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11:48 am
Thu April 16, 2015

A Survivor Remembers The Holocaust

Henny Simon as a child
Credit Henny Simon

Around the world today, people are marking Holocaust Remembrance Day.

It’s been almost 70 years since World War II ended.  As the years pass, the number of survivors who can offer first-hand accounts of the Nazi brutality is dwindling.

Reporter Rhonda Miller spoke with one survivor who lives in Connecticut.

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News
1:43 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

Connecticut Librarians Rally Against State Funding Cuts

Hartford Public Library
Credit (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Dozens of librarians in Connecticut rallied at the Capitol building in Hartford Wednesday in opposition to nearly four million dollars in cuts in Governor Dannel Malloy’s proposed two-year budget. The librarians are concerned that the proposed budget would eliminate funding for the state’s inter-library loan program.

Under the Connecticard program, a library patron can use their local library card to check out books at any of more than 800 libraries in the state.

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Crime
11:50 am
Fri April 10, 2015

BuzzFeed Serial Takes A Third Look At A New Haven Murder

Ronald Taylor, left, Gerald O'Donnell, center, and George Gould, right, speak to the media after a hearing at Rockville Superior Court in Vernon, Connecticut, April 1, 2010.
Credit (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

In the early hours of July 4, 1993, New Haven, Connecticut, bodega owner Eugenio DeLeon Vega was shot in the head inside his store. Two local men, Ronald Taylor and George Gould, were jailed for the murder. 

Eight years later, a private investigator begins reviewing the case. His investigation leads to their freedom. But the story doesn't end there.

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Crime
3:53 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Report: Racial Disparity In Some Connecticut Traffic Stops

A report commissioned by the state of Connecticut and released Tuesday shows at least five police departments, Granby, Groton, Waterbury, and state police troops in Tolland and Hartford, are stopping Black and Hispanic drivers at unusually high rates.

Ken Barone, one of the authors of the report, says that doesn’t mean racial profiling is definitely going on there – just that there are “disparities” in how often those five departments stop Black and Hispanic drivers compared to everybody else.

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12:38 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

A Behind The Scenes Look At Covering The Nigerian Presidential Elections

People displaced following attacks by Islamist militants lineup for accreditation before casting their votes, in Yola, Nigeria, Saturday March 28, 2015. Nigeria is Africa's richest nation and its largest democracy.
Credit (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Voters in Nigeria elected a new president this week.  Muhammadu Buhari won a decisive victory against incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, getting almost 55 percent of the vote to Jonathan's 45 percent.  Buhari's victory made history in Nigeria.  He became the first opposition party candidate to win an election.

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