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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Completes Successful Unmanned First Mission
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December 19, 2014

Congress Offers Hope To Parents of Children With Disabilities

by Hugh McQuaid | December 19, 2014 2:30pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Connecticut’s congressional delegates and advocates for people with autism celebrated Friday’s passage of a bill creating a new tax-free savings program for people with disabilities.

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December 15, 2014

Sandy Hook Victims, Lawmakers Redouble Their Efforts To Prevent Gun Violence

by Christine Stuart | December 15, 2014 1:18pm

Hugh McQuaid photo Two years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the parents of two of the 20 child victims were joined by lawmakers who recommitted themselves to ending gun violence.

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Coltsville Secures National Park Status

by Christine Stuart | December 15, 2014 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Turning the old Colt building in Hartford into a national park had been U.S. Rep. John B. Larson’s dream for more than a decade. On Friday, that dream came true when the U.S. Senate gave final passage to the National Defense Authorization Act, which included a provision to turn Coltsville into a national park.

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December 13, 2014

OP-ED | Omnibus? Try Ominous

by Sal Luciano | December 13, 2014 6:53pm

In case you missed it, there’s a monster lurking in our nation’s capital. It’s assumed the form of a 1,603-page, $1.1 trillion spending package written (allegedly) to avert another government shutdown.

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December 10, 2014

95 School Shootings Since Newtown

by Christine Stuart | December 10, 2014 5:30am

Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action released a report Tuesday that shows there have been at least 95 school shootings, including fatal and nonfatal assaults, suicides, and unintentional shootings, since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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December 5, 2014

Blumenthal Warns of Mobile Shopping App Dangers

by Christine Stuart | December 5, 2014 1:12pm

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal wants consumers to beware of the dangers of using mobile shopping applications.

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December 4, 2014

Rowland’s Lawyers Ask For Less Than 18 Months, Say He Is Never Returning To Politics

by Hugh McQuaid | December 4, 2014 10:03pm

Douglas Healey file photo Lawyers for former Gov. John G. Rowland asked a judge for leniency Thursday in court documents, requesting a sentence of less than 18 months in prison for his recent corruption convictions.

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November 26, 2014

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Braddock’s Sentence

by Hugh McQuaid | November 26, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of Robert Braddock Jr., a political aide serving more than three years in prison for campaign finance conspiracy while working for former House Speaker Chris Donovan’s congressional campaign.

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November 14, 2014

ANALYSIS | Republicans Swing and Miss in the 4th and 5th Congressional Districts

by Susan Bigelow | November 14, 2014 8:25am

On a night where Democrats got tossed out of Congress all over the country, Connecticut’s five Democrats held firm. How did that happen, and can Republicans ever hope to win a Connecticut congressional seat again?

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OP-ED | No Republican Wave Hit 990 Prospect Avenue

by Terry D. Cowgill | November 14, 2014 5:30am

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In the face of a national Republican landslide that punished incumbents in the midterm elections, Connecticut stayed true to its nickname.

At least in the executive branch, the Land Steady of Habits bucked the trend that made life miserable for Democrats. We returned an unpopular incumbent Democratic governor to office and re-elected every constitutional officer and member of Congress — all of whom were Democrats. What Republican wave, you ask?

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