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On election night earlier this month in Connecticut, the secretary of the state’s office unveiled a new system for towns to report vote totals. The “Election Management System” (EMS) is being applauded for delivering faster results to the public.

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We all remember those groundbreaking classics -- from The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats to Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham. But who is writing, illustrating, and shaping the landscape of children’s literature today?

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Republican efforts to change the tax code seem as if they’ll not only hit people’s pocket books, but their health care. 

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Brianna Brochu, a former University of Hartford student, was arraigned in Hartford this morning and charged in connection with alleged attacks on her roommate.

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It’s been a hectic few weeks on Capitol Hill, but the Thanksgiving recess means a bit of rest for lawmakers and a chance for us to check in with a member of the Connecticut delegation.

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Health insurer Anthem's dispute with Hartford HealthCare is over. The state's largest insurer, and one of its largest hospital groups announced on Saturday that they had come to terms, in the seven week-old contract dispute.

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Trinity College in Hartford will take in five new students from the island at no cost for the next semester. It’s part of an overall program aimed at supporting the Puerto Rican relief effort.

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One’s a Republican, the other a Democrat. One’s from New Britain, the other from Bristol.

So what, then, do Mayors Erin Stewart and Ellen Zoppo-Sassu have in common?

This hour: women in public office. We explore the latest campaign trends and we also hear from you.

Do you think enough women seek out positions of political leadership? We take your calls, tweets, and emails.

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Transgender activist Chelsea Manning spoke to students on the campus of Wesleyan University in Middletown Wednesday evening. She spent seven years in a military prison after participating in one of the largest data leaks in U.S. history.

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Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman has announced she will not run for governor of Connecticut next year.

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One in three women in the US will be the victim of abuse by an intimate partner at some point in her life.

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Justin Farmer, 23, grabbed a seat on Hamden’s City Council in the fifth district in last week’s municipal elections.

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There are an estimated 10 quintillion insects living on the planet right now-- That's 1.4 billion insects for each human. If they decided to take over, there's nothing we could do to stop them. Fortunately, they seem relatively content to share their planet with us.

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Connecticut’s Commissioner of Revenue Services says Republicans’ efforts to reform the federal tax system are fundamentally flawed. 

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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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