Newscast: Tuesday, January 15, 2012, 7:34 a.m.

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Several Vermont mayors are banding together to ask Washington to adopt gun control legislation. One month after the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the mayors are joining a national movement. Congressman Peter Welch has joined a small, bi-partisan group of Senators and House members who want to change the political dialogue in Washington. Welch says the change is needed because Congress is currently a "dysfunctional institution" that is unable to reach common ground on the key issues facing the country. A New York federal appeals court has heard arguments but not shown which way it’s leaning in a dispute over Vermont’s only nuclear power plant.

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