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  • Mayor Dec 3, 2019

    New Haven Mayor-Elect Justin Elicker Discusses Transition, Hopes for Future

    The City of New Haven will have a new mayor for the first time in six years when Justin Elicker is sworn in in a few weeks.

  • Mayor Dec 3, 2019

    New Haven Mayor-Elect Discusses His Transition, Hopes

    The City of New Haven will have a new mayor for the first time in six years when Justin Elicker is sworn in in a few weeks. Elicker spoke with NBC Connecticut about his transition and what he hopes to accomplish as he prepares to lead.

  • Donald Trump Nov 14, 2019

    Health Dangers Emerge at Growing Migrant Camp on US Border

    A smoke-filled stench fills a refugee camp just a short walk from the U.S.-Mexico border, rising from ever-burning fires and piles of human waste. Parents and children live in a sea of tents and tarps, some patched together with garbage bags. Others sleep outside in temperatures that recently dropped to freezing. Justina, an asylum seeker who fled political persecution in...

  • head Oct 26, 2019

    From Beirut to Hong Kong, Protests Evoke Global Frustration

    In Hong Kong, it was a complicated extradition dispute involving a murder suspect. In Beirut, it was a proposed tax on the popular WhatsApp messenger service. In Chile, it was a 4-cent hike in subway fares. Recent weeks have seen mass protests and clashes erupt in far-flung places triggered by seemingly minor actions that each came to be seen as...

  • NBCUniversal Inc. Oct 1, 2019

    CT LIVE!: Gifts of Love

    Executive Director Susan Pribyson explained how they help underemployed people get the basic services they need.

  • Donald Trump Jun 25, 2019

    Miami Debate: Can 2020 Dems Do More Than Just Decry Trump on Immigration?

    Democratic presidential hopefuls face a challenge as they gather in Miami for the opening round of primary debates: presenting immigration ideas that go beyond simply bashing the Trump administration.

  • Donald Trump Jun 25, 2019

    Miami Debate: Can 2020 Dems Do More Than Just Decry Trump on Immigration?

    Democratic presidential hopefuls face a challenge as they gather in Miami for the opening round of primary debates: presenting immigration ideas that go beyond simply bashing the Trump administration.

  • China May 20, 2019

    Huawei Faces Loss of Some Google Services After US Ban

    Google said Monday its basic services on Huawei smartphones still will function following U.S. sales curbs, but the Chinese tech giant faces the possible loss of other features and support. The announcement highlighted the growing damage to Huawei from Washington’s order. The company has said until now U.S. accusations it is a security threat have had little impact on sales...

  • Massachusetts May 14, 2019

    Is Sea Rise Wrecking Coastal Home Values? The Answer: Maybe

    For sale: waterfront property with sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean. Waves erode beach regularly. Flooding gets worse every year. Saltwater damage to lawn. Asking price: anyone’s guess.

  • president Apr 1, 2019

    Venezuela’s Maduro Announces Power Rationing Amid Outages

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday announced a 30-day plan to ration electricity following nationwide power cuts that have inflicted misery on millions of people and ignited protests, including one near the presidential palace in Caracas. The rationing plan will help deal with the outages that have also cut off water supply and communications for days at a time, Maduro...

  • Donald Trump Jan 26, 2019

    Q&A: When Will the Federal Government Get Back in Order?

    With the longest shutdown in U.S. history officially over, here’s a look at how the federal government will get back to regular business:...
    Some 800,000 workers were furloughed or required to work without pay. They will receive back pay....
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she will discuss a date for the State of the Union with President Donald Trump once the government...

  • head Jan 1, 2019

    Plunge in Oil Prices Threatens Iraq’s Postwar Recovery

    The latest plunge in oil prices has dealt a heavy blow to Iraq’s stagnating economy, threatening the new government’s ability to rebuild after the war with the Islamic State group and provide basic services to areas roiled by recent protests. Brent crude oil, used to price international purchases, briefly rose above $85 a barrel in October but has since plummeted...

  • Donald Trump Dec 27, 2018

    Father of Dead Guatemalan Boy Heard Rumors They Could Cross US Border

    The father of an 8-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in U.S. custody took his son to the border after hearing rumors that parents and their children would be allowed to migrate to the United States and escape the poverty in their homeland, the boy’s stepsister told The Associated Press. Felipe Gomez Alonzo died Monday at a New Mexico hospital after...

  • Chief Dec 18, 2018

    UN Approves Compact to Support World’s Refugees; US Objects

    With only the United States and Hungary voting no, the U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a non-binding compact Monday that provides more robust support for countries where most of the world’s more than 25 million refugees live. The Global Compact on Refugees also sets out measures to share responsibility to help those who are forced to flee their countries because...

  • New Jersey Aug 18, 2018

    US School Districts Weigh Duty to Migrants in Shelters

    When San Benito, Texas, school leaders learned of an influx of children to a migrant shelter in their small town near the U.S.-Mexico border, they felt obliged to help. The superintendent reached out and agreed to send 19 bilingual teachers, mobile classrooms and hundreds of computers to make the learning environment resemble one of his schools. While a government contractor...

  • United States Feb 14, 2018

    FEMA Funding Ending For Some Displaced by Hurricane Maria

    Time is running out for some families displaced by Hurricane Maria. FEMA funding, which paid for their lodgings in the US, is set to end for many of those families.

  • Facebook Nov 28, 2017

    Pope Demands Rights for All in Myanmar, Omits ‘Rohingya’

    Pope Francis insisted Tuesday that Myanmar’s future depends on respecting the rights of each ethnic group, an indirect show of support for Rohingya Muslims who have been subject to decades of discrimination and a recent military crackdown described by the U.N. as a textbook campaign of “ethnic cleansing.” Francis didn’t cite the crackdown or even utter the contested word “Rohingya”...

  • Donald Trump Apr 17, 2017

    After US Strikes, Trump’s Syria Plan Starts Coming Into View

    Can threatening war crimes charges persuade Syrian President Bashar Assad to leave power? What about guaranteeing his safety in exile? These long-shot proposals are at the center of the Trump administration’s new effort to resolve Syria’s six-year civil war. Though still evolving, President Donald Trump’s plans for Syria have come into clearer view since he ordered cruise missiles fired on...

  • Donald Trump Mar 24, 2017

    Critics Scoff at All-Male Photo of GOP Health Care Talks

    A lack of women in a photo of negotiations over the Republicans health care bill that was tweeted out by the vice president is drawing criticism from Democrats, concerned over the bill’s repercussions for women’s health. The photo shows Vice President Mike Pence at the center of a conference table during negotiations with the House Freedom Caucus. About two dozen...

  • Donald Trump Nov 4, 2016

    Hazy Future for the Marijuana Industry Under a Trump Justice Department

    Americans may not have agreed on much in this election, but they were united around one issue: marijuana legalization. Eight states legalized marijuana in some form on Election Day. But jubilation over marijuana’s victory was tempered by the election of Republican Donald Trump and GOP majorities in both the Senate and House. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Under President...

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