Democratic Convention

Clinton Poised To Become First Female Presidential Nominee Of A Major Party

The second day of the Democratic National Convention is likely to be a historic one.The proceedings began with nominating speeches for Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.Shyia Nelson, an environmental activist from Vermont, spoke in favor of Sanders' nomination."Our revolution continues we will never stop working for a future we believe in," she said. "We will never stop fighting for the change we need and we will never forget the man who leads us."Clinton's name was entered into nomination...
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UConn Recruits Teens to Spark Interest in Conservation

It was a muggy and overcast Thursday morning as John Volin led me through patches of tall milkweed and wild raspberries.
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At a private tour at ProvPort, state officials got a close look at blades that will eventually spin at the Block Island Wind Farm, contracted to the company Deepwater Wind.

'Clone Sisters' Of Dolly The Sheep Are Alive And Kicking

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About four years ago, Kevin Sinclair inherited an army of clones. Very fluffy clones.

"Daisy, Debbie, Denise and Diana," says Sinclair, a developmental biologist at the University of Nottingham in England.

The sheep are just four of 13 clones Sinclair shepherds, but they're the most famous because of their relation to Dolly, the sheep that made headlines two decades ago as the first successfully cloned mammal.

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The Cat in the Hat — the iconic character of Ted Geisel, or Dr. Seuss — is running for president. The campaign parody kicks off Tuesday in Springfield.

The trip had mechanical setbacks, and the plane's average speed would be legal on many American streets. But when the Solar Impulse aircraft touched down in Abu Dhabi in the early morning darkness Tuesday, it successfully completed a round-the-world voyage using only solar power.

Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg took turns flying the single-seat aircraft that began its trip on March 9 of 2015, flying more than 26,700 miles in a total of 17 stages (23 days) as they soared under the sun's power and then glided through the night.

A 26-year-old man is under arrest for going on a rampage in an assisted care facility near Tokyo, in a shocking attack that's being called the worst mass killing in postwar Japan. Police say the man turned himself in after he killed 19 people and injured more than 20.

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Each year, thousands of deer are killed on Connecticut roads and highways. Those collisions can lead to costly insurance claims, injuries, and deaths -- which made scientists wonder what would happen to deer, and to us, if an elusive carnivore came back to the northeast: the mountain lion. 

Though it's his job to enforce the law, Thomas Wydra — police chief of Hamden, Conn. — is not so sure about the laws on defective equipment.

"You may have something hanging from your rearview mirror. That's technically a violation," Wydra says. "You have an attachment on your license plate. That's technically a violation."

"It's a legal reason to stop the vehicle," he continues, "even though, in the officer's mind, that's not the most important reason why they're stopping the car."

Democrats' attempts to put on a unified front on the first day of their convention in Philadelphia got off to a disastrous start Monday morning.

Primary runner-up Bernie Sanders was loudly booed when he spoke to his supporters after telling them they needed to vote for Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine.

President Obama is expected to sign a federal GMO labeling bill into law soon. This would nullify Vermont's labeling law, as well as laws passed by Connecticut and Maine that have not been enacted yet — effective immediately.

Why would Russian President Vladimir Putin want to help Donald Trump win the White House?

That's the accusation from Democrats this week, after embarrassing internal Democratic National Committee emails appeared on Wikileaks on the eve of the party's convention in Philadelphia.

The emails were lifted earlier this year in a hacking breach that security experts have linked to Russian espionage groups.

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Democratic Convention

Shaheen Cautions 'Bernie or Bust' Movement: Don't Hand Trump the Election

New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says it's time for Bernie Sanders supporters to unite behind presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton."We can't afford to have people sittingon the sidelines complaining," Shaheen said,speaking toNHPR'sMorning Edition from Philadelphia.Broadcast version"I am reminded of the 2000 race between Al Gore and George W. Bush when people who were not happy with Al Gore in New Hampshire voted for Ralph Nader and swung the state’s four electoral votes to George W. Bush and...
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Despite DNC Calls For 'Unity', Many Vermont Delegates Are Still Resisting Clinton

“Unity” seems to be the one-word mantra that Democratic National Committee officials are using to frame this week’s national convention in Philadelphia. But many Vermont delegates aren’t ready to hold political hands with their party’s presumptive nominee quite yet.
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WNPR's Coverage of a Drug Crisis

The nation is in the midst of a opioid crisis. Connecticut is, too -- and WNPR is bringing you stories you won't find anywhere else.

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EPIC View of Moon Transiting the Earth

It’s almost hard to believe this shot is real.

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In Hartford, Look for a Depressed Highway

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has determined that Hartford’s I-84 elevated highway replacement will not be a tunnel, and it also will not be a new elevated viaduct.

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Report Says Half of Syria’s Refugee Children in Lebanon Are Not in School

Millions of Syrians have been displaced during that country’s civil war, but what’s happening to the children?

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Connecticut Steps Up Zika Testing

Connecticut is stepping up efforts to prevent the spread of the Zika virus. State officials met Thursday to announce additional prevention measures. Meanwhile, it’s West Nile season.
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