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4:38 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

New medical demands from patients with congenital heart defects

Doctor John Fahey (left) and Doctor Robert Elder (right) reviewing a Congenital Heart Defect patient's ultrasound echo.
Credit Brian Scott-Smith

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 2.5 million people around the country live with congenital heart defects or CHD's.

With advances in medical science, people with CHD's are living longer and this is creating new challenges for the medical establishment.

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Five plaintiffs share $1.3M
6:03 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

UConn settles federal lawsuit on sexual assault response

University of Connecticut students Rosemary Richi, left, Kylie Angell, second from left, Erica Daniels, second from right, and Carolyn Luby, right, listen to attorney Gloria Allred speak during a news conference, Friday, July 18, 2014, in Hartford, Conn. The University of Connecticut will pay nearly $1.3 million to settle a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference, the two sides announced Friday.
Credit AP Photo/Jessica Hill

The University of Connecticut has settled a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference. The school announced Friday that it has agreed to pay nearly $1.3 million to the five women.

(Joint UConn/plaintiff statement)

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First of two debates before Aug. 12 primary
6:18 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

First Conn GOP primary debate between Foley and McKinney is feisty

Republlican candidates for governor Tom Foley, left, and John McKinney square off during a debate held at the Hartford Courant building Thursday, July 17, 2014, for the two Republicans running for governor in Connecticut. Foley is a businessman from Greenwich and former U.S. ambassador to Ireland. McKinney, of Fairfield, is the Senate minority leader in Connecticut.
Credit AP Photo/Hartford Courant, Brad Horrigan, Pool

The Republican primary for Connecticut governor has taken on a feisty tone. Greenwich businessman Tom Foley and state Senator John McKinney questioned one another's fiscal values in a debate on Thursday.

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Details of the deal are unknown
4:55 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Cuomo brokers deal to avert LIRR strike

Anthony Simon, general chairman of the United Transportation Union, left, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast, right, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo share a collective hand shake after a tentative labor agreement for the Long Island Rail Road was reached.
Credit AP/Richard Drew

A deal to avert a crippling labor strike on the Long Island Rail Road has been reached.

Union and MTA leaders signed an agreement today that both sides said is equitable and will not cause a fair hike. However, exact details of the contract were not given.

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Divide over how much to regulate
7:28 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

NY Regulators will soon govern Bitcoin

Balloons bearing the bitcoin logo float above the floor at the Inside Bitcoins conference and trade show, Monday, April 7, 2014 in New York.
Credit AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

New York banking regulators are expected to release new rules this week governing Bitcoins and other virtual currencies.

Many think virtual currencies--sometimes called crypto-currencies--will soon revolutionize financial services, but until now they have been largely unregulated.

New York State is about step into this regulatory void. Within days, the Department of Financial Services will issue far-reaching rules focusing on three things: consumer protection, cyber security, and anti-money laundry rules.

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