Baltimore

Baltimore Police Officer Found Not Guilty In Freddie Gray Case

Baltimore police Officer Edward Nero has been found not guilty of all four misdemeanor charges he faced in connection with the arrest of Freddie Gray.Gray died on April 19, 2015, after suffering injuries while in police custody.Following the ruling, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a statement, "This is our American system of justice and police officers must be afforded the same justice system as every other citizen in the city, state, and country."Outside the courthouse,...
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Sexual Abuse

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Connecticut Man Speaks Out About Abuse: "It Murders the Soul"

A Connecticut man who said he was sexually abused as a child at a private school in Massachusetts wants to see the statute of limitations on the crime abolished. John Sweeney told his story in detail as he called for a federal investigation of the Fessenden School in West Newton.
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The sloop Clearwater is being readied for a return to the Hudson River after a winter of restoration work. 

JMA Students Javon Franklin, Sharonda Williams, and Jordan Goffe

Students from the Journalism and Media Academy magnet school abandoned their typical blue uniforms for formal attire as they interviewed an American civil rights leader who also struggled to end apartheid alongside Nelson Mandela.

The pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday it will move to prevent its drugs from being used in lethal injections.

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are turning their attention to the general election and to one of the most important decisions they will make — choosing a vice president.

Picking a vice president is the first "presidential level" decision any candidate makes. Although vice presidential candidates have rarely, perhaps never, determined the outcome of an election, the choice tells voters a lot about the candidate.

The two most important criteria are always the same:

1. Pick someone who would ready to be president, if necessary, and
2. DO NO HARM

Zillow

The boss is moving out alongside the company. The Connecticut house of General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt has been listed for sale. 

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The Mohegan Tribal Gaming Authority has reached an agreement to develop the former Norwich State Hospital site, directly across the Thames River from its Mohegan Sun casino.

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With only Democratic votes, Connecticut lawmakers on Friday passed a $19.7 billion Democratic budget that attempts to fix a projected $960 million deficit, but Republicans questioned whether the plan would solve the state's continued financial woes.

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State agencies are beginning a more thorough review of a single eastern Connecticut site as the potential home for a new state police firearms training facility.

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The rate of denials by the state's largest managed care insurers of requests for mental health services rose nearly 70 percent between 2013 and 2014, with an average of about one in 12 requests for prescribed treatment initially rejected, a new state report shows.

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More News: Opioid Crisis

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Fentanyl Overdose Deaths in Connecticut Are Surging This Year, State Officials Say

New data show a surge in drug overdose deaths in Connecticut during the first three months of this year involving the opioid fentanyl. The information was released on Friday by the State’'s Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill.
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WNPR's Coverage of a Drug Crisis

The nation is in the midst of a opioid crisis. Connecticut is, too -- and WNPR is bringing you stories you won't find anywhere else.

The Beaker

The Fantastic Flehmen Position

Why do some animals make those funny faces, anyway?

Zoned

"Get Your Old Tolling Infrastructure Here"

Massachusetts is phasing out some old tolling plaza gear, and Maine may buy it.

On Course

A Little Rant on Words

English is an odd bird for sure.

More News: Aerospace

Pratt and Whitney

Revolutionary Jet Engine Takes Connecticut Lap of Honor

Pratt and Whitney showed off its new Geared Turbofan engine "on wing" in Connecticut for the first time since it went into commercial service.
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More from WNPR

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At Yale Lab, Experimentation and Engineering Intersect With Musical Composition

If you could hop into a time machine and transport yourself forward to a 23rd-century concert hall, what music would you hear -- and what would the instruments look like? From a classroom at Yale University, WNPR explored one possible future musical timeline.
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