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Impact of sequester cuts
5:51 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Blumenthal and DeLauro worry about sequester impact on military spending, social programs

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and Senator Richard Blumenthal at Sikorsky on Wednesday.
Credit Craig LeMoult

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro said Wednesday that they're concerned about the impact that the budget cuts known as the sequester will have on defense spending and other federal programs. They spoke after a tour of Sikorsky Aircraft in Stratford, Connecticut.

Government
11:22 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Cuomo's corruption commission subpoenas NY public officials

Subpoenas have been sent to several undisclosed New York state public officials. That's according to a co-chair of Governor Andrew Coumo's Moreland Act commission that's looking into public corruption in the state.


George Zimmerman Trial
11:14 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Protest at Ted Nugent concert over Trayvon Martin remarks

Protester Bette Barrett outside of Toad's Place in New Haven, where Ted Nugent performed
Credit Melinda Tuhus

About 100 people protested outside a performance by musician Ted Nugent in New Haven over several controversial remarks Nugent made about the shooting of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of Martin's killer George Zimmerman.

Host: Morning Edition's Tom Kuser

Disability fraud at LIRR
5:42 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Three convicted in LIRR disability claim fraud

A doctor and two consultants were convicted Tuesday of helping hundreds of Long Island Rail Road employees make phony claims for disability benefits.


Online lenders
5:37 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

NY tries crackdown on online lenders

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued cease and desist orders to 35 online lenders who make short-term loans, also known as payday loans. Cuomo says the companies are breaking the state's usury laws by charging as much as 7000% interest.


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