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Typhoon in Philippines
3:42 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Connecticut-based humanitarian groups responding to Philippines after typhoon

Survivors move past the damages caused by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. Authorities said at least 2 million people in 41 provinces had been affected by Friday's disaster and at least 23,000 houses had been damaged or destroyed.
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Disaster relief organizations based in Connecticut are mobilizing to help the people of the Philippines following the devastating typhoon that tore through the region late last week. Gary Shay is the senior director for humanitarian operations at Westport, Connecticut-based Save the Children. He says more than 400 staff members were already working in the Philippines before the storm.

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Exhbit exchange: Bridgeport & Port Jefferson
10:26 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Artists reach across Long Island Sound to exhibit work

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Artists in Connecticut and Long Island are bridging the Sound with an exchange of art exhibits between Bridgeport and Port Jefferson. In a collaboration between the Bridgeport Arts and Cultural Council and the Greater Port Jefferson-Northern Brookhaven Arts Council, exhibits opened last week in both cities.

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Healing the trauma of war
4:59 am
Mon November 11, 2013

From coming home to being home: Veterans find guides on the journey

Roxana Robinson's latest novel portrays the lingering traumas of war. Now she's learned about how some vets find healing on their journey of re-entry.
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Roxana Robinson’s latest novel, Sparta, is about a Marine lieutenant coming home from Iraq. To write that novel, Robinson talked to many veterans, and began to understand how complicated it is for them to really come home.  And now she's learned how an unusual therapy can ease that re-entry.

The sound of the veteran working with a horse came from the video below, which is part of a documentary in progress.

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Conn. wants to keep 911 tapes secret
5:44 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Conn. judge wants to listen to Sandy Hook 911 tapes before deciding whether they should be released

A Connecticut judge said on Friday he wants to hear the 9-1-1 recordings from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting before ruling whether they can remain secret. Prosecutors and the town of Newtown are fighting to keep the recordings from being released to the media.

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Advocates: "victims more willing to go to police"
5:40 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Suffolk hate crimes triple after reclassification

Former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy announcing the creation of a national coalition for immigration reform. Many critics blame Levy for the under reporting of hate crimes. Levy refutes this.
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The number of hate crimes in New York State jumped 30% in 2012 compared to the year prior.  That’s from a state report released Thursday that says most of the statewide increase is attributed to Suffolk County property crimes classified as hate crimes.

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