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1 hr ago | Automotive News

Payout czar set to dive into GM legal mess

Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer who calculated payouts for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Virginia Tech shooting and BP oil spill, soon may begin trying to put a dollar figure on the damage inflicted by the faulty ignition switches in General Motors cars.

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10 hrs ago | Daily Mail

Stand behind the yellow line! Senator almost hit by train during speech about railway safety

Kate and Wills appear to enjoy Sydney zoo just as much as George as the duchess discovers that Koalas really do smell of eucalyptus The million dollar meth lab: Police raid high tech drug production base in luxury lake front mansion that was stacked with guns Caught! USPS worker who was in 'unspeakable pain' claimed $300k in disability checks for ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Milford, CT

14 hrs ago | The Independent

The moment a US politician nearly gets hit by a train... during press conference on rail safety

Tom is currently studying for an MA in Newspaper Journalism at City University. As well as The Independent, he has been published in the Daily Mail, The Guardian and the Evening Standard.

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Related Topix: Journalism, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Milford, CT

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Gawker

Senator Holds Commuter Safety Presser, Almost Gets Hit By Train

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal received an unexpected lesson in practicing what you preach at a press conference yesterday.

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Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Washington Times

Connecticut to study Rocky Hill Veterans Home

A push to end homelessness among Connecticut veterans by 2015 is generating renewed interest in the state's Veterans Home in Rocky Hill.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Law.com

U.S. Senator Fights Subpoena in Labor Dispute

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D. Conn., is fighting a subpoena that would force him to give deposition testimony and turn over documents in a labor dispute between health care management companies and unions.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, Connecticut, Connecticut Government

Greenwich Citizen

Sleeping watchdog

Despite finding thousands of defects in the Metro-North Commuter Railroad system, federal regulators over the last decade levied only 82 fines against the beleaguered railroad.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, West Haven, CT, Drug Testing

Thu Apr 17, 2014

EDGE

"HIV Equal" Hosts Testing Event at Hartford G&L Health Collective

On Saturday, April 19 from noon to 5 p.m., the World Health Clinicians' Anti-Stigma and HIV Testing Initiative "HIV Equal" will host a day-long testing event and photo shoot in the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective as part of its national testing and anti-stigma initiative.

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Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Los Angeles, CA, Social Software

NBC Connecticut

Memorial Built to Honor Soliders Killed in Iraq and Afghanistan

Small American flags marked the sites of 65 trees, each honoring one of the 65 men and women from Connecticut killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Middletown, CT

Patch.com

Obama Honors Norwalker for Promoting Solar Power

Jessica Bailey of Norwalk has been named one of 10 "Champions for Change" by President Obama for her work to promote solar energy as director of Connecticut's "Green Bank."

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Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, Norwalk, CT, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat

Detroit Free Press

Judge: GM doesn't need to tell owners to stop driving recalled vehicles

A Texas federal district judge has denied a motion that would force owners to stop driving more than 2 million General Motors small cars under recall for defective ignition switches.

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Stars and Stripes

Hamden, Conn. job fair puts focus on veterans

Veterans young and old parked their cars up and down Sherman Avenue outside the CFC Arena Indoor Sports Center to attend the Hiring for Heroes job fair Wednesday in hopes of finding a job.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Day

Attention, shoppers: New commissary opens at submarine base

Military families wait in line Wednesday for the grand opening of the new commissary at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton.

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Related Topix: Groton, CT, US Military, US Navy, Norwich, CT, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Representative Joe Courtney, Democrat, US Senate

Examiner.com

Should NATO and US continue with Russian helicopter contracts?

According to a report from Politico, members of Congress, along with NATO allies are grappling with helicopter contracts they have with Russian producers.

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Related Topix: NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), World News, US Senate, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Detroit Free Press

Safety advocates to Barra: Why did GM choose weak ignition switch design?

Mary Barra, right, CEO of General Motors, and Mark Reuss, Executive Vice President of Global Product Development for GM and President of GM America, watch the introduction of new Chevrolet cars at the New York International Auto Show, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in New York.

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Reuters

GM to seek court protection against ignition lawsuits

General Motors Co said it would ask a U.S. court to bar lawsuits related to actions before its 2009 bankruptcy, signaling a tougher stance toward legal claims stemming from its recent recall over faulty ignition switches.

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TheDay.Com

Malloy to make blight funding announcement in Norwich Wednesday

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will announce the release of new funding to "revitalize and redevelop" the blighted abandoned buildings in the former Shipping Street industrial district - which city leaders have long hoped to make a priority for economic development.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Washington Post

This is the exact moment when the selfie stopped being cool

The photo above is how you know that moment is near -- or maybe even upon us. That's Connecticut Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal posing for a selfie during an event to prevent library week at the Hartford Public Library on Monday.

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The Hartford Courant

State Prepares For $400 Million I-84 Widening Project In Waterbury

Work may begin this year on a $400 million project to widen I-84 at the infamous bottleneck just east of downtown, part of an ambitious five-year plan for highway and bridge improvements across the state, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Waterbury, CT, US Politics, Representative Elizabeth Esty, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Senate, Senator Chris Murphy

Detroit Free Press

Connecticut Senator wants GM to report on availability of ignition replacements

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., kept up the pressure on General Motors in its recall of 2.6 million cars today, asking CEO Mary Barra for 'clear and accurate information' on when repair parts will be available to all dealers.

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