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President offers condolences to loved ones of Melissa Jenkins

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One of the more touching moments in President Obama's speech in Vermont came when he talked about Melissa Jenkins, the Northeast Kingdom teacher who was murdered this week. His trip coincided with her memorial.

"This is a woman by all accounts who dedicated her life to her community and helping to shape young minds and I know Vermont is heartbroken. So all we can do is live our lives the way that pays tribute to hers by looking out for students and her son. Michelle and I want to express our thoughts and prayers to everyone who knew her," the president said.

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