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National Drug Take-Back Day Comes to Connecticut

If your cabinets are filled with leftover prescription drugs, you'll have an opportunity to clean them out on Saturday.
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Sports Injuries

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Sacred Heart University Study Measures Effect of Head Impacts on College Lacrosse Players

Lacrosse is a contact sport, involving stick-wielding players and a hard rubber ball. But it places more emphasis on speed and agility than a sport like football, in which every play carries the potential for a jarring collision.
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Controversy continues over where to relocate a new state police firearms training facility in Connecticut.

Senate Bill One is usually the flagship legislation of any session, the Big Idea that signals lawmakers’ vision for the state. This year, it’s all about building entrepreneurship in Connecticut, but it hasn’t received the kind of fanfare you might expect. 

The Senate unexpectedly found itself debating the minimum wage on Thursday night. The effort to raise the wage to $12.00 an hour by 2020 was introduced as an amendment on a different bill. 

Its name will be "Red Dragon." And if the latest partnership between SpaceX and NASA works out, the privately funded craft will land on Mars to collect scientific data — possibly within the next two years. The plan is to use the Dragon capsule, but without a human crew.

"SpaceX is planning to send Dragons to Mars as early as 2018," the company said via Facebook Wednesday. "These missions will help demonstrate the technologies needed to land large payloads propulsively on Mars."

Yale University

Yale University said it will not change the name of Calhoun College. The residential college is named for 19th century alumnus John C. Calhoun, who was an ardent supporter of slavery.

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Last week, Alex Ross, the great classical music critic of The New Yorker, offered a vivid recollection of a concert he saw back in 2004.

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The Connecticut House has passed a bill late Wednesday night that would prohibit anyone with a temporary restraining order against them from possessing firearms. It now heads to the Senate for consideration.

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A controversial bill that would have taxed Yale’s $25 billion endowment failed earlier this year. Now, Yale officials are speaking out against a proposed bill that could potentially increase taxes the university pays on some of its properties. 

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Physicians, patients, and drug manufacturers are often at the center of discussions about pain and opioid abuse. But what about insurance providers? One Connecticut company said it's found a way to better manage pain, while reducing the number of prescribed opioids. 

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Ahh spring, the flowers are blooming, asparagus is growing, and, oh yes, the lawn needs mowing. 

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U.S. Veterans and Refugees Take to the Stage Together in New Haven

A new play premieres Thursday night at the Yale Cabaret that brings together Iraqi and Afghan refugees and U.S. veterans who tell their stories.
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Meriden Lab Signs Partnership on Zika Virus

Protein Sciences, the Meriden-based vaccine maker, is setting its sights on the Zika virus.
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What Redlining Did to Connecticut's Impoverished Neighborhoods

As a small boy, Robert Cotto, Jr. moved with his family to Hartford, where most of his extended family was living in the city’s North End.
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