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    (Holly Pelczynski — Bennington Banner)
    New fallows introduced to Bennington Deer Park

    Vt. Veterans' Home accepts donation of fallows
    10/30/2014 07:31 PM EDT
    BENNINGTON >> The Vermont Veterans' Home accepted the donation of 24 fallow deer to reside in its North Street deer park on Thursday. Volunteers took the two male deer, 18 doe and four fawn in a horse trailer to Bennington from an undisclosed location in the afternoon. The deer were escorted by Windham County Sheriffs. 
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    (Jessie Forand — Burlington Free Press)
    130-year-old St. Albans courthouse gets a name

    ST. ALBANS >> It was nameless for more than 130 years, but now the courthouse on Church Street in St. Albans has an identity. In a ceremony held Wednesday afternoon, the building officially became the Percival Shangraw Court House. Its namesake is a Franklin County-born former Vermont Supreme Court Justice who presided within the St. Full Story
    SPORTS
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    Survive and advance: Panthers move on to Class C final after 1-0 win

    Ryan's overtime winner propels Hoosick Falls to title game
    HOOSICK, N.Y.>> Looking in the history books for a game between the Hoosick Falls and Greenwich field hockey teams that didn't go into overtime or strokes might be more difficult to find than ones that did. The Panthers and Witches continued that tradition of close contests on Thursday, as Liz Ryan scored 1:13 into overtime to give Hoosick Falls a 1-0 win in the Class C semifinal, propeling Full Story
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    Taylor Swift will win Giants a World Series

    Singer, whose “1989” came out Monday, has released an album the same month the Giants won 2010 and 2012 titles.  Full Story
    REGION
    Poet Galway Kinnell dies at 87

    Pulitzer-prize winning poet Galway Kinnell died of leukemia at home in Sheffield on Wednesday. He was 87. Kinnell was famous for his lyrical style and unflinching, direct examination of the unpleasant and the profound. He was Vermont's Poet Laureate from 1989-1993. He won the National Book Award, according to his New York Times obituary, "for a body of poetry that pushed deep into the heart of Full Story
    NATION/WORLD
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    Crews to begin work to recover Kansas victims

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say the "real work" will start Friday to recover the remains of four people who died when a small plane crashed into a building at a Kansas airport. Full Story
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    Crowds, cuteness overwhelm first Hello Kitty Con

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hello Kitty cuteness is taking over Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles as the city hosts the first Hello Kitty fan convention. 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

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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
     
     
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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