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    (Derek Carson — Bennington Banner)
    Mount Anthony Union High School students help Conservation District map ash trees

    07/07/2015 05:12 AM EDT
    BENNINGTON — One local student is spending part of her summer helping the Bennington County Conservation District map ash trees in the Walloomsac Headwaters Park. Cora Delucia, who will be a senior at Mount Anthony Union High School this fall, was a part of this year's Emerging Leaders program. 
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    LOCAL NEWS
    Education news in brief

    Local residents named to spring Nichols College dean's list DUDLEY, MASS. >> Nichols College has recognized 454 students who achieved dean's list or dean's high honors for their academic work during the just completed spring term. Kylie-Blu Crawford of the Nichols Class of 2015 and Bennington, has achieved dean's list for academic work during the just completed spring term. Full Story
    SPORTS
    (Alastair Grant — The Associated Press)
    Serena bests Venus at Wimbledon to advance

    Sisters met for 26th time on Monday, with Serena improving to 15-11 against her elder sister
    LONDON >> Decades ago, when the Williams sisters were kids in California, taking tennis lessons from Dad on a municipal court and imagining playing at Grand Slam tournaments one day, it was Venus — older, taller, stronger — who usually beat Serena. Never a fan of losing to her sibling — who would be? Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
    ( Gieson Cacho )
    Review: 'Lego Jurassic World' doesn't live up to ginormous potential

    For longtime fans, 'Lego Jurassic World' will be a familiar trip and the game excels with cooperative play with players switching off controlling characters such as Alan Grant, Ian Malcolm, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing.  Full Story
    REGION
    Rutland mayor proposes salary rate study

    RUTLAND (AP) >> The mayor in Rutland, Vermont, has proposed bringing in an outside consultant to analyze the pay rates of city department heads. The Rutland Herald reports <URL destination="http://bit.ly/1fjNyaH">the Board of Aldermen unanimously approved Rutland Mayor Christopher Louras's proposal on Monday. Full Story
    NATION/WORLD
    Man convicted in murder, dismemberment seeks new trial

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man convicted in the death and dismemberment of a Bourbon Street dancer is seeking a new trial, citing a history of mental illness and three failed requests for a mistrial during his proceedings. Full Story

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    WordXWord: Poet Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib's inner voice opens up the conversation

    When the WordXWord festival returns to Pittsfield, poet Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib will be front and center as guest poet and host to events, including an open mic and workshop for participants, as he distributes his knack for presenting topics that might typically incite confrontation and transforming them into opportunities for collaboration. Full Story
    New season for 'Prairie Home' has big dose of Thile

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The upcoming season of 'A Prairie Home Companion' is bumping up the number of guest hosts, not long after creator Garrison Keillor ruminated about transitioning out of his host role. Full Story
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    Subway pitchman Jared has home raided in porn investigation

    Jared Fogle’s Indiana home gets visit from FBI, who won’t offer details. Raid comes two months after director of Fogle’s foundation arrested on child pornography charges. 

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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