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Bill to address racial disparities at Coast Guard Academy proposed as investigation continues

WASHINGTON – An investigation into the Coast Guard Academy’s treatment of minority cadets continues months after members of the U.S. House and Senate pressed the service for more information about racial disparities. The Coast Guard Academy’s poor rates of minority enrollment and graduation have prompted a lawmaker to introduce legislation that would change its admission policies and “culture” regarding minority cadets. Continue Reading →

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Kavanaugh and alleged victim of assault to testify before Senate panel

A handful of Connecticut female candidates joined other Democrats Monday calling for an investigation into the complaint that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl at a high school party decades ago. Continue Reading →

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Courtney, other Dems, probe claims of harassment, racial disparities at Coast Guard Academy

WASHINGTON – Concerned about complaints of sexual harassment and bullying at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Rep. Joe Courtney and two other Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday asked the new Coast Guard commander, Admiral Karl Shultz, for information and internal records that would aid them in an investigation of racial disparity and harassment. Continue Reading →

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Jepsen turns up the heat on Facebook

Upon revelations that Cambridge Analytica had harvested extensive psychographic information from about 50 million Facebook users, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen demanded that Facebook Chairman Mark Zuckerberg answer the questions many Americans were asking: “How and why was their personal data exploited?” He spoke with the Connecticut Mirror about why he launched a multi-state inquiry. Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal slams Trump for failing to commit to a Mueller interview

WASHINGTON – Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Wednesday slammed President Trump for declining to say whether he would grant an interview to special counsel Robert Mueller and his team, who are investigating any possible collusion between Russian and the Trump campaign. Blumenthal said, “The president has a moral and legal duty to cooperate.” Continue Reading →

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Blumenthal pans Donald Trump Jr.’s testimony in Senate Russia probe

WASHINGTON — Sen. Richard Blumenthal listened to Donald Trump Jr. testify for five hours in a closed-door Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Thursday, but says he’s not satisfied with the responses. He said the president’s eldest son “raised more questions than he answered.”
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Himes: Trump ‘is not acting like an innocent party’

WASHINGTON – Rep. Jim Himes’ job as a minority member of the House Intelligence Committee usually wasn’t a path to the political spotlight – but all that changed with the election of Donald Trump and allegations his campaign may have colluded with the Russians to influence U.S. elections. Continue Reading →

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A South Windsor native’s ‘pang of guilt’ touched off EpiPen war

Though her use of an online petition, Mellini Kantayya, touched off a furor over the rapid price hikes in the cost of EpiPens, the auto-injector that delivers a drug that counters the effects of a potentially fatal allergic reaction. She hopes the reaction will open the door to greater scrutiny of the pharmaceutical industry. Continue Reading →

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House panel grills Access Health CEO, other exchange chiefs

WASHINGTON – As part of a renewed attack on the Affordable Care Act, House Republicans grilled Access Health CEO James Wadleigh and the heads of other state marketplaces on Tuesday, saying they had wasted billions of taxpayer dollars on an effort that has raised health insurance deductibles and premiums. Continue Reading →

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