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State union endorses local Democrats

10/22/2014 09:50 PM EDT
BENNINGTON -- The Vermont State Employees Association has endorsed three Democrats running for the state legislature. The three candidates are Dick Sears, Brian Campion, and Rachael Fields. Sears and Campion are running for the Senate while Fields is running unopposed in Bennington House District 2-1. 
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LOCAL NEWS
CCS board approves audit report, annual goals

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School District board of education listened to the external auditor's report, gave a new charter for the district's communication advisory committee and approved annual goals at its regular meeting Tuesday night. The board also discussed the assessed conditions of the school's small gym. Full Story
SPORTS
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Panthers moving on: Chani's hat trick leads Hoosick Falls

HOOSICK, N.Y. -- On a cold and rainy day at the George Helft Soccer Complex, the Hoosick Falls Central School boys soccer team came out and took care of business early to put away Corinth 5-0 in a Section II Class B playoff game. Tyler Gaines scored inside of 10 minutes for the No. 7 Panthers to get the team going, then Noah Chani hit his first of three goals on the day to put Hoosick Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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Renee Zellweger answers plastic surgery rumors

The “Bridget Jones” actress says she’s simply taken care of herself while remaining out of public eye the past few years. Full Story
REGION
NH governor candidates debate, agree on Keene melee

CONCORD, N.H. -- Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan and Republican businessman Walt Havenstein found something to agree on Wednesday in their first televised debate in the governor's race -- those responsible for the weekend riot near the Keene Pumpkin Festival should be held accountable. Full Story

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Spice of life: Searching for fall flavor in North Adams

From warm, crunchy apple crisp and salted caramel candy apples to steamy pumpkin spice lattes and roasted butternut squash soup, the Berkshires spills over with fall foods. We set out to explore North Adams for an afternoon in search of local seasonal flavor. NORTH ADAMS -- From warm, crunchy apple crisp and salted caramel candy apples to steamy pumpkin spice lattes and roasted butternut squash soup, the Berkshires spills over with fall foods. Full Story
NATION/WORLD
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AP Interview: Russia's Navalny vows to fight Putin

MOSCOW (AP) — Alexei Navalny is in bare feet, dressed in blue jeans and a checkered shirt, as he opens the door to his apartment in a drab Soviet-era block. Full Story
Heads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru election

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box. Full Story
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Sting and his 'The Last Ship' star go home

NEW YORK (AP) — The actors in Sting's musical "The Last Ship" have plenty of pressure these days. 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
 
 
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