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  1. Obama expresses sadness at death of Marion BarryRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | Norwalk Citizen News

    Obama is lauding Barry for advancing the cause of civil rights as a one-time leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee . Obama is also making note of the many programs Barry put in place during decades in elected office in the nation's capital to help city residents escape poverty, expand opportunity and return "home rule" to the city.

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  2. Marion Barry remembered for love of DCRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

    Marion Barry , who served four terms as the mayor of the District of Columbia and served on the D.C. Council as the representative for the city's Ward 8 until his death Sunday at the age of 78, was remembered for his love for the city he served: "Marion was not just a colleague but also was a friend with whom I shared many fond moments about governing the city. He loved the District of Columbia and so many Washingtonians loved him."

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  3. Marion Barry remembered for love of Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | Connecticut Post

    Marion Barry, who served four terms as the mayor of the District of Columbia and served on the D.C. Council as the representative for the city's Ward 8 until his death Sunday at the age of 78, was remembered for his love for the city he served: "Marion was not just a colleague but also was a friend with whom I shared many fond moments about governing the city. He loved the District of Columbia and so many Washingtonians loved him."

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  4. Former D.C. Mayor Barry Dies at 78Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | NBC Connecticut

    ... seat. But along with that huge political success, many personal failures marked his turbulent life. Early on the Washington City Paper dubbed him "Mayor for Life." He confounded critics who railed against his melodramatic life while basking in the ...

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  5. Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | News Times

    ... a political career as an official of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and a local activist in Washington. Re-elected in 1982 and 1986, he was dubbed "Mayor For Life." "I want to take the boards off of houses and put people in them," he ...

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  6. GM compensation expert extends claims deadlineRead the original story

    Monday Nov 17 | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

    ... reached the family of Connecticut mother Jean Averill, who died when her Ion crashed into a tree. Averill, 66, of Washington, Connecticut, was one of 13 people that GM originally thought had died in crashes caused by the faulty switches. Averill's ...

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  7. Critics say GM compensation extension won't Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | News Times

    The claim-filing deadline for a compensation fund set up by General Motors on behalf of families of victims killed and injured by defective ignition switches has been extended for a month, to Jan. 31. Ken Feinberg, a Washington, D.C., attorney hired by GM to administer the fund, announced the decision to extend the claim period Monday. Reached Friday by phone as he was mulling whether to extend the deadline, he said he had rechecked General Motors' protocol for notifying victims as a result of the case of Jean Averill, a Washington, Conn., woman who became the first known fatality from the defective ignition switch when she crashed her Saturn Ion into a tree in 2004.

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  8. GM Compensation Expert Extends Claims Deadline by One MonthRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | TheStreet.com

    ... reached the family of Connecticut mother Jean Averill, who died when her Ion crashed into a tree. Averill, 66, of Washington, Connecticut, was one of 13 people that GM originally thought had died in crashes caused by the faulty switches. Averill's ...

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  9. Critics say GM compensation extension won't Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | Connecticut Post

    The claim-filing deadline for a compensation fund set up by General Motors on behalf of families of victims killed and injured by defective ignition switches has been extended for a month, to Jan. 31, 2015. Ken Feinberg, a Washington, D.C., attorney hired by GM to administer the fund, announced the decision to extend the claim period Monday.

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  10. GM Extends Claims DeadlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | Manufacturing.net

    ... reached the family of Connecticut mother Jean Averill, who died when her Ion crashed into a tree. Averill, 66, of Washington, Connecticut, was one of 13 people that GM originally thought had died in crashes caused by the faulty switches. Averill's ...

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  11. GM ignition switch crash victims will have another month to file claimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | Christian Science Monitor

    ... reached the family of Connecticut mother Jean Averill, who died when her Ion crashed into a tree. Averill, 66, of Washington, Connecticut, was one of 13 people that GM originally thought had died in crashes caused by the faulty switches. Averill's ...

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  12. GM agrees to extend deadline for switch claimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | USA Today

    ... t it believes switch issues figured in their accidents. The AP says GM reached the family of Jean Averill, 66, of Washington, Conn., who died when her Ion crashed into a tree.

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  13. General Motors' Compensation Expert Extends Claims DeadlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | TheStreet.com

    ... reached the family of Connecticut mother Jean Averill, who died when her Ion crashed into a tree. Averill, 66, of Washington, Connecticut, was one of 13 people that GM originally thought had died in crashes caused by the faulty switches. Averill's ...

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  14. Deadline Extended For Compensation Claims Against GMRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 | CBS Local

    ... reached the family of Connecticut mother Jean Averill, who died when her Ion crashed into a tree. Averill, 66, of Washington, Connecticut, was one of 13 people that GM originally thought had died in crashes caused by the faulty switches. Averill's ...

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  15. Washington and Greenwich commemorate World War IRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 14 | Examiner.com

    The year, 2014 marks the one-hundred year anniversary of the beginning of World War I with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. The Greenwich Historical Society http://greenwichhistory.org and the Gunn Historical Museum http://www.gunnlibrary.org/museum.html in Washington Connecticut have both organized thought provoking exhibits to commemorate and remember this world war.

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  16. Flying for France in Washington ConnecticutRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 | Patch.com

    Dr. Walter Powell will give the free presentation, " Flying for France: The Lafayette Escadrille and the Lafayette Flying Corps in WWI" on Saturday, November, 15 at 11:00 am in the Wykeham Room of the Gunn Memorial Library and Museum in Washington, Connecticut. The release in 2006 of the movie "Flyboys" has renewed interest in those Americans who flew for France before the United States entered World War One in April 1917.

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  17. GM blames ignition defect for Washington woman's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Greenwich Citizen

    Sam Averill holds a photograph of his mother, Jean Averill, and his brother Mark in Washington, Conn., Nov. 6, 2014. Jean Averill is among the 13 victims that General Motors linked to the ignition switch defect, but the family says even today the company has not told them about the connection.

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    Tuesday Nov 11 | Connecticut Post

    Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., on Tuesday blasted General Motors' "outrageous, deliberate concealment" of the fact that a 2003 accident that claimed the life of a Washington, Conn., woman was caused by a faulty ignition switch in her GM vehicle. The New York Times reported Tuesday that the accident that killed Jean Averill, 81, was the earliest known fatality from the switch defect -- and that her family members were unaware that GM had linked her death to the problem with the switches until the Times reporter told them last week.

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  19. The Glenholme School, a Therapeutic Boarding School, Announces Its Inaugural Run for AutismRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 11 | PRWeb

    ... with high functioning autism spectrum disorders and various social, emotional and learning differences in Washington, Connecticut is proud to announce its first annual Run for Autism planned for later this month. The course is every runner's, ...

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  20. Bridgewater's dry tradition comes to an end, new era might beginRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 8 | Connecticut Post

    ... Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at the Bridgewater Village Store in Bridgewater, Conn. Photo: Carol Kaliff Kay Abella of Washington, Conn., has lunch at the Bridgewater General Store Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Bridgewater, Conn. as she does regularly. ...

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