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Video Emerges From Scene Of Charlotte Police Shooting Of Keith Scott

As officials in Charlotte, N.C., consider when, if, and how to release video of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott earlier this week, lawyers for the family have released what they say is eyewitness video taken by Scott's wife.On the cellphone footage that was first published by NBC, The New York Times, and other news outlets, Rakeyia Scott is heard pleading with her husband to be safe — and for the police not to shoot him. The video doesn't give a complete version of the encounter on...
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After Bitter Primary Fight, Ted Cruz Backs Donald Trump

After a bitter primary battle that culminated with Ted Cruz being booed off the stage at the Republican National Convention, the Texas senator says he will vote for Donald Trump.In a 741-word Facebook post Friday, Cruz wrote that he made the decision because he wants to "keep his word" to vote for the Republican nominee and because he finds Hillary Clinton "wholly unacceptable."It was hardly a full-throated endorsement. "After many months of careful consideration of prayer and searching my...
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U.S. Native American tribes and Canadian First Nations are banding together to "collectively challenge and resist" proposals to build more pipelines from tar sands in Alberta, Canada. At least 50 First Nations and tribes signed a treaty on Thursday at ceremonies held in Vancouver and Montreal.

Bristol's Operation Traffic Box art project is back in business. 

Earlier this week, the city's board of police commissioners voted four to three to halt the public art project, where volunteer artists from Bristol transform large traffic boxes into works of art.

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Customers on Connecticut’s health care exchange use medical services at a much higher rate than non-exchange customers, according to insurance providers. Both Anthem and ConnectiCare, the two insurers who will offer plans next year, offered data on how their members are using services during a meeting of the Access Health Connecticut board. 

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein wants to get the word out about her platform because she was not invited to the televised presidential debates on Monday. Stein drew 150 students at Central Connecticut State University on Thursday afternoon.

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This Saturday, more than 1,300 museums across the country will offer free admission as part of Smithsonian magazine's annual Museum Day Live!

In an interview with The Associated Press, Syrian President Bashar Assad blamed the U.S. for the collapse of a fragile cease-fire earlier this week and denied carrying out well-documented human rights abuses, such as besieging civilians or using chemical weapons against them.

If there were a hall of fame for criminals, it would have to include notorious Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

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The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford has received the National Medal of Arts, the highest honor for artists bestowed by the U.S. government.

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Popcorn is not just that buttery, salty snack you buy at movie theaters. It's actually an ancient and nutritious grain.

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The tax incentive package Governor Dannel Malloy has offered to Sikorsky Aircraft appears to have bipartisan backing in the General Assembly. 

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You're Looking at the Surface of Mars

A little over a century ago we didn't even have airplanes.

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How Mass. 'Gateway Cities' Are Crafting New Identities

The hum of textile looms once filled the 19th-century mill buildings throughout downtown Lawrence. Immigrant workers from Ireland and Germany were among some of the first laborers.Today, many of the mill buildings in Lawrence are home to refurbished work spaces buzzing with the sounds of artists, innovators and entrepreneurs like Angie Jimenez, who is arranging pots and pans in the site of her future cooking classroom.Im going to be teaching pies, and cooking lessons  cookies, different...
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Obama Creates Atlantic Ocean's First Marine National Monument

President Barack Obama has signed an order protecting a section of underwater mountains and canyons off New England's coast. It's the first marine national monument in the Atlantic Ocean.
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