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The House Is Expected To Impeach Trump A 2nd Time. Here's How It Will Work

The House of Representatives is on track to impeach President Trump for the second time in 13 months — marking him as the only president to receive the rebuke twice in history. This time, though, impeachment could be bipartisan. Republicans all opposed the House vote in December 2019 , arguing that it was politically driven. But now some GOP lawmakers are joining Democrats at pointing the finger at the president for using rhetoric that helped spark a violent insurrection at the Capitol last...

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Blumenthal: Capitol Attack Instigation By Trump 'Certainly Punishable By Impeachment'

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut said impeachment may be the only alternative to remove President Donald Trump from office after last week’s violent pro-Trump assault on the U.S. Capitol.

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Packing A Political Punch

Oct 29, 2010

If you've noticed the political campaigns this year, they haven't exactly been rich with issues and evidence.   You're more likely to hear emotions, anger, empathy and fear. This is the world that Drew Westen studies. He is professor of psychology and psychiatry at Emory University, and author of The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation (2007), an  investigation into the role of emotion in determining the political life of the nation.

A prominent UConn law professor has been tapped to advise the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, founded under the Dodd-Frank financial reform act. Patricia McCoy will be working on mortgages. McCoy is the director of UConn law school’s Insurance Law Center and an expert on consumer finance issues. She’s been a prominent commentator on the foreclosure crisis, and an advocate of protecting the rights of homeowners who were the victims of predatory lending.

When Natural Resources Play A Role In War

Oct 29, 2010
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The Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies is hosting a panel discussion Monday afternoon on the role of forest management in the Afghanistan conflict. It’s not unusual for valuable natural resources, such as timber or diamonds, to play a role in military conflicts. For example, about a decade ago, the regime in  cut down forests and used the money from timber sales to buy weapons.

In the Vietnam War, the United States destroyed trees, using the herbicide Agent Orange, as a way to deny the enemy cover.

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It’s commencement weekend for many colleges and universities in Connecticut. Among them is Wesleyan University in Middletown, where there’s been a lot of talk this year about a subject that’s often buried in a culture of silence: campus sexual assault.

In the first of a series of stories on the issue, WNPR’s Diane Orson reports on how the university judicial process handled the case of a 2010 graduating senior named Eve, who’s asked that we not use her last name.


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Conn. COVID-19 Vaccine Advisers Debate Who Will Be Next In Line

Several national polls and surveys show that a growing number of people are willing to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it’s their turn. But with vaccine supply limited in the first weeks and months of distribution, Connecticut will have to prioritize exactly who comes next in line after hospital employees, health workers and people in long-term care facilities.

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Tracking COVID Data: Hospitalizations & Your Town's Infection Rate

State public health officials say 164 of Connecticut's 169 towns are now at the highest alert level for COVID-19. That's an increase over last week's total of 161 towns. As of Tuesday, public health officials report 1,154 people currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

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