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  • NBC News Dec 1, 2019

    HIV Vaccine in 2021? Leading Experts ‘Optimistic’ About Ongoing Trials

    On Sunday, World AIDS Day, the global fight against the human immunodeficiency virus is poised to make important advances thanks to three experimental HIV vaccines that are entering the final stages of testing at sites across the globe, NBC News reports. While any of these three late-stage HIV vaccine trials — known as HVTN 702, Imbokodo and Mosaico — could...

  • Nov 27, 2019

    Navy Cancels Review for SEALs After Firing of Navy Secretary

    The Navy on Wednesday canceled a peer-review process that would have determined if three Navy SEAL officers who supervised an enlisted SEAL convicted of posing with a dead teenage captive in Iraq should remain on the elite force. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said the case was becoming a distraction for the commando force, known for its quiet professionalism.

  • Nov 26, 2019

    Baker Signs Distracted Driving Bill Into Law

    Gov. Charlie Baker has made the hands-free law official in Massachusetts.

  • Nov 23, 2019

    New Documents Show Contacts Between Giuliani and Pompeo

    Newly released documents show Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was in contact with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the months before the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was abruptly recalled. The State Department released the documents Friday to the group American Oversight in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. They show that Pompeo talked with Giuliani on...

  • Nov 19, 2019

    What to Know: Massachusetts’ Hands-Free Driving Bill

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a long-awaited bill that makes it illegal to hold a cellphone while driving in the Bay State. Here’s what to know about the law that has been years in the making:

  • Nov 19, 2019

    South Dakota’s Governor Defends ‘Meth. We’re on It’ Campaign

    South Dakota sparked online guffaws Monday by rolling out an anti-drug campaign featuring people saying, “Meth, I’m on it,” and the governor said the backlash proves the effort to raise awareness is working. The nearly $1.4 million campaign aimed at tackling the state’s methamphetamine epidemic includes $449,000 paid to the Minneapolis-based ad agency that created the tagline. A press release...

  • Nov 19, 2019

    New Jeffrey Epstein Accuser Sues His Estate, Calls on Prince Andrew to Speak Under Oath

    A woman identified as Jane Doe 15 is suing the estate of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, alleging he preyed upon, trafficked and sexually abused her when she was 15. The woman, now 31, who spoke at a news conference Tuesday with her attorney Gloria Allred said she grew up in a poor family in the Midwest. According to the lawsuit,...

  • Nov 7, 2019

    VP Pence Puts Trump on NH Primary Ballot

    Vice President Mike Pence went to New Hampshire to put President Donald Trump on the ballot in the state’s 2020 primary.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    Pete Buttigieg Officially Signs Up for New Hampshire Primary

    Back in 2016, a political gadfly named Mark Stewart Greenstein jumped into the Connecticut River to attract attention to his entry in the Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire, and now he’s the first candidate to sign up for the 2020 contest.

  • Oct 30, 2019

    US-Canada Bridge Reopens

  • Oct 28, 2019

    Air Force’s Mystery Space Plane Lands, Ends 2-Year Mission

    The Air Force’s mystery space plane is back on Earth, following a record-breaking two-year mission. The X-37B landed at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida early Sunday. The Air Force is mum about what the plane did in orbit after launching aboard a SpaceX rocket in 2017. The 780-day mission sets a new endurance record for the reusable test vehicle....

  • Oct 7, 2019

    Rural Vermont/Quebec Link Celebrated at Reopening Ceremony

    Officials from both the U.S. and Canada gathered on a one-of-a-kind bridge in Vermont Monday to celebrate its reopening. A bridge first opened on the site in 1918, but was destroyed in the 1927 flood, said Joe Flynn, the secretary of the Vermont Agency of Transportation. That bridge was replaced in 1929, he said, and rebuilt again in 1979.

  • Sep 9, 2019

    Veterans Affairs Secretary visits Manchester

  • Sep 8, 2019

    Federal Government to Review Maine National Monument

  • Sep 3, 2019

    Police Search for Suspects in VT Farm Burglary

    Officials say on Aug. 23, around 5:15 p.m., a man and woman were captured on security cameras approaching the farm on foot. They later retrieved a small red SUV and loaded several items into the cargo area of the vehicle.

  • Sep 3, 2019

    Surveillance Photos Released as Vermont State Police Investigate Farm Burglary

    Vermont State Police are looking for help identifying people and vehicles seen in surveillance photos in connection with an ongoing investigation into a burglary at a farm in the town of Orange. State police released the pictures as they continue to investigate a burglary that took place at Sugar Mountain Farm, which is a producer of ham, sausage, bacon, and...

  • Sep 2, 2019

    Hong Kong Students, Workers Strike as Commutes Disrupted

    Clad in gas masks along with their formal white school uniforms, tens of thousands of students in Hong Kong boycotted the first day of classes Monday as part of a citywide strike following a violent weekend of demonstrations. High school students added gas masks, goggles and hard hats to their traditional uniforms, while university pupils crowded into a square at...

  • Aug 29, 2019

    After 250 Pigs Escape Vt. Farm, Some Stragglers Still Running Free

    A farmer in Vermont’s Orange County has a big challenge on his hands: tracking down the remaining pigs from a group of 250 animals that escaped from their fenced-in area earlier this month. The fugitive pigs are on the loose from Sugar Mountain Farm in Orange. It is a producer of ham, sausage, bacon, and other cuts of pork.

  • Aug 28, 2019

    10 Democrats Set for Next Debate as Several Others Miss Cut

    Struggling Democratic presidential candidates are facing the bad news that they are not among the 10 who have qualified for the next debate, a predicament that is likely to spell doom for their campaigns. Hours ahead of a midnight Wednesday deadline to qualify, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced she was dropping out of the race after spending at least...

  • Aug 28, 2019

    10 Democratic Candidates Make Cut for September Debate

    The stage at the next presidential debate will be a little less crowded. Ten candidates met the new polling qualifications for the next debate, as opposed to the twenty that showed for the first two.

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