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Consumers in the region are in for a shock this winter. Electricity rates there are set to jump as much as 50 percent for some customers as New England awaits the construction of more gas pipelines.

The U.S. is now the world's largest oil producer, and some worry that falling prices could mean an industry slowdown. But with production costs also falling, drillers are unlikely to cut back soon.

A Sunni Muslim tribe in central Iraq braves nightly shelling and threats from the Islamic State, refusing the group's orders to join its movement. But they say they need help.

Farmers will haul in a record-breaking harvest of soybeans and corn this year, but they could be victims of their own success: Prices for these crops, falling for months, are at five-year lows.

Massachusetts law now says that if you throw out more than a ton of food waste a month, it can't go to a landfill. But many institutions had already begun composting waste or turning it into energy.

U.S. airstrikes helped save thousands from the Yazidi community in northern Iraq in August. But the group says the Islamic State has seized many Yazidi women and is selling them as sex slaves.

Schools around the U.S. are struggling to accommodate the influx of children from Central America. These schools have been helping students from around the world adjust and learn for years.

Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is in a tight contest with House Speaker Thom Tillis, a Republican. Turnout for third-party candidate Sean Haugh, a pizza delivery man, could also influence the outcome.

New Hampshire Public Radio's Josh Rogers discusses the tight Senate race between incumbent Jeanne Shaheen, a Democrat, and Republican Scott Brown, a former senator from Massachusetts.

Some of Tuesday's most hotly contested Senate races are in the South. Control of the Senate could hinge on the outcome of races in Arkansas, Louisiana, Georgia and North Carolina.

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