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Former President Bill Clinton was at the University of Connecticut on Thursday to accept Thomas J. Dodd Prize in International Justice and Human Rights from the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. Clinton was honored along with a human rights group based in Senegal.

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More than 500 puppeteers are at the University of Connecticut in Storrs this week for the National Puppetry Festival.

Amy Rush attended the festival to show off her new project. It’s called "Depict­-O-Mat."

“It’s in the form of a photo­ booth, an old­ school photo booth,” she said.

A person can walk up and sit down in it, just like a real photo booth.

“You go inside, it asks you about yourself, and then develops your story,” she said.

Police in Connecticut have made 764 gun seizures in the last 14 years or so, since the state’s gun seizure law was passed. The law allows guns to be taken away from people who are viewed as a risk to themselves or others. That’s according to data from a research study released Thursday.

The University of Connecticut is one of 55 colleges and universities being investigated by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights for its handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.  Federal officials named the schools on Thursday.

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A bill that would hold colleges responsible for preventing sexual assaults on campus passed unanimously on Thursday in the Connecticut House of Representatives. The bill was prompted by a federal lawsuit filed by five women against the University of Connecticut.

 

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