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  • Young North End Pastor Is Business, Spiritual Leader

    Young North End Pastor Is Business, Spiritual Leader
    HARTFORD — The sign at Urban Hope Refuge Pentecostal Church still reads, "Dr. William M. Johnson Jr., Senior Pastor." Dr. Johnson died in 2013, and after a year as interim pastor, his son, Ashley "AJ" Johnson, officially succeeded him last year. Why...
  • Murphy Bill Would Create Tax Break For 'Angel' Investors

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy would give "angel" investors a new federal tax break and is also a co-sponsor of another bill introduced Thursday that will erase a barrier between those investors and start-up companies that need their money....
  • With Iran deal, Washington shows it can work _ sometimes

    For at least a few days, Washington may have actually worked. Republicans and Democrats talked to each other. President Barack Obama and several members of his administration conversed with lawmakers, too. As a result, a Senate committee unanimously...
  • White House agrees to give Congress a say on Iran deal

    Bowing to pressure from Republicans and his own party, President Barack Obama on Tuesday relented to a compromise empowering Congress to reject his emerging nuclear pact with Iran. The rare and reluctant agreement between the president and the...
  • In Honor Of Jesse Lewis, A Plan To Deal With Students' Social, Emotional Well-Being

    In Honor Of Jesse Lewis, A Plan To Deal With Students' Social, Emotional Well-Being
    HARTFORD -- A proposed federal law named after one of the children murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School will help teachers provide social and emotional support to their students. U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal announced Monday at a press...
  • Newtown victim inspires national education bill

    Days before his death, 6-year-old Jesse Lewis scrawled three words on his mother's kitchen chalkboard in Connecticut that could now prompt a national change in teacher training. Those three words — nurturing, healing and love — became the...
  • Lawmakers address California's deeply fragmented mental health system

    Lawmakers address California's deeply fragmented mental health system
    Advocates and mental health practitioners say that California's approach to mental health — and particularly to involuntary treatment — is deeply fragmented across its 58 counties. Lawmakers are trying to address the inconsistency of...
  • Federal legislation planned in honor of young Newtown victim

    Members of Connecticut's congressional delegation are backing federal legislation that honors a first-grader killed in the Newtown school shooting. A bill from U.S. Richard Blumenthal would provide expanded support to train teachers in social and...
  • Benjamin Netanyahu, Bobby Jindal, Jerry Brown: Sunday guests

    UPDATED: The Sunday morning guest list: Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel, and Gov. Bobby Jindal, R-La., talk to NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. Other guests are Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.; Major League Baseball...
  • Obama lobbies Congress on Iran; Dems seek changes to bill

    Democratic senators are intent on changing a bill that would give Congress a say in an emerging nuclear deal with Iran — tweaks that could make it more palatable to President Barack Obama, who called two key senators on Wednesday to lobby against...
  • Obama defends Iran deal as 'once in a lifetime' opportunity

    Obama defends Iran deal as 'once in a lifetime' opportunity
    Top Obama administration officials launched a major sales pitch on Sunday aimed at marshaling public support for the new framework agreement between Iran and several world powers over its nuclear program, even as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...