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House votes to curb power of presidency on travel bans

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., listens as his panel holds a markup of a bill to create a commission to study and address social disparities in the African American community today. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Democratic-led House has passed legislation to constrain a president’s power to limit entry to the U.S. The vote Wednesday was a response to former President Donald Trump’s travel ban covering five Muslim-majority countries

Officials: Biden preparing to recognize Armenian genocide

President Joe Biden walks off after speaking about COVID-19 vaccinations at the White House, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden is preparing to formally acknowledge that the systematic killing and deportation of hundreds of thousands of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire in modern-day Turkey more than a century ago was genocide

After Floyd, Congress ready to plunge into policing laws

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus walk to make a make a statement on the verdict in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. From left are Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind. Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Mich., Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Tex. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Bolstered with new momentum, Congress is ready to try again to change the nation’s policing laws

House Democratic leaders fight back against GOP delay tactics

The House adopted a rule Tuesday to allow Democratic leaders to regain control of floor time that’s been taken up by Republicans forcing roll call votes on noncontroversial, bipartisan bills.

Hitting latest vaccine milestone, Biden pushes shots for all

FILE - In this March 11, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden holds up his face mask as he speaks about the COVID-19 pandemic during a prime-time address from the East Room of the White House in Washington. The U.S. is meeting President Joe Biden’s latest vaccine goal of administering 200 million COVID-19 shots in his first 100 days in office, as the White House steps up its efforts to inoculate the rest of the public.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

The U.S. is set to meet President Joe Biden’s latest vaccine goal of administering 200 million COVID-19 shots in his first 100 days in office, as the White House steps up its efforts to inoculate the rest of the public

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AP sources: Biden to pledge halving greenhouse gases by 2030

FILE - In this April 15, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington. No nation offers asylum or other protections to people displaced because of climate change. Biden’s administration is studying the idea, and climate migration is expected to be discussed at his first climate summit.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by 2030 as he convenes a virtual climate summit with 40 world leaders

Biden to Floyd family after verdict: 'We're all so relieved'

President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Washington. Biden said Tuesday that he is

Before the verdict was announced in Minneapolis, President Joe Biden said he was “praying the verdict is the right verdict” in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin

Biden's virtual climate summit: Diplomacy sans human touch

In this April 15, 2021, photo, President Joe Biden speaks about Russia in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Biden is being forced to go virtual for many of his leader-to-leader talks during the pandemic and the resulting Zoom meetings just aren't a natural fit for the back-slapping politician. Biden's big climate summit this week with dozens of world leaders is a moment for him to play cheerleader in the fight against global warming.  (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Joe Biden is being forced to go virtual for many of his leader-to-leader talks during the coronavirus pandemic, and the resulting Zoom meetings just aren't a natural fit for the back-slapping politician

Kamala Harris turns road warrior for the Biden infrastructure and jobs plan

Vice President Kamala Harris traveled to North Carolina on Monday to talk about economic opportunities and electric school buses as part of the Biden administration’s stepped-up efforts to promote its roughly $2 trillion infrastructure, clean...

Feds weighing how to respond after verdict in Chauvin trial

President Joe Biden meets with members of Congress to discuss his jobs plan in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Biden administration is privately weighing how to handle the upcoming verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, including considering whether President Joe Biden should address the nation

Georgia's Abrams navigates voting law fight with eye on 2022

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo Stacey Abrams speaks to Biden supporters as they wait for former President Barack Obama to arrive and speak at a rally as he campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden at Turner Field in Atlanta. Abrams, Georgia's well-known voting rights advocate, is taking a carefully balanced approach in response to new laws many people have said are an attempt to suppress votes of people of color. When asked about the law changes, she is critical but measured. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

Georgia's well-known voting rights advocate, Stacey Abrams, is taking a carefully balanced approach in response to new laws many people have said are an attempt to suppress votes of people of color

New migrant facilities crop up in effort to ease crowding

In this March 30, 2021, file photo, young unaccompanied migrants, from ages 3 to 9, watch television inside a playpen at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility, the main detention center for unaccompanied children in the Rio Grande Valley, in Donna, Texas. For the third time in seven years, U.S. officials are scrambling to handle a dramatic spike in children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone, leading to a massive expansion in emergency facilities to house them as more kids arrive than are being released to close relatives in the United States. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, Pool, File)

U.S. officials are scrambling to handle a dramatic spike in children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border alone

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Petition could lead to referendum on police staffing in New London

Residents have successfully petitioned the City Council’s repeal of a staffing ordinance that mandates 80 police officers.

UPDATED: Man seriously injured in Interstate 395 crash in Waterford

Police investigate the scene of a vehicle accident Tuesday, April 20, 2021, on the closed section of Interstate 395 north, just north of Exit 2, with the southbound traffic slowly moving through the area.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

A man suffered serious injuries in a crash Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 395 north, just north of Exit 2, police said.

Motorcyclist sustains injuries in New London accident

A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital Tuesday for injuries he sustained during an accident in the area of Montauk Avenue and Perry Street.

Police logs - April 21, 2021

Arrests by state and local police in the region.

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Tulips that bring everyone together: now that’s Wicked

Jeroen Koeman works with his son, Kees, 3, as he looks for signs of disease in bulbs Sunday, March 21, 2021, at Wicked Tulips' new flower field in Preston. This is the second location for the tulip farm owned by the Holland native; the first is in Exeter, R.I.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The new Preston location will open around Mother's Day.

Small Business Success: From inspiration to cash in the time of COVID

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The company’s mission: Serve the relocation needs of the elderly across Connecticut.

Masonicare will require all employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

Masonicare, which has six senior living communities in Connecticut, including one off Coogan Boulevard, announced Wednesday that it is requiring all of its 1,800 employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine by June 1.

Visitors get in some parking lot practice at Groton park

Sebastien Luttrell, 13, of Hebron practices an ollie on his skateboard Wednesday, April 21, 2021, as he visits Eastern Point Beach in Groton with his family.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Sebastien Luttrell of Hebron was practicing ollies on his skateboard Wednesday at Eastern Point Beach.

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Human remains found in search of missing Amish woman, 18

Authorities have announced the recovery of human remains during a search related to the disappearance of a young Amish woman in Pennsylvania last summer