5 Things To Know Friday

1. G-20

A day ahead of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, German police clashed with protesters. Pepper spray, water cannons and batons were deployed to keep the skirmishes at bay. Today, Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are expected to have their first in-person meeting since the election. 

2. Duckett Trial

James Duckett, who pitched an ambitious plan to renovate Hartford's Dillon Stadium, was found guilty on charges of defrauding the city. Duckett was convicted on 12 of 13 charges. His former partner, Mitchell Anderson, pleaded guilty to similar charges. 

3. Hartford Bankrupty

As Hartford's financial woes continue, the city took a step toward exploring a course for bankruptcy. Hartford hired a lawyer to navigate the complexities involving Chapter 9. 

4. Suing DeVos

Connecticut is among 18 states and the District of Columbia who have brought suit against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The suit takes issue with DeVos' delaying rules put in place by Barack Obama that were meant to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges.

5. Home Sales

A bit of good news for the Connecticut economy for once. According to a new report, the state's home sales were surprisingly strong in May, with a jump of nearly 11 percent. 

                                    On This Day

1981 – Ronald Reagan appoints Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female member of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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