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Connecticut: State in the northeastern United States
Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. As of the 2010 Census, it has the highest per-capita income, Human Development Index (0.962), and median household income in the United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Its capital is Hartford and its most populous city is Bridgeport. According to most sources, it is part of New England, although large portions of it are often grouped with New York and New Jersey as the tri-state area instead. The state is named for the Connecticut River which approximately bisects the state. The word "Connecticut" is derived from various anglicized spellings of a Mohegan-Pequot word for "long tidal river".

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Blumenthal: Barrett hearing shows Republicans breaking their word [Video]

Blumenthal: Barrett hearing shows Republicans breaking their word

Connecticut Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal called the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court "an exercise in raw political power."

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Blumenthal: Republicans want a judge who will overturn Obamacare [Video]

Blumenthal: Republicans want a judge who will overturn Obamacare

Connecticut Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal said President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers hoped Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett would rule to overturn the Affordable Care Act.

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Sculptor honors black trailblazers to 'educate' [Video]

Sculptor honors black trailblazers to 'educate'

Empty pedestals, where statues of Confederate soldiers once stood, have stirred debate over who and what should replace them. Black sculptors and historians hope the aftermath will give communities..

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Armando J. Perez, a former police chief of Bridgeport, Conn., and David Dunn, a former acting personnel director, admitted to fixing the hiring process to ensure that Mr. Perez got the job.
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California wildfires scorch more than 4 million acres, breaking record

Cal Fire said there have been more than 8,200 wildfires since the start of the year — and the flames have burned an area larger than Connecticut.
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DeVos Vows to Withhold Desegregation Aid to Schools Over Transgender Athletes

The Education Department has told Connecticut schools that desegregation grants will be cut off Oct. 1 if they continue to allow transgender students to choose the teams they compete on.
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Connecticut teen saves mother, three children from burning car

A Connecticut teen is been called a hero after saving the lives of a mom and three children trapped inside a burning car. Nikki Battiste reports.
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Connecticut State Capitol Overrun W/ Protesters After H.S. Football Cancelation

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Wildfires in California, Oregon, Washington turn deadly: 'I never want to see California again'

At least seven people have died as more than 90 major fires burn a swath the size of Connecticut through 13 Western states.
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Murphy breaks with Feinstein on gun control after Vegas

Sen. Chris Murphy, Democrat from Connecticut, said on "The Takeout" podcast that he disagrees with his colleague, Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who said this week that no law would have stopped..
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City officials vow to name sewage plant after John Oliver following host's anti-Danbury rant

City officials fired back at John Oliver's anti-Danbury, Connecticut screed, threatening to name a sewage plant after the "Last Week Tonight" host.
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Danbury, CT Fires Back at John Oliver, Names Sewage Plant After Him

John Oliver took a bit of shot at a small town in Connecticut, and they just took one of their own in cheeky fashion ... naming a sewer plant after the talk show host. Mayor Mark Boughton of Danbury,..
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Connecticut Prison Inmate Hangs Himself with COVID-19 Face Mask

A prison inmate in Connecticut hanged himself behind bars, and officials say he did it with the very face mask they provided him to fight off COVID-19. 32-year-old Daniel Ocasio was found dead..
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Conn. train stranded without heat

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A year after the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., "Face the Nation" remembers the 20 children and 6 faculty members who lost their lives.
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Karen Confronted Near Hartford Immigration Office, Yells About 'Home Invasion'

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12/04: Newtown 911 calls reveal calm amid chaos; Photographer captures fleeting glimpse of nature's greatest light show

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Newtown report fails to shed light on gunman's motive

A report issued by the Connecticut State Attorney revealed that we may never know why Adam Lanza went on a deadly shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012. The report says that..
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In the first sign that the holiday season is fast approaching, a 76-foot Norway Spruce was trucked in from Shelton, Conn., and delivered to New York City where it was erected at Rockefeller Center. The..
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Appeals Court Blocks Immigrant Wealth Test in the Northeast

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.,called the Ivy League's decision to not play football this fall "absolutely right on moral and health grounds."
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White man calls Connecticut police on Black group

A social media video showing a white man calling the police on a group of Black and Hispanic men in Connecticut has prompted a police investigation and is drawing comparisons to a similar incident in..
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