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Under Pressure: This Could Be The Most Important Speech Of Hillary Clinton's Life

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF3Ef_n9WTY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efr-UrhzTjk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PljpujmagBI http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeFMZ7fpGHY Hillary Clinton is no stranger to speaking at political conventions — she has done it four times before. But nothing will compare to the pressure and sky-high expectations she faces tonight when she will accept the Democratic nomination for president, becoming the first woman of a major political party ever to do so.She is...
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Yard Goats Say Stadium Situation "Intolerable"; Hartford Says Work Could Resume "Soon"

With the 2016 home season lost and Hartford’s Dunkin’ Donuts Park unfinished and shuttered, the minor league Yard Goats have told the city that they need to know what will happen in 2017 -- or they could leave the home that Hartford built. On Thursday, they got an indication from the city that construction might soon begin again.
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It's really hot in most of the mainland United States right now. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures in the triple digits through the weekend in much of the South, Midwest and along the East Coast.

The culprit: a "heat dome."

It's a real meteorological event — the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration even took the time to define it in the agency's warning this week:

The doctor-turned-politician from Massachusetts is running for a second time as the Green Party presidential candidate. 

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The Hartford Yard Goats say they won’t play a single regular season game in the city for which the team is named, making official what has been all but certain for weeks. 

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The latest jobs report released by the Connecticut Department of Labor showed the state added 7,900 new jobs in June, but there was a revision to the May numbers showing a loss of 4,000 jobs.

That leaves gains of about 2,000 jobs a month for the last two months.

The news that sexual harassment allegations have cost Roger Ailes his job threatens to obscure Ailes' singular career and his almost unrivaled influence in the public sphere.

But no contemporary figure has done more to shape the intersection of American media and politics than Ailes, who, until Thursday, had been the Fox News chief since its very first day on the air in 1996.

In his long career, Ailes advised a succession of Republican presidents on how to gain power and maintain it — both on their payrolls and off the books.

It has been said that "to cleave" is the only verb in English that connotes one specific action and its direct opposite. To cleave sometimes means to hold together, and it can also mean to split apart.

That's why Cleveland was the perfect city to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Because this week, in this town, the GOP demonstrated both its persistent divisions and its instinct for overcoming them.

The NBA will be relocating the 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte because of HB2, North Carolina's controversial state law limiting civil rights protections for LGBT people.

The league says that the Charlotte Hornets and the city of Charlotte "have been working diligently to foster constructive dialogue and try to effect positive change."

But the local support for LGBT rights couldn't overcome "the climate created by HB2" in North Carolina, the NBA said in a statement.

The league says the city might host an All-Star Game in 2019, if the situation changes.

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The U.S. Department of Justice filed two anti-trust lawsuits on Thursday to block the mergers of four of the nation’s five largest health insurance companies.

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"Black Boy Jungle" is a performance piece that incorporates multiple styles of dance, including modern, ballet and break dancing, along with narration and live music. It's a high-energy, interactive work with twists and surprises. 

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Summer often means inconsistent weather. Hot, sunny days are followed by high humidity (or mugginess, as my mother likes to call it) and sometimes severe thunderstorms.

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Sen. Chris Murphy Is Furious About Gun Control, He Tells Dem Delegates

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy gave an impassioned speech about gun control at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia Wednesday night, telling the crowd he has a sense of outrage he's never felt before.
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Chelsea Clinton Looks To Help Her Family Return To The White House

America's first image of Chelsea Clinton was as a curly-haired preteen girl with braces who shied away from the public stage while her father was president in the 1990s.More than two decades later, the now 36-year-old mother of two will voluntarily step into the spotlight to introduce her own mother as her family seeks a return to the White House.The only daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Chelsea has never seemed completely comfortable with public life the way her parents have. But now...
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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.

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EPIC View of Moon Transiting the Earth

It’s almost hard to believe this shot is real.

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In Hartford, Look for a Depressed Highway

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has determined that Hartford’s I-84 elevated highway replacement will not be a tunnel, and it also will not be a new elevated viaduct.

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Report Says Half of Syria’s Refugee Children in Lebanon Are Not in School

Millions of Syrians have been displaced during that country’s civil war, but what’s happening to the children?

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Could Mountain Lions Help Solve Connecticut’s Deer Problem?

Each year, thousands of deer are killed on Connecticut roads and highways. Those collisions can lead to costly insurance claims, injuries, and deaths -- which made scientists wonder what would happen to deer, and to us, if an elusive carnivore came back to the northeast: the mountain lion.
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