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GM Recalls 2.7M More Cars; ‘Major Announcement’ From Feds To Come At 11:15 A.M.

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Acting Administrator David Friedman are holding a press conference.

05/16/2014

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Former Housing Authority Director Sentenced In Embezzlement

The former director of the Fairfield Housing Authority has been sentenced to five years probation, the first six months in home confinement, after pleading guilty to embezzling from the Authority.

11/06/2013

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Newtown Gets Federal $$ For Police In Schools

The U.S. Justice Department announced Friday it is giving $150,000 to put police officers in schools in Newtown, Conn., in the wake of last December’s massacre at the town’s Sandy Hook Elementary School.

09/27/2013

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Federal Government Unveils Marijuana Enforcement Priorities

Now that some states have decriminalized small amounts of recreational marijuana, and others, like Connecticut, are moving forward with medical marijuana laws, the federal Justice Department is outlining its enforcement priorities.

08/29/2013

A Fox Lane High School English teacher who allegedly exchanged online messages with a “medium” about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has filed a suit against the district for firing him following an FBI and police investigation into his mental health. (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Provide Financial Relief For Sandy Hook Shooting Costs

The U.S. Justice Department has announced it will provide $2.5 million to cover some costs Connecticut law enforcement agencies incurred related to the Newtown school shooting.

08/28/2013

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Charge Against Hedge Fund Stir Economic Concern In Fairfield County

Criminal charges announced Thursday against SAC Capital Advisors have some fearing for the future of one of the region’s larger economic engines.

07/26/2013

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DOJ: School Forced Disabled Students To Perform Manual Labor For No Wages

The U.S. Justice Department says Rhode Island and the city of Providence violated the rights of the developmentally disabled by unnecessarily segregating them at a city school and a state-licensed employment program.

06/13/2013

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Justice Department Investigation Includes Hartford AP Bureau Records

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.

05/13/2013

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Blumenthal Praises Emergency Contraception Ruling

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says he is pleased that a federal court has ordered the Food and Drug Administration to stop requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill.

04/07/2013

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East Haven Agreement Filed With Court

An agreement that resolves a U.S. Justice Department complaint alleging a pattern of police discrimination toward Latinos in East Haven has been filed for the approval of a federal court.

11/20/2012

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