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Connecticut Engineer Recalls Her Work On the Hubble Space Telescope

The Hubble Space telescope shot into orbit 25 years ago on Friday. I spoke with a Connecticut engineer who worked on the project, which forever changed humanity's view of its place in the cosmos.
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Life of Gay Rights Icon Told Through an Antiquated Musical Convention

An oratorio based on the life of gay rights advocate and politician Harvey Milk gets its New England premiere this weekend in New Haven. Oratorios are typically large musical compositions with a dramatic theme, written for orchestra, choir, and soloists; think Handel's "Messiah," or Haydn's "Creation."
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A Connecticut journalism professor who took students to London, England allowed the group to attend a soccer match as an opportunity to examine racism, discrimination, and hooliganism at sporting events.

A full-fledged Democratic trade war has broken out.

"I love Elizabeth. We're allies on a whole host of issues, but she's wrong on this," President Obama said Tuesday night in an interview on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, referring to liberal Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

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In celebration of Earth Day, the New Haven - León Sister City Project is displaying nine colorful banners throughout the city. 

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State Treasurer Denise Nappier wants to shake-up the way Connecticut pays off its debt.
 Her proposal follows a sharp disagreement with Governor Dannel Malloy’s budget chief over the amount that should be set aside to service state debt in the upcoming two-year budget.

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Governor Dannel Malloy announced on Wednesday the creation of a state council to set goals related to Connecticut's efforts to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Connecticut motorists are paying about 13 cents a gallon more for gasoline this week than last, according to the weekly survey by AAA.

Noah Baerman

If you knew absolutely nothing about Noah Baerman except for the music you heard on his nine triumphant recordings, you’d never suspect for a minute that the brilliant pianist/composer from Middletown has struggled for years with the debilitating pain caused by a rare and incurable connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS).

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is "unrepentant and unchanged."

That's what a prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday as they weighed whether the 21-year-old convicted in the bombings that killed three people and left 264 others wounded should get the death penalty.

NPR's Tovia Smith reports that the prosecution presented jurors with four large portraits of the victims and one photo of Tsarnaev giving the middle finger to a security camera in his jail cell.

Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority

The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority -- the body that runs the Mohegan Sun casino -- has entered a partnership to to develop an entertainment resort at a South Korean airport. The MTGA says it will work with the Incheon International Airport Corporation to build what they're describing as a gateway entertainment city.

UAW GAE Union Facebook page

Last spring, UConn recognized a graduate assistants union. A year later, the university announced it's reached a tentative agreement on a contract. 

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Noah Baerman Presents World Premiere of Extended Suite at Wesleyan University

If you knew absolutely nothing about Noah Baerman except for the music you heard on his nine triumphant recordings, you’d never suspect for a minute that the brilliant pianist/composer from Middletown has struggled for years with the debilitating pain caused by a rare and incurable connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS).
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Gov. Malloy Announces Formation of State Council on Climate Change

Governor Dannel Malloy announced on Wednesday the creation of a state council to set goals related to Connecticut's efforts to address climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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New Haven Earth Day Project Incorporates Art and Planetary Boundaries

In celebration of Earth Day, the New Haven - León Sister City Project is displaying nine colorful banners throughout the city.
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Mohegans to Build Casino and Resort at Korean Airport

The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority -- the body that runs the Mohegan Sun casino -- has entered a partnership to to develop an entertainment resort at a South Korean airport. The MTGA says it will work with the Incheon International Airport Corporation to build what they're describing as a gateway entertainment city.
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