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Chapman, an airman from Windsor Locks, awarded posthumous Medal of Honor

WASHINGTON — On Wednesday, about a dozen years after he died on a frozen Afghan mountain defending his teammates against an enemy attack, John Chapman of Windsor Locks received the nation’s highest military honor – the Medal of Honor. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers wary of Trump’s new plan for Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – Connecticut’s Democratic members of Congress are wary as President Donald Trump assumes the mantle of commander-in-chief Monday night, asking the American people to trust him with a new strategy in Afghanistan. At 9 p.m., the president is expected to announce the deployment of about 4,000 additional U.S. troops to Afghanistan, where about 8,000 U.S. troops are already stationed. Continue Reading →

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House defense bill dashes hopes for increased EB sub production

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House is poised to throw cold water on plans to increase the rate of submarine building at Electric Boat. That’s because a defense spending bill the House hopes to vote on Friday does not contain language or money that would allow the Navy to purchase the next block of Virginia-class submarines and increase a two-a-year production rate to three.  Continue Reading →

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Connecticut’s Week in Washington

Members of the Connecticut delegation weighed in this week on gun control, Medicare and Medicaid coverage for prostheses, and the looming sale of Plum Island in Long Island Sound. But the all-Democratic delegation just sat back and watched the GOP struggle over naming a new speaker of the House. Continue Reading →

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