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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut said he’ll propose a bill that would pay to remove lead from homes and businesses.

Murphy says a tax credit would lower the chances of lead poisoning in Connecticut. In the northeast, lead was commonly used in for paint and pipes in houses built before 1950. The Connecticut Department of Public Health says about 15 percent of buildings in the state might still have lead in their paint or pipes.

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Several people quarantined in Connecticut after returning from West Africa during the 2014 Ebola epidemic are suing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state health officials, saying they were essentially imprisoned based on politics and not for any legal or scientific reasons.

Yale Law School students filed the federal lawsuit Monday. The plaintiffs include a West African family of six and a current student and former student at the Yale School of Public Health.

Freeport, NY License Plate Readers Catch Criminals

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Freeport, N.Y., is sending a message to criminals coming into the village: enter at your own risk. The village’s mayor said that’s because of the success of its newly installed license plate reading system.

Tonight we'll enjoy pieces inspired by Bach's musical genius from  Felix Mendessohn and Arvo Part. 

For ten years now the television series Downton Abbey has been the flagship carrier of international nostalgia. It will be coming to an end next month, no doubt to great lamentation among its 120 million worldwide viewers, and will immediately go into reruns. Fans are already gripped by a kind of preemptive nostalgia at the thought of seeing it all over again. It is a genuine cultural phenomenon.

This morning we're off to the mythical island of love, with a duet by Francis Poulenc,  inspired by a classic Rococo painting.  

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Union leaders in Connecticut say they're concerned that lawmakers are looking first to state employees for savings in Governor Dannel Malloy’s proposed budget.

Lori Pelletier, President of the Connecticut AFL-CIO, said state lawmakers should consider other parts of the budget before they start cutting state jobs.

“We need to look at how many contractors does the state of Connecticut have that are duplicating the services that state employees do already,” she said. “These are the things we need to look at before we start laying off.”

Tonight we'll enjoy a ballet version of Bizet's classic opera, Carmen, adapted by a Russian composer for his Prima Ballerina wife.  

A Connecticut town is considering a program that trains teachers to use guns in the event of an active shooter, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has come down hard on the idea.

Kent selectmen voted 2-1 on Wednesday to present information about the "FASTER Saves Lives" program to the Board of Education. The board will ultimately decide whether to implement the program at the pre-K through eighth-grade Kent Center School.

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