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CT senators will support Harvey aid, despite Texans’ opposition to Sandy relief

WASHINGTON — The need for a robust federal response to Hurricane Harvey has reopened old wounds about the contentious and drawn-out fight five years ago for a relief bill for Superstorm Sandy victims. Connecticut’s senators, who joined their colleagues from New York and New Jersey in fighting for the aid, say they are ready to bury the hatchet and help Texas Republicans who opposed Sandy funding.

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Sanders happy to drive the debate, but his goal still: ‘Winning’

The morning after attracting 14,000 to the New Haven Green, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was in no mood Monday to talk about his success in reshaping the Democratic agenda or contemplating that a victory for him could be anything less than winning the presidential nomination. “We are fighting to become the nominee,” Sanders told The Mirror. “We’re going to win here in Connecticut.”

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Sanders fails to get UConn site, heads to Hartford riverfront

Updated Friday 2:15 p.m.
The presidential campaign of Democrat Bernie Sanders couldn’t come to terms with the University of Connecticut for an event Monday morning, but he is expected to rally Sunday night on the New Haven Green — and substitute the Hartford riverfront for UConn on Monday. Republicans John Kasich and Donald J. Trump have confirmed events, and Democrat Hillary Clinton is expected, too. See our updated schedule of events.