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Alcohol Retailers Force New Political Battle in Connecticut Over Bottle Prices

Two liquor chains who are openly flouting state law on minimum pricing of alcohol are creating fresh political tension over the issue.
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Trump To Meet With Mexican President Ahead Of Immigration Speech

Hours before he is slated to make a major policy speech on immigration Wednesday in Phoenix, Donald Trump is making a bold move — he will be meeting with Mexico's president.He tweeted the news late Tuesday night:"I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Peña Nieto, of Mexico, and look very much forward to meeting him tomorrow."The Washington Post first reported that Trump was considering the move and could be flying to Mexico City to meet with Peña Nieto:"Mexican President Enrique ...
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An offer by the maker of the lifesaving medical device EpiPen to make a lower-priced generic version was criticized by U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal as a marketing ploy. Mylan Pharmaceutical Company has hiked the price of EpiPen approximately 400 percent since 2009.

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A king-size floating concert, festive party, picnic and delightful sight-seeing tour along the scenic Connecticut River Valley, the Hartford Jazz Society’s celebratory riverboat ramble weighs anchor on Saturday, September 10 at 11:30 am from the State Pier at Haddam.

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Scientists in Connecticut believe new information could indicate the Zika virus is more of a threat than previously thought.

Dr. Theodore Andreadis, Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station in New Haven, said new findings from the University of Texas have just been published.

When you praise a dog, it's listening not just to the words you say but also how you say them.

That might not be huge news to dog owners. But now scientists have explored this phenomenon by using an imaging machine to peek inside the brains of 13 dogs as they listened to their trainer's voice.

When people hear the word drought, they likely think of California. But there's also an extreme drought in parts of New England. The Northeast is experiencing the worst drought in more than a decade.

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine Gov. Paul LePage has tweeted that reports of his "political demise are greatly exaggerated.''

Two weeks from now in Surrey, England, a coroner's inquest is scheduled for a most peculiar death.

Here are the facts: In November 2012, a 44-year-old man died while out jogging near his Surrey home. The man was reported to have been in robust health, and police declared that the death was not suspicious.

But here are a few more facts: The jogger was a Russian banker who had fled Russia after helping expose tax fraud that implicated both the Mafia and the Russian state. Traces of a rare, poisonous flowering plant were found in his stomach.

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Emily Sessions had just started a new semester teaching art to Yale undergraduates, when she was told that her teaching load would be doubled, but her pay would remain the same.

Newly released government data paint a sobering picture of safety on the nation's roads and highways.

In 2015, the number of people who died in auto accidents reached 35,092, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a 7.2% increase over 2014. The last time there was such a large single-year increase was back in 1966 when Lyndon Johnson was president.

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Gene Wilder, the iconic actor who starred in "Blazing Saddles", "Young Frankenstein", and "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", died at his home in Stamford, Connecticut on Sunday. He was 83. Wilder's nephew said he passed away from complications from Alzheimer's disease.

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