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 2021-09-21 22:10 

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LGBTQ Vets Discharged Under 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Have New Chance For Full Benefits...

Thousands of LGBTQ veterans who were discharged from the military under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy have gained new access to full government benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The announcement, issued Monday on the 1...

 2021-09-21 21:42 

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Haitians Pushed To U.S. Border By Misinformation Now Angry At Deportation...

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 2021-09-21 21:39 

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After All Things: Why Did the Turtle Cross the Road...?...

Thousands of turtles on Long Island are making their trek to hibernation. Fewer Long Islanders are struggling with food insecurity, efforts towards climate resilience in Connecticut, and protecting New York's pollinators....

 2021-09-21 21:16 

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A U.S. Strike Recently Killed Afghan Civilians, But It's Far From The First Time...

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 2021-09-21 20:58 

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Johnson & Johnson Says Booster Shot Makes Their COVID Vaccine More Effective...

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 2021-09-21 20:58 

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More On The Investigations Into Video Game Publisher Giant Activision Blizzard...

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 2021-09-21 20:58 

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What Lorde's Te Reo Maori Songs Mean For The Effort To Revive The Language...

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 2021-09-21 20:02 

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TikTokers Are Trading Stocks By Copying What Members Of Congress Do...

Young investors have a new strategy: watching financial disclosures of sitting members of Congress for stock tips. Among a certain community of individual investors on TikTok, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's stock trading disclosures are a treasure trove...

 2021-09-21 20:02 

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Chaos At NYC's Rikers Island Sparks Calls For Reforms...

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 2021-09-21 20:02 

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Farmers In India Are Trying To Revive Their Protests Against Agriculture Deregulation...

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 2021-09-21 20:02 

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The Science And Policy Behind The Decision To Vaccinate Younger Children...

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 2021-09-21 19:50 

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Labor Report Says Connecticut Showing Strong Recovery Signs...

Connecticut is showing strong signs of recovery from the pandemic, according to a jobs report from the Department of Labor....

 2021-09-21 19:44 

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The Biden Administration Is Adding Worker Protections To Address Extreme Heat...

The Biden administration is pushing for new worker protections after record-setting temperatures across the country left dozens of workers injured and dead this summer. The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced ...

 2021-09-21 19:35 

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A 10-Foot Wide House In Boston Sells For $1.25 Million...

In the latest example of a wicked hot housing market, a 10-foot wide house in Boston has sold for $1.25 million. Located in the city's historic North End neighborhood, the 2-bedroom 1-bath home was built in 1890, according to city tax records, though ...

 2021-09-21 19:06 

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Long Island Turtle Rescue Issues Warning To Drive Carefully...

Long Island's only Turtle Rescue Center is urging residents to drive carefully and watch out for thousands of turtles moving to hibernate....

 2021-09-21 18:52 

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Connecticut Tries To Claw Back Some Unemployment Benefits Paid During Pandemic...

The Connecticut Department of Labor is reviewing unemployment benefits paid out during the pandemic, and sending letters to thousands of residents who received the benefits telling them to give some of the money back....

 2021-09-21 18:47 

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Food Insecurity On Long Island Drops, Reversing Trend During Pandemic...

Food assistance programs on Long Island say fewer residents are struggling with food insecurity. This comes as people return to work and receive COVID-19 vaccinations....

 2021-09-21 18:01 

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Anti-Vaccine Protesters Clash With Police In Melbourne For The Second Straight Day...

It's been a violent few days in Melbourne, Australia, where construction workers and other demonstrators are clashing with police as they protest the government's COVID-19 vaccine requirements. Amid the surging delta variant, officials in Victoria...

 2021-09-21 17:23 

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BTS Spoke At The UNGA. And That's Not The Only Surprise At The U.N. Event...

Here's a tweet you wouldn't expect to see at the 76 th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly: "Why i'm like a proud mom watching this?!? I love you, BTS!!!" After a virtual assembly in 2020, the U.N. is holding this yea...

 2021-09-21 17:22 

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Remakes Put A Fresh Spin On 'The Wonder Years' And 'Scenes From A Marriage'...

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 2021-09-21 17:22 

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'The Contrarian' Profiles Peter Thiel, PayPal Co-Founder And Political Provocateur...

Bloomberg Businessweek reporter Max Chafkin talks about the tech billionaire who broke with most of Silicon Valley in backing Trump. Thiel also secretly funded the lawsuit that bankrupted Gawker....

 2021-09-21 17:10 

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McDonald's Is Phasing Out Plastic Toys From Happy Meals In A Push To Be More Green...

The toys that come in McDonald's Happy Meals will soon be made mostly from corn and other materials rather than from fossil fuel-based plastic, the fast-food chain says. The switch is already underway in some international markets; it's expected t...

 2021-09-21 16:32 

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UConn Research Links Algae Bloom Rise To Climate Change...

Toxic algae blooms are on the rise and researchers at the University of Connecticut believe it's due to climate change....

 2021-09-21 16:04 

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Media Fascination With The Petito Mystery Looks Like Racism To Some Native Americans...

On Sunday, remains believed to be the body of 22-year-old Gabrielle Petito were found in Wyoming. The mystery around the death of the photogenic young white woman with a carefree social media presence has been headline news across the country. And that...

 2021-09-21 15:07 

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U.S. Border Agents Chased Migrants On Horseback. A Photographer Explains What He Saw...

Images of U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback, chasing Haitian migrants along the Rio Grande, are "horrific," the White House says. The migrants were attempting to return to a camp near the Del Rio International Bridge, where thousands of migra...

