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Connecticut: State in the 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. It is part of New England, although portions of it are often grouped with New York and New Jersey as the tri-state area. The state is named for the Connecticut River which approximately bisects the state. The word "Connecticut" is derived from various anglicized spellings of an Algonquian word for "long tidal river".


Missing mom case spouse held on $6 million bail

Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of a Connecticut missing mother of five has been ordered detained on $6 million bail on new murder and kidnapping charges. Jennifer Dulos has not been seen since she..
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Connecticut Man Admits He Threatened to Kill President Trump

The man, Gary Joseph Gravelle, pleaded guilty to threatening to harm or kill several people and admitted he had sent letters with white powder he claimed was anthrax.
NYTimes.com - Published

Videos for Connecticut

You Don't Have To Be Rich To Be A Snowbird--But It Helps [Video]You Don't Have To Be Rich To Be A Snowbird--But It Helps

People who can afford to 'winter' in warm, sunny places are usually thought of as wealthy. But according to Business Insider, one financial planner says you don't have to be wealthy to be a snowbird...

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Ukraine probing whether U.S. envoy was surveilled [Video]Ukraine probing whether U.S. envoy was surveilled

Ukraine's interior ministry announced an investigation into the possible illegal surveillance of the then American ambassador to Kiev, Marie Yovanovitch, following messages contained in documents..

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U.S. lawmakers unconvinced by Trump Iran argument, set war powers vote [Video]U.S. lawmakers unconvinced by Trump Iran argument, set war powers vote

Trump administration officials failed to convince many U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that an imminent threat had justified the killing of a top Iranian military commander, and congressional Democrats..

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Missing wife leads to murder charges for CT man [Video]Missing wife leads to murder charges for CT man

Connecticut resident Fotis Dulos was charged with murder and kidnapping Wednesday, months after his estranged wife Jennifer disappeared. Lisa Bernhard has more.

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Husband of missing Connecticut mom faces murder charge -police [Video]Husband of missing Connecticut mom faces murder charge -police

Fotis Dulos on Tuesday was arrested on a murder charge, according to his attorney, in the disappearance of his estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos. Yahaira Jacquez reports.

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73-year-old offers fitness inspiration on internet [Video]73-year-old offers fitness inspiration on internet

Senior Crossfit participant gains social media fame as her trainer records her progress

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72-year-old offers fitness inspiration on internet [Video]72-year-old offers fitness inspiration on internet

Senior Crossfit participant gains social media fame as her trainer records her progress

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Evangelical magazine stands by scathing Trump op-ed [Video]Evangelical magazine stands by scathing Trump op-ed

Evangelical magazine, Christianity Today, stands by its critical opinion piece calling for President Donald Trump's removal from office, despite condemnation of the article from Evangelical leaders and..

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Caroll Spinney, Puppeteer To Big Bird And Oscar The Grouch, Dies At 85 [Video]Caroll Spinney, Puppeteer To Big Bird And Oscar The Grouch, Dies At 85

Puppeteer Caroll Spinney brought beloved "Sesame Street" characters Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch to life. CNN reports Spinney died at his Connecticut home on Sunday. He was 85. He passed away after a..

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CT man facing charges in estranged wife's disappearance, in court [Video]CT man facing charges in estranged wife's disappearance, in court

Fotis Dulos, out on bond in a criminal trial where he faces charges in connection to his estranged wife's disappearance, took the stand in Hartford, Connecticut on Tuesday, where he's being sued for..

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Judge Orders Alex Jones and Infowars to Pay $100,000 in Sandy Hook Legal Fees

The ruling was part of a defamation lawsuit against Mr. Jones, who has promoted conspiracy theories that the 2012 school shooting in Connecticut was a hoax.
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U.S. officials arrest man who wanted to take ship to join Islamic State

A Connecticut man was arrested as he tried to reach a ship to travel to the Middle East to fight alongside the Islamic State, federal prosecutors said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Antique fruitcake, polite porch pirate, trashed beer: News from around our 50 states

Newtown notches a win seven years after Connecticut school tragedy, Ohio governor sets sights on overhauling rest areas, and more
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AP Top Stories December 15 P

Here are the top stories for Sunday, December 15th: Comey acknowledges "sloppiness" in Russia probe; Teens arrested in mall shooting; Volcano search comes up empty; A joyful win on a painful..
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Duck seeking duck, forest ornaments, Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding: News from around our 50 states

