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Connecticut Tourism Growth Outpaces Nation

Connecticut’s tourism industry is seeing a healthy rebound this year, more than doubling national growth rates.
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Metcalf on Music

Cuatro Puntos

Hartford Chamber Group's Goal: Merely World Peace

When we think about the major agents of social change we don’t immediately think of classical chamber music. Thanks to groups like Cuatro Puntos, we need to perhaps start changing our thinking.
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A famous Connecticut lighthouse featured on some state license plates sold at auction for almost $300,000. 

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An investigation is underway into allegations of hazing involving a Connecticut high school football team.

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Watering is key during the hot, dry stretch of weather we're in right now. But one crop I don’t have to worry about in this heat is sweet potatoes.

A new report from Yale Law School looks at solitary confinement in the U.S. 

It came as no surprise when a cartoonish, bulging skyscraper in London's financial district known as the "Walkie-Talkie" won this year's award for the U.K.'s worst new building.

After a unanimous vote by a panel of architectural critics at Building Design Magazine, the building officially known as 20 Fenchurch Street took the 2015 Carbunkle Cup. A spoof on the prestigious Stirling Prize awarded to great architecture, the Carbuncle is instead handed to architectural blunders.

Why Are Migrants Surging Into Europe Now?

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The United Nations says more than 300,000 migrants have set out from North Africa and the Middle East on the Mediterranean Sea for Europe this year so far — 40 percent more than in all of last year.

Close to $10 million in local, state, and federal money has been spent in the last couple of years to construct or renovate parks of all shapes and sizes in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts.  The projects have opened up new recreational opportunities, eliminated blight, and brought parks closer to the people.

Children this summer had a chance to cool off and play on a splash pad in one of Springfield’s newest parks.

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One of the top economic issues for voters is the vast economic inquality in the country, according to Gallup polling.

Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski announced Wednesday that she will support the Iran nuclear agreement, giving the White House the final vote needed to protect the accord from a Republican-led effort to defeat the measure.

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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is leaving for the Middle East to review operations against the Islamic State.

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