 2021-09-21 14:52 

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Boris Johnson Aims To Tighten U.S. Ties In A Visit That Follows A Contentious Month...

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet with President Biden in Washington on Tuesday afternoon to discuss climate change and international security, among other topics. On the climate front, Johnson is pressuring wealthy countries, ...

 2021-09-21 13:20 

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Watch Live: President Biden's Speech To The U.N. General Assembly...

Updated September 21, 2021 at 10:17 AM ET President Biden is addressing the United Nations General Assembly on a range of issues, including COVID-19, climate change and the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Here are the highlights: Update at 10:12 a.m. ET Pres...

 2021-09-21 13:01 

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These Unclaimed Afghan Studio Portraits Bear Witness To Decades Of History...

Last month, hundreds of Afghans flooded into small photo studios in Kabul, seeking photographs for passports and ID cards before the last of the previous government's institutions closed their doors. The Taliban have now taken Afghanistan, the U.S. ha...

 2021-09-21 12:47 

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Why The City Will Survive The Age Of Pandemics And Remote Work...

Bad predictions are an occupational hazard for forecasters. And, on this front, the late futurist Alvin Toffler was not immune. Human cloning by the 1980s? Nope. Toffler was a renowned writer who accurately described many forces that would reshape the wor...

 2021-09-21 12:45 

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Russia Fatally Poisoned A Prominent Defector In London, A Court Concludes...

The European Court of Human Rights has found the Kremlin responsible for the 2006 assassination by radiation poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko, a former Russian intelligence agent who defected to the West. Litvinenko died in London weeks after drinking te...

 2021-09-21 12:39 

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Suffolk County Expands Water Infrastructure, Small Business Programs In New Budget...

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has included $125 million in funding to protect drinking water and fix old wastewater infrastructure in his proposed $3.9 billion budget for next year....

 2021-09-21 11:24 

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Democrats And Republicans Are In A Fight Over Federal Spending...

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 2021-09-21 11:24 

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Photos Appear To Show U.S. Border Agents Chasing Down Haitians In A Migrant Camp...

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 2021-09-21 10:31 

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J&J Says Its Booster Shot Provides Increased Protection From COVID-19...

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 2021-09-21 10:30 

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Johnson & Johnson Says Its Booster Shot Provides Increased Protection From COVID-19...
 2021-09-21 10:00 

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If You Love Potatoes, Tomatoes Or Chocolate Thank Indigenous Latin American Cultures...

As the country celebrates all things Latino, we think it's time to show some culinary appreciation for some of the tastiest foods indigenous to Latin America but that over centuries have been victim to some bad PR, and are commonly associated with Eur...

 2021-09-21 09:55 

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A New Beer By Samuel Adams Is Getting A Lot Of Hype...

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 2021-09-21 09:55 

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Morning News Brief...

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 2021-09-21 09:55 

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Rare First-Edition Copy Of The Constitution Is Up For Auction...

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 2021-09-21 09:52 

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Sarah Dash, Singer And Co-Founder Of LaBelle, Dies At Age 76...

Sarah Dash, the singer and co-founder of the all-female singing group Labelle, best known for their 1974 hit "Lady Marmalade," died Monday at the age of 76. Dash's bandmate Patti Labelle announced her longtime friend's death on social medi...

 2021-09-21 09:00 

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How A Single Missing Part Can Hold Up $5 Million Machines And Unleash Industrial Hell...

Nicole Wolter runs a factory in Wauconda, Ill., that makes gears and pulleys used in a variety of industrial equipment. She's got plenty of orders, but she's straining to get all the parts she needs and that's creating trouble across the suppl...

 2021-09-21 09:00 

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Climate Change Is Killing Trees And Causing Power Outages...
 2021-09-21 09:00 

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Far From Texas, The Virginia Governor's Race Will Test How Abortion Motivates Voters...

Morgan Byrd said that had it not been for the restrictive new Texas abortion law, she probably wouldn't have signed up to volunteer to canvass for Planned Parenthood. "I wish I could say that I would have, but no — this is really the far str...

 2021-09-21 06:58 

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Trudeau's Liberals Win Canada Election, But Missed The Majority In Parliament...

TORONTO — Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party a victory in Monday's parliamentary elections, but his gamble to win a majority of seats failed and nearly mirrored the result of two years ago. The Liberals won the most...

 2021-09-21 05:00 

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Classical Music Highlight: Prokofiev's Perfect Summer Day...

During our music this evening, Prokofiev describes the perfect summer day from a child's perspective, complete with a frisky game of tag. Tune in at 8 pm on 91.1 and 107.5 FM and our music stream....

 2021-09-20 23:17 

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What Top Film Schools Are Doing To Help Diversify Hollywood...

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 2021-09-20 22:13 

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A Hotter Climate Means Falling Trees — And More Power Outages...

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 2021-09-20 22:13 

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The Best Time For Rehabilitation After A Stroke Might Actually Be 2 To 3 Months Later...

People who have had a stroke appear to regain more hand and arm function if intensive rehabilitation starts two to three months after the injury to their brain. A study of 72 stroke patients suggests this is a "critical period," when the brain has...

 2021-09-20 22:03 

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After All Things: Getting Our Money's Worth?...

A Long Island environmental fund is getting a long overdue audit. Connecticut lacks affordable housing outside of its cities, fighting West Nile virus on Long Island, and finding ways to adapt to climate change....

 2021-09-20 21:46 

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New York Assembly Considers Limiting A Pesticide Linked To Bee Deaths...

The New York state Assembly held a hearing on whether the state should strictly limit the use of a chemical in pesticides linked to the die-off of honeybees, and population declines of other insects and birds....

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