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The Fairfield Citizen
Hwang’s ambitions shift to possible statewide candidacyIt’s never an encouraging sign when you’re running for president and you get le
Hwang’s ambitions shift to possible statewide candidacy
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted an hour ago
It’s never an encouraging sign when you’re running for president and you get less debate airtime than a Republican state senator from Fairfield — not on stage. The Fairfield lawmaker “photobombed” the moderators of the most recent GOP presidential... Read more
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The Hill
GMA responds to Dem concerns over new GMO labeling systemThe Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is trying to ease concerns Senate D
GMA responds to Dem concerns over new GMO labeling system
The Hill / Posted 15 hours ago
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is trying to ease concerns Senate Democrats have with a new system to label foods with genetically modified ingredients. The supermarket trade group responded Wednesday to the letter Sens. Richard... Read more
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The Hill
Gun politics stymie mental health pushPartisan tensions over gun control popped up during a Senate hearing on mental
Gun politics stymie mental health push
The Hill / Posted 17 hours ago
Partisan tensions over gun control popped up during a Senate hearing on mental healthcare reform Wednesday, threatening the effort to find a bipartisan path forward. The Senate Judiciary Committee examined a bill from Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), the... Read more
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Air Force Times
Study of female veterans suicide would be required, under new legislationThe Veterans Affairs Department needs to better understand the problem of suici
Study of female veterans suicide would be required, under new legislation
Air Force Times / Posted 19 hours ago
The Veterans Affairs Department needs to better understand the problem of suicide among female veterans and determine how best to treat at-risk women, according to a bill passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The Female Veterans Suicide... Read more
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Market Watch
The $20 billion market you didn’t know existedThere are all sorts of tips and tricks to lower your cable bill, but there is s
The $20 billion market you didn’t know existed
Market Watch / Posted yesterday
There are all sorts of tips and tricks to lower your cable bill, but there is still one monthly fee 99% of customers consistently pay. The average American household spends about $230 a year on cable set-top box rental fees, according to an analysis... Read more
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examiner.com
Veterans Affairs denies Navy veterans benefits for Agent Orange exposureThe list of ailments caused by Agent Orange exposure is long; diabetes, Parkins
Veterans Affairs denies Navy veterans benefits for Agent Orange exposure
examiner.com / Posted yesterday
The list of ailments caused by Agent Orange exposure is long; diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and in some cases heart disease. But, once again the VA is standing firm on its assertion that veterans who did not set foot in Vietnam will not be... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Proposal seeks to reduce suicide among women vetsA study showing that women veterans commit suicide at six times the rate of civ
Proposal seeks to reduce suicide among women vets
Connecticut Post / Posted yesterday
A study showing that women veterans commit suicide at six times the rate of civilian women has prompted U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and colleagues to propose legislation requiring the VA to develop gender-specific suicide prevention programs. The... Read more
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The Middletown Press
Walgreens to install kiosks to dispose of opioids, prescriptionsBy the end of the year, some Connecticut Walgreens locations will have kiosks f
Walgreens to install kiosks to dispose of opioids, prescriptions
The Middletown Press / Posted yesterday
By the end of the year, some Connecticut Walgreens locations will have kiosks for the safe disposal of opioids and other prescription medications, as part of a new initiative by the company to combat drug abuse. In addition to the kiosks, Walgreens... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Criminal Aliens Flashpoint of Border Security Debate - Criminal Aliens Flashpoint of Border Security Debate by Jay Root The Texas Tribune Feb. 8 2016 The Texas Tribune is taking a yearlong look at the issues of border security and immigration ...Juan Francisco de Luna Vasquez passed through the Webb County jail at least fou
Criminal Aliens Flashpoint of Border Security Debate - Criminal Aliens Flashpoint of Border Security Debate by Jay Root The Texas Tribune Feb. 8 2016 The Texas Tribune is taking a yearlong look at the issues of border security and immigration ...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted yesterday
Juan Francisco de Luna Vasquez passed through the Webb County jail at least four times on more than a half dozen charges before allegedly beating his wife to death with a hammer last year in Laredo. Victor Reyes had already spent three months in the... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Valley native new chairman of Commuter Rail CouncilThe rail council is an independent state board that acts as an advocate for com
