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Freed from an 'unfair system': 8 federal prisoners pardoned

Earlier in the month, President Obama pardoned eight people convicted on federal drug charges. Saying they had been convicted and sentenced on crack cocaine charges under an "unfair system," many of the former drug offenders had been sentenced to life in prison. Unfortunately, it seems there are approximately 3,000 people who will die in federal prisons after receiving life without parole. Though there are some people who truly should spend the rest of their lives in prison, these offenders were convicted of nonviolent crimes.

Arrest after high-speed chase ends in Rochester

Rochester police said a 36-year-old man driving over 100 mph led them on a chase around the city. At the end of the pursuit, the Vermont man was arrested on a variety of charges, including aggravated assault on a police officer.

Workers' compensation: Injuries high for orthopedic surgeons

Orthopedic surgeons here in New Hampshire and elsewhere must be highly skilled and precise to do their jobs well. Unfortunately, many of them also sustain work-related injuries some serious enough to be absent from work and their risk of injury increases the longer they remain in the profession. However, a recent study shows that despite the number of injuries, surgeons are not as likely to report them. Many of them may not be looking into what benefits they may qualify for under workers' compensation.

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