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Jamal Khashoggi's Last Column Before Disappearance Calls For Free Expression

The Washington Post has published the last column Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi wrote before he disappeared on Oct. 2 after entering the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul. "We held on to this column he filed the day before he entered the consulate in the hopes that we could edit it with him, as we normally did," Fred Hiatt, who runs the Post 's Opinions section, told NPR. "And we waited, and we waited, and I think the fact that we published today is kind of an acknowledgement to...

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Libertarian candidate Rod Hanscomb is pledging to cut some taxes and raise others if elected in November.

Brock Long was frustrated. Yet again, the FEMA administrator said, people in the path of a powerful hurricane had ignored evacuation orders.

Hurricane Michael had leveled the small Florida city of Mexico Beach and destroyed large parts of nearby Panama City. The death count was rising as search and rescue workers pulled bodies from the rubble.

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President Trump intervened in a big federal building project to help protect business for his hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue, a group of House Democrats alleged on Thursday.

Trump wants to demolish and rebuild the FBI's headquarters, the Democrats say, to preserve the site's government ownership and deny any potential competitors to the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office Pavilion up the street.

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Connecticut Democratic Senator Chris Murphy said he’s probably been Saudi Arabia’s “loudest critic” in the U.S. Senate for the past five years. That’s because he believes that its government, led by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, exports a “very intolerant version of Islam” that supports the building blocks of terrorist groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS.

While the U.S. dairy industry has welcomed the new trade deal with Canada and Mexico, Canadian farmers say it will further erode a support system that has kept markets strong and many dairy producers profitable.  

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New York Comic Con is the center of the pop culture universe, but when it comes to picturing where the operation originates from, chances are Norwalk, Connecticut is not on your short list. For over a decade, ReedPop, the company behind the largest entertainment event on the east coast has made the southwest Connecticut city its home.

Democrat Ned Lamont, petitioning candidate Oz Griebel, and Republican Bob Stefanowski will debate on Thursday in Hartford.
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Republican Bob Stefanowski, Democrat Ned Lamont, and petitioning candidate Oz Griebel are appeared at the Infinity Music Hall & Bistro in Hartford for a debate sponsored by the Connecticut Broadcasters Association and moderated by Connecticut Public Radio's John Dankosky.

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It's almost Halloween and lots of families are buying pumpkins for carving and decorating. It's fun to carve all types and colors of pumpkins from the small pie pumpkins to large field pumpkins.

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The use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, has doubled among Connecticut high schoolers in recent years. Between 2015 and 2017, vaping went from seven percent of the high school population, to almost 15 percent. 

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A state official is trying to get quasi-public agencies to be more transparent, but that's proving to be a bit difficult.

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