Valley native new chairman of Commuter Rail Council
Greenwich Time / Posted 2 days ago
The rail council is an independent state board that acts as an advocate for commuters on all rail lines throughout the state including the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branches, Shore Line East railroad and the Hartford line. The election of... Read more
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The News-Times
Valley native new chairman of Commuter Rail CouncilThe rail council is an independent state board that acts as an advocate for com
Valley native new chairman of Commuter Rail Council
The News-Times / Posted 2 days ago
The rail council is an independent state board that acts as an advocate for commuters on all rail lines throughout the state including the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branches, Shore Line East railroad and the Hartford line. The election of... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Valley native new chairman of Commuter Rail CouncilThe rail council is an independent state board that acts as an advocate for com
Valley native new chairman of Commuter Rail Council
Darien News-Review / Posted 2 days ago
The rail council is an independent state board that acts as an advocate for commuters on all rail lines throughout the state including the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branches, Shore Line East railroad and the Hartford line. The election of... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Valley native new chairman of Commuter Rail CouncilThe rail council is an independent state board that acts as an advocate for com
Valley native new chairman of Commuter Rail Council
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 2 days ago
The rail council is an independent state board that acts as an advocate for commuters on all rail lines throughout the state including the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branches, Shore Line East railroad and the Hartford line. The election of... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Valley native new chairman of Commuter Rail CouncilThe rail council is an independent state board that acts as an advocate for com
Valley native new chairman of Commuter Rail Council
Stamford Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
The rail council is an independent state board that acts as an advocate for commuters on all rail lines throughout the state including the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branches, Shore Line East railroad and the Hartford line. The election of... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Valley native new chairman of Commuter Rail CouncilThe rail council is an independent state board that acts as an advocate for com
Valley native new chairman of Commuter Rail Council
Connecticut Post / Posted 2 days ago
The rail council is an independent state board that acts as an advocate for commuters on all rail lines throughout the state including the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branches, Shore Line East railroad and the Hartford line. The election of... Read more
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The New Canaan News
Valley native new chairman of Commuter Rail CouncilThe rail council is an independent state board that acts as an advocate for com
Valley native new chairman of Commuter Rail Council
The New Canaan News / Posted 2 days ago
The rail council is an independent state board that acts as an advocate for commuters on all rail lines throughout the state including the New Canaan, Danbury and Waterbury branches, Shore Line East railroad and the Hartford line. The election of... Read more
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Darien News-Review
Stamford roll call: February 9, 2016Democratic Senators urge action against Zika U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and
Stamford roll call: February 9, 2016
Darien News-Review / Posted 2 days ago
Democratic Senators urge action against Zika U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both D-Conn., joined the full Senate Democratic caucus in penning a letter to President Obama, calling for an “urgent and aggressive response from the... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Stamford roll call: February 9, 2016Democratic Senators urge action against Zika U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and
Stamford roll call: February 9, 2016
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 2 days ago
Democratic Senators urge action against Zika U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both D-Conn., joined the full Senate Democratic caucus in penning a letter to President Obama, calling for an “urgent and aggressive response from the... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Stamford roll call: February 9, 2016Democratic Senators urge action against Zika U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and
Stamford roll call: February 9, 2016
Stamford Advocate / Posted 2 days ago
Democratic Senators urge action against Zika U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both D-Conn., joined the full Senate Democratic caucus in penning a letter to President Obama, calling for an “urgent and aggressive response from the... Read more
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The New Canaan News
Stamford roll call: February 9, 2016Democratic Senators urge action against Zika U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and
