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Yale University has awarded more than 3,600 degrees during ceremonies at its 315th commencement. Later Monday, the school will confer military commissions to its first group of ROTC graduates in more than four decades.

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It's commencement time at colleges and universities nationwide and many graduates are asking themselves: what’s next?

Some may plunge straight into graduate school. Others may move back home with the folks and begin job-hunting. Other grads make a commitment to spend a year or two in public service.

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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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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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It was an emotional school board meeting for Superintendent Alicia Roy. After hearing Thursday evening that more than two-thirds of the district'’s teachers want her to resign, she became visibly upset, and struggled to respond.

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West Hartford officials are planning to buy a University of Connecticut property instead of allowing a for-profit international school to come to town.

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On Wednesday, Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and 26 other Democratic senators sent a letter to President Obama expressing their deep concern about "the slow pace of admissions for Syrian refugees" and encouraged him to step up the process. 

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Thirty additional Connecticut state employees who work in executive branch agencies have received layoff notices since May 3.

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There's a lot of concern about pollinating insects and butterflies. As native populations dwindle, gardeners are rallying to support them.

Kevin Bishop

Many of you around here know Kevin Bishop, a violist and Hartt School grad who has established himself as one of the region’s most enterprising musical figures.

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When Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart asked the University of Connecticut to provide a guest narrator to read "A Visit From St. Nicholas" during a 2014 holiday concert at the school, he was expecting to get UConn's president or perhaps a distinguished professor.

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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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Why are prescription drugs so expensive? And what can be done to make them more affordable? A forum held Wednesday in Hartford aimed to answer those questions.

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As heroin and opiate addictions continue to spread among middle class communities, families who never thought they’d face this problem are finding out one simple truth: treating someone for an addiction can be really, really costly. 

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Under the budget passed last week by the General Assembly, six state legislative commissions will consolidate under two umbrellas. 

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Growing up in her parents’ hip, intellectually buzzing bohemian digs -- vibrant cultural and social centers where cadres of jazz musicians, modern dancers and experimental theater artists hung out and jammed -- it’s little wonder that the extraordinary improvisational singer/songwriter Katie Bull was destined to become an artist.

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Dave Mountuori sipped on a coffee and leaned back in his chair at a doctor's office in New Haven. He's 26 years old, and he was there to get a drug that’s turning his life around. 

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The developers of the city's new minor league baseball park will not meet Tuesday's deadline to deliver a substantially complete stadium, and the planned opening day of May 31 for the Hartford Yard Goats likely won't happen, according to the chairman of the Hartford Stadium Authority. 

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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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Tuesday is the day that Hartford’s new minor league Dunkin' Donuts Park is technically supposed to be done. On Monday, I took a tour. 

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Lawrence and Memorial Hospital is donating the life-saving anti-overdose drug Narcan to six police departments around southeastern Connecticut. 

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Last week, police and wildlife officials were called in to tranquilize and relocate two bears within four days.

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An outdoor adventure park and a synthetic ski slope could be just some of the elements of a new development the Mohegan Tribe will undertake on the old Norwich State Hospital site. 

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Exposure to lead and lead poisoning is a bigger problem in Connecticut than previously thought, and could be a factor in the achievement gap between white and minority kids in the state. 

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When it comes to understanding heroin and opioid deaths, data matters. But across the country, medical examiners and coroners vary widely in just how much information they provide on death certificates.

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The legislature has set lofty new goals for the state to create private sector jobs and boost its population.

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The sloop Clearwater is being readied for a return to the Hudson River after a winter of restoration work. 

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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.

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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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