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The leaders of a Connecticut American Indian tribe are accusing Donald Trump’s presidential campaign of disrespecting Native Americans. In a statement released on Thursday, the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation calls Trump’s campaign tactics and behavior bigoted and ignorant.  

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Connecticut's two U.S. senators say the $320,000 the state is receiving from the federal government to prepare for a potential Zika outbreak represents a fraction of what the state needs.

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Connecticut’s two U.S. senators say they are not surprised that the FBI decided not to make any charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of a private e-mail server while she was secretary of state.  

Johnathon Henninger

Connecticut's newly formed state Commission on Women, Children and Seniors is beginning to take shape.

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The Connecticut Forensic Science Laboratory will now perform toxicology testing in many homicide, motor vehicle and other cases, according to an announcement on Friday by Dora Schriro, the commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.

Schriro says the move is necessary because testing is vital to criminal investigations and court proceedings.

The state’s chief medical examiner had announced in May that his office would no longer perform toxicology testing in deaths that are due to trauma including homicides and motor vehicle deaths.