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    Vermont Senate to Vote on Gender-Free Restroom Bill

    Vermont lawmakers are one step closer to passing a bill that would make single-occupancy bathrooms gender neutral.

    The Burlington Free Press reports Democratic Sen. Becca Ballint presented the bill Tuesday in the Senate to no opposition. The bill would require single-user bathrooms to be open to all people. Under the bill, any place defined as a public building or place of public accommodation would have to comply.

    Supporters say the bill is a commonsense and inclusive measure that would help remove the stigma gender-nonconforming people feel when they use a gender-labeled bathroom.

    The House approved a previous version of the bill last year. A final vote in the Senate is scheduled for Wednesday.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

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