Adults throw wrench into students' mascot resolution in Connecticut, astroturf on Hawaii medians a bit too realistic in spots, and more
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Who Is John Durham, the Prosecutor Investigating the Russia Inquiry

Mr. Durham, the top federal prosecutor in Connecticut, has investigated potential wrongdoing by the F.B.I. and C.I.A. for the Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump administrations.
NYTimes.com - Published

CT mother found dead, Amber Alert issued for girl

Police released the name of the mother of a still missing 1-year-old toddler who was found dead inside a Connecticut home. (Dec. 6)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Man charged in wife's disappearance testifying in civil case

A man facing criminal charges in his wife's disappearance is expected to testify in a civil case his mother-in-law brought against him. Gloria Farber is suing Fotis Dulos for more than $2 million in..
CBS News - Published

Connecticut man whose wife disappeared stands trial against his in-law

A Connecticut man facing charges in connection with his wife's disappearance is expected to testify Tuesday in a civil case. Fotis Dulos is being sued by his wife’s mother over more than $2.5 million..
CBS News - Published

Liberty State Park, Christmas Tree Lane, time capsule: News from around our 50 states

Connecticut aims to crack down on 'cyber Grinches,' pot activist honored by John and Yoko gets Michigan distinction, and more
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42 charged after protest delays Harvard-Yale game

Officials say 42 people were charged with disorderly conduct after a protest interrupted a Saturday football game between archrivals Harvard and Yale in New Haven, Connecticut. (Nov. 25)
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Harvard and Yale football game interrupted by fossil fuel protest

Protesters disrupted the annual Harvard and Yale football game in New Haven, Connecticut, on Saturday. Some 150 students from both schools stormed the field at halftime. They demanded the universities..
CBS News - Published

Salad products recalled across 22 states due to possible E. coli contamination

Salad products containing meat and poultry are being recalled due to possible E. coli contamination. The products were sold October 14-16 in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana,..
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Stranger rushes to save a driver after his car exploded in the middle of the street

When a car exploded in the middle of a street in Stafford, Connecticut, Edward Cyr pulled over and rushed to save Glennwood Little's life.
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Connecticut man accused of killing Anguilla hotel worker skips hearing

Scott Hapgood of Connecticut, who is accused of killing a hotel worker in Anguilla, skipped a preliminary hearing Monday. Now, an international arrest warrant has been issued for him. Errol Barnett..
CBS News - Published

Arrest warrant filed for man charged in hotel worker's death

An international arrest warrant has been filed for Scott Hapgood, the Connecticut man charged in the death of a hotel worker in Anguilla. Errol Barnett joins CBSN with the latest.
CBS News - Published

Star college gymnast dies after training accident

An accomplished gymnast at Southern Connecticut State University has died after she suffered a serious spinal cord injury in a training accident. Melanie Coleman, 20, of Milford, Connecticut, was..
CBS News - Published

Supreme Court refuses to block lawsuit against gun manufacturer brought by Sandy Hook families

The Supreme Court refused to shield Remington Arms Co. from potential liability for the 2012 school shooting that left 26 dead in Newtown, Conn.
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Judge to decide whether American accused in Anguilla hotel death will go on trial

A judge on the Caribbean island of Anguilla will decide Monday if a Connecticut man will go on trial for allegedly killing a hotel worker. Scott Hapgood was vacationing with his family in April when he..
CBS News - Published

Blumenthal says Trump's Supreme Court pick "ought to recuse" from Russia decisions

On "Face the Nation," Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, says an upcoming meeting between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin is "deeply alarming."
CBS News - Published

Freshman House Democrats weigh in on Rep. Tlaib's impeachment call

Reps. Max Rose of New York, Mikie Sherrill of New Jersey, Jahana Hayes of Connecticut and Colin Allred of Texas reacted Friday to their fellow freshman Democrat's call
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Mayors of cities hit hard by shutdown see no winners in standoff

Mayors Dee Margo of El Paso, Texas, and Michael Passero of New London, Connecticut, join moderator Margaret Brennan to discuss the impact of the shutdown on their cities and the prospects of a..
CBS News - Published