Stamford roll call: February 9, 2016
The New Canaan News / Posted 2 days ago
Democratic Senators urge action against Zika U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both D-Conn., joined the full Senate Democratic caucus in penning a letter to President Obama, calling for an “urgent and aggressive response from the... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Shoreline Town Balks At Possible New Amtrak LineHARTFORD — A proposal that might reroute the Amtrak line in southeastern Connec
Shoreline Town Balks At Possible New Amtrak Line
Hartford Courant / Posted 2 days ago
HARTFORD — A proposal that might reroute the Amtrak line in southeastern Connecticut has drawn so much opposition that much of the state's Congressional delegation is asking federal regulators to take a closer look at it. Old Lyme this winter has... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
The danger between ‘temporary’ and ‘permanent’Since the mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut has gotten
The danger between ‘temporary’ and ‘permanent’
Stamford Advocate / Posted 3 days ago
Since the mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut has gotten high marks from gun-violence-prevention groups for its stringent laws governing who may and may not purchase or possess firearms. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun... Read more
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Greenwich Time
The danger between ‘temporary’ and ‘permanent’Since the mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut has gotten
The danger between ‘temporary’ and ‘permanent’
Greenwich Time / Posted 3 days ago
Since the mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut has gotten high marks from gun-violence-prevention groups for its stringent laws governing who may and may not purchase or possess firearms. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Distraught Homeowners Turn To The Law, Each Other, For Help With Failing FoundationsWILLINGTON — The day after Thanksgiving 2012, Nancy Smith was unpacking Christm
Distraught Homeowners Turn To The Law, Each Other, For Help With Failing Foundations
Hartford Courant / Posted 3 days ago
WILLINGTON — The day after Thanksgiving 2012, Nancy Smith was unpacking Christmas decorations while a home inspector checked out some small lines and cracking in her basement walls. The fissures were disturbing, and she wasn't the only homeowner... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
A Bipartisan Punching Bag in Immigration Debates - A Bipartisan Punching Bag in Immigration Debates by Jay Root The Texas Tribune Feb. 7 2016 The Texas Tribune is taking a yearlong look at the issues of border security and immigration reporting on...WASHINGTON, D.C. — To the left, the Obama administration's record on illegal im
A Bipartisan Punching Bag in Immigration Debates - A Bipartisan Punching Bag in Immigration Debates by Jay Root The Texas Tribune Feb. 7 2016 The Texas Tribune is taking a yearlong look at the issues of border security and immigration reporting on...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON, D.C. — To the left, the Obama administration's record on illegal immigration has been an ongoing disappointment, with too many people deported, families torn apart and undocumented workers left hiding in the shadows. To the right, Obama... Read more
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The New Canaan News
The danger between ‘temporary’ and ‘permanent’Since the mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut has gotten
The danger between ‘temporary’ and ‘permanent’
The New Canaan News / Posted 4 days ago
Since the mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut has gotten high marks from gun-violence-prevention groups for its stringent laws governing who may and may not purchase or possess firearms. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun... Read more
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The News-Times
The danger between ‘temporary’ and ‘permanent’Since the mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut has gotten
The danger between ‘temporary’ and ‘permanent’
The News-Times / Posted 4 days ago
Since the mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut has gotten high marks from gun-violence-prevention groups for its stringent laws governing who may and may not purchase or possess firearms. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun... Read more
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Darien News-Review
The danger between ‘temporary’ and ‘permanent’Since the mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut has gotten
The danger between ‘temporary’ and ‘permanent’
Darien News-Review / Posted 4 days ago
Since the mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut has gotten high marks from gun-violence-prevention groups for its stringent laws governing who may and may not purchase or possess firearms. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
The danger between ‘temporary’ and ‘permanent’Since the mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut has gotten
The danger between ‘temporary’ and ‘permanent’
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 4 days ago
Since the mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut has gotten high marks from gun-violence-prevention groups for its stringent laws governing who may and may not purchase or possess firearms. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun... Read more
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Connecticut Post
