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Celebrating 20 years of LifeSmarts

And the 2014 LifeSmarts National Champion is…New Hampshire. First timers to the LifeSmarts Nation Championship, Mascoma Valley Regional High School from Canaan New Hampshire, beat out 33 other teams from around the country to claim this year’s LifeSmarts crown.

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Fraud warning: Malware scams locking computers for ransom

Laptop computer with padlock and chainFraud experts are warning consumers about a new scam being tracked by the Federal Trade Commission, the FBI, and other federal agencies: Cryptolocker malware, tricky technology that is spread through email, locks your files, and requires a key -- that crooks make you pay a ransom for -- to unlock.

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LifeSmarts 20th anniversary season! Countdown to nationals

LifeSmarts 20th anniversary bannerThe countdown to the 2014 National LifeSmarts Championship has begun! Across the country, LifeSmarts volunteer coordinators are hosting tournaments to determine the state champion teams that will travel to Orlando, Florida, in late April, to compete in the 20th anniversary event for academic scholarships, prizes, and a chance at the national title.

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