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  1. Former wrestling exec casts herself as a job creatorRead the original story w/Photo

    9 min ago | SFGate

    Small Business Administration Administrator-designate, former wrestling entertainment executive, Linda McMahon shakes hands with Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, prior to her confirmation before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee.

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  2. Op-ed: A call to support DCF's futureRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | New Canaan News-Review

    The Department of Children and Families has been under court oversight since 1989 as the result of a federal lawsuit, due to the state's inability to adequately care for abused and neglected children. In the next few weeks Connecticut's legislators will be voting on acceptance of a revised exit plan that would end court oversight in areas the state has proven to the court monitor are no longer endemic.

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  3. ReadMoreRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Friends of Animals

    It is likely no coincidence that the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection released a report about an increase in bear sightings in Connecticut a week before state Sen. Craig Miner introduced a bill - S.B. No. 522 - to authorize a bear trophy hunt in Connecticut, the first since 1840.

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  4. Opponents of 3rd Connecticut casino form coalitionRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WWLP

    If you're on a healthy journey this new years, you know that getting out of the grocery store without breaking the bank is next to impossibl Whenever you go to the salon to get your hair done, typically we leave feeling confident with our hair looking better than ever, but it feel Members of the Coalition against Casino Expansion in Connecticut hold a news conference at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on January 24, 2016. HARTFORD, Conn.

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  5. Ex-Senate Contenders Join TrumpRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | National Journal

    President Trump 's nominations for top administration posts are littered with former Senate candidates and one-time potential contenders for the upper chamber. The latest addition to the club came Monday with Trump's selection of former Rep. Heather Wilson for Air Force secretary.

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  6. Metro-North Railroads Break Ridership RecordsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Norwalk Daily Voice

    The New Haven Line of Metro North, which whisks many Fairfield County residents to work each day, remains the busiest commuter rail line in the nation as the railroad announced Monday it has set records for ridership. The New Haven commuter rail line saw ridership grow during 2016 with a total of 40.5 million passenger trips during the year - surpassing last year's total by approximately 20,000, according to data released by Metro-North.

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  7. Watch live: Linda McMahon's small business confirmation hearingRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | UPI

    World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. co-founder Linda McMahon appears for her confirmation hearing Tuesday to become administrator of the Small Business Administration. McMahon and her husband, Vince McMahon , founded WWE, which has a market value of about $1.5 billion, more than 30 years ago.

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  8. Icy Storm Causes Power Outages Across Fairfield CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Greenwich Daily Voice

    Updated at 9:45 a.m.: FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. - Eversource and United Illuminating were reporting a number of power outages across Fairfield County in the wake of a wintry storm that moved across Connecticut overnight.

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  9. Westport Native Nominated For 2 Oscars For 'La La Land'Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Norwalk Daily Voice

    WESTPORT, Conn. - Staples High grad Justin Paul who grew up in Westport grabbed two Oscar nominations Tuesday for his songs in the film "La La Land."

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  10. Westport Native Nominated For 2 OscarsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The New Canaan Daily Voice

    WESTPORT, Conn. - Staples High grad and former Westport resident Justin Paul grabbed two Oscar nominations Tuesday for his music on the film "La La Land."

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  11. Police: Burglary suspect left keys, cellphone at the sceneRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Newsday

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  12. Soto hits ground running by backing nine billsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Day

    To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: New London – Freshman state Rep. Chris Soto, D-New London, has wasted little time in pitching his ideas to the General Assembly, introducing, co-sponsoring or in the process of introducing nine different bills aimed at everything from boosting the minimum wage to $15 an hour to addressing the living conditions at sober houses. Several of the bills would directly impact New London, such as his proposal to give a local legislative body, like the New London City Council, the ability to accept or reject proposals by nonprofit groups to pull their properties off the tax rolls.

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  13. Malloy announces New Haven line set all-time ridership record in 2016Read the original story

    12 hrs ago | StamfordPlus.com

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy on Monday announced that the New Haven commuter rail line saw ridership grow during 2016 with a total of 40.5 million passenger trips during the year - surpassing last year's total by approximately 20,000 and setting an all-time record, according to newly released data from Metro-North Railroad. The New Haven Line remains the busiest commuter rail line in America.

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  14. OP-ED | It's Not Perfect, But Affordable Housing Appeals Act WorksRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Ctnewsjunkie.com

    It is effective, enduring, and revenue neutral. It has already helped thousands of Connecticut families and has the potential to help half a million more households currently spending too much for housing.

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  15. Editorial: University must resolve Natural History Museum disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Daily Campus

    A Jan. 20 report from Marlese Lessing disclosed the unresolved issue of private funds that had been donated to renovate the museum building, but now sit unusable. With no physical space for the museum, which has been reduced to temporary exhibits throughout campus, these funds have no clear use.

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  16. Overwhelming Number of Lawmakers Unhappy with DCF SettlementRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Ctnewsjunkie.com

    Following a four hour hearing, the Appropriations Committee voted overwhelming against a plan that would require Connecticut to increase funding for the Department of Children and Families to $801.2 million a year. That's more than $794.2 million it's expected to receive this fiscal year.

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  17. NCAA reveals potential top 16 seeds for NCAA women's hoopsRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | MySanAntonio.com

    Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, third from left, talks with player Gabby Williams, left, as associate head coach Chris Daily, center, listens in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Tulane, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Storrs, Conn. less Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, third from left, talks with player Gabby Williams, left, as associate head coach Chris Daily, center, listens in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against ... more NEW YORK - UConn, Baylor, South Carolina and Mississippi State would be the four top seeds if the NCAA women's basketball tournament began Monday.

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  18. Abortion debate resumes in Connection after long silenceRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | TheDay.Com

    To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: HARTFORD - The abortion issue is under debate at the Connecticut state Capitol after years of little to no discussion in the state. It comes after more Republicans - some socially conservative - were elected to the General Assembly following Donald Trump's successful presidential campaign.

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  19. Murphy tells Trump: Here's five ways to boost "Buy American" lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Day

    To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: Appointing a government watchdog to enforce and strengthen compliance with federal Buy American laws is one way that President Donald Trump can make good on his promise to "buy American and hire American," according to U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn. In a letter to the new president Monday, Murphy outlined five executive actions that Trump could take to "ensure that more taxpayer dollars are spent here at home."

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  20. Soto hits ground running by introducing nine billsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Day

    To continue reading up to 10 premium articles, you must register , or sign up and take advantage of this exclusive offer: New London – Freshman State Rep. Chris Soto, D-New London, has wasted little time in pitching his ideas to the General Assembly, introducing, co-sponsoring or in the process of introducing nine different bills aimed at everything from boosting the minimum wage to $15 an hour to addressing the living conditions at sober houses. Several of the bills would directly impact New London such as his proposal to give a local legislative body, like the New London City Council, the ability to accept or reject proposals by non-profit groups to pull their properties off of the tax rolls.

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