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  • Guests For Jan. 23 Actress, model and community activist Sallie Toussaint

    Guests For Jan. 23   Actress, model and community activist Sallie Toussaint
    Actress, model and community activist Sallie Toussaint -- a former "Miss USA" and "Miss Connecticut" -- has journeyed from Hartford's North End to New York City and Hollywood. She has scored minor roles in "The Sopranos" and "The Departed" and has been...
  • Masked men set off clashes with police in Hong Kong

    Masked men set off clashes with police in Hong Kong
    Using a metal barricade as a battering ram, masked men smashed through a window at Hong Kong’s Legislative Council headquarters early Wednesday, setting off clashes with police and raising fears that the government would step in with decisive action...
  • In Syria, struggling to shine a light on victims of sexual violence

    Soon after the young woman was released by the Syrian government in a prisoner exchange, activists began noticing the signs. The woman's husband immediately divorced her. She rarely ventured outside her parents' house. Not long after, she left for...
  • State of emergency declared in Missouri ahead of grand jury decision

    State of emergency declared in Missouri ahead of grand jury decision
     Missouri's governor declared a state of emergency on Monday and authorized the state's National Guard to support police in case of violence after a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager....
  • Awaiting Ferguson grand jury, activists practice protest tactics

    Awaiting Ferguson grand jury, activists practice protest tactics
    In a former union hall in downtown St. Louis, about 100 activists formed a rough circle and, at the instruction of organizer Michael McPhearson, crossed the room wading through a crowd of people going the opposite way. "How hard was that? How much harder...
  • Media boss who backed Hong Kong demonstrations urges retreat

    Media boss who backed Hong Kong demonstrations urges retreat
    A key media mogul who has strongly backed Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests urged demonstrators Thursday to leave the streets, saying a temporary retreat would be a strategic move in wake of recent clashes with police that have further divided...
  • U.S. says it has targeted Khorasan Group again in Syria with airstrike

    American warplanes have struck for a third time an Al Qaeda-linked extremist faction operating in Syria, the U.S. military's Central Command said Friday. A single airstrike targeted the Khorasan group, Centcom said in a statement, referring to a network...
  • Israeli-Palestinian conflict shifts ominously toward religious war

    Israeli-Palestinian conflict shifts ominously toward religious war
    Guarded by a phalanx of riot police, the knot of young Jewish men, long sidelocks blowing in the breeze, strode across the paved esplanade of Jerusalem's most sensitive religious site. A group of veiled and black-robed Muslim women leaped up to confront...
  • Molotov cocktails, clashes as thousands of Mexicans protest over massacre

    Molotov cocktails, clashes as thousands of Mexicans protest over massacre
    Protesters threw Molotov cocktails and clashed with riot police outside Mexico City's National Palace on Thursday as thousands protested against President Enrique Pena Nieto's handling of the apparent massacre of 43 trainee school teachers. Hundreds of...
  • Baltimore Police tweet about Ferguson draws criticism

    Baltimore Police tweet about Ferguson draws criticism
    As the tension rises in Missouri ahead of a grand jury decision in the shooting death of a teenager by a police officer, a Baltimore sergeant charged with investigating police here went on Twitter to express her opinion. "After hearing the facts...
  • Obama's Immigration Reforms Met With Enthusiasm, Anger

    Obama's Immigration Reforms Met With Enthusiasm, Anger
    President Barack Obama's decision to take executive actions to protect almost 5 million people who live in fear of deportation because they are undocumented immigrants met with some enthusiasm in Connecticut among immigrants and their supporters Thursday,...