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Hearing weighs move of alleged Eveready shooter

Police say Elizabeth Teague killed one, injured two others in workplace shooting in 1991
08/23/2014 08:57 AM EDT
BENNINGTON -- A woman who has been in state custody since 1991, after police said she killed her boss and shot two co-workers, thinks she should be set free, while prosecutors and the Department of Mental Health are arguing about which facility she will be living in. 
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Vermont labor report reveals rising unemployment rate

Bennington County: 4.8% jobless in July
BENNINGTON -- The Vermont Department of Labor report for the month of July revealed a continued shrinking labor force and rising unemployment rate, both statewide and in Bennington County. The statewide unemployment rate rose to 3.7 percent in July, a sharp increase from March, April and May. Full Story
SPORTS
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Storm go ‘home’ to Spinelli Field

BENNINGTON -- Forget the 4-0 record. Forget that Saturday night’s game against the Southern New Hampshire Beavers (2-1), the first intra-divisional opponent for the Southern Vermont Storm, will go a long way in showing if the Bennington-based Storm are for real. For most of the guys on the Storm roster, the game is important - but just as important is where the game is being played. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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Jeremy Lin joins waxed celebs in Madame Tussauds

Jeremy Lin, the wax version, is in good company. Within earshot of the Los Angeles Lakers point guard at Madame Tussauds San Francisco are waxed sports legends Joe Montana, Muhammad Ali and Tiger Woods.  Full Story
REGION
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Candidate for governor Emily Peyton touts hemp, independence

BRATTLEBORO -- Emily Peyton is persistent. Having failed twice as an independent candidate for governor, the Putney resident this time is running as a Republican gubernatorial candidate in the Aug. 26 primary. Peyton also has signed on as an independent candidate for the general election, and she is seeking write-in votes from other parties. Full Story

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At the swimming hole ...

When the hot "dog days" of summer are upon us (are they coming this year?), there are hundreds of swimming holes for the residents of -- and visitors to -- the Berkshires and Shires of Vermont to cool off in. Full Story
NATION/WORLD
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Havana retro-Soviet restaurant a nod to nostalgia

HAVANA (AP) — There's no rice, beans or fried plantains at Havana's newest private restaurant. You can order a minty mojito, but it'll come mixed with vodka instead of the traditional white rum. Full Story
Mom of boys with Lyme disease fights for chickens

BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman is fighting to keep the chickens she bought to eat ticks after her sons contracted Lyme disease. Full Story
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Iggy Azalea falls off stage during pre-VMA show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iggy Azalea has tumbled off the stage during an MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert. Full Story
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Taylor Swift 'Shake it Off' director rebuts racism charges

Mark Romanek responds to rapper Earl Sweatshirt who -- without seeing the video -- blasted its twerking scene as “inherently offesnive.”  
 
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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
 
 
Updated: May 10, 2013 3:19:58 PM EDT
 
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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