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    Do you agree with the decision to give Dzhokhar Tsarnaev the death penalty for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing?
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    (Holly Pelczynski - Bennington Banner)
    Lt. Governor Phil Scott talks about the legislature at BCRC annual meeting

    Shorter sessions, more business people in Montpelier would be better
    05/21/2015 10:04 PM EDT
    BENNINGTON >> The legislative sessions are too long, not enough laws work to improve the economy, and there are too many regulations for small business owners to keep up with, said Lt. Governor Phil Scott. He spoke at the annual meeting of the Bennington County Regional Commission held Thursday at the Mount Anthony Country Club. 
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    LOCAL NEWS
    Officials seek answers for string of Londonderry fires

    History of suspicious fires in Londonderry began in 2005
    SOUTH LONDONDERRY >> After a home on Under the Mountain Road was destroyed in a fire earlier in the month, Rep. Oliver Olsen reached out to constituents and agencies. They're now looking for answers to what seems like a history and pattern of suspicious fires in the area stemming back to 2005. "Initial investigations were not able to establish a definitive cause but it has been deemed Full Story
    SPORTS
    Panthers knocked out of Class B playoffs

    Former league foe Schuylerville moves on
    HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. >> When the postseason comes, every coach wants their team to peak. The Schuylerville Black Horses seem to be hitting that point as they advanced into the Section II, Class B semifinals with a 13-1 victory over Hoosick Falls on Thursday. The Black Horses (15-6) struck for 11 hits while taking advantage of five walks and five Panther errors. Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
    Bruce Jenner praised by Laverne Cox

    'The Orange is the New Black' star and transgender advocate praised Jenner for coming out about his transition in recent TV specials. Full Story
    REGION
    Legislative Wrap: Education reform dominates session

    All eyes were on the House Education Committee at the start of the 2015 legislative session as it took on the daunting task of trying to reconcile the shrinking number of students in Vermont's schools with increases in school spending and property tax rates. In 2014, taxpayers voted down three dozen school budgets on Town Meeting Day. Full Story
    NATION/WORLD
    China says work on charter for Asian bank completed

    BEIJING (AP) — China says 57 governments that want to join a planned Chinese-led Asian regional bank have finished work on a charter and it is due to be signed in late June. Full Story

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    Memorial Day holiday begins summer with light and loss

    SOUTHERN VERMONT >> Barbecues, cookouts, a long weekend — these are the popular trappings of Memorial Day, since the last Monday in May now traditionally marks the unofficial beginning of summer. Full Story
    (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
    Suit: Competitor's smiley face cookies 'confusingly similar'

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The cookies may be smiling, but the restaurants are not. A Pennsylvania chain says in a lawsuit that the smiley face cookies made by a Chicago-based baker are "confusingly similar" to its own trademarked treats. Full Story
    (Reed Saxon/AP)
    5 B.B. King children visit body a day before public viewing

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Five of B.B. King's adult children visited the blues great one last time in private at a Las Vegas funeral home that will host a public viewing Friday ahead of a Saturday memorial service. Full Story
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    Duggar son apologizes after molestation accusations surface

    Josh Duggar, one of the cast members of the TLC reality show '19 Kids and Counting,' was accused of molesting five young girls, including his sister, as a teenager; no charges were filed. He reportedly takes responsibility in an issued statement. 
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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
     
     
    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
    (Evan Agostini)
    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
    (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)
    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