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Report: Rural Residents In Northeast Spend High Percentage Of Their Income On Energy

A new study says rural residents in the Northeast spend more of their income on energy than almost anywhere else in the country.

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Local Environmentalists: Proposed Changes To Fishery Management 'Could Threaten Years Of Progress'

A local environmental nonprofit is speaking out against proposed changes tofederal fishing regulations outlined under theMagnuson-Stevens Act.

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On 'Fanfare For The Common Man,' An Anthem For The American Century Aaron Copland 's "Fanfare for the Common Man" begins with dramatic percussion, heralding something big and exciting. Then comes a ladder of simple trumpet notes, solemn and heroic. The whole piece takes less than four minutes to play, but its admirers say it speaks volumes in that time. "It's a piece that feels like it was written by God," says jazz trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard . "Whenever I...

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Two immigrant children detained in Connecticut are scheduled to be reunited with their parents Monday after having been separated during an asylum attempt at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy, according to a federal prosecutor.

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The U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, plans to offer a new major beginning this fall.  

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A federal judge in Bridgeport has ruled that the government violated the Constitution when it separated two children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. The two children are staying in a group home in Groton, Connecticut, and are suing to be reunited with their parents. Judge Victor Bolden has ordered the government to bring the parents to court for a hearing this week.

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Jurors will begin their second day of deliberation in the federal corruption retrial of former New York State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos and his son Adam.

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The Connecticut Democratic Party-endorsed candidate for governor, Ned Lamont, is once again having to deal with an issue that first came up in 2006 during his unsuccessful campaign to unseat former U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman. The issue was raised at a Democratic gubernatorial forum at the Varick Memorial AME Zion Church in New Haven Sunday.

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Last week I had a haircut, not at my usual Long Island barbershop but at a ladies’ hairdressing salon in the French village where we were staying. The reasons are too complicated to explain, take my word for it, but the young proprietor Muriel had agreed to give me a high-speed low-cost trim between her more conventional clients. The other customers were all ladies, their heads covered in lather and exotic chemicals, who naturally disapproved of my intrusion into this temple of beauty. Fortunately, due to the strong local accent, I had no idea what they might be saying.          

When it comes to immigration policy, American opinions often break down along party lines, with most Republicans supporting President Trump's views and Democrats vigorously opposed.

But according to a new NPR-Ipsos poll, there is an even better predictor of how you feel about immigration: where you get your TV news.

Can't cool off this summer? Heat waves can slow us down in ways we may not realize.

New research suggests heat stress can muddle our thinking, making simple math a little harder to do.

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President Trump's effort to reset relations with Russia backfired at home after he failed to side with the U.S. intelligence community over Moscow's interference in the 2016 election. The president's equivocation drew bipartisan condemnation, capping a week in which Trump alienated allies and cozied up to adversaries.

Trump himself declared his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday in Helsinki a success, in what he called the "proud tradition of bold American diplomacy."

A new film about Robin Williams begins with his appearance on Inside the Actors Studio with James Lipton. Lipton says: "How do you explain the mental reflexes that you deploy with such awesome speed? Are you thinking faster than the rest of us? What the hell is going on?" Williams first makes a goggle-eyed face, but then he falls over sideways, like an embarrassed kid, curling up and cackling. And then, of course, he does precisely the thing Lipton is asking about: a flurry of movements, voices, bits, fragments of thoughts flying by — fragments riffing on his own thinking.


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