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Connecticut: U.S. 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".


Hilarious obituary honors prankster dad. He left 'a house full of crap' and decades of laughter

The out-of-the ordinary, down-to earth viral obituary is bringing a lot of smiles to folks after Joe Heller, 82, of Connecticut died Sunday.  
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Mosquitoes carrying rare, deadly virus found in Connecticut

Health officials in Connecticut are warning residents across the state about a mosquito-borne virus that can cause potentially fatal brain infections and has no treatment
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Videos for Connecticut

These Three Democratic Senators Are Doing Their Best To Flip Trump On Gun Control [Video]These Three Democratic Senators Are Doing Their Best To Flip Trump On Gun Control

Opposition is growing against Democratic efforts towards universal background checks for guns. According to Politico, Dems are afraid they're running out of time to influence President Donald Trump. So..

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Painting believed destroyed during WWII found hanging in Connecticut house [Video]Painting believed destroyed during WWII found hanging in Connecticut house

Painting believed destroyed during WWII found hanging in Connecticut house

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NY challenges latest Trump immigration rule [Video]NY challenges latest Trump immigration rule

New York Attorney General Letitia James on Tuesday said the state, along with Connecticut and Vermont, filed a lawsuit to challenge a Trump administration rule that would deny or revoke visas for legal..

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Self-described white nationalist Ohio man pleads not guilty [Video]Self-described white nationalist Ohio man pleads not guilty

Attorneys for James Reardon entered not guilty pleas in an Ohio court on Monday. Twenty-year-old Reardon was arrested Saturday in New Middletown, Ohio on charges that he threatened to attack a local..

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Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman Held At Gunpoint By Cops [Video]Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman Held At Gunpoint By Cops

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman faced a scary encounter when pulled over by Connecticut police. According to Business Insider, the officers mistakenly believed he stole the car he was driving. A..

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Stolen Ivan the Terrible painting returned to Ukraine 75 years later

The 64-square-foot painting has been in a Ridgefield, Connecticut home for the past several decades
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New charges in case of missing Connecticut mom

Michelle Troconis was charged with evidence tampering for a second time on Thursday, in the case of missing California mom Jennifer Dulos. Her boyfriend, Fotis Dulos, was charged again for the same..
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Estranged husband re-arrested in disappearance of Connecticut mom

Connecticut man Fotis Dulos has been re-arrested on another charge of evidence tampering in the May disappearance of his estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos. His arrest warrant reveals new details in the..
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Husband had missing mom's body in truck, witness says

Estranged husband of missing Connecticut mother Jennifer Dulos and his girlfriend are re-arrested on new tampering charges
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Senators Ask for Antitrust Probe in Concert Ticketing

Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut say that Live Nation’s dominance in the industry is “virtually unchallenged.”
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Witness provides new details in Anguilla manslaughter case

A resort worker is providing new details in the case of a Connecticut man accused of manslaughter in the Caribbean. Errol Barnett reports.
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Chris Murphy "skeptical" gun reform talks with White House will "bear fruit"

Senator Chris Murphy, Democrat of Connecticut, says he's skeptical that conversations with the White House about stemming gun violence will "bear fruit." But Murphy said it was his obligation to carry..
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Witness challenges American man's account of killing Anguilla resort worker

For the first time, we're hearing from someone who says he witnessed part of the deadly confrontation between a Connecticut man and a worker at a Caribbean resort. Scott Hapgood faces manslaughter..
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Man charged in death of resort worker returns to Anguilla

A Connecticut man accused of killing a hotel worker in Anguilla was back on the island for a court appearance. Scott Hapgood was on vacation with his family in April when Kenny Mitchel came to their..
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Connecticut man who killed resort worker to appear in court

A Connecticut man charged with killing a hotel worker in the Caribbean is scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning. Scott Hapgood is charged in the April death of Kenny Mitchel. Errol Barnett..
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Connecticut police heard complaints about lewdness at a public park. They arrested six people over 60 years old

A group of people was arrested for 'sexual activity' in a public park in Connecticut. Each of them was at least 60 years old.
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Two people arrested after alleged mass shooting threats

Two more people accused of mass shooting threats are under arrest. In the weeks after the deadly shootings in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, police have broken up alleged plots..
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Man charged in death of Anguilla hotel worker facing death threats

A Connecticut man is facing manslaughter charges on Anguilla after killing a resort worker. At a press conference, Scott Hapgood and his lawyer said the man was "armed and demanding money." Errol..
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American man says resort worker he killed was "crazed and desperate"

A Connecticut man accused of killing a hotel worker in the Caribbean four months ago is speaking out about the incident for the first time. Scott Hapgood is charged with manslaughter in the death of..
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3 mass shooting plots stopped around the country in separate incidents, police say

Tips from the public aided in the three arrests in Connecticut, Florida and Ohio, which occurred from Thursday and Friday
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DNA evidence: This New England 'vampire' was named John Barber in life

For decades, archaeologists, historians and DNA experts, have investigated a Connecticut vampire. Now they have new information, a name: John Barber.
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Trump changes pick for Dir. of Nat'l Intelligence; Connecticut boy inspires act of kindness.
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Lawmaker wants donors to pay for UConn's exit from AAC

The top Republican in the Connecticut Senate wants private donors to pick up the cost of UConn's departure from the American Athletic Conference
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Maker of gun used in Sandy Hook massacre asks Supreme Court to block lawsuit

The maker of the assault-style rifle used in the 2012 mass shooting at a Newton, Connecticut, school asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to overturn a court ruling that allowed families of the..
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Grocers sacking plastic bags as states move to tax them

