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East Haven Police Fulfill DOJ Consent Decree For Anti-Latino Bias

East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo says the town’s four-year consent decree with the Department of Justice has come to an end.

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House Bill Would End Federally Subsidized College Loans

U.S. Representative Joe Courtney, D-CT2, is warning that a bill being considered in Congress would make it more difficult for Americans to afford college. The Republican-backed PROSPER Act would end federally subsidized student loans. It was approved by the House Committee on Education and the Workforce last week.

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Sag Harbor Cinema One Step Closer To Comeback

Holiday Parties Gone Wrong: Careful Where You Hang The Mistletoe

Office holiday parties have always posed a liability for employers, as coworkers mix with one another with plenty of company-supplied alcohol. Sensitivity is running particularly high this year, though, as new sexual harassment allegations emerge against high-profile figures every day. Office holiday functions do serve a legitimate business purpose: They can boost morale and reward workers for jobs well done. "In a world where telecommuting and virtual work and the gig economy is structured...

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A bill to give the Suffolk County Legislature oversight on how asset forfeiture funds are distributed has died in committee.

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Suffolk County legislators proposed a bill to create a public financing system, which would limit how much candidates can raise and spend on their campaigns. 

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At the height of the morning commute Monday, an Amtrak passenger train jumped its tracks and spilled off an overpass in Washington state. The Pierce County sheriff's office confirms there were "multiple fatalities" and many people injured in the crash, which left the train dangling onto a busy freeway between Olympia and DuPont.

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The New York State Education Department says the number of students receiving Advanced Regents diplomas on Long Island has increased, as have Common Core test scores.

Facing bipartisan hostility over high drug prices in an election year, the pharmaceutical industry's biggest trade group boosted revenue by nearly a fourth in 2016 and spread the millions collected among hundreds of lobbyists, politicians and patient groups, new filings show.

The plots of dystopian novels can be amazing. A group of teens in Holland, Mich., tells me about some of their favorites:

In Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Love is considered a disease. Characters get a vaccine for it. In Marissa Meyer's Renegades, the collapse of society has left only a small group of humans with extraordinary abilities. They work to establish justice and peace in their new world.

Christine Thompson is eager to leave the two bedroom apartment she rents in a shabby house on the north side of Milwaukee. There are so many things wrong with the place.

"In the bathroom I have to turn my shower on in order for the light to come on. And when I turn the shower off, the light goes off," she says.

The apartment also has mice, cockroaches, and so many bedbugs that she and her sons — ages 3 and 7 — sleep on an air mattress on the dining room floor, where's there's no carpet. She also has no oven or stove, and water leaking from the ceiling.

Despite some last-minute challenges, Republicans appear to have the votes to give President Trump his first legislative victory.

Final passage of the bill that will reshape the tax system and touch nearly every American is expected early this week, possibly Tuesday or Wednesday.

It will be Trump's first significant legislative accomplishment, not a bad Christmas gift for a president, who often boasts of lesser successes.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth episode in the widely popular intergalactic series, ascended to first place among American and Canadian movie-goers in its debut weekend.

From Friday through Sunday, it brought in an estimated $220 million domestically, making it the No. 1 debut of the year, according to Disney. Its weekend haul also earns it the title of the second biggest domestic debut of all time, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens, its predecessor released in 2015.

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Trump Administration officials at the Department of Health and Human Services are pushing back on a report saying the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a mandate to no longer use words and phrases including "fetus," "transgender" and "science-based."

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