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The future of the North American Free Trade Agreement is uncertain. NAFTA went into effect 23 years ago, with a purpose to open up trade between the United States, Canada and Mexico. Earlier this year the Trump administration moved to renegotiate the terms of the treaty, and the talks have been extended into the new year.

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Connecticut Secretary of the State Denise Merrill has notified state lawmakers that they are to meet in special session at 10 a.m. on December 29. However, it’s unlikely lawmakers will be taking any action on that day.

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One of America’s most well-known sword swallowers has died.

Johnny Fox was a comedian, a magician and a pickpocket. He grew up in Connecticut and performed at circus sideshows, Renaissance faires and at Coney Island.

But his specialty was doing weird things to his body. Swallowing swords, mostly, but he also drove nails up his nose and ate fire. His biggest claim to fame may have been a Maalox commercial in which he smashed a light bulb with a hammer and started chewing away at the shards.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., says the GOP’s tax plan will make it more difficult for the federal government to find money to spend on much needed infrastructure development and public safety projects.

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Scientists will soon start a multi-year bird study in Connecticut, the first statewide assessment of bird life of its kind.