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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)
    Bennington's fallen heroes honored at annual ceremony

    Parade went west down Main Street and then north to Vets' Home
    05/25/2015 07:38 PM EDT
    BENNINGTON >> Bennington hosted the annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony at the Vermont Veterans Home on Monday. The parade began at 11 a.m. at the old middle school on Main Street, and proceeded to the Four Corners, before turning up North Street and continuing on to the Veterans Home. Participants in the parade included member of the Bennington American Legion Post, members of the 
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    Berkshire Bank acquires Boston-area financial firm

    PITTSFIELD >> Berkshire Bank is inching closer and closer to the Boston area. Berkshire Hills Bancorp, the bank's holding company, announced on Friday that it has reached a definitive agreement to purchase privately held Firestone Financial Corp. of Needham, a suburb of Boston. The longstanding commercial speciality finance company will become an operating subsidiary of Berkshire Bank. Full Story
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    Twins stay hot, top Red Sox

    Minnesota gets 16 hits for 16th win in May
    MINNEAPOLIS >> It's been a rocky season and a quarter for Ricky Nolasco since he joined the Minnesota Twins. The weight of a four-year, $49 million contract proved too much to bear in his first season, and his second year started with a trip to the disabled list. He walked off the field on Monday to a warm ovation from the same fans that have booed him so often, and it looks like Nolasco Full Story
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    Rolling Stones kick off 'Zip Code' stadium tour in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO >> The Rolling Stones launched their "Zip Code" North American tour in San Diego on Sunday with more than two hours of music. In front of a sold-out crowd at Petco Park, the stalwart foursome rocked hit after hit from their 50-year catalog. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts opened with "Jumpin' Jack Flash" before show opener Gary Clark Jr. Full Story
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    WCHS now owns 6 dogs, 1 sheep seized from Townshend property

    The animals are now under Humane Society ownership
    TOWNSHEND >> Staff members at Windham County Humane Society want to wait out any possible appeals period before re-homing six dogs that a Windham Superior Court judge transferred into the organization's ownership after ordering the canines and one sheep to be forfeited by their previous owners. Full Story
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    Report: Iran summons Saudi envoy over Yemen strike

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency says the Foreign Ministry has summoned Saudi Arabia's envoy over an airstrike near Tehran's embassy in Yemen. 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
    Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 31-June 6

    May 31: Actor-director Clint Eastwood is 85. Singer Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary is 77. Keyboardist Augie Meyers of the Texas Tornadoes and the Sir Douglas Quintet is 75. Full Story
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    David Letterman set trashed; Dumpster divers move in

    Hours after the 'Late Show' finished taping, the crew began dismantling and throwing away iconic parts of David Letterman's set. 
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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