Trees, Please

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The Tall Task of Counting Every Tree on Earth

When you're a scientist trying to count every tree on the planet, you need to prepare yourself for some good-natured ribbing.
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Lime Rock

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Historic Cars Return to Lakeville's Lime Rock Park for 33rd Annual Festival

For the 33rd year in a row, a collection of classic cars will start their engines in the Lime Rock Historic Festival. The annual event attracts thousands of people to the racetrack in Lakeville, Connecticut.
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Saudi Arabia's new king is at the White House on Friday and Iran is expected to be high on the agenda. The Obama administration has been trying to reassure Gulf Arab allies that a nuclear deal with Iran doesn't mean that the U.S. will turn away from its other concerns about Iranian activities in the Middle East. To prove that, the U.S. is stepping up military sales to Saudi Arabia.

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Stringent gun permit laws may contribute to a drop in the gun suicide rate, according to a new study by the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. The study contrasted the gun policies and gun suicide rates in Connecticut and Missouri.

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WNPR has a radio project and we want to get you involved. The idea is simple: we provide a theme; you call our hotline with your story.

The theme: Tell us a story about one thing you remember from your day. 

Wednesday night marked the first in a series of open houses during which Eversource is presenting its latest proposal for a power line that will connect the massive hydro-electric dams of Quebec all the way down to the town of Deerfield, New Hampshire.

A federal judge has thrown out Tom Brady's four-game suspension over his role in "deflategate."

The suspension was handed down by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after attorney Ted Wells found that employees of the New England Patriots deflated footballs to make them easier to grip. Goodell said Brady likely knew about the scheme.

Brady appealed Goodell's decision in federal court, and today, he prevailed.

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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.

Cuatro Puntos

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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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. 

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Hartford Jazz Society's Riverboat Cruise Prepares to Weigh Anchor

More than a half-century ago, a small, devout band of jazz-loving members of a then obscure, but courageous group called The Hartford Jazz Society launched HJS’s first riverboat jazz cruise on the Connecticut River.
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Many Schools in Connecticut Probably Have Toxic PCBs, But Aren’t Being Tested

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Sen. Murphy to Visit Middle East to Review Military Operations

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy is leaving for the Middle East to review operations against the Islamic State.
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A White Teen Was Killed By A Cop And No One Took To The Streets. Is That A Problem?

It was just after sunset on a muggy Friday evening earlier this month, and my wife and I were standing outside a Hardee's in Seneca, S.C. We were at a vigil for Zachary Hammond, a white teenager killed by a police officer during an attempted drug arrest in the restaurant's parking lot, three miles from where we live and teach at Clemson University. Over the past two years, I've been to protests over police killings in Ferguson, New York, Charleston and Philadelphia. Now the problem had come...
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As Hartford Yard Goats Stadium Steel Goes Up, Focus On Opening Day

Hartford's new minor league baseball stadium celebrated a construction milestone Tuesday. The first steel beams have been delivered and put in place. But a new report says that getting the job done in time to play in April could come at a price.
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