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Greenwich Employee Details Retaliation And Betrayal Two Years After Alleged Assault

Lynn Mason never took her eyes off Christopher von Keyserling -- the man walking behind her who had just grabbed her groin.

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There's yet more disturbing news about kids vaping nicotine.

Vaping jumped dramatically again among high school students between 2017 and 2018.

In fact, it was the biggest one-year spike of any kind in the 44 years the Monitoring the Future survey has been tracking substance abuse by young people.

A spike in blood pressure. A racing heart rate. Sweaty palms.

For many adults, this is what they feel when faced with difficult math.

But for kids, math anxiety isn't just a feeling, it can affect their ability to do well in school. This fear tends to creep up on students when performance matters the most, like during exams or while speaking in class.

One reason for a kid's math anxiety? How their parents feel about the subject.

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Lynn Mason never took her eyes off Christopher von Keyserling -- the man walking behind her who had just grabbed her groin.

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School districts across the state have varying practices on when and whether school officials should seize and search a student's phone. Now, there's an effort underway to make a statewide policy.

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Nelba Márquez-Greene’s daughter Ana Grace was one of the victims killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. On Friday, six years after the event, Márquez-Greene marked the tragic event by giving back to families in the New Britain and greater-Hartford area.

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For those living in the United States with a single-entry visa, it’s difficult, or even impossible, to leave the country to visit family and then re-enter. In recent years, the Trump administration’s travel ban has made it harder, barring individuals from certain countries from entering the U.S. For some families, it can be years between visits.

The Sandy Hook Promise, a non-profit group formed after the 2012 Connecticut shooting, is training students to spot warning signs in other would be shooters and to anonymously report concerns through a mobile app.
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Six years after 26 children and educators were killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut by a troubled 20 year old, a group of parents is stepping up its efforts to make sure it doesn't happen again.

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If you want to add some fragrant, holiday flowers to your home, grow paperwhite narcissus. Paperwhites are small, flowered daffodils and feature fragrant flowers. The beauty of paperwhites is they're easy to force into bloom indoors this time of year. Simply pot them up and they'll be in bloom three to four weeks later.

Former President Barack Obama released a video earlier this week urging people to hurry up and shop for health insurance on the Affordable Care Act exchange.

"This year I'm giving it to you straight," Obama says in the video. "It's important to have health insurance in case, God forbid, you get really sick, or hurt yourself next year."

Less than a year ago, Helen and Bryan Lopez were living on the streets of Los Angeles' Venice Beach. By day, they probably looked like any other young 20-something couple enjoying an afternoon by the ocean. At night, they would wait until after dark to use the outdoor showers before going to sleep in their car.

"We didn't want people to see us shower," Helen says, "because we would take our shampoos, our sponges ... we didn't want people to notice that we were homeless."

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