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It may not be ripe for a large white supremacist rally, but there’s hate in CT

WASHINGTON –  Connecticut may be more fertile ground for rallies protesting white supremacist groups than for demonstrations like the one that turned violent in Charlottesville, Va., but the state is not immune to hate. The Southern Poverty Law Center, says there are several active hate groups in the state. Continue Reading →

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Lembo challenges charitable deductions for anti-LGBT group

Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo is questioning whether Connecticut state employees should be able to continue directing charitable payroll deductions to the American Family Association of Tupelo, Miss., a Christian charity that the Southern Poverty Law Center monitors as an anti-LGBT “extremist group.” Continue Reading →

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Esty to join Obama, Bush and dozens of lawmakers in Selma

WASHINGTON – President Obama, former President George W. Bush and dozens of lawmakers, including Connecticut’s Rep. Elizabeth Esty, plan to converge on Selma, Ala., this weekend to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic march that led to approval of the Voting Rights Act. Continue Reading →

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