (CNN) — New UPS drivers will have to prove themselves in virtual reality before they can get behind the wheel of one of the company’s 10,000-pound trucks. The delivery company announced Tuesday that it will add virtual reality tests to its driver training program starting next month. UPS expects virtual reality will make its drivers safer and smarter. “It’s a game-changer for training
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Health

  • Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned
    Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned

    , providencejournal.com

    The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans
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Family & Parenting

  • Family Dogs Save Grandkids From Venomous Snake
    Family Dogs Save Grandkids From Venomous Snake

    , nbcconnecticut.com

    When a venomous snake slithered into a yard where two young children were playing in Southwest Florida, a pair of four-legged good Samaritans came to the rescue. Melissa Butt's grandchildren, 4-year-old Zayden and 1-year-old Mallory, were playing in the yard of her Hillsborough County home when her dogs spotted a copperhead snake just inches away from the children. Slayer and Paco jumped in and began barking at the venomous creature
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Religious, city leaders appeal for peace ahead of 'Free Speech' rally on Boston Common
    Religious, city leaders appeal for peace ahead of 'Free Speech' rally on Boston Common

    , masslive.com

    With shovels, speeches and prayer, politicians and community leaders broadcast peace and tolerance during events on Wednesday. Outside City Hall, Mayor Martin Walsh held hands with those beside him as clergy - at sometimes earsplitting decibels - pleaded for divine intervention to quell the turbulent times. "With all my heart and soul I pray that you give President Donald Trump another spirit
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Entertainment & Arts

  • New ‘Game of Thrones’ episode shown in Spain, Nordics by accident
    New ‘Game of Thrones’ episode shown in Spain, Nordics by accident

    , bostonglobe.com

    MADRID (AP) — HBO said Wednesday that due to an error the sixth episode of the seventh season of “Games of Thrones” was shown a week ahead of schedule in Spain and Nordic countries. The episode was available to subscribers in these areas early Tuesday for about an hour before being removed. The 71-minute episode is due to be officially available Aug
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Travel & Recreation

  • Family Dogs Save Grandkids From Venomous Snake
    Family Dogs Save Grandkids From Venomous Snake

    , nbcconnecticut.com

    When a venomous snake slithered into a yard where two young children were playing in Southwest Florida, a pair of four-legged good Samaritans came to the rescue. Melissa Butt's grandchildren, 4-year-old Zayden and 1-year-old Mallory, were playing in the yard of her Hillsborough County home when her dogs spotted a copperhead snake just inches away from the children. Slayer and Paco jumped in and began barking at the venomous creature
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Law & Crime

  • Court hearing for sheriff's brother accused of impersonating cop postponed
    Court hearing for sheriff's brother accused of impersonating cop postponed

    , nj.com

    FREEHOLD - A hearing for the brother of Union County's sheriff accused of impersonating a member of the Alcohol Beverage Control was adjourned on Thursday morning. James Cryan, 52, is charged with impersonating a police officer, creating a nuisance and two counts of making a false 911 call following an incident on June 9 at a bar in Manasquan. Cryan, the brother of Union County Sheriff Joseph Cryan, was scheduled to appear before Judge Honora O'Brien Kilgallen in Superior Court in Monmouth County at 9 a
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Life & Style

  • Woman finds her long-lost engagement ring — wrapped around a misshapen carrot
    Woman finds her long-lost engagement ring — wrapped around a misshapen carrot

    , bostonglobe.com

    CAMROSE, Alberta — A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot. Mary Grams, 84, said she can’t believe the lucky carrot actually grew through and around the diamond ring she had long given up hope of finding
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Science & Nature

  • Eclipse historically brings doomsday omens for some
    Eclipse historically brings doomsday omens for some

    , wtnh.com

    Related Coverage (ABC News) — The total solar eclipse on Aug. 21st. means nothing more than an extremely rare occurrence of the moon casting a shadow on Earth. But for decades, scientists say, people believed a total solar eclipse means doom. “It wasn’t just a threat on the sun or the moon though, it was a threat on the whole universe,” stated Dr
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Media & Information

  • Greenwich native to serve as interim White House communications director
    Greenwich native to serve as interim White House communications director

    , fox61.com

    A White House official says President Donald Trump’s longtime aide will serve temporarily as White House communications director. The aide, Hope Hicks, a Greenwich native, will work with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to help set White House messaging strategy. Word of Hicks’ new role comes as the White House struggles to weather the fallout after Trump again blamed “both sides” for weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators
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