Presidential Race

Carly Fiorina Ends Bid For Republican Presidential Nomination

Carly Fiorina is exiting the Republican presidential race after a seventh-place showing in last night's New Hampshire primary."While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them," said Fiorina in a statement.Fiorina was an unconventional candidate. Her only previous political effort had been a 10-point loss in a race for U.S. Senate in California, an...
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Could Traumatic Brain Injury Explain Henry VIII's Irrational Behavior?

Could King Henry VIII have suffered from the same brain injuries affecting some modern-day football players? That's the question at the center of a new study looking at traumatic brain injury.
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Comedy and race will meet head-on at this year's Academy Awards on Feb. 28. Amid calls to boycott the Oscars over its lack of diversity, the host is one of today's most provocative black comedians. You can just feel the audacious Chris Rock rubbing his hands together in excitement.

Additional hearings have been scheduled to review the latest plans for the $950 million MGM Springfield casino. 

The Springfield City Council, which has already held four hearings on the site plan for the resort casino, has scheduled two additional hearings later this month. 

City Council President Mike Fenton said he’s been assured by MGM officials that the extended review will not hold up the construction of the casino which is scheduled to open in 2018.

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Teachers at a West Haven middle school recently won a second-place prize at an international contest sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Governor Dannel Malloy’s transportation goals for the state include a plan to widen the entire length of I-95 in Connecticut. The state’s transportation commissioner said on WNPR Friday that the widening plan is actually tied to congestion pricing to discourage highway use.

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Kent is a small town. Like other small towns, it doesn't have a police force. Residents rely on state troopers.

That's part of the reason why Selectman Jeffrey Parkin wants to arm school personnel. He said it could be the difference between life and death if someone walks into a school and starts shooting.

BMX rider Dave Mirra, who for years dominated his sport even as he helped others embrace it, has died at age 41. Police in Greenville, N.C., say they found Mirra "sitting in a truck with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound."

Police found Mirra in a parked vehicle shortly after he had visited friends in Greenville, where he had lived for years as an active member of the community. Mirra is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Hundreds of people gathered in downtown New London Thursday night in a vigil aimed at drawing attention to the recent epidemic of heroin overdoses. 

The fifth debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders was their first appearance as a duet, and that helped to highlight some of their harmony – even as it heightened their crescendos of dissonance.

With Martin O'Malley having suspended his campaign earlier in the week, the two remaining rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination met in New Hampshire on Thursday night — on stage together for nearly two hours.

"I happen to respect the secretary very much; I hope it's mutual," said Sanders.

And Clinton reciprocated:

New advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aimed at preventing fetal alcohol syndrome has created quite a stir.

The CDC estimates that about 3 million women "are at risk of exposing their developing baby to alcohol because they are drinking, sexually active and not using birth control to prevent pregnancy."

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I'm always amazed at the price of arugula and baby greens in the grocery store. They sell sometimes for ten dollars a pound! A better way to eat healthy greens is to grow them yourself, and we're getting close to the day when we can start planting two of my favorites: arugula and mache.

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Connecticut Touts New Insurance Enrollments Under Obamacare

More than 116,000 people signed up for private insurance through Obamacare in the program's third year of open enrollment.
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The Colorful Magic Of Sea Slugs

This splashy group of gastropods can be found in oceans worldwide.

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Connecticut Officials Are Sued Over Ebola Quarantines in 2014

Several people quarantined in Connecticut after returning from West Africa during the Ebola epidemic in 2014 have filed a class-action lawsuit against state health officials, saying they were essentially imprisoned based on politics and not any legal or scientific reason.
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"The Driving Boom Is Over"

It’s a little bit of a head-scratcher that Gov. Malloy wants to widen major highways in the state.

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Is There a Way to Combine Logic and Creativity in the Classroom?

Thinking logically and creatively at the same time is the best way to solve complex problems. Why not teach both to students?

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Climate Change Study Spells Uncertain Future for Dozens of Atlantic Ocean Sea Creatures

A new climate change study looking at the northeast Atlantic Ocean points to a stressful future for some of the region's most iconic species.
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