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Calling For 'Renewal Of The American Spirit,' Trump Outlines His Vision

President Trump pushed the reset button after a rocky first month in office, delivering an on-message joint address to Congress that outlined his vision for America. "I am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart," Trump said at the outset, declaring that "the torch of truth, liberty and justice ... is now in our hands. And we will use it to light up the world." It was a remarkably different tone than the president's usual...

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Green Technology

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Connecticut Gives Go-Ahead To Another Food Waste Recycler

Another company has gotten the green light to build a food recycling plant in Southington. The town's central location is making it a focal point for businesses looking to cash in on a growing market for old and expired food.

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Mental Health

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For Depression, Yale Researchers Use Data To Develop Personalized Treatment

According to the World Health Organization, over 300 million people worldwide suffer from depression -- and treatments can be hit or miss. But two recent studies by Yale researchers have led to a new tool that may better personalize treatments for patients.

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New London Families Pack Forum On Immigrant Rights

The New London public school system hopes to pass an emergency policy this week that will safeguard undocumented children on school campuses in the city. Meanwhile, hundreds of people turned out at a community forum organized by the school district Monday night.

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Back in the day, people paid for routine, primary medical care on their own and used insurance only when something serious came up. Some primary care doctors are betting that model can thrive again through a monthly subscription for routine care and a high-deductible insurance policy to take care of the big stuff.

But the changes raise questions about whether that approach really leads to more effective and efficient health care.

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Is marijuana a harmless way to relax or a dangerous gateway drug? The science says “no” and “we don’t know,” respectively. Arguments for and against legalization often misrepresent the medical effects of cannabis, some experts say.

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For the first time since taking office, President Donald Trump speaks to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. 

Connecticut Holding Three Special Elections Today

Feb 28, 2017

Control of Connecticut's Senate may be at stake in Tuesday's special elections. There's currently an even number of Republicans and Democrats, with two open seats.

President Trump's joint address to Congress on Tuesday night is expected to strike an optimistic tone as he outlines how he plans to begin a "renewal of the American spirit" with his economic goals and priorities.

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Hartford is one of the cities hit hardest by the opioid epidemic in Connecticut. But in an effort to help balance its budget, the state wants to move a drug and alcohol detox program in Hartford to Middletown. Officials say the move could save the state $2 million over the next two years.

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The partnership of two federally-recognized Indian tribes, which is behind the plan for a commercial casino in Connecticut announced Monday it has chosen East Windsor to host the facility.

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Another big flight announcement for Bradley Airport today; United Airlines is to launch a daily nonstop flight from Hartford to San Francisco. It joins American Airlines' Los Angeles service in connecting Connecticut with the West Coast. 

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Connecticut’s special transportation fund could be insolvent within four years if lawmakers don’t take action to secure new revenues. That was the message from the governor’s budget team to members of the legislature’s transportation committee Friday. 

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is facing blowback from the White House for his memo on immigration. That memo released this week suggested that police should not use local resources to enforce federal immigration laws. The issue came up at Thursday’s press briefing in Washington, D.C.

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How The Media Are Using Encryption Tools To Collect Anonymous Tips

There was a time when a whistleblower had to rely on the Postal Service, or a pay phone, or an underground parking garage to leak to the press. This is a different time. A renewed interest in leaks since Donald Trump's surprise election victory last fall, and a growth in the use of end-to-end encryption technology, have led news organizations across the country to highlight the multiple high-tech ways you can now send them anonymous tips. The Washington Post , The New York Times and...

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Facing Change

A Look at Muslims in Local Politics

Stories of a changing identity as New England ages and new immigrants arrive.

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What Has Sparked Your Curiosity In New Haven?

New Haven is currently home to more than 130,000 people. Initially named Newhaven in 1640, New Haven was Connecticut's co-capital city with Hartford until 1875. The city is the birthplace of former President George W. Bush , the hamburger , and public tree planting .

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How New England Senators Voted On Trump's Nominees

See the final votes for Trump's Cabinet appointments and other top positions that require Senate confirmation.

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Online Ridicule Follows Re-Branding Of ‘Pioneer Valley’ As ‘West Mass’

For decades, the three counties of Massachusetts along the Connecticut River — Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden — have been collectively known as the Pioneer Valley, but some boosters of the region decided the moniker is old-fashioned and confusing.

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PHOTOS: The Final Hours Of A Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp

On Thursday morning, law enforcement entered the Oceti Sakowin camp to do a final sweep before officially shutting it down, ending a months-long protest against the completion of the nearby Dakota Access Pipeline. The Oceti Sakowin camp was the largest of several temporary camps on the northern edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota. Protesters have been living on this land for months, in support of members of the Standing Rock Sioux. Supporters have said that running the...

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The Beaker

New Satellite Isn't Just For Pretty Pictures

It's poised to change the way we do weather.

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WNPR's Coverage of a Drug Crisis

The nation is in the midst of a opioid crisis, and so is Connecticut.

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Audit Suggests Private Special Ed School Got Public Money For Services It Didn't Provide

In 2015, taxpayers spent over $230 million on private special education providers. But a state audit of six schools found that one of them wasn’t providing some of the services it was paid to provide.

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Discovery Of Seven Earth-Sized Planets Could Provide Clues To Alien Life

This week NASA announced the discovery of at least seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star. The next step is peering more closely at this unique system to search for signs of alien life.

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