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John F. Rodis president of Saint Francis Hospital opens a press conference for Governor Ned Lamont to speak on the states preparedness for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on March 06, 2020 in Hartford.
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There are no known positive cases of coronavirus in Connecticut, but the state is surrounded on all sides by states with confirmed cases of the disease.

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Study: 'Bad Paper' Veterans, Including Connecticut Man, Being Wrongfully Denied VA Care

A study centered on veterans with “other-than-honorable” discharges reveals that they are routinely denied health care benefits – even if they’re potentially eligible. Many military veterans need help with medical issues after their service career ends. For that treatment, they can go to a medical center operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA.

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John F. Rodis president of Saint Francis Hospital opens a press conference for Governor Ned Lamont to speak on the states preparedness for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on March 06, 2020 in Hartford.
Joe Amon / Connecticut Public

There are no known positive cases of coronavirus in Connecticut, but the state is surrounded on all sides by states with confirmed cases of the disease.

Gunmen opened fire on a memorial ceremony Friday in Kabul, killing at least 27 people and wounding dozens more in the first major attack in the Afghan capital since the U.S. signed a peace framework with the Taliban late last week.

Lieutenant Genavous Minor strolled through police headquarters in Durham, North Carolina, on a recent day, joking around with colleagues.

Minor has lived in Durham his whole life and has been on the force for 25 years. Now, he oversees the gang unit, the group specifically charged with solving and preventing crimes in which validated gang members are offenders or victims.

“When you get to gang violence, no one sees that coming,” he said. “It’s random and it’s an act of terror.”

Updated at 11 a.m. ET

President Trump on Friday will visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta after all.

The trip had been suddenly called off earlier in the day after a CDC employee showed symptoms of the virus. But test results cleared the staffer, and Trump decided that he would go.

The on-again, off-again drama played out in front of television cameras at the White House — and then on Air Force One, as Trump flew to Tennessee to view tornado damage.

Updated at 11:15 a.m. ET

At least 14 people in the U.S. have died from the coronavirus disease COVID-19, after a Seattle-area hospital confirmed two additional deaths Thursday night. There are now confirmed cases of the coronavirus in 22 states, after the pathogen was found in Pennsylvania, Maryland and Colorado.

Nathaniel Woods, who was convicted in the 2004 killings of three Birmingham, Ala., police officers, was put to death using a lethal cocktail of drugs late Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court denied him reprieve.

Woods, 43, reportedly had no last words as the drugs flowed into his body. He was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m. CST.

The three officers, Harley A. Chisholm III, Carlos "Curly" Owen and Charles R. Bennett, were killed in a hail of bullets as they sought to arrest Woods and another man, Kerry Spencer, at a suspected drug house in Birmingham.

So far just a few U.S. higher education students have confirmed exposure to COVID-19, mainly through contact with patients in hospitals.

Connecticut lawmakers will begin the daunting task Friday of crafting a strategy to mobilize the public and private sectors to combat the coronavirus – an effort that comes as state health officials acknowledged hundreds of residents are being monitored for the illness.

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A study centered on veterans with “other-than-honorable” discharges reveals that they are routinely denied health care benefits – even if they’re potentially eligible.

Many military veterans need help with medical issues after their service career ends. For that treatment, they can go to a medical center operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, or VA. 

To the very end, Elizabeth Warren had a plan for that. In her last days as a candidate, she was still releasing new plans — including a coronavirus plan she outlined in Houston on Saturday night, even as disappointing results came in from South Carolina.

That focus on laying out proposals inspired devotion in her legions of supporters, like Maryanne Schuessler — who was a volunteer in Warren's Columbia, S.C., office.

"She's so well-planned," she said, sighing sharply. "God! It's — I don't think she's going to do very well in this primary. And it breaks my heart."

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