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Shooter And 3 Other People Are Dead In Violence At Pensacola Navy Base

Updated at 10:50 a.m. ET At least four people are dead, including the suspected attacker, in a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola Friday morning. Seven people were injured and remain in the hospital. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan says the first call of an active shooter came in at 6:51 a.m. local time. Within an hour of the first public alert, his office said, "The shooter is confirmed dead." Deputies who responded to the scene engaged the attacker in a shootout that transpired...

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State Selects Vineyard Wind To Redevelop Bridgeport Harbor, Provide Offshore Power

The city of Bridgeport is the big winner in the state’s latest offshore wind acquisition. “Park City Wind,” a proposal from developer Vineyard Wind, was selected by state officials Thursday and is being billed as the largest purchase of renewable energy in state history.

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Thousands of people are marching in the streets of Paris, Lyon, Marseilles and other French cities Thursday, as more than 30 unions launch a massive workers' strike that's meant to shut down the country and force President Emmanuel Macron to reevaluate his plans for pension reform.

The strike is being compared to the crippling protests of 1995, which were also triggered by a retirement reform effort and which unraveled the career of former Prime Minister Alain Juppé.

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Federal law enforcement officials have announced criminal charges against two Russian nationals who operate a hacking organization known as Evil Corp., a group officials say is responsible for one of the most sweeping banking fraud schemes in the past decade.

Yale University

For a brief time during World War II, big-band leader Glenn Miller was stationed at the Army Air Force Technical Training Command at Yale University. During his stint in the Elm City, Capt. Miller and his Army Air Force Band made six live radio broadcasts at Woolsey Hall. 

David Pierce was never someone who sat around watching life go by. He worked as a chef and had a catering business on the side. He sang in his church choir and did community theater, where he met his wife.

Then, in his mid-50s, doctors removed part of Pierce's foot, a complication of diabetes.

"My health just went, kind of really downhill. It really took a turn for the worse," says Pierce, sitting at his dining room table in his tidy home in Apalachin, N.Y. "I couldn't maintain even a part-time schedule."

Lori Mack

No disciplinary action was decided Wednesday against Hartford State’s Attorney Gail Hardy for failing to complete investigations of fatal police shootings.

The Criminal Justice Commission met for a second session to discuss Hardy’s failure to formally complete four outstanding deadly police shooting reports. 

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The Trump administration has made a ruling that critics say will force many Americans into hunger.

New research raises concern about the safety of permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners, especially among African American women. The study was published Wednesday in the International Journal of Cancer.

George Zimmerman is suing the family of the teenager he shot nearly eight years ago, seeking more than $100 million from Trayvon Martin's parents, their attorney and others. Zimmerman claims he was the victim of a conspiracy, along with malicious prosecution and defamation.

Martin's family has responded with a statement saying there's no evidence to back Zimmerman's contentions that he was the victim of a conspiracy.

The story of the House Democrats' impeachment report has quickly become all about the phone records.

The majority Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released a 300-page report detailing the evidence it has accumulated in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Nicole Leonard

The town of Canton said water at Cherry Brook Primary School is safe to drink after a recent scare over chemical contamination.

Schools Superintendent Kevin Case said this week that testing indicates two wells that feed the school are not contaminated with a family of chemicals called per and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.

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PFAS-filled aqueous film forming foam in the brook behind Paddy Abramowicz’s home in Windsor, Connecticut.
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PFAS And The Ethics Of Chemical Contamination

After a B-17 plane crashed at Bradley International Airport in Connecticut, some of the PFAS in the firefighting foam washed out of the airport and into nearby communities . A few days after the crash, Paddy Abramowicz, who lives a 5-minute drive from the airport, says she was walking by the brook in her backyard when she saw piles of firefighting foam more than 10 feet high. "It looked like a washing machine had exploded,” says Abramowicz, “and it was coming over both banks of the brook.”

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Union Agency Paying Back Money Missing From Sandy Hook Workers Fund

A state audit requested by a leading Republican lawmaker revealed that funds meant to support workers present at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting did not go where they were supposed to.

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Canton Superintendent Says Cherry Brook School Cleared Of Chemical Contamination

The town of Canton said water at Cherry Brook Primary School is safe to drink after a recent scare over chemical contamination. Schools Superintendent Kevin Case said this week that testing indicates two wells that feed the school are not contaminated with a family of chemicals called per and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.

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A fatal police shooting after a traffic stop in Wethersfield is examined.

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Searching For One Of New England's Most Endangered Species

This incredibly rare insect was spotted at a secret spot along the banks of the Connecticut River.

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

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