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5:43 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Republican Foley gets gun rights group endorsement in Conn. race for governor

Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley delivers his closing remarks during a debate against Democratic candidate, Gov. Dannel Malloy Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, in Norwich, Conn.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

A 15,000-member gun rights organization in Connecticut is backing Republican Tom Foley for governor in this November’s election. The Connecticut Citizens Defense League posted the endorsement on its website on Friday.

The CCDL endorsement of Foley had been anticipated. So much so that it was a point of contention during Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate between Foley and Democratic incumbent Dannel Malloy.

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Utility wants to raise $232M in rate hike
6:52 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Lawmakers oppose CL&P rate hike

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, speaking against the proposed CL&P rate increase in Hartford on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.
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Consumer advocates and Connecticut officials are lining up against a request by the state’s largest utility to raise $232 million from a rate increase.

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Advocates say more training & resources needed
6:08 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Conn. DCF: 250 reports of child sex trafficking in state since 2008

Jim Ehrman of Love 146 (left) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal in New Haven on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.
Credit Craig LeMoult

Advocates and law enforcement officials say child sex trafficking is a real problem in Connecticut, and more resources and awareness are needed to fight the problem. That was the topic of a roundtable discussion in New Haven Monday.

The Connecticut Department of Children and Families reports that the department has received 250 referrals of potential child sex trafficking cases over the last six years. Tammy Sneed of the DCF says most of them are girls from Connecticut between the ages of 11 and 18.

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Masters & Johnson explored
1:58 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

'Masters of Sex' author Thomas Maier discusses Masters & Johnson, Showtime series

Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson (left) pose for a photo in San Francisco in 1972. Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan (right) portray Masters and Johnson in the Showtime series Masters of Sex.
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Showtime's Masters of Sex is in its second season. The show dramatizes the lives of pioneering sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Actress Lizzy Caplan was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for her role as Virginia Johnson.

Biographer Thomas Maier wrote the book Masters of Sex, which the TV series is based on. He lives and works on Long Island, where in addition to being an author, he's an investigative reporter for Newsday. He spoke with WSHU's Mark Herz.

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Election 2014
2:09 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

In the first debate between Malloy and Foley this week: Guns will be an issue

Tom Foley (on right), the Republican candidate for governor in Connecticut listens to Angel Reyes, a small business owner, while campaigning on the East Side of Bridgeport on August 15th, 2014.
Credit Ebong Udoma

Connecticut Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy and his Republican challenger Tom Foley are scheduled to meet this week for their first debate before the November election. Connecticut’s stricter gun control law, signed by Malloy after the school shooting in Newtown, is expected to feature prominently in the debate.

Foley has said he would not have signed the gun legislation into law, had he been governor. Foley said he disagrees with the stricter regulation of guns and ammunition contained in the law, in a GOP debate earlier this month.

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