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BC-VT--Vermont News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, VT

May 16, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Vermont. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the northern New England desk at 802-229-0577. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking news and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio became the latest entry into the 2020 Democratic presidential race on Thursday, bringing the primary field to nearly two dozen candidates. SENT: 2,100 words.

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GUNS-WAITING PERIOD

MONTPELIER, Vt. _ The Vermont House has given preliminary approval to a bill that would establish a 24-hour waiting period to buy handguns. The Democratic-controlled House voted 82-58 on the bill Wednesday.

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