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Bennington Elementary kicks off a weekend for penguins

Bennington Elementary School students teach others
01/30/2015 09:35 PM EST
BENNINGTON >> Teacher Lexie Dunham's first grade class at Bennington Elementary School takes on an in-depth lesson on the zoology of penguins every year, from migration habits and life cycles, to basic biology and diet. Penguins On Friday before school let out, students had the opportunity to share what they learned with their parents and families. 
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Reciprocal Weekend welcomes visitors to Vermont snowmobile trails

Bennington Police Department administers safety checkpoints for out-of-state riders
WOODFORD >> The Bennington Police Department administered snowmobile safety checks in Woodford on Friday for out-of-state riders coming to glide along Vermont trails for the annual Tri-State Reciprocal Weekend. As a part of the Southern Vermont Trail Riders, BPD takes one day each year to have a presence on local snowmobile trails, to make sure the vehicles are in compliance with Vermont Full Story
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Bulldogs pull away in fourth for win over MAU

Shehadi scores 26 to lead BBA, Vaval-Paris fires in 15 for MAU
MANCHESTER >> The Mount Anthony Union High School boys basketball team gave Burr and Burton Academy all it could handle through three quarters on Friday night. But in the deciding stanza, the Bulldogs flexed their muscles to pull away for a 56-42 win. The game was close throughout, with MAU (4-8) jumping out to the early lead while BBA (12-2) had to play catch-up. Full Story
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Harry Potter actor hospitalized in Orlando

Robbie Coltrane was flying to Potter convention when he got sick on airplane. Full Story
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Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check

Ludlow woman known as 'Aunt Ida' a part of history
LUDLOW >> Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 — the first Social Security payout. Fuller, of Ludlow, Vermont, didn't realize it at the time, but her check helped launch the granddaddy of all entitlement programs. And it secured Fuller, who never married and had no children, a place in American history. Full Story
NATION/WORLD
Michigan fighting claims of sexual abuse by teens in prison

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's prison system is defending against a major lawsuit that claims guards and other employees failed to prevent the sexual assault of male inmates under 18 who were housed with adults. Full Story

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Winterfest brings ice sculpture, games to North Bennington

From laser tag to iguanas, village takes plunge
BENNINGTON >> The winter can be a time for cozying up inside, but North Bennington is calling everyone outside for the annual village-wide WinterFest, which often sees the whole community come out to celebrate with their neighbors and welcome visitors. Full Story
Suspicious package at NYC bus station filled with 1K condoms

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a suspicious package left behind a concrete barrier of a New York City bus station didn't contain any explosives but did have some unexpected contents — 1,000 individually packaged condoms for both men and women. Full Story
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'How to Train Your Dragon 2' tops Annie Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — The DreamWorks sequel "How to Train Your Dragon 2" topped the 42nd Annie Awards, taking best feature at the annual honors for animation. Full Story
Eddie Murphy returning to 'Saturday Night Live'

The actor and comedian will appear on “SNL’s” 40th anniversary episode, marking his first time on the show in 31 years. 


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a campaign to promote his signature healthcare program on Friday in the face of harsh criticism from congressional Republicans who say the plan will raise costs and hurt hiring.   Full Story
 
Roger Goodell wants the Dolphins to stay in Miami
The Dolphins don't have one foot out of Miami, according to Roger Goodell. The NFL commissioner said Thursday that the Dolphins don't necessarily have to relocate despite the Florida legislature's refusal last week to fund renovations to Sun Life Stadium. Full Story

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None of the current crop of TV moms is likely to be voted Mother of the Year, unless the ability to put dinner on the table counts for more than mental health.   Full Story
 
 
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a campaign to promote his signature healthcare program on Friday in the face of harsh criticism from congressional Republicans who say the plan will raise costs and hurt hiring.   Full Story
 
 
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Obama launches sales pitch for health insurance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a campaign to promote his signature healthcare program on Friday in the face of harsh criticism from congressional Republicans who say the plan will raise costs and hurt hiring. Full Story
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Happy Mother's Day, you heartless, killer psycho TV moms

None of the current crop of TV moms is likely to be voted Mother of the Year, unless the ability to put dinner on the table counts for more than mental health. Full Story
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Obama launches sales pitch for health insurance program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a campaign to promote his signature healthcare program on Friday in the face of harsh criticism from congressional Republicans who say the plan will raise costs and hurt hiring. Full Story