New Hampshire Primary

These are the New Hampshire Towns to Watch on Primary Night

If you want to know whether Hillary Clinton will stay close to Bernie Sanders Tuesday, or are looking foran early hint of how the Republican race will end up, here's a tip: Keep an eye on Rochester.
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Education

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West Haven Teachers Use "The Martian" to Create Lessons Across Classrooms

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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University of Connecticut officials have scheduled public presentations of a proposal to expand the CTfastrak express bus service from Hartford to the Storrs campus.

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The New London area saw five more heroin overdose cases at the weekend; that brings the number in recent days to 14, including one death. 

One month down, two to go.

For unemployed adults in 22 states, that's how long they can count on help with the grocery bills: Starting this January, they have three months to find a job or lose their food assistance.

SNAP benefits — formerly known as food stamps — have been tied to employment for two decades. Unless they are caring for children or unable to work, adults need to have a job to receive more than three months of benefits.

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With rising concern about the spread of the Zika virus, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is calling for more federal funding for research into a vaccine, and said avoiding travel to affected regions isn't enough.

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University of Connecticut Athletic Director Warde Manuel is leaving Connecticut to take over the University of Michigan's athletic program.

Watch How This Hustler Does His Work

Jan 29, 2016
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The art of the con can be pretty fascinating, but we often make the mistake of thinking we’re not vulnerable. One hustler stopped by WNPR to demonstrate how it’s done. 

Model Railroaders Create Worlds of Their Own

Jan 29, 2016
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If this year is anything like years past, approximately 25,000 model train enthusiasts will head to West Springfield, Massachusetts, this weekend. It’s the annual Railroad Hobby Show.

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New London saw an unprecedented number of heroin overdoses Thursday, leading health officials to warn of a potentially lethal type of the drug being sold in the city.

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The number of empty offices in Fairfield County has declined slightly, according to one brokerage — the first time they’ve seen that trend in several years. 

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Rhode Island’s legendary rascal king, Buddy Cianci, died Thursday morning.

Cianci was hospitalized with stomach pain while taping ABC6 On the Record, a TV show, Wednesday night.

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How Will Host Chris Rock Treat The Oscars' Lack Of Diversity?

Comedy and race will meet head-on at this year's Academy Awards. 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.The first time Rock hosted the Oscars, in 2005, there were four black nominees. Rock called it "kind of like the Def Oscar Jam." But even then, he noted complaints that "Hollywood is out of touch with the rest of the country."...
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Mapping Hartford in a New Way

Hear lively stories about Hartford that just might surprise you.

The Beaker

The Colorful Magic Of Sea Slugs

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

More News: Medicine

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Scientists at UConn Work to Develop Zika Vaccine

The race is on to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus, which has been linked to severe birth defects. Because the World Health Organization declared the virus a global health emergency it will open the door to more resources and funding.
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Zoned

"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.

On Course

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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Pratt and Whitney’s geared turbo fan engine just went into service for the first time on a commercial passenger jet -- a huge milestone for the company, which has invested billions of dollars and 20 years in designing and developing the fuel-efficient technology.
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