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Governor honors Vermont’s winter Olympians

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin, center, speaks during a ceremony honoring members of the U.S. Winter Olympic team from the state, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt. Five Olympians attending are, from left, Ida Sargeant, Hannah Kearney, Liz Stephen, Susan Dunklee and Sophie Caldwell. At rear are state Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell, left, and Parker Riehle, president of the Vermont Ski Areas Association. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Five Vermont athletes who competed at the Sochi Winter Olympics received standing ovations and thanks from the governor on Wednesday at the Statehouse.

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SD high school group considers transgender policy

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota High School Activities Association is considering a policy on transgender students that would allow them to participate in activities according to their identified gender, not necessarily the gender listed on their records.

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Pop star Chris Brown’s DC trial delayed for months

This Jan. 8, 2014 file photo shows singer Chris Brown, right, arriving at the District of Columbia Superior Court in Washington. After a brief postponement, singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge is scheduled to begin in Washington. Brown's trial had been set for Monday but was delayed while lawyers tried to work out whether his bodyguard will testify. It's unclear whether the trial will start Wednesday, as Brown's lawyers seem to want, or if further legal maneuvering will delay it.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown’s trial on an assault charge was put on hold for months Wednesday after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case.

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Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

This Tuesday, July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook reports quarterly earnings on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street’s expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.

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Ark. coach announces signing of point guard

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas men’s basketball coach Mike Anderson has announced that Seminole State College point guard Jabril Durham has signed a letter of intent to join the program for the upcoming season.

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