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Sunday, Jul 14, 2019 at 12:07 AM EDT

Top Puerto Rican Officials Resign Over Profanity-Laced Chat

Top Puerto Rican Officials Resign Over Profanity-Laced Chat

Puerto Rico's Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Saturday that his chief financial officer and secretary of state will step down following their participation in a private chat that used profanities to describe an...

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 at 04:28 PM EDT

Federal Court Order Blocking Contraception Exemptions Upheld

Federal Court Order Blocking Contraception Exemptions Upheld

A federal appeals court upheld a lower court order that blocked the Trump administration from enforcing rules that allow more employers to deny insurance coverage for contraceptives to women. The three-judge...

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 at 03:35 PM EDT

Barr: Justice Dept. Is 'All in' on Criminal Justice Overhaul

Barr: Justice Dept. Is 'All in' on Criminal Justice Overhaul

Leroy Nolan has spent the last 26 years behind bars at a federal prison for a drug conviction. In the prison factory, he works making T-shirts, backpacks and other products that are later sold to government...

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 at 12:05 PM EDT

Dem Infighting on Race Spills Into 2020 Presidential Contest

Dem Infighting on Race Spills Into 2020 Presidential Contest

The highly public rift between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and a clutch of freshmen congresswomen led by Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez has spilled into the 2020 Democratic presidential contest. The intramural...

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 at 02:23 AM EDT

Taiwan Defends US Arms Deal After China Sanctions Threat

Taiwan Defends US Arms Deal After China Sanctions Threat

Taiwan on Saturday defended a proposal to purchase $2.2 billion in arms from the U.S., following a Chinese announcement that it would sanction any American companies involved in the deal. U.S. weapons help...

Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 at 12:21 AM EDT

New US Election Systems Use Vulnerable Software

New US Election Systems Use Vulnerable Software

An Associated Press analysis has found that like many counties in Pennsylvania, the vast majority of 10,000 election jurisdictions nationwide use Windows 7 or an older operating system to create ballots, program...

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 09:44 PM EDT

'No Shower!' Migrants Shout as Pence Tours Detention Centers

'No Shower!' Migrants Shout as Pence Tours Detention Centers

Vice President Mike Pence saw firsthand the extreme overcrowding migrants are often forced to endure at federal detention centers when he visited two Friday in Texas, NBC News reported. Agents wore face masks...

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 10:57 PM EDT

Appeals Court Gives Trump a Win in Sanctuary City Case

Appeals Court Gives Trump a Win in Sanctuary City Case

A federal appeals court gave President Donald Trump a rare legal win in his efforts to crack down on "sanctuary cities" Friday, upholding the Justice Department's decision to give preferential treatment in...

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 07:23 PM EDT

Governor Lamont Issues His First Vetoes, Nixes 3 Bills

Governor Lamont Issues His First Vetoes, Nixes 3 Bills

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has vetoed three bills, his first since taking office.

Friday, Jul 12, 2019 at 03:25 PM EDT

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Testifies in Migrant House Hearing

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Testifies in Migrant House Hearing

New York lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, describing the conditions of the migrants she and other freshman lawmakers met with at a Texas...

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Feeding Our Families Food Drive Postponed
Feeding Our Families Food Drive Postponed
Joining together to help Tri-State food banks replenish non-perishable supplies and sustain essential anti-hunger efforts, NBC Connecticut / WVIT, Telemundo Connecticut / WRDM and Stop & Shop are coming together... Read more
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