President Trump Names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster New National Security Adviser

Updated at 4:35 pm E.T. President Trump has announced that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster will be his new national security adviser. McMaster will replace retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign after revelations that he had misled top White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. The president made the announcement in a brief appearance before reporters at Mar-a-Lago, his resort estate in Florida on Monday. He spent part of the...

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Watchdog Group Says Cuomo's Spending Cap Doesn't Add Up

A leading budget watchdog group is accusing Governor Cuomo of fudging the numbers in his state budget to appear to stay within his self-imposed 2 percent per year spending cap.

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SCSU Class Looks At First 100 Days Of Trump Presidency

Political science professors have a quandary this semester: how do you teach a college class about Donald Trump and keep peace in the classroom? A professor at Southern Connecticut State University is diving in with an entire class on Trump’s first 100 days.

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Building Political Engagement In New England's Muslim Community

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Muslims in America are the subject of heated political debate, but they account for a very small number of elected politicians in New England.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy wants to create a state loan program to help thousands of homeowners in northeastern Connecticut who are dealing with crumbling concrete foundations.

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The Connecticut Hospital Association is pushing back against Governor Dannel Malloy’s proposal to end local property tax exemptions for hospitals. The proposal is contained in the governor’s two-year state budget plan that was presented to lawmakers earlier this month.

Speaking at NATO headquarters in Brussels Monday, Vice President Mike Pence reassured allies that America would uphold its commitments to the organization, but added that President Trump expected "real progress" among NATO allies in stepping up their defense spending.

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A leading budget watchdog group is accusing Governor Cuomo of fudging the numbers in his state budget to appear to stay within his self-imposed 2 percent per year spending cap.

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East Hampton, the small resort town on eastern Long Island, has taken a stance on immigration. Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell said on Thursday that the town will not cooperate with U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE.

Growing up on Long Island, Zachary Linderer was obsessed with science.

He grew up a Jehovah's Witness, and like many others in the faith, he was homeschooled his whole life. By the time he got to high school, Linderer knew that he wanted to go to college for something in the sciences: physics, oceanography, something in that realm. But he realized at a young age that wasn't going to be a possibility.

About 13 years ago, The Alchemist brewery in Waterbury, Vt., released a new IPA called Heady Topper. The brewer, John Kimmich, had decided to neither filter nor pasteurize the beer — both common methods of extending a commercial beer's shelf life. The result was an IPA thicker with the microscopic compounds and particulates that add flavor and aroma. Customers noticed and praised the beer as being especially tasty.

Most of us suffer back pain at some point in our lives. In fact, it's one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor. Many of us also probably reach for medication. Now, new guidelines from the American College of Physicians say try exercise, yoga, or massage first.

That's a pretty big change for both doctors and patients, but a welcome one, some doctors say.

It has been three-quarters of a century since President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. The order, issued just over two months after Japan's surprise attack at Pearl Harbor, gave the U.S. military the ability to designate areas "from which any or all persons may be excluded."

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