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Trump Warns Of Potential 'Major, Major Conflict' With North Korea

President Trump says that while he would like to resolve the issue of North Korea's nuclear program diplomatically, it will be hard — and there is a potential for a major clash with the Asian nation, Trump said in an interview with Reuters. "There's a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea, absolutely," the president told the news agency . "We'd love to solve things diplomatically but it's very difficult." Asked whether he sees Kim Jong Un's regime as his...

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Connecticut's Finance Committee Agrees On Tax Package

Democrats and Republicans found a fiscal package they could agree on Thursday, as the Finance Committee passed a tax plan as part of the legislature’s budget process.

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Climate Change

Marchers Unite To Take On Trump's Climate Policies

Updated at 4:30 p.m. ET Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets Saturday in Washington, D.C., and cities across the globe, for the People's Climate March , demanding action on protecting the environment. On a sweltering hot day in the nation's capital, protesters made their way down Pennsylvania Avenue chanting, singing and banging drums. Once they reached the White House, some staged a sit-in while others marched past carrying signs and shouting, "Shame, shame, shame." Dennis Creech...

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WNBA's Connecticut Sun Hoping For 2017 Playoff Return

The Connecticut Sun basketball team is two weeks away from opening its 15th WNBA season, and its management is hoping for a better year.

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In his first interview with NPR, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has a wide-ranging interview with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep.

Steve Inskeep: I want to begin with North Korea. We heard when you said, "the era of strategic patience is over," so we know what your policy is not. Is there a word or phrase you can give us to say what your approach to North Korea is?

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: Yes, our approach to North Korea is to have them change their posture towards any future talks.

Connecticut Colleges Announce Commencement Speakers

Apr 28, 2017
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Graduation season is approaching, and eminent poets, authors, and other notables will be presenting the 2017 commencements at Connecticut colleges and universities. 

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President Donald Trump this week ordered a review of the U.S. Antiquities Act. The move could impact the Atlantic Ocean's first-ever marine national monument, created last fall.

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A photography and film event called PIVOTAL Hartford: Faces of Change opens Thursday in the lobby of The Bushnell Performing Arts Center. 

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One of the biggest trends in the last 20 years in vegetable gardening has been the expanded use of raised beds. It's not a new idea, but it seems everyone is embracing a raised bed to grow better tomatoes, lettuce, carrots, and many other crops.

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Multiple coyote sightings in New London have put residents there on edge. They report coyotes following them on daytime walks with family pets and small children, showing no apparent fear of humans. 

Even though President Trump calls the 100-days measure "ridiculous," the White House is still touting what one press release called the president's "historic accomplishments" — including 28 laws he has signed since taking office.

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The Trump administration Wednesday put forth a proposal that it labeled a "massive" tax overhaul, which would give big tax cuts to individuals and corporations and reduce the number of tax brackets and deductions.

ESPN

Bristol-based sports media giant ESPN has announced major layoffs. The company said the cuts are linked to changes in how fans want to watch sports. 

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Eight graduate teaching assistants at Yale University have begun a hunger strike in an attempt to force the school into union contract negotiations. 

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The tick population and tick-borne diseases are steadily increasing in Connecticut and throughout the Northeast according to scientists. In response, Senator Richard Blumenthal announced a federal grant to enhance research efforts into mosquito and tick-borne diseases.

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