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Raymond tries to keep students fed at snack time after losing funds for fruits, vegetables

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The Raymond School District is assessing its nutrition program to ensure students in need get healthy snacks after learning that it will no longer qualify for a grant that has provided fruits and vegetables.
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Kalter: Teen overcomes stroke, Down syndrome to dance in ballet this weekend

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The parents of Northampton resident Alice Hawley - a 14-year-old with Down syndrome - didn't know if their baby girl would ever walk, let alone dance. But the middle schooler will plie and spin her way across the stage this weekend in the Pioneer Valley Ballet production of “The Nutcracker.”
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Boston teens, middle schoolers get later school start time

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City kids can hit the snooze button next year after school officials announced a majority of middle and high schoolers will start the day later. After a team of Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers, using 100 computers, worked overnight to mine through millions of possible start times, the district settled on a solution that has 94 percent of students in grades 7 to 12 starting after 8 a.m., up from 26 percent this year.
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Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act

Federal judge in Texas strikes down Affordable Care Act

A federal judge in Texas said on Friday that the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional. Read more ...

Russia investigation has cost roughly $25 million since May 2017, Justice...

Russia investigation has cost roughly $25 million since May 2017, Justice Department says

To date, the investigation has yielded charges against 36 people or entities. Seven people have pleaded guilty to various charges. Read more ...

Trump: Budget director Mick Mulvaney named acting chief of staff

Trump: Budget director Mick Mulvaney named acting chief of staff

Mick Mulvaney will replace John Kelly, who is leaving at the end of the year. Read more ...

Trump names Mulvaney 'acting' chief of staff

Trump names Mulvaney 'acting' chief of staff

Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, will become the acting White House chief of staff replacing John Kelly Read more ...

19-year-old soldier from Johnstown dies in Afghanistan

19-year-old soldier from Johnstown dies in Afghanistan

Pfc. Joshua Mikeasky is the third soldier from Western Pennsylvania to die in the past month in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.  Read more ...

When 'Christmas comet' streaks by Earth this weekend it will be brightest of...

When 'Christmas comet' streaks by Earth this weekend it will be brightest of the year

The "Christmas comet" will come within 7 million miles of Earth - a proximity that won't happen again for 20 years. Read more ...

'This was not a random act': Librarian fatally shot by man banned from...

'This was not a random act': Librarian fatally shot by man banned from library, police say

The man was first known to officers after causing a disturbance at the library on Oct. 13. Read more ...

21-year-old college student fatally stabbed by roommate, police say

21-year-old college student fatally stabbed by roommate, police say

Sarah Papenheim studied psychology and lived in the Netherlands since 2016. Read more ...

Michigan's Snyder joins parade of lame-duck GOP governors sabotaging things...

Michigan's Snyder joins parade of lame-duck GOP governors sabotaging things on the way out

When outgoing Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder sat down to sign a few bills Friday, photographers and local news cameras were not invited. Fair enough. Subverting the popular will on... Read more ...

Here's Kate Middleton and Prince William's 2018 Christmas Card Portrait With...

Here's Kate Middleton and Prince William's 2018 Christmas Card Portrait With the Royal Kids

Louis has gotten so big! Read more ...