Vermont news from The Associated Press for Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

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.

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IMMIGRATION-NORTHERN BORDER

DERBY LINE, Vt. — While the Trump administration fortifies the southern border, there's growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous northern border with Canada. People crossing the border between Vermont and Quebec have paid smugglers up to $4,000, usually payable when the immigrants reach their U.S. destination, according to officials and court documents. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 1,070 words, photos.

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MAN THREATENED-BB GUN: Police say a man who had a rifle pointed at his face realized it was fake when he grabbed the muzzle and it broke in half.

NURSES STRIKE: The nurses' union and the University of Vermont Medical Center are planning to resume negotiations after nurses went on a two-day strike.

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