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The Connecticut state Department of Labor is expecting to issue layoff notices to dozens of its employees as the result of cuts in federal funding.

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The newly elected chairwoman of the Eastern Pequot Tribe says they will never abandon their quest to receive federal recognition.

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Connecticut Democrats are changing the name of the party's annual Jefferson Jackson Bailey Dinner, agreeing to strip the names of two former slave owners.

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As temperatures continue to top 90 degrees, Hartford city officials have announced plans to open four cooling centers for residents to get a break from the summer heat.

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The Democratic leaders of the Connecticut General Assembly say they've decided not to try and override any of Democratic Governor Dannel  Malloy's nine vetoes.

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Owners of the Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Connecticut will seek a state grant for more soundproofing at the music venue.

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A woman whose young son was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting and Sen. Richard Blumenthal are cheering passage in the U.S. Senate of legislation that would boost training of teachers in social and emotional learning.

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Day Kimball Healthcare and Hartford HealthCare have announced they are considering an arrangement for the Putnam health system to become a member of the Hartford HealthCare network.

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A date has been set for the Connecticut General Assembly to respond to Gov. Dannel Malloy's nine vetoes, but no decision has been made on whether to override any of them.

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Bridgeport officials are organizing a gun buyback program in the wake of recent firearm violence.

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Governor Dannel Malloy said new statistics show Connecticut is "moving in the right direction" in efforts to reduce crime.

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Amid complaints that planned federal rules to cut carbon emissions will hurt the economy, a new study says the northeastern states that already have moved in that direction are seeing economic benefits.

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Planning and zoning officials in Connecticut have approved changes made to the Toyota Oakdale Theatre's town permit that could make it easier for the venue to abide by noise rules.

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A loud boom that knocked a Rhode Island beachgoer out of her chair is still a mystery days later, leaving investigators and scientists wondering whether it was a bizarre case of nature acting up. 

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The rapper and actor known as 50 Cent has filed for federal bankruptcy protection, days after a jury ordered him to pay $5 million in an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit.

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Governor Dannel Malloy's chief of staff has announced he will leave the administration by the end of the year.

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A new federal designation is expected to help the state of Connecticut access more than $1 billion in federal funding for economic development and to boost manufacturing.

The state is one of twelve applicants to receive the designation by President Barack Obama's administration under the Investing in Manufacturing Committee Partnership Initiative. It's a federal program designed to strengthen manufacturing across the country and support states with long-term economic development strategies.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio said the parade New York City is throwing for the World Cup-winning U.S. Women's Soccer Team will be "magical."

The team was honored with a parade up the stretch of Broadway known as the "Canyon of Heroes" on Friday.

The team captured the World Cup by defeating Japan on Sunday. All 23 members attended the parade.

They will also were awarded keys to the city at a City Hall ceremony following the parade.

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Gov. Charlie Baker has filed a bill that calls for the purchase of hydroelectric power by Massachusetts utilities.

Baker called the legislation submitted to the state Senate on Thursday a critical step in reducing the state's carbon footprint while also helping ratepayers by providing a cost effective alternative to coal and oil.

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Two historically significant European tall ships are in southern New England and are open to the public for tours.

The French Navy Frigate L'Hermione arrived at Fort Adams in Newport, Rhode Island and the N.R.P Sagres, a Portuguese educational training vessel, sailed into New Bedford, Massachusetts, both on Wednesday.

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Police say the body of a seven-month-old boy who has been missing since his father jumped into the Connecticut River with him two days ago has been found.

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A federal appeals court says people applying for food stamps in Connecticut have the right to sue the state over delays in processing their applications.

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Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade has ordered public hearings on proposed rate increases by three health insurers that would affect more than 70,000 policyholders next year.

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The chairman of the Eastern Pequot Tribe says "dirty politics" are to blame for a federal rule preventing his tribe and two others from reapplying for recognition.

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Connecticut's tax commissioner said his agency has unearthed about $85.8 million in uncollected tax revenue. 

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Mechanical problems have left a Connecticut span of a 111-year-old bridge stuck in the open position, delaying Metro-North trains to and from New York City.

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State and federal prosecutors in Connecticut have joined law enforcement officials, New Haven's mayor, and members of the city's clergy in issuing what they call a "statement of conscience" decrying racial violence and vowing to help prevent it. 

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Insulation failure is being blamed for the transformer fire that broke out last month at a nuclear power plant 30 miles north of New York City.

Plant owner Entergy Nuclear said Tuesday the May 9 failure caused the transformer to short circuit at Indian Point 3, which lead to the fire. An Entergy spokesperson said the fire posed no threat to public safety.

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The Connecticut State Police spokesman will be leaving the position after three months to return to Troop C in Tolland.

Sgt. Shane Hassett said Monday that he requested the transfer back to Troop C last week so he can spend more time with his family. He said the 24/7 nature of the spokesman's job wasn't a good fit for him at this point in his 25-year career with state police.

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State lawmakers will consider rolling back some tax increases they approved earlier this month as they return to the Capitol for a special session.

The session is scheduled for Monday.

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