FBI Director James Comey has notified members of Congress that the FBI has reopened its investigation into the handling of classified information in connection with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state.In a letter to the leaders of congressional oversight committees, Comey wrote: "In connection with an unrelated case, the FBI has learned of the existence of emails that appear to be pertinent to the investigation. I am...
Sana Sarr is 11 years old. He goes to a magnet school in Bridgeport. He's in the sixth grade. And right now, five times a week, he opens each performance of Westport Country Playhouse’s current production of the Lerner and Loewe musical Camelot with this line: The ancient and glorious tale of King Arthur,
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Tribute bands -- bands that emulate famous groups or individual performers -- are a big business. Elvis and The Beatles might be the inspiration for the tribute band trend, but tribute acts have become a subculture all their own.
Refugees from around the world continue to find homes in Massachusetts.The number of Syrian refugees, in particular, has more than doubled here over the last year, despite heated national rhetoric around immigration.Increased Interest Greets New RefugeesIn the basement of the First United Baptist Church in Lowell, newly arrived refugees from Syria and Afghanistan stand shoulder to shoulder with new arrivals from Somalia.Theyre all sifting through sweaters, scarves, jackets and hats, looking...
When the famous Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein lost his right arm in World War I, composers lined up to write works for the pianist featuring the left hand only. One of those works, Maurice Ravel's "Piano Concerto for the Left Hand," will be performed this Sunday by the West Hartford Symphony Orchestra. The soloist for that performance lost the use of his right hand in an unthinkable family tragedy.
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The big day is almost upon us. Halloween is coming up soon, and one of the traditions is to carve a Jack O'Lantern. I like tradition, but if you're interested in something different this year in Jack O'Lanterns, try decorating some other winter squashes, too.
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- New National Wildlife Refuge to Protect Northeast Shrubland
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- Connecticut Energy Officials Pull Plug on Pipeline in Favor of Renewable Energy Investments
- Some Housatonic River Advocates Question Whether Capping Toxins Will Stand Up Over Time
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Since April, protesters against an oil pipeline have been camping in tents, tipis, and trailers at a site just across the Missouri River from the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota. For a few days, I stayed at the camp, and met people who gathered there to support the effort.
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Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees on the basis of several things, among them race. The law, however, doesn't define "race."It also doesn't say anything about hair.Which brings us to Chastity Jones.In 2012, Jones, who is African-American, was denied a job because she wouldn't cut off her dreadlocks. Jones sued, saying the company was guilty of race-based, disparate treatment. When the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against her...
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Clean water advocate Christopher Swain stopped in New Haven during a 130-mile swim from Montauk to New York City.
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When scientists recently announced that they had discovered a new planet orbiting our closest stellar neighbor, Proxima Centuri, they also released an artist's conception of the planet.The picture of a craggy canyon, illuminated by a reddish-orange sunset, looked like an image that could have been taken on Mars by one of NASA's rovers. But the alien scene was actually completely made-up.It's part of an ever-increasing gallery of images depicting real planets beyond our solar system that, in...