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State Christmas tree cut in Arlington

At the home of local accountant, volunteer, veteran and author Don Keelan
11/25/2014 08:52 PM EST
ARLINGTON >> Every year, the state selects a tree from somewhere in the state to serve as the state Christmas tree, gracing the front of the capitol building in Montpelier. This year, that tree was grown on the property of and donated by Don Keelan, of Arlington. The 32-foot balsam fir has been present, in view of Route 313, for almost a quarter of a century, after being planted in 1991. 
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Mount Anthony Union Middle School Practical and Life Skills Class hosts Thanksgiving feast

For the entire MAUMS community
BENNINGTON >> The Practical and Life Skills class at Mount Anthony Union Middle School has spent the last month raising money for, preparing, and finally serving a Thanksgiving dinner for parents, staff, and service providers. According to teacher Pamm Powers, the students received 80 RSVPs for the event, up from 63 at the inaugural event last year. Full Story
SPORTS
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Dallas gets shorter-than-usual Thanksgiving turn

IRVING, Texas (AP) — George Selvie rushed out of Dallas' locker room, already prepared for some down time on a short week even by the standards of the Thanksgiving-trained Cowboys. The defensive end was wearing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle pajama pants. "Oh yeah man," Selvie said when asked if he had gotten some rest. 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
State Board seeks public comment on strategic plan

BARRE -- The Vermont State Board of Education is seeking public input as they draft a statewide strategic plan for the coming five years. Pursuant to 16 V.S.A. ยง 164a., which requires the State Board of Education to "adopt through a public process a statewide strategic education plan to describe how the agency will help schools boards to improve student performance", the Board voted to Full Story
NATION/WORLD
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Cleveland crowd protests over boy shot by police

CLEVELAND (AP) — Several hundred people marched down an exit ramp and temporarily blocked rush-hour traffic on a busy freeway on Tuesday while protesting a police officer's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy who had brandished a realistic-looking novelty gun. Full Story
Man arrested; deputies say he aimed banana at them

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A man is facing a felony menacing charge after two western Colorado sheriff's deputies say he pointed a banana at them and they thought it was a gun. Full Story
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Garcia Marquez family explains archive decision

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The family of Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez says the late Colombian novelist's archive was offered only to the University of Texas, which will be the materials' repository. Full Story
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Bette Midler to Ariana Grande: Clean up your act

The veteran entertainer complains in an interview that young singers rely too much on selling sex instead of talent. 

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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
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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