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This year marks an important milestone in Russian history -- the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Russian Revolution.

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Winter is coming but that doesn’t mean you’re done in the garden.

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Legislators in Hartford say they have come to a tentative bipartisan agreement on a new two-year budget. 

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As Republican and Democratic leaders in the General Assembly inch closer to a budget deal, one casualty of the negotiations may be the Office of State Broadband. Elimination of the office has been proposed in at least two budget plans, despite costing the state no money.

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Connecticut has joined several other states in a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its decision to end subsidies for low-income consumers who get their health insurance from Obamacare exchanges.

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Coming up: We sit down with Chuck Collins, senior scholar at the Washington, D.C.-based Institute for Policy Studies.

But first: A look at how researchers are working to preserve the world's most endangered languages -- including locally-based efforts to expand fluency of the Mohegan language

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On Thursday morning, Mayor Luke Bronin stood at a podium that sat on a bed of mulch. He was in a city park to talk about how $2.5 million raised in private funds will push his Youth Service Corps program into year two.

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The days have gotten shorter and the leaves continue to change -- all signs autumn is definitely here. But for animals, the beginning of fall means undertaking major lifestyle changes -- in order to survive the winter.

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A potential new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is being tested on human patients for the first time. The idea, which has close ties to Connecticut, is different to every other approach currently on the market for this still-incurable disease. 

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Marie Degro was the first student to arrive at Crosby High School in Waterbury from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

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Connecticut’s secretary of the state says she’s wary of too much federal control of election systems. Denise Merrill says the states are currently in talks with the Department of Homeland Security over how much regulation should be imposed. 

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During the 1920’s, some Connecticut women took jobs painting watch dials with radium-laced paint. At the time, they didn’t know it was toxic. As these so-called “Radium Girls” began to die, their stories became part of a rallying cry for industrial regulation.

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Russian hacking, fake news--if the last election  taught us anything, it’s that your vote is a valuable commodity.

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Governor Dannel Malloy says he expects changes to Connecticut's gun laws in reaction to the killings Sunday night in Las Vegas. 

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The state’s largest health insurer, Anthem is still in dispute with Hartford HealthCare over reimbursement for health services, but another insurer has reached a contract with the hospital system. 

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