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Video Interview: Astronaut Rick Mastracchio Reflects on his 6 Month Mission to the Space Station
May 20, 2014 10:22 am
NASA granted CTTechJunkie the opportunity for a short interview with Astronaut Rick Mastracchio, who is readjusting to...more »
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July 4, 2014

OP-ED | On Beer, Guns, and Freedom

by Suzanne Bates | July 4, 2014 10:30am

There was an uneasy energy in Harvard Yard as former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the attempt to stifle conservative voices on college campuses at Harvard and across the nation a modern form of McCarthyism.

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June 20, 2014

Sandy Hook Commission Looks To Finalize Recommendations

by Hugh McQuaid | June 20, 2014 2:00pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo (Updated 2:50 p.m.) The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission considered ideas for its final report Friday with members expressing frustration over shootings that have occurred since the Newtown shooting and doubts about what their report will do to stem that trend.

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June 5, 2014

Transgender Teen Could Be Moved Out of State

by Hugh McQuaid | June 5, 2014 4:03pm

The transgender youth known as “Jane Doe” may soon be transferred from the adult women’s prison where she’s been held since April to a private youth facility in Massachusetts, according to the Children and Families Department. 

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Malloy Won’t Tip His Hand On Fair Hearing Bill

by Christine Stuart | June 5, 2014 12:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy refused to tip his hand Wednesday on whether he’s planning to veto a bill that would require “fair hearings” at the Department of Social Services.

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May 29, 2014

OP-ED | I Don’t Own A Gun - But Not For The Reasons You Probably Think

by Sarah Darer Littman | May 29, 2014 10:30am

When one is a vocal supporter of background checks before purchasing a firearm, or federal dollars to support research into gun-related deaths, or of the ability of medical doctors to inquire of patients suffering from clinical depression or other mental illness if there is a gun in the home, there is a certain breed of “gun rights” supporter that will automatically assume you have never touched a gun and hate the very idea of shooting one. Period. End of story.

But like most assumptions, these can be wrong.

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May 21, 2014

Judge: DCF Provided ‘Ample Evidence’ of Violence By ‘Jane Doe’

by Hugh McQuaid | May 21, 2014 5:29am

istock (Updated 1:02 p.m.) A memorandum from Superior Court Judge Burton Kaplan details “ample evidence” of violence to support the transfer of the transgender youth known as “Jane Doe” into the custody of the Correction Department.

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May 15, 2014

Drone Legislation Grounded, Study Approved

by Hugh McQuaid | May 15, 2014 4:16pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Legislation to regulate drones in Connecticut never got off the ground this year, but the Program Review and Investigations Committee voted Thursday to devote one of its researchers to study the issue.

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May 14, 2014

ANALYSIS | Connecticut Astronaut Arrives Home on Russian Soyuz to Uncertain Political Environment

by Lon Seidman | May 14, 2014 6:49am

NASA/Bill Ingalls Astronaut and Waterbury native Rick Mastracchio landed safely aboard a Russian Soyuz capsule at 9:58 p.m. EST Tuesday evening, capping an eventful six months aboard the International Space Station both in orbit and on the ground as relations between the United States and Russia deteriorated.

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May 7, 2014

Massachusetts Official Raises Question of How Far Security Can Go

by Ellen R. Delisio | May 7, 2014 3:17pm

ELLEN R. DELISIO / CTNEWSJUNKIE The immediate and logical result of the terrorist attack at the 2013 Boston Marathon that left three people dead and 264 injured was an exponential increase in security measures for this year’s race, which took place April 21 without incident.

—RELATED: Malloy Tells CCM Members That Connecticut Has Made Strides in Emergency Preparedness

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May 6, 2014

Dayville Family Claims They Will Be Forced To Subsidize Abortion

by Christine Stuart | May 6, 2014 12:00pm

As devout Catholics, Barth and Abbie Bracy don’t want to pay for health insurance that covers elective abortion, but because they may have to purchase a plan under the Affordable Care Act they wouldn’t have a choice.

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