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Celebrating New Pope Francis

White smoke rose above the Sistine Chapel Wednesday and bells rang out across Rome, signaling to world that the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church have chosen a new pope.Photo Credit: Getty Images

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Lawrence Tynes Has Hit His Last Game-Winner for the Giants

Both times the Giants won the Super Bowl under Tom Coughlin, they've reached the big game in the same way. They were in overtime on the road and close enough to let Lawrence Tynes knock a field goal...

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Search is Over for Man Accused of Stabbing Teen in Chest and Back

Naugatuck police have arrested a 33-year-old Norwalk man accused of stabbing a 16-year-old in the chest and back in July. Police said Joseph Gay and the victim knew each other and the assault happened...

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Fallen Soldier Remembered as Strong Leader

Flags at the Avon Old Farms School, and across Connecticut, now fly at half staff in honor of Army Captain Andrew Pedersen-Keel who was killed in Afghanistan Monday. Pedersen-Keel, 28, graduated from...

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Nissan Recalls Five 2013 Models for Airbag Concerns

Nissan is recalling five of its 2013 model year vehicles because the front passenger airbag may not deploy in a crash. The recall includes certain model year 2013 Altima, LEAF, Pathfinder, Sentra and...

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Pope Francis: What's Behind the Name

Upon his election as the head of the Catholic Church, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio chose to be known as Pope Francis I. What's unclear at this point is which of the many men called St....

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Catholics Throughout the Americas Celebrate New Pope

Tears and cheers erupted across the Americas on Wednesday as an Argentine cardinal became the first pope from the hemisphere, and many expressed hope that he help bring the church closer to the...

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Residents Can't Return Home After February Blizzard

Just days after the blizzard walloped the state with feet of snow, Krista Hanniford noticed something unusual at her Branford Hills condo. “I woke up one morning and I noticed some real large cracks by...

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Catholics Across the State Welcome the New Pope

In more than a millennium, Pope Francis is the first pontiff from outside Europe. Catholics at churches across the state are welcoming the new Pope, especially the Latino community. "So once they said...

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Pope Francis: "A Working Man's Pope"

Pope Francis I, the first-ever Jesuit and Latin American to lead the Roman Catholic Church, was not a widely known figure on the international stage before emerging Wednesday evening on the balcony of...

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Report of Man With Gun Prompts School Lockdowns

A report of a man with a rifle prompted school lockdowns and an alert at Southern Connecticut State University Wednesday afternoon. An employee at the Hamden Transfer Station at 231 Wintergreen Avenue...

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Connecticut's Catholic Leaders React to Election of New Pope

Archbishop of Hartford Henry Mansell called Wednesday "an historic day" as Pope Francis I was introduced to the world. "We share this momentous day with over 1.2 billion Catholics worldwide and people...

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Dad Battles School Over Patriotic Songs

A Southern California man claims his daughter was forced to sing songs in class that violate her religious beliefs. Paul Salcedo’s daughter is in the third grade at Rosebank Elementary School in Chula...

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Police Warn of Daytime Burglaries in New Canaan

Police are investigating two daytime burglaries in New Canaan over a two-day span and they are asking residents to lock their houses and set alarms, if possible, even when leaving home for a brief...

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Police Investigate Purse Thefts at West Hartford Restaurants

Police are looking for two women who stole credit cards from customers at Restaurant Bricco and Bartaco in West Hartford Center. Police said two heavy-set women stole purses or credit cards out of...

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It's Lights Out for Google Reader RSS Service

RIP Google Reader. Google announced on Wednesday that it is shutting down its RSS service Google Reader on July 1. The reader, which has a loyal fan base but waning popularity, was developed in 2005 as...

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Former EMT to Be Arraigned on Child Porn Charges

A former Vernon E.M.T. is facing child pornography charges in an investigation that took nearly four years to complete due to delays at the state crime lab, according to court records. Corey MacDonald,...

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Crash Damages Several Cars at Walllingford Auto Shop

Several cars at an auto body shop and convenience store in Wallingford were damaged on Thursday morning when a car went off the road and crashed into them. The car that police said caused the damage...

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The Sad Jets Offseason Rolls Along

In a press conference earlier this offseason, Jets coach Rex Ryan reached into his trusty bag of hyperbole to try to alleviate concerns about how the Jets would attract and retain talent on a team that...

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Fun Ways to Get Into the Pi Day Holiday Spirit

Thursday is Pi Day, and it is a celebration of the number Pi (or π) — the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, which is equal to approximately 3.14159. It's also a day to gorge on pie....

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