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Seniors rally for strong health care reform

Hundreds of seniors from all over the state gathered at the Chowder Pot restaurant in Hartford to learn about the meaning of health care reform.

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GOP may lose Senate seats in the midterm elections

Announcement by Democratic Senators Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Byron Dorgan of North Dakota that they will retire was greeted with dismay but six Republicans are stepping down as well.

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Three union leaders to be honored at ‘Keep the Ball Rolling’ event

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Three Connecticut labor leaders, Art Perry, Anna Montalvo and Gwen Mills, will be honored on Sunday, Dec. 6, with the annual Amistad Award presented by the People's World, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the Communist Party USA.

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Kids arrested for food fight

When it comes to zero tolerance policies and disciplinary action for schoolchildren, where do you draw the line?

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War for oil? T. Boone Pickens thinks so

U.S. companies are entitled to Iraq's oil, oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens told a congressional committee Oct. 21.

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Spending freeze, gay rights on Washington ballot

Voters have already received their mail ballots across the Evergreen State and the two hottest issues in the Nov. 3 election are I-1033, a rightwing measure to impose deep spending cuts, and another ballot question, R-71 to ratify the state legislature’s Domestic Partnership law.

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National summit on careers in the arts for people with disabilities

Washington, D.C. — More than 70 percent of people with disabilities are not in the labor force, and those who wish to pursue a career in the arts face difficult challenges. On July 22-24, the National Endowment for the Arts convened the National Summit on Careers in the Arts for People with Disabilities at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

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What will your legacy be?

"What Will Your Legacy Be?" Dr. Margaret T.G. Burroughs once wrote and asked in a 2007 epic poem. The internationally renowned Burroughs died November 21, 2010, and scholars and activists celebrate her long-lasting legacy.

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