Tippecanoe and a Sword Caper, Too

A sword said to have belonged to President William Henry Harrison was stolen in 1979. Last month, the sword — or one that looks like it — was found at an auction in Connecticut.
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Himes says there's "no question" Democrats would have votes to authorize impeachment inquiry

Representative Jim Himes, a Connecticut Democrat who sits on the Intelligence Committee, discusses the latest developments on the House impeachment inquiry.
CBS News - Published

Fighting the lies about Sandy Hook

In the nearly six years since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the community of Newtown, Connecticut – and all 26 families who lost a child or a loved one – have slowly tried to..
CBS News - Published

The "pink wave" of Election 2018

Correspondent Tony Dokoupil looks at the historical under-representation of women in elected office, and the spike in female candidates in 2018. Interviews include two-time presidential candidate..
CBS News - Published

Homeless no longer

Elmer Alvarez was homeless in New Haven, Conn., when one day he came across a $10,000 check that had been lost. The first thing he thought of was to find the person who dropped it, and that's how he..
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The little patriot

Six-year-old Finn Daly, of West Hartford, Connecticut, who has Down syndrome and is also autistic, finds comfort and contentment in a sight most of us take for granted: a fluttering flag. Steve Hartman..
CBS News - Published

Couldn't Keep It To Myself

A writing workshop at a maximum security women's prison in Connecticut leads to a critically-acclaimed anthology and a prestigious award. But, as Steve Kroft reports, that was just the beginning of the..
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Return to Newtown

Scott Pelley returns to Newtown, Connecticut, and speaks with families who may never move on, but are finding ways to move forward.
CBS News - Published

Can students spot, and stop, a possible shooter?

These grieving Newtown, CT, parents say adults and children can learn to spot a violent student, and they created a short film to make their point
CBS News - Published

Former Vice President Joe Biden facing new accusations

A Connecticut woman told the Hartford Courant that former Vice President Joe Biden inappropriately touched her at an event in 2009. Sean Sullivan, CBSN political contributor and national political..
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Friendly beluga whale teases kids with playful splash

A beluga whale sprayed kids with water at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.
USATODAY.com - Published

Sandy Hook denier ordered to pay $450K to victim's dad for book that claimed 'Nobody Died'

Leonard Pozner, whose six-year-old son Noah was among the 26 victims in the December 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, was awarded $450,000.
USATODAY.com - Published

Missing Florida dog found 12 years later in Connecticut

When Dutchess the dog went missing in Florida, she was just a puppy. Now the long-lost Fox Terrier is 14-years-old and has been reunited with her owner, having been found all the way in Connecticut...
CBS News - Published

Teen climate activists, highway bagel roast, red tide: News from around our 50 states

Study finds high levels of uranium in Navajo women and infants, bodies from tragic 1944 circus fire exhumed in Connecticut, and more
USATODAY.com - Published

Wife "sensed" something was wrong before CT crash

Seven people died when a B-17 crashed in Connecticut on Wednesday
CBS News - Published

Eye Opener: 10 years for the woman who killed Botham Jean

Botham Jean's brother forgives convicted police officer Amber Guyger. His mother tells CBS News how she reacted to the emotional ending, as protesters voice their anger. Also, investigators are working..
CBS News - Published

WWII-era bomber crashes, killing at least 7

Investigators are working to find out why a World War II era plane crashed at Connecticut’s largest airport, killing seven people. The B-17 bomber was trying to make an emergency landing at Bradley..
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Vintage B-17 bomber makes fiery fatal landing in Connecticut, seven killed

A World War Two-era B-17 bomber trying to make an emergency landing at an airport near Hartford, Connecticut, crashed and burned on Wednesday, killing seven people and closing the airport for several..
Reuters - Published

7 killed in WWII-era plane crash

New details are emerging about the moments before a vintage World War II-era bomber crashed in Connecticut. Several people were killed. One woman said she saw the plane moments before the crash. Kris..
CBS News - Published

World War II-era bomber plane crashes in Connecticut, killing 7

The B-17 burst into flames after a crash landing at Hartford's Bradley International Airport
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At least two killed in Connecticut crash landing of vintage plane: report

A World War Two-era bomber crashed on Wednesday as it attempted to land at Bradley International Airport near Hartford, Connecticut, authorities said, and a local report said at least two people were..
Reuters - Published

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