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Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer are leading an effort to give student-loan borrowers another 6 months of relief

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer listens as Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on October 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images 64 Democrats sent a letter to Biden urging him to extend the student loan payment pause by 6 months. Led by Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer, they say borrowers are still recovering from the pandemic. Education Sec. Miguel Cardona has hinted at extending the pause but has not said so definitively. See m...
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Denise Merrill Won't Seek 4th Term as Secretary of the State

Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill says she won't be running for reelection in 2022.
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USWNT Announces Olympic Roster For Tokyo Games

(CBS Chicago)- The United States Soccer Federation and head coach Vlatko Andonovski announced the 18-player USWNT roster for this summer’s Olympic tournament on Wednesday. The defending World Cup Champions will look to retake the Olympic gold after a disappointing quarterfinals exit at the 2016 Rio Games. The 18-player roster consists of 17 members of the 2019 World Cup winning squad, with Kristie Mewis joining her sister Samantha as the newcomer to the group. “It’s been a long process to get to...
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Morning Docket: 06.23.21

* A class action lawsuit filed against rapper T.I over the sale of cryptocurrency tokens has been dismissed. It looked like he was the real under"doge"... [New York Daily News] * A prominent Connecticut criminal defense lawyer died suddenly earlier this week. [Hartford Courant] * A California appellate judge berated a lawyer for Monsanto over an alleged "distortion of facts" included in Monsanto's brief in a case involving Roundup. [Courthouse News Service] * Vanessa Bryant has settled a l...
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Connecticut become first state to make calls free for inmates and their families

A bill in Connecticut makes calls from prison free for the inmates and their families, becoming the first state to do so.
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'We can get it right': With Connecticut, recreational marijuana use has now been legalized in nearly half of the US

Connecticut became the 19th state to legalize the recreational use marijuana Tuesday, which is still an illegal drug under federal law.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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Connecticut Governor Signs Recreational Marijuana Into Law

Gov. Ned Lamont has signed a bill making Connecticut the 19th state to legalize recreational use of marijuana, which remains an illegal drug under federal law.
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TPC River Highlands Profile: Shot-Makers Tested At Travelers Championship

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Connecticut Lawmaker Resigns State Senate, Citing Divorce

Connecticut state Sen. Alex Kasser is resigning from office.
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Philip Morris Moving Corporate Headquarters to Connecticut

Philip Morris International is moving its corporate headquarters from New York to Connecticut.
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Philip Morris to Move Headquarters From NY to Connecticut

Tobacco company Philip Morris says it will relocate its corporate headquarters from New York City to southwest Connecticut, bringing 200 jobs.
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Man with Alzheimer’s proposes to his wife after forgetting they were married. She said yes

‘He doesn’t know that I’m his wife,’ Lisa Marshall said. So when Peter proposed again, she decided to go for itA married couple from Connecticut hosted a second, especially touching wedding ceremony when the groom, battling a type of dementia, proposed to his wife again after forgetting they were already married.Despite struggling to remember his marriage due to early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, Peter Marshall, 56, has never forgotten the love he has for Lisa, 54, his wife of 12 years, whom he ha...
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Power Monday qualifies for Travelers; Leona up to world No 63

Seamus Power Seamus Power will join Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson in the $7.4 million Travelers Championship this week after he fired a seven-under 65 to Monday qualify last night.The West Waterford man (34) made an eagle and six birdies to finish second in the race for four spots at Ellington Ridge Country Club in Connecticut, two strokes behind p...
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Delta COVID variant poses more danger to the unvaccinated

By Madeline Holcombe | CNN Some states are making great strides in vaccinating their residents against Covid-19, but the ones that are not may soon be contending with a more transmissible variant, experts say. About 45.2% of the US population is fully vaccinated against Covid-19, CDC data showed, and in 16 states and Washington, DC, that proportion is up to more than half, and 16 have reached President Joe Biden’s goal to vaccinate 70% of adults with at least one dose. But some states — such as ...
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SPC Severe Thunderstorm Watch 303 Status Reports

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Two Workers Treated for Burns After Fire at Plating Company

Two workers at a Connecticut chrome plating company are being treated at a burn hospital after a process “went awry” and sparked a flash fire.
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Connecticut Governor Unveils Plan to Cut Travel Time to NYC

Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration has unveiled an $8 billion to $10 billion plan that aims to reduce commuter rail times from Connecticut to New York City by as much as 25 minutes by 2035.
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United States: New Connecticut Law Expands Lactation Accommodation Requirements - Littler Mendelson

Earlier this month, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont signed House Bill No. 5158, "An Act Concerning Breastfeeding in the Workplace." Effective October 1, 2021, this legislation will expand the scope of an ...
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Legendary New Haven Nightspot Reopening After Year's Closure

One of Connecticut’s legendary music clubs is reopening after a year-long closure due to the pandemic, with the help of the federal government.
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Famed Escapee Buddy the Beefalo Adjusting to Life in Florida

Officials at a Florida sanctuary say that a bison hybrid who roamed the woods in Connecticut for months after escaping on the way to a slaughterhouse has adjusted to his new life.
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How a shy kid from Nigeria became an important California legal voice and, finally, a novelist

Noel Obiora is senior legal counsel for the California Public Utilities Commission, where he has spent nearly two decades deciphering and analyzing all the legal aspects of the regulatory process for the commission. Prior to that, Obiora had his own private practice in Los Angeles, and way before that, Obiora, 55, was a shy kid in Nigeria who dreamed of becoming a writer. Now, finally, Obiora has fulfilled that dream with the publication of his just-published legal mystery, “A Past That Bre...
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I took Amtrak for the first time since it started filling trains to capacity and it's still my favorite way to travel the Northeast

Riding Amtrak's Northeast Regional service from New York to Boston. Thomas Pallini/Insider Amtrak began selling all seats on its trains in May after limiting capacity at half for most of the pandemic. Safety features still include mandatory mask-wearing, plexiglass partitions at ticket counters, and hand sanitizer dispensers in stations. Ridership is still down leaving inter-city trains with scores of open seats from which to choose. See more stories on Insider's business page. ...
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How volunteering at Dodger Stadium during COVID-19 influenced author’s book on Los Angeles

One might assume that Rosecrans Baldwin, author of “Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down” and “The Last Kid Left,” is L.A. born-and-raised, given that he shares his first name with the street that runs from Manhattan Beach to Fullerton. He’s not. Baldwin, who was born in Chicago and raised primarily in Connecticut, had only visited the city a handful of times before moving here more than six years ago. “I always choose George as my Starbucks name, because Rosecrans is just asking for pe...
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Connecticut Casinos Sue Insurer Over COVID-19 Losses

The Native American tribe that owns Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun casino is suing its insurance carrier over what it says was the denial of claims for millions of dollars in losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Connecticut Becomes 1st State To Make All Prison Phone Calls Free

Previously, the state had some of the highest prison phone rates in the country, charging up to $5 for a 15-minute call.
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Connecticut Is 1st State to Make All Prison Phone Calls Free

Connecticut became the first state this week to make all prison phone calls free, addressing one of the biggest emotional and financial burdens faced by incarcerated men and women and their families.
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Fierce Capitol attacks on police seen in body-cam videos

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER | Associated Press Videos released under court order provide a chilling new look at the chaos at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including body camera footage that shows a man charging at a police officer with a flagpole and tackling him to the ground. Federal judges ordered the release of the videos after media organizations, including The Associated Press, went to court to request that the Department of Justice provide access. The videos are being presented as evidence in p...
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What's Next as Connecticut Looks Ahead Toward Legal Cannabis

Connecticut is poised to become the 19th state to legalize adult, recreational use of cannabis, now that a long-awaited bill has cleared the General Assembly and Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont has said he’ll sign it into law.
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Aquarium to Auction off Chance to Name 3 Beluga Whales

A Connecticut aquarium plans to auction off the chance to name three of its five recently arrived beluga whales to raise money for their care and to offset the cost of transporting them from Canada.
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Connecticut lawmakers legalize marijuana

Possession of marijuana will be legal in Connecticut beginning July 1, with retail sales to follow next year. State Senates voted 16 to 11 Thursday to approve recreational weed; Gov. Ned Lamont has already promised to sign the bill. "The war on cannabis, which was at its core a war on people in Black and Brown communities, not only caused injustices and increased disparities in our state, it did little to protect public health and safety. — Read the rest
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