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A social studies textbook was pulled from public schools in Norwalk and drew attention from the United Nations because it said slaves in Connecticut were well-treated. The U.N. said the book, “The Connecticut Adventure,” distorted the true nature of slavery.

WSHU’s Davis Dunavin recently spoke to Tom Thurston of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale to find out what textbooks still get wrong about slavery’s history in the North.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., confirmed that Entergy Corp. will shut down the aging Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester by 2021.

Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Cuomo’s doing something different with the State of the State this year. Instead of delivering a speech to lawmakers in Albany, who will have to approve his proposals, he’s giving six mini speeches in three days all around the state. Legislative leaders will not be attending.

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The new year for the state legislature has begun in discord, with Republicans in the Senate vowing to take a harder line against Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Bebeto Matthews / AP

A survey of Long Island business owners and executives finds that most are cautiously optimistic about the Island’s economy in the new year.

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