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Author Alvarez honored in Washington — After receiving the 2013 National Medal of Arts on Monday, Vermont author Julia Alvarez took her seat in the audience at a White House ceremony and snapped photos of fellow recipients with her iPhone. Alvarez, author of books including "How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents" and "In the Time of the Butterflies," has received numerous awards for her work.

Vermont Law School Professor Cheryl Hanna dies — Vermont Law School Professor Cheryl Hanna has died. Hanna, 48, was found dead at her home on South Winooski Avenue in Burlington on Sunday. Details were sketchy on Monday. The Royalton school said only that Hanna's death was "untimely." The family called the Burlington Free Press to say that relatives were preparing a statement.
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