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SVC hosts gallery reception of 12 regional artists

Exhibit continues through Dec. 7
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BENNINGTON >> Southern Vermont College hosted a reception at its Burgdorff Art Gallery in the Everett Mansion on Friday, with talks from several of the 12 featured artists exhibiting their work in the gallery. The exhibit will continue to be on display through Sunday, Dec. 7, reflecting on a diverse array of creative expressions influenced by the cultural scene in southern Vermont, eastern 
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MAUHS Drama Club presents "The Wizard of Oz"

BENNINGTON >> Guests who attended Mount Anthony Union High School this weekend soon found that they weren't in Kansas anymore, as the MAU drama club presented four sold-out performances of L. Frank Baum's classic, "The Wizard of Oz." Dorothy was played by Sarah Solari and Jessie Kuzmicki, the Scarecrow was played by Tim Downs, the Tin Man was played by Thomas Tifft and Kevin Gorry, and the Full Story
SPORTS
Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz on 2015 baseball Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot. Craig Biggio, who fell two votes short of the 75 percent needed in the 2014 balloting, tops 17 holdovers on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot announced Monday. Full Story

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Are Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth exploring romance in real life?

“The Hunger Games” stars are reportedly single and may be ready to mingle & with each other. Full Story
REGION
New York casino decision expected Dec. 17

The Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) >> A decision on where up to four casinos will be located in upstate New York is expected to be announced Dec. 17. That's the date a board reviewing casino applications is expected to meet for the final time. The board is tasked with picking the winners from among 16 casino applications. Full Story

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Festival of Trees showcases wildlife photos

National Geographic traveling photography exhibit highlights large predators at the center of the annual Festival of Trees
PITTSFIELD >> A tiger cub lies stretched out on the mother tiger's shoulder as she stretches out beside a fallen branch. Full Story
NATION/WORLD
Woman cleared in fatal car wreck after GM letter

CANTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge has cleared a woman accused in a fatal wreck after General Motors acknowledged her car would've been among millions recalled for an ignition switch problem that may have contributed to the death. Full Story
Police: Facebook posts of stolen guns spur arrest

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he posted Facebook photos of stolen guns from an unsolved burglary. Full Story
Correction: Latin Grammys story

In a story Nov. 20 about the Latin Grammys, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Paco de Lucia, who won album of the year, was Mexican. Full Story
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Bill Cosby reportedly used NBC staffer to pay women.

A former employee for the network, Frank Scotti, tells “Today” show the comedian had him bring women to dressing room and later pay them off. 

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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