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Vermont State Game Warden Jason Dukette seized this dwarf caiman from a Westfield man
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A Vermont man is facing fish and wildlife violations for illegally bringing two exotic reptiles into the state, both of which can grow very large.

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Federal prosecutors have recommended that a teen who sent death threats to a Vermont high school be sentenced to probation despite his violation of court orders.

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The Kurdish soldiers stand watch at this rustic outpost, nothing more than sand bags and hardened earth, like some sort of prehistoric fortress. Some of the fighters carry AK-47s, others hold machine guns. And all are looking to the south and the front line with ISIS in northeast Syria.

It's a vast open plain.

Gen. Hassan commands these troops. He's a short, squat man with salt-and-pepper hair, and he points out in the distance where the enemy is located, just a couple of mud huts on the horizon.

We're very accustomed to recording and hearing the sound of our own voices, but in the early 20th century, many people were experiencing that for the first time. A surprising Depression-era trend began: People started sending their voices to their family and friends.

These audio letters were small, lightweight records,made in recording booths scattered all across the world and then sent through the postal service.

It was literally voice-mail.

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We're going to go now to NPR's Greg Allen, our reporter who's been covering this story from Miami.

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(Inaudible) it up from here. Hi, Greg.

GREG ALLEN, BYLINE: Hi, Mary Louise.

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Ramona Morales, who turns 80 in May, technically has a criminal record. Her offense? One of her renters kept chickens.

"Beautiful chickens. Beautiful roosters they were," Morales says walking in the backyard of the modest ranch home she rents out in the Coachella Valley city of Indio, Calif.

Beautiful, but annoying to some neighbors and against the Indio's municipal code on keeping farm animals in a residential area.

And violating that code comes with a price. The price for Morales: $6,000.

The University of Vermont and St. Michael's College are taking steps to stop the possible spread of mumps on the campuses.

Railway workers in the Adirondacks have been trying to move a derailed locomotive that has been left running for a week.

Whiteface Mountain
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A Toronto firefighter who was the subject of a massive six-day search involving eight government agencies at an Adirondack ski center has been located safe — in California.

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Two Baltimore police detectives in an elite gun trace task force were found guilty of racketeering and racketeering conspiracy on Monday. The case is part of larger corruption scandal has continues to rock the department. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton, who has been covering the case in Baltimore.

The mayor of Burlington, Vermont, is denouncing a white supremacist organization that gathered at a city park over the weekend.

Vermont State Police officials discuss officer involved shooting on Interstate 89
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Vermont State Police have identified the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Benjamin Gregware on Interstate 89 Sunday. One of the officers has been part of four other officer-involved shootings.

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She says she was born doing it. He says a schoolboy crush got him interested. Years later, their mutual love for their shared art form has brought them critical acclaim, awards, magazine covers — and each other.

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Barbershop: Staging A U.S. Military Parade

Feb 10, 2018

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