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Markey, Kennedy face off in Democratic primary debate

Rep. Joe Kennedy III, left, elbow-bumps Sen. Edward Markey after their debate for the Democratic primary for senator from Massachusetts, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Springfield, Mass. (Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)

Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and his Democratic primary challenger, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, said in a televised debate Monday that generations of racial injustice is helping fuel the protests that have swept across the country this week

Trump slams governors as 'weak,' urges crackdown on protests

President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

President Donald Trump delivered Rose Garden remarks Monday evening after deriding the nation’s governors as “weak” and demanding tougher crackdowns on burning and stealing in the aftermath of more violent protests in dozens of...

Black man's death seen as hurting Klobuchar's chance to be Biden running mate

In this March 2, 2020, file photo, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., endorses Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at a campaign rally in Dallas. As presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Biden begins the process of choosing a running mate amid the coronavirus crisis, managing the pandemic has become its own version of an audition. For potential picks, lobbying for the job means breaking into the national conversation, positioning themselves as leaders and executing at their day job. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

A key ally of Joe Biden says Sen. Amy Klobuchar seems a less likely choice to become his running mate following this week’s death of a black man in police custody in Minneapolis

Protesters converge on White House for second straight day

Demonstrators clash as people gather to protest the death of George Floyd, Saturday, May 30, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Protest erupted across the United States to protest the death of  Floyd, a black man who was killed in police custody in Minneapolis on May 25.. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Police have fired pepper spray at demonstrators near the White House and the D

Trump takes aim at WHO as U.S. economic outlook worsens

President Donald Trump listens during a roundtable with industry executives about reopening the country after the coronavirus closures, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, May 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

With new U.S. economic numbers highlighting the rough road ahead for a hoped-for rebound, President Donald Trump took aim at the World Health Organization and China, blaming both for their roles in the pandemic’s devastation

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White House punts economic update as election draws near

FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at The Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo. As the economy faces a once-in-a-century recession, with more than 38 million people out of work, Trump is increasingly talking up a future recovery that probably won't materialize until after the November election. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

The White House is taking the unusual step of deciding not to release an updated economic forecast for this year

Sen. Cortez Masto withdraws name from Biden VP consideration

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019, file photo Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nevada, speaks at the 23rd Annual Lake Tahoe Summit, Tuesday, at South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Cortez Masto of Nevada said Thursday, May 28, 2020, that she’s not interested in serving as running mate to presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden. Cortex Masto said in a statement that she supports the former vice president and will work tirelessly to get him elected but does not want to join the presidential ticket. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada says she’s not interested in serving as running mate to presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden

Trump escalates war on Twitter, social media protections

President Donald Trump holds up a copy of the New York Post as speaks before signing an executive order aimed at curbing protections for social media giants, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump is escalating his war on social media companies, signing an executive order challenging the liability protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet

Sen. Lindsey Graham urges older judges to retire so GOP can fill openings

Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on the nomination of Judge Justin Walker to be a U.S. Circuit Court judge for the District of Columbia Circuit on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Caroline Brehman/Pool Photo via AP)

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham is urging federal judges in their mid-to-late 60s to step aside so President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans can fill the vacancies with conservative jurists

Bipartisan opposition leaves surveillance bill in doubt

FILE- In this March 23, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump talks during a briefing about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Washington, as Attorney General William Barr looks on. Legislation to extend surveillance authorities that the FBI sees as vital in fighting terrorism was thrown in doubt Wednesday as President Donald Trump, the Justice Department and congressional Republicans all came out in opposition. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Legislation extending surveillance authorities that the FBI sees as vital in fighting terrorism has run into heavy opposition

House votes remotely for first time ever as Republicans mount challenge

House lawmakers cast the first-ever remote congressional floor votes Wednesday, albeit under a legal cloud after Republican leaders filed a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the arrangement.

Pompeo says Hong Kong is no longer autonomous from China

Riot policeman pushes a woman as she is taking a photograph of the detained protesters at the area in Mongkok, Hong Kong, Wednesday, May 27, 2020.  U.S. Secretary of State of Mike Pompeo has notified Congress that the Trump administration no longer regards Hong Kong as autonomous from mainland China. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has notified Congress that the Trump administration no longer regards Hong Kong as autonomous from mainland China

Trump threatens social media after Twitter fact-checks him

President Donald Trump answers questions from reporters during an event on protecting seniors with diabetes in the Rose Garden White House, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump is threatening social media companies with new regulation or even closure after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets

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Closing beaches to nonresidents is illegal

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously in 2001 that municipal beach access can't be limited to...

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Norwich woman faces assault charge for spitting in neighbor's face

An ongoing dispute among neighbors escalated into assault and other charges filed against a woman who allegedly spit in her neighbor’s face.

Two hurt in Norwich scooter crash

Two people were injured, one critically, when a motor scooter was involved in collision with motor vehicle at 457 Main St. on Sunday afternoon

Police logs - May 30, 2020

Arrests by state police and local departments around the region.

Police investigating death of man in Norwich

Police are conducting a death investigation after a man was found dead Friday morning in Norwich.

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Green and Growing: Does it all depend on a little green caterpillar?

More than in his previous books, Tallamy puts a magnifying glass on the problem of habitat fragmentation.

Despite state warning, thousands try their luck at reopened casinos

Belinda McKeon stops to take a photo of the electronic sign placed by the Connecticut DOT along Route 2 in Preston Monday, June 1, 2020. The sign read “Don´t gamble w/health, avoid large crowds.

Electronic signs along Routes 2 and 32 in the vicinity of Foxwoods Resort Casino and Mohegan Sun warned motorists to the dangers of COVID-19.

Barber shops, hair salons welcome back customers

Nobel Garrido, left, takes the temperature of client Mario Stephens on Monday, June 1, 2020, at Binet Cuts in Groton. Barbershops and hair salons reopened Monday for customers for the first time in over two months. Owner Omar Binet had the dividers between cutting stations custom built for the reopening.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Barber shops and hair salons opened Monday in Connecticut with new safety protocols in place.

New London census responses lag behind state average

New London makes a renewed push and urges residents to fill out census information.

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Census temporarily closes some field offices due to unrest

 The U.S. Census Bureau says it has temporarily closed offices in several cities as a precaution as cities grapple with unrest following the death of George Floyd in police custody in Minneapolis