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    Starbucks obtains permit for coffee house

    04/18/2014 04:09 PM EDT
    MANCHESTER - The Development Review Board has approved a change of use permit for a Starbucks coffee house at the Equinox Square Plaza on Depot Street. When it opens, the proposed Starbucks will be the first of the international chain to open in southern Vermont. 
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    Vermont ranks as national leader in government spending transparency
    04/09/2014 12:37 PM EDT - MONTPELIER -- Vermont is a national leader when it comes to government spending transparency, according to a new report released by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group and the Vermont Public Interest Research Group. Full Story

    Sex abuse survivor to papal adviser: Marie Collins
    04/04/2014 10:10 PM EDT - VATICAN CITY -- Marie Collins is not your ordinary papal adviser. Sexually assaulted as a child by a hospital chaplain, Collins went onto become a leading Irish activist demanding justice for the victims of priestly abuse and a fierce critic of the Catholic Church's handling of the scandal. Full Story

    Pope taps women, victims for sex abuse commission
    03/22/2014 10:57 PM EDT - Pope Francis named the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy Saturday, signaling an openness to reach beyond church officials to plot the commission's course and priorities: Half of the members are women, and one was assaulted by a priest as a child. Full Story

    Pope Francis is offended by his own popularity
    03/05/2014 07:01 AM EST - Pope Francis finds the hype that is increasingly surrounding him "offensive." Full Story

    More on Vermont polling ‘least religious'
    02/08/2014 11:17 AM EST - I always like to see polls about the different levels of religiosity among the different states in the U.S. On Monday, Gallup issued what seems to be an annual measurement of this. The actual headline on Gallup's website report is "Mississippi Most Religious State, Vermont Least Religious/Average religiousness of states continues to range widely. Full Story

    Tube of John Paul II's blood stolen in Italy
    01/27/2014 04:45 PM EST - A tube containing the late Pope John Paul II's blood has been stolen from a church in Italy, sparking a region-wide search involving sniffer dogs and 50 police officers, Italian media reports said Monday. Full Story

    How the Internet is like a fine wine, according to the pope
    01/23/2014 11:03 AM EST - The Internet is a "gift from God" that facilitates communication, Pope Francis said in a statement. Full Story

    If government could pray in 1789, why not today?
    11/09/2013 10:26 AM EST - Do you say a little prayer (for the markets, maybe) before you get down to work? Since 1999, the wonderfully named town of Greece, N.Y., has been doing that. At town council meetings, a volunteer chaplain -- generally but not invariably Christian -- prays before the opening of business. Full Story

    Dubai rape dispute points to wider Islamic rules about sex
    07/28/2013 12:20 PM EDT - Saturday July 27, 2013 BRIAN MURPHY Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The couple stood before a Dubai judge. The charge was sex outside marriage -- illegal in the United Arab Emirates and across nearly all the Muslim world -- and the magistrate offered an option: Suspended sentences to the Pakistani man and Filipino woman if they agreed to wed. Full Story

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    This GM apologized for cursing out his opponents in front of a large crowd

    TORONTO Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri let loose a profanity about the Brooklyn Nets during a pregame address meant to pump up a group of fans outside Air Canada Centre before Saturday's opening game of the NBA playoffs. Several hundred fans gathered outside the Full Story