The danger between ‘temporary’ and ‘permanent’Since the mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut has gotten
The danger between ‘temporary’ and ‘permanent’
Connecticut Post / Posted 4 days ago
Since the mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Connecticut has gotten high marks from gun-violence-prevention groups for its stringent laws governing who may and may not purchase or possess firearms. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun... Read more
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Hartford Courant
KentNorthwest Connecticut - The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut has a
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Hartford Courant / Posted 5 days ago
Northwest Connecticut - The Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut has allocated up to $40,000 to distribute to public charities and faith-based organizations in its 20-town service area* for year-end critical-needs grants. The Community... Read more
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Business Standard India
US senator accuses American firm of abusing H-1B visaDemocratic Senator Richard Blumenthal asked the Justice Department to investiga
US senator accuses American firm of abusing H-1B visa
Business Standard India / Posted 5 days ago
Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal asked the Justice Department to investigate the firmDemocratic Senator Richard Blumenthal asked the Justice Department to investigate the firm A Fortune 500... Read more
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Wayne Post
Critics of Veterans Choice: Cure as bad as disease Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM The Veteran
Critics of Veterans Choice: Cure as bad as disease
Wayne Post / Posted 5 days ago
Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM The Veterans Choice program, which is supposed to make it easier for veterans to get health care, is actually making it more... Read more
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Victor Post
Critics of Veterans Choice: Cure as bad as disease Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM The Veteran
Critics of Veterans Choice: Cure as bad as disease
Victor Post / Posted 5 days ago
Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM The Veterans Choice program, which is supposed to make it easier for veterans to get health care, is actually making it more... Read more
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Henrietta Post
Critics of Veterans Choice: Cure as bad as disease Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM The Veteran
Critics of Veterans Choice: Cure as bad as disease
Henrietta Post / Posted 5 days ago
Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM The Veterans Choice program, which is supposed to make it easier for veterans to get health care, is actually making it more... Read more
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Fairport - East Rochester Post
Critics of Veterans Choice: Cure as bad as disease Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM The Veteran
Critics of Veterans Choice: Cure as bad as disease
Fairport - East Rochester Post / Posted 5 days ago
Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM Posted Feb. 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM The Veterans Choice program, which is supposed to make it easier for veterans to get health care, is actually making it more... Read more
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Darien News-Review
‘Outraged’ Blumenthal wants DOJ probe of EversourceShares of Eversource Energy dropped 2 percent Friday morning, after the company
‘Outraged’ Blumenthal wants DOJ probe of Eversource
Darien News-Review / Posted 5 days ago
Shares of Eversource Energy dropped 2 percent Friday morning, after the company released its fourth quarter and 2015 results and outlook, and as U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal expressed “outrage” at circumstances of some 200 Eversource employees who... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Senators Push For More Equipment Oversight To Combat Youth Sports ConcussionsAs Super Bowl week draws more attention to brain injuries in professional sport
Senators Push For More Equipment Oversight To Combat Youth Sports Concussions
The Huffington Post / Posted 5 days ago
As Super Bowl week draws more attention to brain injuries in professional sports, a bipartisan group of federal lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday meant to help reduce the dangers of concussions in youth sports by bringing accountability and... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
‘Outraged’ Blumenthal wants DOJ probe of EversourceShares of Eversource Energy dropped 2 percent Friday morning, after the company
‘Outraged’ Blumenthal wants DOJ probe of Eversource
Stamford Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
Shares of Eversource Energy dropped 2 percent Friday morning, after the company released its fourth quarter and 2015 results and outlook, and as U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal expressed “outrage” at circumstances of some 200 Eversource employees who... Read more
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Connecticut Post
‘Outraged’ Blumenthal wants DOJ probe of EversourceShares of Eversource Energy dropped 2 percent Friday morning, after the company
‘Outraged’ Blumenthal wants DOJ probe of Eversource
Connecticut Post / Posted 5 days ago
