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Blizzard kills two, grinds U.S. northeast to halt

A ferocious snowstorm pummeled the northeastern United States for a second straight day Saturday, killing at least two people, bringing transportation to a halt and cutting off power to at least half a million customers. The storm dumped more than a foot and a half (about 46 centimeters) of snow…

Legal gun owner arrested for chambering round at Connecticut Chuck E. Cheese

A Connecticut woman was arrested at the children’s restaurant Chuck E. Cheese in Newington on Monday after she was accused of pulling her gun and chambering a round while threatening another mother. According to Newington police, 30-year-old Tawana Bourne brandished a .380 semi-automatic handgun and chambered a round while arguing…

Connecticut death penalty repeal passes hurdle

Connecticut’s House of Representatives has approved a bill to ban the death penalty that was passed by the state Senate last week and is expected to be signed into law by the governor. The proposed law — which passed by an 86-62 vote late Wednesday — would replace the death…

Employers discriminate against long-term unemployed: reports

A number of long-term, unemployed people in Stamford, Connecticut revealed to CBS’ 60 Minutes how they have been discriminated by the job market for being out of work, resulting in questions as to whether they would be employed ever again. “There’s no doubt,” worker Frank O’Neil told reporter Scott Pelley.…

Mayor besieged by thousands of tacos after racist remark

When recently asked about his support for Latino rights, the mayor of East Haven, Connecticut said that he “might have some tacos” for dinner. Little did he know, a local group of activists would be happy to take him up on that. Days later, 500 tacos showed up at Mayor…

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