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Bennington Police Department hosts New Experiences camp

Parntership: Police Department works with Career Development Center Activities: Campers go zip-lining, white water rafting and learn gun safety
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BENNINGTON >> Twenty-six local youths took part in the Bennington Police Department's New Experiences Camp this week, which for the first time partnered with the Southwest Vermont Career Development Center. The week-long camp is all about allowing the campers, who range in age from 11 to 15, to experience new things, said Police Chief Paul Doucette. 
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LOCAL NEWS
Brother and sister sentenced for embezzlement

Sold late mother's house, didn't pay estate's debts
BENNINGTON >> A brother and sister have been sentenced in federal court for spending money they got from selling their late mother's house without paying off her estate's legal debts. According to the United State's Attorney's Office District of Vermont, In 2014, Patricia Merz, 58, of Niskayuna, N. Full Story
SPORTS
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Trade deadline busy as 16 deals go down Friday

Hamels confirms blocking trade to Houston, Mets add Cespedes
NEW YORK >> The Mets finally landed the bat they were looking for in Yoenis Cespedes just ahead of Friday's trade deadline, and Cole Hamels confirmed he blocked a trade to Houston before Philadelphia dealt its ace to Texas. Sixteen trades were made Friday ahead of the annual deadline for deals without waivers, but San Diego was among the buyers, not the sellers, to the surprise of some. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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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
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Vermont diversity leaders have a message for Sanders

By Jess Wisloski When Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke at the Netroots Nation Presidential Town Hall in Arizona this month, he was interrupted by activists from the Black Lives Matter movement who demanded that the two candidates – Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley – address racial injustice issues. Full Story

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Art al fresco at The Mount and at Chesterwood

Contemporary sculpture has its moment in the sun — literally — this summer in two, long-running outdoor exhibitions.

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Bobby Brown's sister vows family feud is just beginning

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Bobby Brown's sister vowed the family feud was "far from over" between their family and the late Whitney Houston's kin during the memorial service for her niece, Bobbi Kristina Brown. Full Story
J.J. Abrams broke his back filming 'Star Wars'

The 'Star Wars: Episode VII -- The Force Awakens' director reveals to Jon Stewart how the Millennium Falcon door that injured Harrison Ford on set also broke Abrams' back. 

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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
 
 
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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