Shares of Eversource Energy dropped 2 percent Friday morning, after the company released its fourth quarter and 2015 results and outlook, and as U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal expressed “outrage” at circumstances of some 200 Eversource employees who... Read more
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Yahoo News
Honda expands Takata air bag recall again in North America February 3, 2016 6:33 PM A woman walks past a logo of Honda Motor Co outside
Honda expands Takata air bag recall again in North America
Yahoo News / Posted 5 days ago
February 3, 2016 6:33 PM A woman walks past a logo of Honda Motor Co outside the company's dealership in Tokyo, Japan, January 27, 2016. Picture taken January 27, 2016. REUTERS/Yuya... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
For-profit beauty school to close abruptly on FridayFAIRFIELD — Nearly 500 students attending six Marinello Schools of Beauty aroun
For-profit beauty school to close abruptly on Friday
Stamford Advocate / Posted 5 days ago
FAIRFIELD — Nearly 500 students attending six Marinello Schools of Beauty around the state will be out of a school as of Friday, Feb. 5. The state Office of Higher of Education sent out a notice Thursday, saying the schools are closing all six... Read more
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The News-Times
For-profit beauty school to close abruptly on FridayFAIRFIELD — Nearly 500 students attending six Marinello Schools of Beauty aroun
For-profit beauty school to close abruptly on Friday
The News-Times / Posted 6 days ago
FAIRFIELD — Nearly 500 students attending six Marinello Schools of Beauty around the state will be out of a school as of Friday, Feb. 5. The state Office of Higher of Education sent out a notice Thursday, saying the schools are closing all six... Read more
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The Hill
National SecurityConcern about the visa program spiked following November's terror attack in Par
National Security
The Hill / Posted 6 days ago
Concern about the visa program spiked following November's terror attack in Paris. Obama won’t nominate replacement heads for ATF, US Marshals The agencies' two interim heads will continue on through the rest of Obama's term. Kansas officials to... Read more
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The Record-Journal
Meriden beauty school to close Friday after federal reviewA 110-year-old beauty school that is part of a national chain will close its ea
Meriden beauty school to close Friday after federal review
The Record-Journal / Posted 6 days ago
A 110-year-old beauty school that is part of a national chain will close its east side campus Friday after a U.S. Department of Education probe found it was defrauding students and the government. Marinello School of Beauty announced it was closing... Read more
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Connecticut Post
For-profit beauty school to close abruptly on FridayFAIRFIELD — Nearly 500 students attending six Marinello Schools of Beauty aroun
For-profit beauty school to close abruptly on Friday
Connecticut Post / Posted 6 days ago
FAIRFIELD — Nearly 500 students attending six Marinello Schools of Beauty around the state will be out of a school as of Friday, Feb. 5. The state Office of Higher of Education sent out a notice Thursday, saying the schools are closing all six... Read more
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The Record-Journal
Meriden’s beauty school to close FridayMERIDEN — A 110-year-old beauty school that is part of a national chain will cl
Meriden’s beauty school to close Friday
The Record-Journal / Posted 6 days ago
MERIDEN — A 110-year-old beauty school that is part of a national chain will close its east side campus Friday after a U.S. Department of Education probe found it was defrauding students and the government. Marinello School of Beauty, announced it... Read more
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Greenwich Time
Blumenthal supports law setting standards for youth sports equipmentSen. Richard Blumenthal put his support behind a bill today to set new safety s
Blumenthal supports law setting standards for youth sports equipment
Greenwich Time / Posted 6 days ago
Sen. Richard Blumenthal put his support behind a bill today to set new safety standards for youth football helmets and other sports safety equipment. The Youth Sports Concussion Act would help ensure standards are based on the latest science, and... Read more
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The News-Times
Blumenthal supports law setting standards for youth sports equipmentSen. Richard Blumenthal put his support behind a bill today to set new safety s
Blumenthal supports law setting standards for youth sports equipment
The News-Times / Posted 6 days ago
Sen. Richard Blumenthal put his support behind a bill today to set new safety standards for youth football helmets and other sports safety equipment. The Youth Sports Concussion Act would help ensure standards are based on the latest science, and... Read more
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Yahoo News
Honda expands Takata air bag recall again in North America A Honda dealership sign is shown at a car lot in Carlsbad, California in this
Honda expands Takata air bag recall again in North America
Yahoo News / Posted 7 days ago
A Honda dealership sign is shown at a car lot in Carlsbad, California in this November 5, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Mike Blake By Paul Lienert and David Shepardson DETROIT/WASHINGTON... Read more
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