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Conn. delegation takes long view on gun control
11:13 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Obama highlights grieving Newtown families in State of the Union address

President Barack Obama delivers the State of Union address before a joint session of Congress in the House chamber Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, in Washington, as Vice President Joe Biden, and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, listen.
Credit AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool

In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Obama once again highlighted the grieving families in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Government
9:30 am
Wed January 29, 2014

Mental health advocates rally in Albany

Mental health advocates rally in support of budget proposals
Credit Jenna Flanagan / Innovation Trail

Community mental health advocates descended on Albany Tuesday. They were there to voice their approval for more than $200 million earmarked in Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal for new community services and supports for New Yorkers with psychiatric conditions. 

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No. 1 priority is also "extraordinarily expensive"
12:15 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Bellone pitches expensive sewer plan

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone (file)
Credit Charles Lane

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone held a teleconference Monday night with some 10,000 Suffolk residents in order to draw attention to an issue he says is the number one priority of his administration: combating water pollution. Bellone spoke for about an hour and took a handful of questions.  

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Guests to help politicians make statement at SOTU
6:24 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Conn. and NY members of Congress invite guests to State of the Union speech

President Barack Obama works at his desk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, ahead of Tuesday night's State of the Union speech.
Credit AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Viewers will notice that the White House will have several guests seated in the gallery with First Lady Michelle Obama during the President’s State of the Union address tonight. Also seated in the gallery will be guests of members of Congress. 

    

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Modest increase of Metro North riders
6:13 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

LIRR edges out Metro North as busiest commuter railroad

Credit Craig LeMoult

The Long Island Railroad has surpassed Metro North as the busiest commuter railroad in the country. The LIRR increased its ridership in 2013 by two percent, compared to 0.7 percent for Metro North.

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