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Trump Dismisses 'New York Times' Report That He Paid Little In Federal Income Taxes

Updated at 8:40 p.m. ET A New York Times investigation published on Sunday said that President Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes each year in 2016 and 2017, which the president denied at a news conference using a familiar retort: "fake news." The Times cites Trump's long-sought-after tax returns, further reporting that he paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years as Trump reported massive losses to his businesses. Among its other findings, the investigation...

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Without A Census Deadline Extension, Hartford May Not Have A Chance To Improve Its Response Rates

Hartford currently sits in last place among cities in the nation in responding to the 2020 census. Last week a federal judge ordered the deadline extended through Oct. 31, giving the city a few more weeks to target hard-to-count areas. But now the White House is appealing that order.

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He Needed A Donation. It Wasn’t For Re-Election.

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Jeff Currey, his kidney donor, Karen Gauvain, and, yes, a kidney plush toy. He used this photo on Twitter.
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A friend is giving Rep. Jeff Currey, D-East Hartford, a kidney for Christmas.

To be precise, Karen Gauvain’s donation of her kidney will be available immediately after the holidays, the busy season for the bakery she owns and operates in Avon with her sister. Gauvain was quick to offer the kidney, but cautious of leaving her sister alone or feeling pressure to return to work prematurely.

DAVE WURTZEL / Connecticut Public

Friends and families of Connecticut’s nursing home residents are now allowed to make indoor, in-person visits following new guidelines from state officials. 

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Hartford currently sits in last place among cities in the nation in responding to the 2020 census. Last week a federal judge ordered the deadline extended through Oct. 31, giving the city a few more weeks to target hard-to-count areas. But now the White House is appealing that order. 

Updated at 8:40 p.m. ET

A New York Times investigation published on Sunday said that President Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes each year in 2016 and 2017, which the president denied at a news conference using a familiar retort: "fake news."

The Times cites Trump's long-sought-after tax returns, further reporting that he paid no income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years as Trump reported massive losses to his businesses.

A man in a hazmat suit represents the first COVID-19 testing site.
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To close out the annual Stamford Innovation Week, community members say they had to get creative in COVID times to bring people together safely to celebrate. A group of 30 transformed three floors of a parking garage into a drive-thru interactive art exhibit. 

Joe Amon / Connecticut Public/NENC

Connecticut’s ban on utility shut-offs during the COVID-19 pandemic will expire at the end of the month, but state regulators said last week that utility companies haven’t done enough to educate customers about alternative payment programs. 

Updated at 1:47 p.m. ET

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lay in state Friday at the U.S. Capitol, the first woman and the first Jewish person to be given that honor in the nation's history.

Back in early April as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged New York, John J. Lennon was sure he would contract the coronavirus.

As a prisoner at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, N.Y., social distancing was impossible, he says. Making calls on prison phones, Lennon says, meant being "chest to shoulders" with nearly two dozen inmates. "It was a death-trap situation to use the phone," he says.

Among the many things that have been radically changed by the coronavirus pandemic is the airline industry. Air travel demand is down a whopping 70% from last year, according to the industry group Airlines for America, and now the clock is ticking for tens of thousands of pilots, flight attendants, reservation agents and other airline employees, who will likely lose their jobs on Oct. 1, if Congress doesn't extend federal aid for the airlines.

Protestors block the traffic on Chapel Street in New Haven. The demonstration was gathered a day after a grand jury in Kentucky indicted one police officer involved in the raid that left Breonna Taylor dead.
Ali Oshinskie / Connecticut Public Radio

Protesters gathered in New Haven Thursday night, blocking traffic and demonstrating in response to the charges in the fatal Louisville police shooting of Breonna Taylor.

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