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Biden pushes progress on cancer research at UVM

BURLINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden capped off an overnight visit to the Green Mountain State Friday with a discussion of the Cancer Moonshot task force he is heading at the request of the president. Biden’s 45-minute remarks at the University of Vermont Friday morning highlighted the Cancer Moonshot initiative President Barack Obama called for in his January State of the Union Address. He tapped Biden, whose own son Beau died of brain cancer last year, to head the effort aimed at achieving 10 years of progress on cancer research in the next five years. The university hosts the University of Vermont Cancer Center, which conducts research and more than 300 clinical trials each year in addition to treating cancer patients from around the state. Biden is visiting several similar centers to highlight the work of the task force. Continue Reading →

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Trailing Bernie: Sanders falls behind Biden in national poll

en. Bernie Sanders stood with striking federal contract workers this week as they called for a $15 per hour minimum wage. The workers timed their strike to coincide with Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. to highlight his support for higher wages. “There is no justice when millions of people throughout our country, including people working in the United States Senate, are working for wages that are too little to take care of their kids, to take care of their family. That’s wrong, that has got to change,” Sanders said, according to Politico. Continue Reading →

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