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Stories with person: Patrick Leahy
  • Vermont's 2 senators denounce move to cut Planned Parenthood 
    Updated: Jul-30-15 3:07 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont's two U.S. senators are denouncing a Republican-backed move to defund Planned Parenthood.

  • GOP-controlled Senate panel votes to lift Cuba travel ban 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 9:06 am

    WASHINGTON - A GOP-controlled Senate panel has voted to lift a decades-long ban on travel to Cuba, giving a boost to President Barack Obama's moves to ease travel restrictions and open up relations with the Castro-governed nation.

  • GOP-controlled Senate panel votes to lift Cuba travel ban 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 7:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - A GOP-controlled Senate panel has voted to lift a decades-long ban on travel to Cuba, giving a boost to President Barack Obama's moves to ease travel restrictions and open up relations with the Castro-governed nation.

  • Cuban dissidents feel sidelined as US focuses on state ties 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 12:10 am

    HAVANA - In the seven months since the U.S. and Cuba declared detente, American politicians have flooded Havana to see the sights, meet the country's new entrepreneurs and discuss the possible end of the U.S. trade embargo with leaders of the communist government.

  • Grievances persist despite start of new era in US-Cuba ties story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-20-15 5:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Cuban national flag fluttered in the Washington sun Monday as the U.S. and Cuba formally ended more than a half-century of estrangement, formally re-establishing relations severed at the height of the Cold War. But the symbolism of an embassy ceremony could not conceal deep, lingering conflicts between the nations.

  • Vermont's Leahy, Sanders, Welch praise Iran nuclear deal 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 4:43 am

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont's congressional delegation is offering support for the agreement reached with Iran to limits that nation's nuclear program while lifting economic sanctions.

  • Can independent Sanders get on NH Democratic primary ballot? story has photos
    Updated: Jul-11-15 8:58 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - From his run for mayor of Burlington to numerous campaigns for Congress, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has for more than three decades eschewed traditional party labels in his pursuit of political office, winning election after election as an independent.

  • FBI, Justice Dept. take encryption concerns to Congress story has photos
    Updated: Jul-08-15 10:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - Federal law enforcement officials warned Wednesday that data encryption is making it harder to hunt for pedophiles and terror suspects, telling senators that consumers' right to privacy is not absolute and must be weighed against public-safety interests.

  • Vermont gets $12.4M grant for substance abuse prevention 
    Updated: Jul-06-15 1:14 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - Officials say a $12.4 million federal grant will allow Vermont to expand statewide a program aimed at reducing substance abuse among 12- to 25-year-olds.