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Lawyer Says Transgender Teen Should Be Removed From DCF Custody

A lawyer for a transgender girl detained at Connecticut’s detention center for juvenile boys said Monday the teenager should be removed from the custody of the state Department of Children and Families because the agency isn’t equipped to treat her or other children in similar situations.


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Millstone Wins NRC Approval For Warmer Water At Second Unit

Connecticut’s nuclear power plant has won permission to use warmer water from Long Island Sound for cooling at the second of its two units.


Tom Foley (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo) John McKinney (Courtesy Senate GOP Office)

Connecticut GOP Governor Candidates to Face Off

The two Republican candidates for Connecticut governor are facing off in a primary debate.


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Connecticut to Dole Out Record Campaign Funding

Connecticut’s voluntary public campaign funding program is on pace to dole out a record $35 million in an election marked by a crowded field of statewide candidates who have qualified for the grants.


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Adopted Mustangs Seized, Owner Faces Animal Neglect Charges

Animal control officers say they plan to file animal-neglect charges against a Redding woman, after seizing two severely emaciated horses from her home.


A ship modeled after the famous slave-trading vessel La Amistad -- on which 53 African slaves revolted in 1839 -- enters the harbor of Havana on March 25, 2010. The replica of the schooner Amistad arrived in the Cuban capital as part of a tour of ports linked to the history of slaving, organized to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its construction. The mutineers aboard the original Amistad -- the subject of a Hollywood film -- were eventually recaptured in the United States, became a cause celebre for abolitionists and won their freedom following a landmark Supreme Court case ruling.  (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Malloy Threatens Amistad Funding If Schooner Skips Sailfest

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy threatened Thursday to “reconsider” supporting additional state funding for the replica Amistad slave ship if the schooner follows through with plans to skip this weekend’s Sailfest in New London.


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No Charges In Fatal Shooting Of Connecticut Woman In Washington

Prosecutors said Thursday that their months-long investigation into the fatal shooting a Connecticut woman outside the U.S. Capitol last fall concluded that officers from the Secret Service and Capitol Police did not use excessive force.


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Malloy: State Law Benefits Consumers

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – As of July 1, Governor Dannel Malloy says Connecticut consumers can enjoy greater transparency when it comes to residential electric rates. Following complaints from consumers regarding price spikes over the winter, […]


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End Set For State Oversight Of New London Schools

The state Board of Education plans to end its oversight of New London schools next year.