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Not All Mountains Are Shaped the Way You Think They Are

As Earth's climate changes, mountain-dwelling animals have typically been viewed a universal losers. Warming temperatures force a species upward, it runs out of habitable space, and it dies off. But new research is complicating that notion -- and suggesting some mountain animals might actually benefit in the near term from climate change.
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Hartford Police to Respond to Violent Video

A video has surfaced on social media of what appears to be a Hartford police officer holding a man from behind while another hits him repeatedly in the leg -- at least ten times -- with a stick. Police said they'll discuss the incident at a press conference on Tuesday at 3:00 pm.
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The Connecticut General Assembly returned to Hartford for a special session Monday, and while the state Senate spent the afternoon deliberating the two budget bills, the House of Representatives took up the "excessive force bill."

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office has announced an agreement that paves the way for a solar energy facility on a brownfield site in Great Barrington.

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Connecticut lawmakers passed two bills on Monday aimed at reforming the state's criminal justice system. 

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Greece is seeking a new bailout from the Eurozone, just hours before it is scheduled to default on an approximately $1.8 billion loan payment to the International Monetary Fund.

I'd been renting a Toyota Camry to give free rides around the city for my series Streets of Shanghai, about the lives of ordinary Chinese. But the monthly rental fees were killing me, so I figured I could save money by buying a used car.

I went to a reputable used car dealership. The first hint that this would be different than shopping in the U.S. came when I met my salesman, a fresh college grad.

Schaghticoke Tribal Nation

New rules on the recognition of Indian tribes appear to shut the door on three Connecticut tribes who have been petitioning for federal status for years. 

As many outdoorsy Vermonters are discovering, ticks are in plentiful supply this summer. Bad news for humans at risk for Lyme disease. But the bumper crop is providing ample specimens to study and, amazingly, to dissect with some really tiny scalpels.

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One man was killed and three others were shot at a basketball tournament at a Hartford school over the weekend. But city school officials now say the event didn't have a permit or the required security. 

Connecticut State Police

The Connecticut State Police spokesman will be leaving the position after three months to return to Troop C in Tolland.

Sgt. Shane Hassett said Monday that he requested the transfer back to Troop C last week so he can spend more time with his family. He said the 24/7 nature of the spokesman's job wasn't a good fit for him at this point in his 25-year career with state police.

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Governor Dannel Malloy has vetoed three pieces of education legislation, including a bill to increase the number of student seats on the University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees.

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Again, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra Clarifies Misleading Campaign Messaging

Mayor Pedro Segarra is making his case for reelection this fall. But his fundraising emails still contain some questionable numbers.
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Connecticut Leaders Applaud U.S. Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Friday's Supreme Court decision affirming a Constitutional right to same-sex marriage has been met with praise in Connecticut.
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Economic Crisis Looms For Puerto Rico, Report Says

A report obtained by NPR paints a bleak portrait of Puerto Rico's economic future, saying its deficit is much larger than previously thought. "Puerto Rico faces hard times," says the report which was commissioned by the Government Development Bank and written by three former and current International Monetary Fund economists. It is to be released on Monday. "Structural problems, economic shocks and weak public finances have yielded a decade of stagnation, outmigration and debt. Financial...
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State Law Makes It Easier for Transgender Individuals to Change Their Birth Certificates

Governor Dannel Malloy signed a law this week that will allow transgender individuals in Connecticut to change the sex listed on their birth certificates without undergoing gender reassignment surgery.
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New Haven Convention Celebrates "The King of Instruments"

Organists from throughout the Northeast will gather in New Haven early next week for the Northeast Regional Convention of the American Guild of Organists. Among the many activities planned are a series of free, public concerts featuring "The King of Instruments."
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