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Red Light Camera Use Declines After Public Outrage

Red light cameras are designed to catch drivers who run red lights. Studies have shown they make intersections less deadly. So why over the last several years have the number of communities using red light cameras fallen?
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After Sandy Victims Complain, FEMA Tweaks Flood Program

On Monday the Federal Emergency Management Agency said it's overhauling its flood insurance claims appeals process so homeowners can deal directly with FEMA officials rather than having to fight insurance companies.
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MTA Holds First Public Meeting On LIRR Third Track

Long Island residents are getting their first chance to see the details of the plan to build a third track between Floral Park and Hicksville on the Long Island Rail Road as the MTA held its first of six public meetings on Tuesday.
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A judge in Pennsylvania ruled Tuesday that there is sufficient evidence for a sexual assault case against comedian Bill Cosby to move to trial.

The arraignment is set for July, Bobby Allyn of member station WHYY reports.

Updated at 7 a.m. Tuesday

The head of security for the Transportation Security Administration, Kelly Hoggan, has been removed from his position after a hearing about the agency's management, the House Oversight Committee says.

On Tuesday, Secretary for Homeland Security Jeh Johnson confirmed on NPR's Morning Edition that Hoggan is being removed from his post.

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It’s just over three weeks until the legislative session is scheduled to end, and hopes for reform are fading, despite an unprecedented level of corruption in state government.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to investigate the recent string of small plane crashes on Long Island. Since the beginning of the year, seven small planes have crashed in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, more than all of last year.

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The high school graduation rate in Connecticut hit a record high last year. Governor Dannel Malloy announced the new graduation numbers at a press conference in Hartford High School on Monday.

“We are here to announce that Connecticut has reached a record high graduation rate of 87.2 percent, surpassing the national average. Even more importantly, we are continually working towards closing the achievement gap.”

Office of Conn. Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-88)

Brendan Sharkey, the speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives, announced last week that he will not be seeking reelection to his seat in November. It effectively means the 54-year-old Hamden Democrat is giving up the speakership and retiring from the legislature this year.

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Some lawmakers are returning to the state Capitol to determine whether Connecticut should do more to regulate electronic cigarettes and vapor products.

United States Mission to the United Nations

This weekend, United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power spoke at Yale’s Class Day. Power was elected by students to talk as part of the University’s ongoing commencement ceremonies. 

President Obama announced Monday that the U.S. is fully lifting a five-decades-long arms embargo against Vietnam.

The embargo on lethal military equipment had been partially lifted in 2014; now it will be raised fully, the White House says. The president spoke about the decision from Hanoi, during the first day of a weeklong trip to Asia.

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The Connecticut medical examiner says the state saw a spike in overdose deaths from heroin and other opioids in the first three months of 2016, with 208 fatal overdoses between January and March.

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