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    Sen. Sanders visits MAUHS to honor essay contest winner

    04/23/2014 08:47 AM EDT
    BENNINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders held a town hall-style discussion with students at Mount Anthony Union High School on Tuesday in order to honor junior Alexina Federhen, who won the senator's State of the Union essay contest in January. Sanders fielded questions from students on subjects from universal healthcare, to public education, to global warming, to the most basic ideologies 
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    UPDATED: Shooting incident at Bennington Police Station under investigation (VIDEO)

    BENNINGTON -- The front door of the Bennington Police Department was blocked with yellow tape and guarded by a Vermont State Trooper following an incident at about 8:45 in the lobby of the station. State police from Royalton were en route to investigate an incident that led to two people being removed from the station in separate ambulances. Full Story
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    Altland scores six to lead MAU to win

    BENNINGTON -- Starting the season with a record-setting 10-goal performance, Mount Anthony Union High School senior attacker Emily Cross was double and even triple-teamed at times on Tuesday against Emma Willard. No big deal, though, as her teammates went on the attack. In her first varsity home game, freshmen Emily Altland scored six goals -- three in each half -- in a 14-5 win at Full Story
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    Michelle Obama will appear on ABC's 'Nashville'

    Mrs. Obama is already set to appear on Thursday's season finale of the NBC hit "Parks and Recreation." Full Story
    REGION
    10 Things to Know for Today [4.23.14]

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SUPREME COURT DEALS BLOW TO AFFIRMATIVE ACTION By a 6-2 majority, the court declares that state voters can outlaw using race as a factor in college admissions. 2. PRO-RUSSIAN GUNMEN HOLD AMERICAN JOURNALIST HOSTAGE Vice News reporter Simon Ostrovsky was kidnapped in Ukraine's Full Story

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    ThinkFOOD from cheese to chickens at Bard College at Simon's Rock

    GREAT BARRINGTON -- Fresh eggs, maple cream, blue cheese -- even in early spring, before the asparagus is ready to pick, local farms have flavor to offer. A movement is growing accross the country to get back to its roots, grow and use locally grown food. To advance this movement in Berkshire County, Bard College of Simon's Rock has created a new Center for Food Studies.  Full Story
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    Osama bin Laden's son-in-law convicted on terrorism charges

    Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaida propaganda videotapes after the Sept. 11 attacks, was convicted Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's spokesman. Full Story
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    Taxman give bonuses to 1,100 employees who owe back taxes

    A government investigator says the Internal Revenue Service paid $1 million in bonuses to employees who owed back taxes. Full Story
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    Interactive graphic: Breaking down Albert Pujols' 500 HRs

    Here's a look at Albert Pujols' 500 career homers by year, the pitchers he hit them off of, and the parks where he hit them. Full Story
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    Stephen Colbert visits David Letterman on the 'Late Show'

    Stephen Colbert, who will take over for a retiring David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" next year, revealed Tuesday that he almost worked for Letterman twice. 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
    (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