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VPR Newscast: Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7:34 a.m.

Vermont is reacting to the news of the explosions at the Boston Marathon yesterday.  Senator Patrick Leahy says he’s hopeful that Congress can pass meaningful immigration reform legislation this session. Leahy says the proposal needs to balance stronger border security measures with a plan to offer undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship. Vermont environmental groups and some northeastern Vermont land owners are hailing a ruling that the state's Act 250 land use law applies to the possible reversal of flow in the Portland-to-Montreal Pipe Line.