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Op-Ed Slamming College Admissions Process Was Just "Satire," Teen Says

Suzy Lee Weiss, the browbeaten teen who sounded off in a humorous op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal about her college rejections, said she was just having some fun. “It’s a satire. That’s the...

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Jury Awards $6.5 Million to Family of Man Who Died in Hospital of Sodium

A Danbury Superior Court jury has awarded $6.5 million to the family of a man who died at Danbury Hospital because of excessive sodium, according to attorneys for the family, who believed this is the...

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Battle Over Paid Sick Leave Rages On

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter’s veto of a bill that would require employers to give workers paid sick time has put the issue on ice in his city, at least for the time being. But the wider battle...

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Sea Lion Pup Strandings to Be Investigated

With nearly 1,100 sea lions found ill and stranded on Southern California beaches this year, rehabilitation facilities are full, and newly sick marine mammals must be treated on the sand, a federal...

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Shooting Foundation Could Challenge Gun Law

Soon after Gov. Dannel Malloy signed the new gun law into effect on Thursday, the National Shooting Sports Foundation issued a statement saying it is “carefully studying all provisions of the law for...

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University of Connecticut Is Now UConn

The University of Connecticut is officially rebranding itself as UConn. President Susan Herbst said in her annual State of the University address that the school plans to adopt the UConn nickname as...

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Gay Man Stripped of Church Duties After Marrying Partner

An openly gay New York man says he was barred from his church duties after marrying his partner of 10 years. Nicholas Coppola, 47, who was born and raised Catholic, has been an active member of St....

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Obama: Calif. AG Kamala Harris Is "Best-Looking" AG

President Barack Obama's whirlwind fundraising jaunt in the San Francisco Bay Area is being overshadowed by a compliment he paid California Attorney General Kamala Harris. "She happens to be by far the...

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Film Critic Roger Ebert Dead at 70

Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic and television personality who invented the  thumbs-up, thumbs-down reviewing style, died Thursday after a years-long battle with cancer. He was 70....

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Hamden Girl Hit by Tree Dies: Report

A 12-year-old Hamden girl hit by a tree branch in her yard last week, has died. Gabriela Hudak was injured March 29 outside her Gilbert Avenue home and rushed to the hospital. She died on Monday,...

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Man Who Drove into Calif. Walmart Charged with Attempted Murder

The 33-year-old driver whose Cutlass rammed into a California Walmart on Easter Sunday was charged Thursday with attempted murder, along with a slew of other charges, in a bizarre and violent rampage...

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81-Year-Old Woman Chases Robbery Suspect in Cromwell

She's 81 years old and her age didn't get in the way of fighting back a thief. Violet Mackiewicz had a robber reach into her car Wednesday and grab her purse. Her next instinct was to chase after him....

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Malloy Hears Gun Law Critics

In a matter of 23 hours, the state debated, passed and signed a new gun bill into a law that officials call one of the strongest in the nation.  Much of it was already in effect on Thursday night and...

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Mother, Son Run Against Each Other in Mayor's Race

Wendy and Randall Casey don't talk much over breakfast these days. Or lunch. Or even dinner. Truth be known, even though the mother and son share a home in Dixmoor, a village south of Chicago, they...

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Glastonbury Men Face Sentencing in Child Sex Abuse Case

Two Glastonbury men accused of sexually abusing their adopted children are set to be sentenced on lesser charges and avoid prison time. George Harasz and Douglas Wirth of Glastonbury are to be...

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Target Sorry for Plus-Size "Manatee" Label

Target has apologized for unintentionally comparing its plus-sized customers to a super-sized mammal. A shopper browsing Target’s online store Wednesday spotted a label on a plus-size maxi dress that...

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Newtown Families Focus on Washington

Now that the state of Connecticut has enacted new, sweeping gun laws, Sandy Hook Promise, a group of Newtown residents, is focused on Washington to press for federal gun control legislation and some...

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81-Year-Old Woman Chases Purse Snatcher

81-year-old Violet Mackiewicz was finishing up mailing a few bills at the Cromwell Post office when a man reached into her car, grabbed her purse and took off. Violet yelled at him, then got out of her...

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Off-Duty Cop Takes Down TSA Attacker

An off-duty police officer stopped an attack against a TSA officer while he was going through security at the Honolulu International Airport. Justin Rogers, a corporal with the Pinole Police Department...

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Waterbury to Start Car Booting Blitz

A firm will scan license plates and boot your car if you owe taxes or fees. Waterbury residents with overdue vehicle taxes and unpaid tickets just might find a boot on their vehicle soon. Waterbury has...

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