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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Completes Successful Unmanned First Mission
Dec 5, 2014 11:30 am
An unmanned test flight of NASA’s new Orion spacecraft was successful this morning, flying higher than any human-rated...more »
2014 Connecticut International Auto Show to Feature Electric Vehicles And More
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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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Sandy Hook Families Sue Bushmaster

by Hugh McQuaid | December 15, 2014 10:48am

Hugh McQuaid file photo (Updated at 12:48 p.m.) Families of nine people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School and one survivor are suing Bushmaster Firearms, the company that manufactured the weapon used in the incident, as well as the weapon’s distributor and seller.

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December 12, 2014

Mohegans Weigh Marijuana As New Revenue Stream

by Hugh McQuaid | December 12, 2014 3:35pm

Shutterstock photo New guidance from the federal Justice Department has the Mohegan tribe weighing the possible economic benefits of legalizing recreational marijuana on its reservation land.

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Committee Approves Drone Recommendations

by Hugh McQuaid | December 12, 2014 5:30am

Shutterstock A legislative committee backed recommendations Thursday to limit how law enforcement authorities can use unmanned aerial drones for surveillance. 

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December 11, 2014

Pew Survey Finds Attitudes Toward Guns Has Shifted Since Sandy Hook

by Hugh McQuaid | December 11, 2014 12:00pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo Americans now favor gun ownership to gun control, according to a Pew Research Center survey published Wednesday, which reports a “substantial shift in attitudes” since the days immediately after the Sandy Hook shooting.

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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 8, 2014

Appeals Court To Hear Challenge To Connecticut Gun Laws Tuesday

by Hugh McQuaid | December 8, 2014 3:30pm

istockphoto Lawyers for Connecticut gun rights advocates are expected to appear Tuesday at a federal courthouse in New York, where they will appeal a 2014 decision upholding the constitutionality of the state’s post-Sandy Hook firearm restrictions.

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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 1, 2014

Trouble in Toyland 2014: ConnPIRG Finds Dangerous Toys Are Still On Shelves

by Kristi Allen | December 1, 2014 11:40pm

Kristi Allen photo The Connecticut Public Interest Research Group’s annual Trouble in Toyland report says the group found 24 toys on the market this year that could be hazardous to children because of toxic chemicals, choking or ingestion hazards, or excessive noise.

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November 21, 2014

Child Advocate Report: Yale’s Psych Recommendations for Lanza Weren’t Sent or Included in Ed Records

by Christine Stuart | November 21, 2014 4:46pm

Even though the parents of the gunman who took the lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School allowed doctors from Yale to share information with the school system, not all of the information was transmitted, according to a new report Friday from the Office of the Child Advocate.

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