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Hartford Symphony Orchestra Musicians and Management Still Seeking Common Ground

It's well into the Hartford Symphony Orchestra's new season, and HSO musicians still don't have a new contract. The musicians are asking management for "shared sacrifice" to reach an agreement.
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Higher Education

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UConn Expands Role in New Haven Scholarship Program

The University of Connecticut is expanding its role in the New Haven Promise college scholarship program. The school said it will add a $5,000 supplement to students who attend UConn on the Promise scholarships beginning next fall.
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Black women with breast cancer fare worse than other women when treated with early chemotherapy, according to new research from the Yale Cancer Center.

Norwalk's Christmas Tree Has a Squirrel Problem

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It may be "the most wonderful time of the year," but squirrels are making it not so wonderful in Norwalk, Connecticut.

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The Pentagon has announced it will send additional Special Operations forces to Iraq and Syria to help defeat the so-called Islamic State. The news shouldn't be a surprise according to Connecticut's U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, but he said it is concerning.

The latest plans by MGM Resorts International for building a casino in Springfield will be carefully scrutinized in the next few weeks by local officials and Massachusetts gaming industry regulators.  The public will also have opportunities to comment.

The city of Springfield’s Office of Planning and Economic Development has announced it has received a complete site plan application for the MGM casino project triggering a 30-day internal review and setting the stage for a public hearing by the city council within 45 days.

Amid growing criticism, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has dismissed police Superintendent Garry McCarthy.

After announcing that he was appointing a task force to look at police accountability, Rahm said that "public trust" in the city's police force has been "shaken" and "eroded" and so he had asked McCarthy to resign.

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Connecticut's largest business organization is launching a radio ad campaign, urging state lawmakers and Governor Dannel Malloy to find substantial, long-term solutions to the state's budget woes.

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A former Wesleyan University student has pleaded guilty to distributing drugs involved in a rash of overdoses on the campus of the Connecticut school earlier this year.

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As climate change negotiations in Paris continue, another weather event is coming to the fore in Connecticut. The state is currently in the midst of a "moderate drought."

Chris Christie was giving thanks this weekend for one of the biggest prizes in Granite State politics: the endorsement of the New Hampshire Union Leader.

It's a notable get for the New Jersey governor, who has struggled to catch fire both nationally and in the early states. Christie had a good performance in this month's GOP debate despite dropping down to the undercard faceoff. He has gotten some momentum after that performance and has been playing up his national security experience in the aftermath of this month's deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.

"I actually think we're going to solve this thing."

That's what President Obama said in a news conference just before he left a United Nations summit on climate change.

"Climate change is a massive problem," Obama said. "It is a generational problem. It's a problem that by definition is just about the hardest thing for a political system to absorb, because the effects are gradual, they're diffused. And yet despite all that ... I'm optimistic. I think we're going to solve it."


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Before There Were Tourists, Dinosaurs Strolled Scotland's Isle Of Skye

Most people visit the Isle of Skye off the west coast of Scotland for the beautiful scenery or historic castles or maybe the Talisker Distillery.Not Stephen Brusatte. He goes to Skye for the dinosaurs. And he's pretty jazzed about what he and his team discovered on a recent field trip. "What we found is the biggest dinosaur site that's ever been found in Scotland," he says.Brusatte is a paleontologist from the University of Edinburgh. As he describes in a paper published today in the Scottish...
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Meet "Wisdom," Earth's Oldest Wild Bird

At 64 years old, this female albatross is breaking records, and still raising young.

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10 Things To Know About The U.N. Climate Talks In Paris

Leaders from around the world are converging on Paris for the 2015 U.N. Climate Change Conference. The two-week event is designed to allow countries the chance to come to an agreement on stifling climate change.Below are 10 questions and answers that should better prepare you for the conference and what to expect during and after its completion.Click the audio link at the top of this page to listen to "Heating Up," NPR's special on climate change, hosted by Ari Shapiro. Share it, download it,...
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Beijing Is in a Fog of Pollution

The city is shrouded in a mist now graded "hazardous."

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The Art and Power of Asking Questions

How a question is asked can be more powerful than the question itself.

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Local Tribes Ask Communities To Move Ahead With New Casino Approval Process

Connecticut's two federally recognized tribes are asking the communities interested in hosting a new casino near the Massachusetts border to move ahead with their local approval processes.
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Discussion Continues on Cost -- and Benefit -- of Hartford's I-84 Viaduct Replacement

How to best rebuild the massive, elevated I-84 viaduct flowing through the center of downtown Hartford remains an open question and state officials find themselves facing a dizzying array of engineering questions and lots of numbers.
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