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Most people know "Blow the Man Down." Or "What Would You Do With A Drunken Sailor?" But there's a whole world of sea shanties and naval ballads out there.

Long Island Sound has a strong maritime history. New London, Connecticut was once the third-largest whaling port in the world. Both New London and neighboring Groton were bases for privateers during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. And all of those sailors had their own songs, whether they were sea shanties (music to work to), or naval ballads (heroic stories of great military leaders or famous battles).

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For gamblers skilled at counting cards, it can be especially risky to play at America's tribal casinos: Those who have gotten caught tell stories of seized winnings, wrongful detentions, or worse.

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In New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University students are asking the administration to change the name of one of the school’s 12 residential colleges.

Calhoun College is named after John C. Calhoun, the seventh Vice President of the United States and a U.S. Senator. Calhoun graduated from Yale in 1804 before he eventually went on to public office, where he defended the institution of slavery as a “positive good.”

When Governor Cuomo and legislative leaders announced a new rebate check for property taxpayers, they touted it as a significant “real” benefit to average homeowners. But fiscal watchdog groups say the program is severely flawed, and the money could be better used on something else. 

The Hartford police department has responded to a video circulating on Facebook that appears to show police repeatedly hitting someone with a baton. The video has been viewed over 100,000 times since it was posted Monday morning. Police say the video of shows only a small part of the confrontation, which happened on Sunday.

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