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Aetna's Merger With Humana Blocked By Judge

A federal judge has issued an injunction blocking the proposed merger of health insurers Aetna and Humana.

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White House

Trump Promises Tax Cuts, Less Red Tape — So Long As Businesses Stay In U.S.

President Trump began his first full workweek in the White House by hosting a breakfast "listening session" with business executives. In his opening remarks, Trump largely stuck to traditional Republican themes of lower taxes and reduced regulation. But he also reiterated his threat to impose a border tax on companies that move jobs overseas — a plan with little support from the president's fellow Republicans in Congress. Trump said he hopes to hold similar meetings with business leaders on a...

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Food

Clara Goulding

Students Push For Vegetarian Options At New Haven School

A pair of eighth graders from a New Haven school want students across the state to forgo eating meat on Mondays.

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A group of scientists is gathering this week in the U.K. to discuss a slab of ice that's cracking in Antarctica. The crack could soon split off a frozen chunk the size of Delaware.

One glacier scientist, Heidi Sevestre, spent six weeks last year living on that giant slab of ice off the Antarctic Peninsula.

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The city of Hartford had a nearly 55 percent decrease in murders last year from the year before. But the city also saw a two percent increase in the number of non-fatal shootings in 2016 -- and that worries Police Chief James Rovella. 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

New research from the University of New Hampshire suggests some bat species have developed a resistance to a devastating fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome. 

Prosecutors in South Korea have requested an arrest warrant for the de facto head of the nation's biggest conglomerate, Samsung, on charges of bribery and embezzlement in connection with a swirling scandal that led to the president's impeachment.

91 And Counting: UConn Women Break Own Wins Record

Jan 14, 2017
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The UConn women’s basketball team won its 91st consecutive game Saturday, 88-48 over Southern Methodist University. The streak is the longest of all-time in men’s or women’s NCAA basketball, topping its own mark of 90 straight victories from 2008 to 2010.

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Governor Dan Malloy faces low approval ratings and a fiscal crisis as he enters his seventh year in office. Speaking on WNPR's Where We Live, he said his popularity isn't his main concern in 2017. 

The Justice Department says an investigation has found Chicago police are systematically violating the civil rights of people in the city through excessive use of force, poor oversight and inadequate training of officers.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the investigation's findings on Friday, saying the DOJ had concluded there was ample evidence the Chicago Police Department "engages in a pattern or practice of the use of excessive force," in violation of the Fourth Amendment.

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Governor Dannel Malloy hasn’t yet ruled out cuts to municipal aid as he prepares his budget proposal. 

President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter again Thursday morning, this time to urge his followers to "Buy L.L.Bean," and support one of his campaign backers.

"Thank you to Linda Bean of L.L.Bean for your great support and courage," he tweeted Thursday. "People will support you even more now. Buy L.L.Bean."

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Climate Change

2016 Was The Hottest Year Yet, Scientists Declare

Last year, global warming reached record high temperatures — and if that news feels like déjà vu, you're not going crazy. The planet has now had three consecutive years of record-breaking heat. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just released its annual State of the Climate report , which says it's the hottest it has been since scientists started tracking global temperatures in 1880. A separate analysis , by NASA scientists, came to the same conclusion. The news comes as...

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More News: Women's March

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Thousands Of Connecticut Residents Attend Post-Inaugural Women's Marches

As women around the world mobilized to protest the presidency of Donald Trump, Connecticut residents marched in Washington, D.C. and in Hartford by the thousands.

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Are You A Musician?

You Can Now Enter The 2017 Tiny Desk Contest

The 2017 Tiny Desk Contest is now open! Starting today, I'll be watching your videos in search of the next great undiscovered artist to play at the Tiny Desk. And I won't be doing it alone. Our team of judges includes these fantastic musicians: Anthony Hamilton Miguel BANKS Trey Anastasio of Phish Ben Hopkins of PWR BTTM I'll also be joined by Rita Houston of WFUV , Stas THEE Boss of KEXP , Talia Schlanger of WXPN 's World Cafe and Robin Hilton, my co-host on All Songs Considered . We're...

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As Trump Is Sworn In, Supporters Debate His Role In Healing Racial Wounds

Ed Boutin, 62, stood to the side of the road wearing a biker vest with pins, patches and flags, and sporting a "Navy Veteran" hat. He said he traveled from Springfield, Mass. to watch Donald J. Trump, his candidate of choice, get sworn in to the nation's highest office. The current state of race relations in America is the result of Barack Obama's presidency, Boutin said. But maybe, he said, the new administration can fix things. "It's going to take a while to unravel what he's already done...

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New Report Says Future Of Planet's Primates Is Uncertain

A Yale anthropologist and dozens of other researchers from around the world warn that about 60 percent of earth's primates are at risk of extinction. It's dire news for our closest biological relatives.

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