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At Another Level

Watching Theo Pilette leap, twirl and kick in midair, land with a whisper and kneel while arching backward at the Lebanon Ballet School the other day, director Linda Copp couldn't help imagining her former…

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Column: When Full Disclosure Promotes Mischief

Washington The debate over campaign contributions is never-ending for a simple reason: Both sides of the argument have merit. On the one hand, of course money is speech. For most citizens, contributing…

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Column: Kansas, the KKK and the Pernicious Undercurrent of Hate

The news that a former grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan is suspected of shooting and killing three people near Jewish community centers in Kansas seems at first glance like a disparaged past flaring briefly…

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Garcia Marquez Was More Than Magical Realism

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a charmer. The great Colombian novelist, who died Thursday, called Mexico City home for much of his life, and it was there that I met him, at a chi-chi Mexican restaurant where…

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Column: Snowden Story: Public Service or Betrayal?

Washington On Monday, my Washington Post colleagues celebrated winning the Pulitzer Prize for public service along with the Guardian newspaper for their reporting on Edward Snowden's revelations about…

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'Transcendence': Internet Is Evil

The dystopian future envisioned by last year's critical darling Her reappears in Transcendence, albeit with a lot more testosterone. You could even call this new thriller -- in which a godlike artificial…

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Actor Marlon Wayans is Very Serious About Funny Business

Kansas City, Mo. -- Marlon Wayans isn't trying to change the world. He just wants to change your mood. "There's no vanity in comedy," he says. And in a rare moment, the 41-year-old funny guy isn't joking…

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Giles H. Becker

Reading, Vt. -- Giles H. Becker, 91, a former longtime resident of Reading, passed away Monday morning, April 14, 2014, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. He was born June 2,…

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After Success of 'Philomena,' Actor Seeks Fun and Substance

Philadelphia -- When we last checked in with Steve Coogan -- all the way back in early December -- the British actor and comedy star was chin-deep in awards-season mode, campaigning for Philomena, the…

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TV Had Its Coming Out Party 75 Years Ago at the World's Fair

New York -- The day was bright and sunny, much like the future the 1939 World's Fair was promising. The 35,000 guests who watched President Franklin D. Roosevelt's opening day speech at the Court of Peace…

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Gerard D. Stevens

Strafford, Vt. -- Gerard D. Stevens, 67, died Friday, April 18, 2014, at his home in Strafford after a couragous battle with cancer. Arrangements are pending at the Boardway & Cilley Funeral Home,…

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Bettina Louise (Austin) Bacon

West Fairlee, Vt. -- Bettina Louise (Austin) Bacon, 79, died at the home of her son and daughter in-law, Stuart & Melanie Bacon of West Fairlee, Vt. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, surrounded by her…

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Iva N. Provencal

Casa Grande, Ariz. -- Iva N. Provencal, 79, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Casa Grande hospital in Arizona. She was born Oct. 29, 1934, in Grantham, N.H. She worked at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H.,…

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Crystal Revives '700 Sundays' on HBO for Posterity's Sake

Los Angeles -- When he turned 65, Billy Crystal decided to reprise 700 Sundays, his Tony Award-winning 2004 one-man show. The title refers to the number of Sundays he had with his father, Jack, before…

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Scalia: Supreme Court Press Freedom Ruling 'Wrong'

Washington -- This spring marks the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in New York Times v. Sullivan, its most important pronouncement on the freedom of the press, but the ruling has not…

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Pro-Russia Gunmen Defy Ukraine Deal

Moscow -- Separatist gunmen in eastern Ukraine on Friday defied calls by world powers for them to surrender their arms and leave the government buildings they have seized in support of demands of independence…

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S. Korea Ferry Captain Arrested

Seoul, South Korea -- As the last bit of the sunken ferry's hull slipped Friday beneath the murky water off southern South Korea, prosecutors moved to arrest members of the crew in the maritime disaster.…

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Alicia Silverstone Advocates Vegan Parenting

New York -- She's famous as an actress for Clueless. But Alicia Silverstone is also famous for her sometimes controversial ideas about mothering, and now she's put those philosophies down in writing in…

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Law School Gets Bond Downgrade

Moody's Investors Service, an investment assessment services company, downgraded Vermont Law School's $10.3 million in 2011 revenue bonds this week. Moody's lowered its rating for the school's bonds from…

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Australia Revives Knighthoods, Making Some Down Under Croak

Sydney -- Last month, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott stunned the nation by revealing that he had asked Queen Elizabeth II to reintroduce Australian knighthoods and damehoods, which were abolished…

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U.S. Quietly Ups Bar For Asylum Seekers

Washington -- Federal officials have quietly introduced new guidelines that make it tougher for asylum seekers to get their cases heard before judges. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services sent…

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Colorado Deaths Stoke Fears About Effects of Pot Edibles

Denver -- A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his…

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Eyewitnesses Seen As Unreliable

Portland, Ore. -- The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant. The problem is that decades of studies…

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Everest Avalanche Kills at Least 12

Katmandu, Nepal -- An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest…