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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 08:51 PM EDT

First Lady 'Doing Really Well' After Kidney Procedure

First Lady 'Doing Really Well' After Kidney Procedure

President Donald Trump visited his wife, Melania, in the hospital Tuesday as she continues to recover after a kidney procedure. Trump said earlier Tuesday that the first lady is "doing really well" and that he...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 04:29 PM EDT

CIA Nominee Toughens Interrogation Stance, Picks Up Support

CIA Nominee Toughens Interrogation Stance, Picks Up Support

President Donald Trump's CIA nominee appeared to be on a path toward confirmation as she picked up support from key Democrats Tuesday and toughened her public stance against harsh interrogation. "With the...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 03:44 PM EDT

WH Staffer Remark on McCain Clouds Trump-Senate Lunch

WH Staffer Remark on McCain Clouds Trump-Senate Lunch

Last fall, when President Donald Trump headed to Capitol Hill for the Senate Republican lunch, he was feuding with the powerful chair of the foreign relations panel and tweeted that the man couldn't get elected...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 09:32 PM EDT

Judges Hear Arguments, Ask Questions in DACA Case

Judges Hear Arguments, Ask Questions in DACA Case

Federal appeals court judges appeared skeptical Tuesday of the Trump administration's claim that courts don't have the power to review the president's decision to end a program that shields young immigrants from...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 06:56 AM EDT

Glassman Wins Democratic Endorsement for CT's 5th District

Glassman Wins Democratic Endorsement for CT's 5th District

Former Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman has won the Democratic endorsement for Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District.

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 10:05 PM EDT

Disgraced Ex-Texas Congressman Takes Lucrative Lobbying Post

Disgraced Ex-Texas Congressman Takes Lucrative Lobbying Post

Former Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold has accepted a lucrative position lobbying for a port in his ex-Texas district — mere weeks after resigning in disgrace amid fallout from using public funds to settle...

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 11:16 AM EDT

Bysiewicz to Become Lamont's Running Mate: Source

Bysiewicz to Become Lamont's Running Mate: Source

Gubernatorial candidate Susan Bysiewicz is dropping her bid in order to become Ned Lamont's running mate, a source close to Lamont told NBC Connecticut Political Reporter Max Reiss.

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 06:29 PM EDT

Phoenix Agrees to Settle Over 2011 Death in Arpaio's Jail

Phoenix Agrees to Settle Over 2011 Death in Arpaio's Jail

The city of Phoenix has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of money to settle a lawsuit over the 2011 death of a mentally ill man who was arrested by its police officers and later died in a jail run by...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 07:02 PM EDT

White House Backs Kushner, Blames Hamas for Gaza Violence

White House Backs Kushner, Blames Hamas for Gaza Violence

The White House on Monday blamed Hamas for the deaths of dozens of Palestinians in clashes between protesters and the Israeli military, NBC News reported. The protests on the border between the Palestinian-con...

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 05:49 PM EDT

Watchdog: EPA's Pruitt Demanded 24/7 Armed Security on Day 1

Watchdog: EPA's Pruitt Demanded 24/7 Armed Security on Day 1

An internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that Administrator Scott Pruitt demanded and received unprecedented, around-the-clock protection from armed officers on his first day —...

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Help End Hunger by 'Feeding Our Families' Today at all CT Stop & Shop Locations
Help End Hunger by 'Feeding Our Families' Today at all CT Stop & Shop Locations
NBC Connecticut, Telemundo Connecticut, Stop & Shop and food pantries across the state have teamed up for "Feeding Our Families," a food drive to help end hunger on April 28. Read more
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