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5 Takeaways From The 1st Democratic Debate

If the overarching question heading into the first debate of the 2020 presidential primary for Democratic voters was "Who can you see as president up there?" it's not certain they got a clear answer. Rather than fireworks — toward each other or President Trump — the candidates took a cautious approach. Will that be the approach on Night 2, Thursday night, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden on the same stage? Here are five takeaways from Wednesday night's...

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Don Treeger / The Republican via AP, Pool

Connecticut DUI Charge Preceded Fatal New Hampshire Crash

The man who’s accused of killing seven motorcyclists in an horrific crash in New Hampshire last week had been previously arrested in Connecticut, after refusing a sobriety test -- a revelation that has led to finger pointing between the licensing agencies of two states.

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Outgoing UConn President Susan Herbst, alongside Board of Trustees chairman Tom Ritter, signs the university's new contract agreement with the Big East on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
Nicole Leonard / Connecticut Public Radio

The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees unanimously voted Wednesday to bring its non-football sports programs back into the Big East Conference and leave the American Athletic Conference. The vote was one of the final steps in making the move official. A formal announcement will be made by conference officials Thursday in New York City. 

The Van Vs. An Opioid Addiction: Taking Treatment To The Streets

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Jesse Costa / WBUR

On the streets of Boston, the potholed path to treatment often starts with a sandwich. Egg salad is the favorite. Today it's ham. Phil Ribeiro tucks one into the bag of a man who is breathing, but either so sedated or deeply asleep that he's difficult to rouse. 

Don Treeger / The Republican via AP, Pool

The man who’s accused of killing seven motorcyclists in an horrific crash in New Hampshire last week had been previously arrested in Connecticut, after refusing a sobriety test -- a revelation that has led to finger pointing between the licensing agencies of two states. 

FRANKIE GRAZIANO / CONNECTICUT PUBLIC RADIO

Newly released emails and documents from an unsealed multi-state lawsuit against major generic drug manufacturers show correspondence between company leaders on drug price increases, Congressional investigations and more.

GOP Keeps J.R. Romano As Its State Chairman

Jun 25, 2019
State GOP Chairman J.R. Romano speaking to GOP party members ahead of the 2018 midterms. Romano won re-election as chairman on Tuesday.
Amar Batra / Connecticut Public Radio

J.R. Romano was elected Tuesday to a third two-year term as state chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party, surviving a challenge over the degree to which he bears responsibility for a disastrous 2018 election cycle.

Lamont: Conn Will Get Extra Income Tax Receipts Built Into New Budget

Jun 25, 2019
Ryan Caron King / Connecticut Public Radio

Gov. Ned Lamont and his budget director defended their decision Tuesday to build $180 million in extra income tax receipts into the new state budget, with Lamont offering assurances the money will flow as planned into the state’s coffers. 

Jade Allen / Connecticut Public Radio

Governor Ned Lamont has signed into law a bill that will provide paid family and medical leave for up to 12 weeks for all Connecticut employees. The program will be funded through a payroll tax on workers.

Updated at 3:13 p.m. ET

Oregon's sweeping plan for addressing climate change this legislative session is dead, Senate President Peter Courtney, a Democrat, announced on the state Senate floor Tuesday morning.

As a walkout by Republican senators over the cap-and-trade bill entered its sixth day — and in an apparent attempt to bring them back — Courtney gave assurances that the bill would die in the Senate chamber.

Updated at 3:40 p.m. ET

First lady Melania Trump announced Tuesday that her own spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, will take over for Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary.

Updated at 5:07 p.m. ET

The acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection plans to step down in the coming weeks, according to two agency officials, amid a public furor over the treatment of migrant children in U.S. facilities.

John Sanders is expected to make his resignation effective July 5, according to the officials, who spoke to NPR on condition of anonymity because an official announcement had not been made to agency employees.

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Gov. Ned Lamont delivered his first budget address to the legislature on February 20, 2019.
Ryan Caron King / Connecticut Public Radio

Lamont Tells Legislators To Get Ready For Overtime

Gov. Ned Lamont marked the end of his first legislative session with a casual four-minute address to the General Assembly shortly after midnight Wednesday, inviting 187 lawmakers to join him for a drink in his office, and offering a wry reminder that they are coming back for special session.

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Drugs

Jesse Costa / WBUR

The Van Vs. An Opioid Addiction: Taking Treatment To The Streets

On the streets of Boston, the potholed path to treatment often starts with a sandwich. Egg salad is the favorite. Today it's ham. Phil Ribeiro tucks one into the bag of a man who is breathing, but either so sedated or deeply asleep that he's difficult to rouse.

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Immigration

Lauren Smith / Connecticut Public Radio

Despite Delay In Large-Scale Immigration Raids, Advocates Say Detentions In Connecticut Are Ongoing

Despite President Donald Trump’s recent announcement that he would delay large-scale raids nationwide, immigration advocates say that in Connecticut, detentions of undocumented residents by Immigration and Customs Enforcement are still happening.

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The Beaker

Snapshots Of A Controlled Burn On Connecticut's Coast

Recently, part of Harkness Memorial State Park caught fire.

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