Over 100 turn out for ALS Walk

10/19/2014 11:08 PM EDT
BENNINGTON -- The Vermont Veterans Home hosted its inaugural ALS Walk on Saturday, bringing out more than 100 people to raise money for the Northern New England chapter of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association. Also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, ALS is twice as common among veterans. 
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Historian talks about Mum Bett, slave who won her own freedom

BENNINGTON -- Boston-based historian Ben Z. Rose spoke at the annual meeting of the Bennington Historical Society on Sunday about Mum Bett, a slave who sued her owner for freedom, and won. Rose, the author of "John Stark: Maverick General" and "Mother of Freedom: Mum Bett and the Roots of Abolition," spoke for about half an hour, then took questions from the audience, which included his Full Story
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Making a statement: Cambridge puts up 69 points in regular season finalé against Hoosic Valley

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Chris Warnke didn't have to wait for the chicken barbecue going on in the parking lot to eat on Saturday. He was out feasting on the football field. The Cambridge Central School senior fullback gorged himself on the Hoosic Valley defense, rushing for 234 yards on just 13 carries for five scores to pace Cambridge in a 69-12 beat-down. Full Story
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Bono has glaucoma, he reveals in new interview

The U2 singer says the affliction is why he always wears sunglasses. 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
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Oklahoma Guard: No injuries after midair collision

MOLINE, Kan. (AP) — The Oklahoma Air National Guard says two of its fighter jets collided over southeast Kansas during a training exercise, with one ejecting from one of the aircraft. Full Story
Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Full Story
Smithsonian aims to raise $1.5B to improve museums

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution has embarked on a major campaign to raise $1.5 billion and increase private support for the world's largest museum and research complex to fund programs in history, science, art and culture. 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