"I think that urban America has got to respect what rural America is about, where 99 percent of the people in my state who hunt are law abiding people," the 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful said to NPR. Lydia Thompson/NPR hide caption

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Bernie Sanders Walks A Fine Line On Gun Control

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In 1981, Bernie Sanders won a 10-vote victory over a Democratic incumbent to become mayor of Burlington, Vt. Donna Light/AP hide caption

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Leaving Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders Found Home In Vermont

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The walls inside Dog Mountain's chapel are filled with thousands of notes, cards and photos, all heartfelt tributes to pets loved and lost. Carlton SooHoo/Courtesy of Dan Collison hide caption

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At Vermont's Dog Mountain, Comfort And Community For Pet Lovers

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Front Porch Forum co-founders Michael and Valerie Wood-Lewis run the company from their home office in Burlington, Vt. Angela Evancie/Vermont Public Radio hide caption

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In Vermont, A Hyper-Local Online Forum Brings Neighbors Together

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California Prisons Aim To Keep Sex Between Inmates Safe, If Illegal

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Publicity from Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin's State of the State address last January drove up demand for addiction treatment in the state. Andy Duback/AP hide caption

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Addiction Patients Overwhelm Vermont's Expanded Treatment Programs

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Legendary Vermont Bakers May Stop Selling Beloved Sourdough Bread

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Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont speaks during a committee hearing on veterans' health care. Sanders, an Independent, is a possible 2016 presidential candidate. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand?

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Jane Palmer of Monkton, Vt., was arrested after refusing to leave the Vermont Gas Systems headquarters in South Burlington on Wednesday. She and four other women were knitting in protest of a planned pipeline. Taylor Dobbs/Vermont Public Radio hide caption

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Customers shop for produce at the Hunger Mountain Co-op in Montpelier, Vt., in 2013. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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Vermont's GMO Bill Expected To Face Major Legal Challenges

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Theoneste Rwayitare, a Rwandan refugee who resettled in Vermont last year, pours powdered milk into a bucket for milking at the Vermont Goat Collaborative's Pine Island Farm. Angela Evancie for NPR hide caption

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Got My Goat? Vermont Farms Put Fresh Meat On Refugee Tables

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A customer shops for produce at the Hunger Mountain Co-op in April 2013 in Montpelier, Vt. More than a dozen food cooperatives supported the bill that would require the labeling of genetically modified foods. Toby Talbot/AP hide caption

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As Vermont expands addiction treatment services, it is also coming to grips with one of the most difficult and emotional aspects of the problem: pregnant women addicted to opiates. iStockphoto hide caption

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In Vermont, A Network Of Help For Opiate-Addicted Mothers

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This farmer, pouring maple sap into his pail near Wilmington, Vt., in 1954, may have turned the dregs of the season's sap into beer. Robert F. Sisson/National Geographic/Getty Images hide caption

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Vermont Beer Makers Bring Back Old-Time Maple Sap Brews

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