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There are questions that might stump even the most dedicated country music fan: Who kickstarted the country music industry in the 1920s, even before big names like Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family? And why is this Texas musician buried in Bridgeport, Connecticut?

It's primary day in Connecticut on Tuesday. Ten incumbents in the state General Assembly are facing challenges from members of their own parties in races across the state.

The most number of seats being challenged are in Bridgeport, the state’s largest city. 

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This week’s 25-hour sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives highlights the ongoing problem of getting gun control legislation through Congress. 

Twenty years ago, following a dramatic rise in urban homicides caused by the crack cocaine epidemic, Congress failed to take action on an assault weapons ban.

Zika Awareness Program Launches In Bridgeport

Jun 21, 2016
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Volunteers in Connecticut’s largest city have been knocking on doors and passing out pamphlets on how to prevent the spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal visited Bridgeport on Monday to mark the launch of a new awareness campaign in the city.

Office of Mayor Joseph Ganim

On Friday Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim launched a new initiative to help ex-felons find jobs.




Ganim was re-elected as mayor of Connecticut's largest city last November after spending seven years in prison. 

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