Senate Rejects Murphy Background-check Provision and ‘terror gap’ Bill

By Ana Radelat WASHINGTON – For the second time since the slaughter at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the U.S. Senate has rejected an effort to expand FBI background checks of gun purchasers. Lawmakers also killed an effort to bar those on the terrorist watch list from purchasing weapons, as well as two competing GOP proposals. […]

Senate Rejects Murphy Background-check Provision and ‘terror gap’ Bill

UN: 65 million People Displaced Last Year

By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer NEW YORK, NY — More than 65 million people were displaced and had to flee their home countries, according a United Nations reports released on Monday. That staggering figure represents the number of people in Britain and France, according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees report. The number of refugees rose by […]

UN: 65 million People Displaced Last Year

Obama Delivers Remarks After “Deadliest” Mass Shooting in Florida

 By Ann-Marie Adams | @annmarieadams WASHINGTON, DC — President Barack Obama called for flags to be lowered to half staff on Monday in what he said was the deadliest shooting in the nation’s history. Early Sunday, a gunman shot 49 people and wounded 53 other people at a gay club in  Orlando, Florida. “This was an act […]

Obama Delivers Remarks After “Deadliest” Mass Shooting in Florida

YMCA to Hold Summer Scholastic Program

24 June 2016

HARTFORD — The YMCA is now accepting applications for  its 2016 scholastic summer program in Hartford and East Hartford. Now in its fourth year, the YMCA is tackling summer learning loss head-on with its free Y-BELL Power Scholars Academy offered at the Simpson Waverly School in Hartford and the Anna Norris School in East Hartford, […]

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UN President Visits Cuba, Signs Peace Agreement

23 June 2016

By Ann-Marie Adams, Staff Writer NEW YORK, NY —  United Nations General Assembly H.E. Mogens Lykket is in Cuba to attend the signing of a bilateral ceasefire and surrender of weapons. On Thursday, he will join the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the President of the Security Council, Ambassador François Delattre of France, to witness […]

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HIV Testing Day Slated for June in CT Cities

22 June 2016

NEW HAVEN — Planned Parenthood of Southern New England will offer free rapid HIV testing services at select health centers in Connecticut this June. National HIV Testing Day is June 27. In the United States, more than 1.2 million people are living with HIV. In Connecticut, there are more than 10,200 people living with HIV. Almost […]

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Insurance Commissioner to Face Ethics Board

21 June 2016

By Fran Wilson, Staff Writer HARTFORD — Connecticut residents will have their say on whether the state’s commissioner’s participation in an insurance merger was a lapse in judgment. The Connecticut Office of State Ethics on Tuesday will begin  a 30-day comment period in connection with a declaratory ruling petition from Common Cause CT. The group […]

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