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When the town of Brattleboro put up a Civil War monument more than a hundred years ago, it didn’t include the black soldiers who served in that war. Now some local students want to change that.

With the Iowa Caucus less than three weeks away, and the New Hampshire Primary a week after that, Bernie Sanders is surging. He is raising more money than any of his Democratic competitors, and is at or near the top in several recent polls.

“I just feel that he is the one who can beat Trump by a wide margin,” said Diane St. Germain, of Bedford, New Hampshire, who supported Sanders in 2016 and has been knocking on doors for him over the past three months.

There was tension heading into the final Democratic debate before the first voters go cast their votes in Iowa.

It came on the heels of Elizabeth Warren confirming a report that Bernie Sanders told her a woman could not win the presidency in 2020 — a report Sanders denied Tuesday night, saying in fact, he had made room for Warren to run five years ago.

Warren and Sanders, as well as the other candidates on the stage, largely held their fire toward each other and focused instead on trying to make the case to voters that they can beat President Trump.

The Brattleboro Retreat says it doesn't have enough money to finish a 12-bed expansion that's underway. The recent announcement that the state won't add any more funding to the project is putting more pressure on the financially-strapped hospital.

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin in 2017.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

Massachusetts is among 42 states that had fewer births recorded in 2019 than the year before.