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Jonathan Levinson / OPB

He Joined A Gang At 12. Now He Wants To End The Cycle Of Violence That Claimed His Childhood

On an unseasonably warm July day, Lionel Irving gets up from the sofa on his front porch to hug his 16-year-old niece Jaliyah who is just getting home from a summer program called Self Enhancement, Inc.

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Lori Mack / CT Public Radio

New Haven Officer Released From Hospital After Suffering Multiple Gunshot Wounds

New Haven police Capt. Anthony Duff, who was hit multiple times while responding to a shooting incident last week, was discharged from hospital Thursday morning.

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Days after the United States tested a new cruise missile, Russian President Vladimir Putin is calling for a symmetrical response.

His order comes weeks after the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a landmark arms control agreement between Washington and Moscow, collapsed on Aug. 2 amid concerns of a renewed arms race.

David Koch, who built one of the nation's largest private businesses with his brother Charles and pumped money into conservative groups to help reshape American politics, has died.

Charles Koch confirmed the news in a statement on Friday that referenced David's long-running ailment.

Updated at 5:18 p.m. ET

President Trump on Friday announced higher tariffs on goods from China, hours after Beijing said it will slap tariffs on $75 billion of autos and other U.S. goods. Earlier in the day, he "ordered" U.S. companies to stop doing business with China though it was unclear whether he had the power to do that.

Nicole Leonard / Connecticut Public Radio

Executives and labor leaders at a group of skilled nursing homes in Connecticut that are set to lose Medicaid funding plan to challenge the state’s decision — they said otherwise, their nursing homes face severe financial cuts. 

Library of Congress

The Connecticut State Library has been awarded a grant of over $263,000 from the National Digital Newspaper Program, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. The grant will be used to digitize Connecticut newspapers, and make them available online.

Lori Mack / CT Public Radio

New Haven police Capt. Anthony Duff, who was hit multiple times while responding to a shooting incident last week, was discharged from hospital Thursday morning. 

Nearly 2,000 cities, towns and counties across America are currently participating in a massive multidistrict civil lawsuit against the opioid industry for damages related to the abuse of prescription pain medication. The defendants in the suit include drug manufacturers like Mallinckrodt, wholesale distributors McKesson and Cardinal Health, and pharmacy chains CVS and Walgreens.

Jonathan Levinson / OPB

On an unseasonably warm July day, Lionel Irving gets up from the sofa on his front porch to hug his 16-year-old niece Jaliyah who is just getting home from a summer program called Self Enhancement, Inc.

Kathleen Megan / CT Mirror

Miguel Cardona, the state’s new education chief, charged the state’s superintendents to challenge “the normalization of failure” to ensure that all students have a chance to succeed. 

Cimafunk.
La Pistola de Moník

Despite ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Cuba, the music of Cimafunk reaches out and connects the sounds of Africa and Cuba with the rhythms of black America. Cimafunk performs Thursday in Hartford.

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5 Takeaways For New England From U.N. Report On Climate Change And Land Use

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is out with a new report Thursday examining how land use  contributes to climate change and other environmental problems. The report, Climate Change and Land, is the second of three special reports from the United Nations panel. Global Warming of 1.5ºC was published last October, and a third report about oceans and the frozen world is expected later this year. While this new report is global in scope and particularly focuses on desertification,...

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More Historic Connecticut Newspapers To Be Made Available Online Thanks To Grant

The Connecticut State Library has been awarded a grant of over $263,000 from the National Digital Newspaper Program, a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. The grant will be used to digitize Connecticut newspapers, and make them available online.

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Health Care

Harriet Jones / Connecticut Public Radio

Alzheimer's Patients Show Cognitive Improvement After Treatment With New Medical Device

A potential new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease -- partly based on technology developed in Connecticut -- has proven in an early clinical trial to reverse some of the cognitive decline which is a hallmark of the disease.

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Snapshots Of A Controlled Burn On Connecticut's Coast

Recently, part of Harkness Memorial State Park caught fire.

Connecticut Public Radio is working with other stations to focus on the role of guns in American life.

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