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    Dracut's four new officers boost force to 39

    DRACUT -- The four newest members of the Dracut Police Department include a Master of Science degree-holder, a former corrections officer, two active members of the Air National Guard and Army National Guard, a former Dracut High football and Full Story
    Brady leads Patriots past Lions

    FOXBORO (AP) -- Tom Brady threw for 349 yards and two touchdowns in a pass-heavy offense against the NFL's stingiest rushing defense and the New England Patriots stretched their winning streak to seven games with a 34-9 victory over the Detroit Lions. Full Story
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    5 places you might start seeing calorie counts

    Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants. But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes? Full Story
    Nominations sought for Sun's Persons of the Year

    Nominations are now open for The Sun's third annual Persons of the Year and High School Athletes of the Year in both male and female categories. Full Story


    Matchmaking a stumbling block in new 'Halo'

    By Ross Edwards The blockbuster first-person shooters that dominate today's video game landscape owe a great debt to the Halo series. Read More >>

    Four teams from the Dracut Pop Warner Association have concluded their regular seasons and are moving onto the Merrimack Valley League playoffs. Full Story
    Digital detective unlocks secrets of classic artworks

    ITHACA, N.Y. -- Richard Johnson can see right through the masterpieces of Rembrandt and Van Gogh. The Cornell University electrical and computer engineering professor is a digital art detective, able to unlock the mysteries of a work's age and Full Story

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    Joey Chestnut devours turkey to win eating contest

    MASHANTUCKET, Conn. (AP) — Competitive eater Joey Chestnut has won a turkey-eating contest in Connecticut, setting a record by devouring an entire bird. Full Story
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    Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift set for 2014 AMAs

    Is this the American Music Awards or the Australian Music Awards? Iggy Azalea, who was born Down Under, is the lead nominee at Sunday's show. Full Story