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President Trump Says Obamacare Will Explode, But Connecticut Official Says Otherwise

Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare have officially failed, and President Donald Trump said he's waiting for the health insurance marketplace to explode. But what will that mean for Connecticut?

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Environment

Trump Takes Aim At A Centerpiece Of Obama's Environmental Legacy

President Trump will sign sweeping executive orders Tuesday that take aim at a number of his predecessor's climate policies. The wide-ranging orders and accompanying memorandums will seek to undo the centerpiece of former President Obama's environmental legacy and national efforts to address climate change. It could also jeopardize America's current role in international efforts to confront climate change. A senior White House official says the goal is to make the U.S. energy-independent and...

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Millions Of Dollars In Federal Grants At Risk In Connecticut Sanctuary Cities

This fiscal year Connecticut received 44 grants from the Department of Justice totaling more than $44 million . It's this funding which could be partially at risk under Attorney General Jeff Sessions new directive on sanctuary cities.

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Grassroots Activism Claims Victory In Health Care Battle

Connecticut activists who oppose President Donald Trump's agenda say they're energized by the defeat of the Republicans' health care overhaul, and ready for the next fight.

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This fiscal year Connecticut received 44 grants from the Department of Justice totaling more than $44 million. It's this funding which could be partially at risk under Attorney General Jeff Sessions new directive on sanctuary cities. 

Attention is on President Trump’s failed health care plan and possible ties to Russia. But U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn., says the Trump administration is quietly sending hundreds of new troops to Syria. Murphy took issue with the troop increase in an op-ed for the Huffington Post and the Hartford Courant.

President Trump will sign sweeping executive orders Tuesday that take aim at a number of his predecessor's climate policies.

The wide-ranging orders and accompanying memorandums will seek to undo the centerpiece of former President Obama's environmental legacy and national efforts to address climate change.

It could also jeopardize America's current role in international efforts to confront climate change.

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Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare have officially failed, and President Donald Trump said he's waiting for the health insurance marketplace to explode. But what will that mean for Connecticut?

The Justice Department is following through on an executive order to withhold as much as $4.1 billion in federal grants from so-called "sanctuary cities," generally defined as places where local law enforcement limit their cooperation with federal authorities on immigration enforcement.

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Connecticut activists who oppose President Donald Trump's agenda say they're energized by the defeat of the Republicans' health care overhaul, and ready for the next fight.

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The head of the House Intelligence Committee secretly went to the White House grounds to meet with a source, before he surprised his colleagues by briefing the president — and the press — on information they hadn't seen.

The revelation, first reported by CNN and later confirmed by a spokesman for the chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes, is the latest twist in the strange saga of Nunes' unorthodox actions last week.

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The Trump administration is proposing a 31 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget. That would be the biggest cut of any federal agency.

For the first time in decades, the length of the U.S. ski season is shrinking. And as climate change curtails winter’s length, an industry transformation is under way: one expert says most ski mountains in southern New England could be out of business in 25 years unless they diversify their offerings. But ski areas in northern New England could benefit.

Immigrant rights activists in Connecticut want communities to know that a federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agent dressed as a local police officer in Hartford earlier this month. That was confirmed by Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin this week.

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Police Videos Aren't Going Away. How Can We Learn From Them?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysGtZdeZT0k Editor's Note: This story includes videos and descriptions of violent encounters between police and civilians, as well as language that may not be appropriate for all readers. For three days last summer, many of us watched as TV and computer screens showed violence between police and civilians. Alton Sterling and Philando Castile were shot and killed by police. Then a gunman killed five police officers in Dallas . That week made clear just how much...

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Hartford, East Haven Cited By ICE For Non-Cooperation

East Haven and Hartford are the only two Connecticut cities named in the first list issued by the federal government of jurisdictions that limit cooperation with immigration enforcement. But the governor’s office has called into question the credibility of the whole exercise.

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The Beaker

Paying Back Our Debt To The Natural World

An artist suggests using "reciprocal biomimicry" to help stressed species.

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Along Highways, Wildlife Appears To Be Breaking Evolutionary Speed Limits

When you think of evolution, you might picture the classic textbook illustration "March of Progress" by Rudolph Zallinger. It shows how, over 25 million years, our human ancestors slowly transform from hunched apes into modern homo sapiens. But now, thanks in part to roads and highways, lots of evolution happens much quicker than that.

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Hartford Residents Discuss District's Plan To Address Abuse And Neglect In Schools

Hartford residents gathered Thursday at a city school to talk about a report that found the school district failed to protect students from abuse and neglect for the last decade. District leaders have a plan in place to address this longstanding problem.

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