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Travelers, other insurers, accused of discriminating against low-income tenants

WASHINGTON –  Travelers Insurance Co. is being sued over allegations it has refused to insure properties that house federally subsidized low-income tenants  — and other insurers in Connecticut may have done the same. Continue Reading →

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CT civil rights panel seeks greater protections on solitary confinement

WASHINGTON — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a bill last month that reforms the practice of placing prisoners in solitary confinement, but the new law doesn’t go far enough for a state civil rights panel that says minority inmates are confined disproportionally.  Continue Reading →

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Hartford mayor, police chief, help Obama sell policing initiative

WASHINGTON – Mayor Pedro Segarra and Hartford Police Chief James Rovella were among dozens of officials invited to the White House Thursday to help President Obama promote a policing initiative aimed at preventing the types of police shootings that touched off riots in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore. Continue Reading →

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