Decision to dispense with single-use sacks by chains Stop & Shop and Big Y Foods coincide with new law in Connecticut
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Bloody shirt of missing Connecticut mom reportedly found

Shirt belonging to a missing Connecticut woman has been found stained with her blood along with a bra and cleaning supplies with blood, Hartford Courant reports
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Big butter sculpture, sweet guitar, owl released: News from around our 50 states

A roughly 300-pound bronze church bell stolen in Connecticut, people can pay their parking fines with school supplies in Kansas, and more
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Connecticut's 'Gone Girl'? Two months and 1,200 tips later, Jennifer Dulos still missing

Two months after a mother of five vanished from a tony Connecticut town, authorities say they're still following up on more than 1,200 tips and leads.  
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Bria Holmes scores 17 points, Connecticut routs Atlanta

Bria Holmes scored 17 points and the Connecticut Sun routed the Atlanta Dream 98-69 for their third straight victory
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J.T. Lewis, brother of young Sandy Hook hero, running for state Senate in Connecticut

The brother of a child killed in the Sandy Hook school massacre is running for the Connecticut Senate, saying politicians have failed to curb violence.  
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Bear cub has a ball on family's swing set

A Connecticut family was surprised to see a bear cub playing with a swing set in their backyard.
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Brother of Sandy Hook victim running for Connecticut state senate

"To honor Jesse, I've decided to be courageous enough to run for state Senate," J.T. Lewis said in his campaign rollout
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Sandy Hook parents lose state court appeal against Newtown over school shooting

A Connecticut state appeals court has rejected an appeal by the parents of two shooting victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre to hold the town of Newtown and its school district liable.
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Actor Rip Torn dead at 88

The entertainment world is remembering actor Rip Torn. The television, theater and movie star died on Tuesday at his Connecticut home at 88. His career spanned seven decades. He appeared in dozens of..
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal pushes AT&T and Nexstar to strike a deal, restore channels for DirecTV, U-verse

Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is urging AT&T and Nexstar to restore access to 120-plus Nexstar stations that were blacked out July 3.
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Robot hostesses, veggie booze, ‘civil death’: News from around our 50 states

Ohio designer brings flair and culture to state’s road maps, Connecticut mill helping in comeback of old-school Army uniforms, and more
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UConn rejoins Big East for hoops, other sports; not football

UConn is heading back to the Big East after the Connecticut Board of Trustees vote to move its basketball and most other teams except football
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Lawyer suggests mom staged own disappearance

Relatives of a Connecticut mother of five who has been missing for a month are criticizing her estranged husband's lawyer for suggesting she staged her own disappearance. The backlash comes after the..
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Suspect in Nashville stabbing fatally shot in Texas, police say

A Connecticut man wanted in connection with a stabbing that killed a Nashville man and injured a woman has been shot by law enforcement in Texas.  
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Man faces manslaughter charge for helping cancer-stricken wife die by suicide

A Connecticut man faces a manslaughter charge after police say he helped his wife who was diagnosed with cancer die by suicide.
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Missing Connecticut mom's blood found mixed with estranged husband's DNA

New evidence is emerging in the mysterious case of a missing Connecticut mother. Prosecutors say Jennifer Dulos' blood was found mixed with her estranged husband's DNA inside her home. He is now free,..
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Connecticut officials say state to become first to collect prosecutor data

Similar efforts to increase prosecutor accountability are under way across the U.S., with the goal of reducing high incarceration rate
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Electric glider crashes into Connecticut home roof

An electric glider crashed into the roof of a Danbury, Connecticut home on Tuesday. Mayor Mark Boughton and Danbury fire officials tell the Hartford Courant the glider's pilot suffered minor injuries...
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Grandmother seeks custody of missing Connecticut mom Jennifer Dulos’ five children

Jennifer Dulos, who has been missing since May 24, has five children ages 8 to 13.
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Ellen Bree Burns, Barrier-Breaking Connecticut Judge, Dies at 95

She was the first woman to serve on the state’s major criminal court and the first female federal judge there. She presided until she was 91.
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Missing Connecticut mother's blood found in various trash bins

In a new twist in the search for a missing Connecticut mother, police say they have found some of her blood in places where her estranged husband and girlfriend may have been recorded on camera. Fotis..
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McCusker's 2-run double lifts Oklahoma St. over UConn 3-1

Carson McCusker's 2-run double breaks 6th-inning tie, sends Oklahoma State to a 3-1 win over Connecticut
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A Connecticut mom went missing. Her estranged husband and his girlfriend now face charges.

Fotis Dulos and Michelle Troconis were arraigned on charges of evidence tampering and hindering prosecution.
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Two arraigned in missing mom case

A missing Connecticut mother of five's estranged husband and his girlfriend are both being held on $500,000 bail after their first court appearances since being charged with evidence tampering and..
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Husband of missing Connecticut mother allegedly owes over $2.5 million to mother-in-law

The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five is now a suspect in the case. Police arrested Fotis Dulos and his girlfriend, Michelle Troconis, on Satuday. They will make their first..
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TCU tops Central Connecticut 9-5, reaches final of regional

Hunter Wolfe hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the sixth inning before connecting on a two-run homer in the eighth and TCU beat Central Connecticut State 9-5 in an NCAA regional elimination game
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Estranged husband and girlfriend arrested in woman's disappearance

There are two arrests tonight in the case of a missing mom from Connecticut. Police accuse her estranged husband and his girlfriend of tampering with evidence and hindering the prosecution. Mola Lenghi..
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