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Connecticut lawmakers heard testimony this week in support of a bill that seeks to combat child obesity at an early age.

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Immigrant-run businesses across the country closed Thursday in protest of the Trump administration’s immigration policies.

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The use of helmets by motorcycle riders in Connecticut is still a contentious issue, 40 years after the state repealed a law that required all motorcycle riders to use helmets.  

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There will be over 500,000 people over the age of 60 living on Long Island by 2030. The New York State Office of Aging says that’s twice the number that now live on Long Island, and they're concerned that that the state won’t be able to keep up.

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Undocumented immigrants on Long Island are anxious after a week of raids by immigration authorities. Hofstra University’s law school wants to defend those who face deportation with a legal aid clinic.