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Panel hears from former inmates, families
9:29 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Conn. panel holds hearing on juvenile sentences

The Connecticut Sentencing Commission held a hearing on Thursday on a proposal to give a chance at parole to those serving long sentences for crimes they committed when they were under 18.

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Student environmental campaign
6:22 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Yale students vote to ask for university divestment from fossil fuels

Sidewalk chalk at Yale, encouraging support for the divestment campaign
Credit Craig LeMoult

Students at Yale University in New Haven voted this week to ask the university to divest its endowment from fossil fuel companies that are contributing to climate change.

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Courts
4:40 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Skakel released from prison after more than 11 years

Defense attorney Hubert Santos and Michael Skakel (right) stand at the podium as Santos makes a short statement following his client's release from custody outside the Connecticut Superior Court in Stamford Thursday.
Credit Kaomi Goetz

Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel walked out of the Connecticut Superior Court in Stamford Thursday after posting a $1.2 million bail. A judge granted bail after his 2002 murder conviction was thrown out. WSHU’s Kaomi Goetz attended the hearing and has more.

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Schools putting more info online
10:42 am
Thu November 21, 2013

NY Education Commissioner addresses student privacy concerns

New York State Education Department Commissioner John King, Jr. (File Photo)
Credit AP Photo/Mike Groll

The state’s Education Commissioner, John King, answered questions form skeptical lawmakers at a hearing on growing concerns over student privacy.

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Affordable Care Act implementation
9:40 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Conn. insurance commissioner meets with Obama, still undecided about existing policy extension

President Barack Obama speaks about his signature health care law, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Bowing to pressure, President Obama intends to permit continued sale of individual insurance plans that have been canceled because they failed to meet coverage standards under the health care law.
Credit AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas Leonardi says President Obama is not trying to force state commissioners to follow his suggestion that they allow insurers to extend existing plans that don't comply with the Affordable Care Act.

Leonardi was one of several state commissioners from around the country who met with the President in the Oval Office on Wednesday. 

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