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Actors bring Shakespeare classic to life at Park-McCullough

NORTH BENNINGTON -- The lawn of the Park-McCullough House was transformed into Shakespearean Verona on Sunday evening, as a sizable crowd witnessed Hubbard Hall's production of "Romeo and Juliet." The play was part of the organization's 20th annual Summer Shakespeare Theater Tour, and was the first production of the classic play in the organization's 37-year history. Full Story
SPORTS
Marauders finish home season

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Marauders swim team finished its home schedule against Brattleboro on Tuesday. Winners included Ashley Steinhoff and Phebe Hall in the 100 butterfly and Morgan Flynn in the 100 butterfly. Other results were not available by press time, and will be on benningtonbanner. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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Weird Al Yankovic hits No. 1 for the first time

'Mandatory Fun,’ featuring massive hit 'Tacky,’ grabs top Billboard spot with a barrage of video releases. Full Story

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Uncovering Mohawk Trail's treaures

To most of the residents of Northern Berkshire, the Mohawk Trail is a means of getting from North Adams to Greenfield and, eventually, Boston. On a beautiful July day with lots of sun, a friend and I set out to explore the treasures the Trail has -- and which I have overlooked all my life.  Full Story
NATION/WORLD
China factory index at 18-month high in July

HONG KONG (AP) — China's manufacturing rose in July to its highest level in 18 months, in a sign that mini-stimulus measures to shore up growth in the world's No. Full Story
New Jersey sues over Florida pizza shop logo

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority wants a Florida pizza shop to pay a big toll for using a logo similar to the Garden State Parkway's green and yellow signs. Full Story
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Bing Crosby's kids recall dad's duet with Bowie

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — David Bowie's duet with Bing Crosby on the entertainer's 1977 Christmas television special left an indelible impression on Crosby's teenage children. 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
 
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

Evan Agostini
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
 
 
Updated: May 10, 2013 3:19:58 PM EDT
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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