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BC-VT--Vermont News Digest 1:30 pm, VT

May 28, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, May 28, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

ELECTION 2020-BERNIE SANDERS

WASHINGTON _ It was supposed to be different this time. But three months into his second presidential campaign, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is struggling with some of the same challenges that sank his last bid: doubts about his electability, worries about support from minority voters and an opponent with deep ties to the party establishment. By Steve Peoples, Juana Summers and Hunter Woodall. SENT: 1,250 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

HUNGER GRANT: Bennington College is getting a $1 million grant to work with regional organizations in southwestern Vermont to look for solutions to the root causes of food insecurity in Bennington County.

WOMAN KILLED-VERMONT: The former boyfriend of a woman who was found dead on a roadside embankment in Vermont nearly two years ago has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in a plea agreement.

BORDER BRIDGE: A Vermont bridge has been named for a local World War II Marine Corps veteran.

IMMIGRANT SMUGGLING CHARGE: An Ecuadorian man is facing federal charges that he was transporting seven people who were in the United States illegally.

ROAD CREW HONORED: A Vermont town is recognizing two members of its road crew for helping to reunite a woman with a bag containing cash and uncashed checks she apparently left on the top of her car when she drove off.

MOON ROCK EXHIBIT: Some specimens of moon rocks brought back to earth by astronauts and meteorites are going to be on display at the Fletcher Free Library in Vermont’s largest city.

GAS PRICES: Gas prices have fallen a bit more in northern New England.

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