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  • Senate confirms Obama's surgeon general despite gun-control views

    Senate confirms Obama's surgeon general despite gun-control views
    The Senate confirmed President Obama's controversial choice for surgeon general Monday, a victory for the administration after Republican infighting gave Democrats the upper hand in the final stretch of the lame-duck Congress.
  • New surgeon general approved despite remarks on guns, contraception

    Overruling the objections of gun-rights advocates, the U.S. Senate on Monday confirmed Dr. Vivek Murthy, a British-born, American-educated internal medicine specialist, to become the 19th surgeon general of the United States. The 51-43 vote makes...

    Anthem, Hartford HealthCare Hammer Out Deal

     Anthem, Hartford HealthCare Hammer Out Deal
    HARTFORD — The state's largest health insurer and a network of five Connecticut hospitals resolved their differences and announced a new multiyear contract late Thursday. The new contract is retroactive to Wednesday, Oct. 1, meaning that there...

    House OKs $10.8-billion highway construction fund bill

    President Obama hopped into the driver's seat of an automobile simulator Tuesday, but the feeling of flying along at 90 mph lasted only as long as the photo opportunity. "I think I had a little bit of a lead foot," he joked later, noting that he hasn'...

    Congestion Pricing Won't Solve Highway Woes

    I-84 is not a local road. It is critically important part of the federal interstate highway system. In fact, I-84 in Hartford is the busiest highway in the state, with more than 175,000 vehicles per day. It needs to be expanded to increase capacity so...