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BC-VT--Vermont News Digest 11 am, VT

March 30, 2019

Vermont news from The Associated Press for Saturday, March 30, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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SENATOR BATMAN

Vermont U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy is helping commemorate the 80th birthday of his childhood hero, Batman, the caped crusader, who helped Leahy win a ban on the export of land mines. For more than two decades, the Vermont Democrat has sprinkled his fascination with Batman into Senate duties, including working with DC Comics to produce a Batman issue that Leahy credits with helping Congress pass one of a series of anti-land mine measures he worked on over the years. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 515 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

HEALTH CARE VERMONT: The Vermont House is supporting a plan that would preserve many of the provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act in the state, even if the federal health care law is overturned.

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