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Talks continue on deal for $2 trillion Biden domestic spending package

President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at the Baltimore Center Stage Pearlstone Theater, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

A deal within reach, President Joe Biden and Congress’ top Democrats have edged close to sealing their giant domestic legislation

AP FACT CHECK: Biden overstates his record on COVID vaccine

President Joe Biden participates in a CNN town hall at the Baltimore Center Stage Pearlstone Theater, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, in Baltimore, with moderator Anderson Cooper. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden is contending that the surge of COVID-19 vaccinations once he took office came about because he had the government buy all available doses

House votes to hold former Trump aide Bannon in contempt for refusing to comply with Jan. 6 subpoena

In this April 29, 2017, file photo, Steve Bannon, chief White House strategist to President Donald Trump is seen in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

The House voted Thursday to hold former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon in criminal contempt of Congress for his refusal to comply with a subpoena issued by the committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Trump announces launch of media company, social media site

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President in Washington. Trump has filed a lawsuit to block the release of documents to the Jan. 6 select committee, challenging the decision of President Joe Biden to release them. Trump claims in the lawsuit that the request

Former President Donald Trump says he’s launching a new media company with its own social media platform nine months after being expelled from social media for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection

FBI: Cash, shredded papers seen at couple's home in spy case

People enter to the U.S. District Courthouse were Jonathan and Diana Toebbe have their hearing in Martinsburg, W.Va., on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Jonathan Toebbe, a Navy nuclear engineer, has been charged with trying to pass information about the design of American nuclear-powered submarines to someone he thought was a representative of a foreign government but who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent. His wife also was arrested. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

An FBI agent has testified that authorities found a trash bag of shredded documents, thousands of dollars in cash, latex gloves and a “go-bag” when they searched the home of a Maryland couple accused of trying to sell information about...

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Senate GOP again blocks Democrats' election bill

For the third time this year, Senate Democrats tried to pass sweeping elections legislation that they tout as a powerful counterweight to new voting restrictions in the states

Biden scales back $2T plan: free community college unlikely

President Joe Biden is scaling back his ambitious $3.5 trillion domestic agenda for addressing climate change and expanding social services

Fundraising reports paint murky picture of Democrats’ future

Six House Democrats facing competitive races next year, including the chairman of a committee that crafted an infrastructure package, raised less money during the summer than Republicans vying to oust them, new disclosures show.

U.S. Homeland Security secretary tests positive for COVID

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Department of Homeland Security says Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has tested positive for COVID-19

FBI searches Washington, New York homes connected to Russian oligarch

FBI agents on Tuesday searched two homes connected to sanctioned Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska - one in Washington and one in New York - as part of an unspecified criminal investigation into the activities of a man who has not set foot on U.S.

With flurry of meetings, Democrats express new optimism about spending package

Democrats on Tuesday pledged to muscle past the political sniping and policy feuds that have ensnared President Joe Biden's economic agenda for months, raising fresh hopes that Congress and the White House could soon adopt trillions of dollars in...

Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Steve Bannon in contempt

Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chair of the House select committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol speaks as the committee meets to hold Steve Bannon, one of former President Donald Trump's allies in contempt, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021. Listening ise Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has voted unanimously to hold former White House aide Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress

Trump files lawsuit to keep Jan. 6 documents from Congress

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a rally protesting the electoral college certification of Joe Biden as President in Washington. Trump has filed a lawsuit to block the release of documents to the Jan. 6 select committee, challenging the decision of Biden to release them. Trump claims in the lawsuit that the request

Former President Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit to block the release of documents to a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, challenging President Joe Biden's initial decision to waive executive privilege

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Pawcatuck man severely burned in kitchen fire

An 18-year-old man suffered severe burns in a kitchen fire at his 8 Richmond St. home late Thursday morning.

Tractor trailer crash on I-395 in Montville causes delays

Police responded about 8:30 a.m. to a tractor trailer that was partially off the road and down an embankment between Exits 9 and 6, police said.

Norwich man to serve 10 years for trying to have sex with teen girl

A Norwich man who tried to meet a 14-year-old girl for sex — but was actually chatting with an FBI agent — has been sentenced to a decade behind bars.

Monument to whalers vandalized in New London

The harpoons on the Whalemen's Memorial at the New London Historical Society's Shaw Mansion seen Tuesday, October 19, 2021, were vandalized sometime last week.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A monument honoring whalers outside of the Shaw Mansion in downtown New London was vandalized last week when someone bent its three copper whaling harpoons, breaking one of them into pieces.

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Homeland Security bill would include $50 million for Coast Guard Museum in New London

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., announced he will push for Congressional approval of a $50 million boost to fundraising for a National Coast Guard Museum in New London.

16 candidates run for 9 spots on the Groton Town Council

Nine Democrats and seven Republicans are running for nine seats on the Groton Town Council.

Coast Guard Academy inducts seven to Wall of Gallantry

Spectators snap photos as the seven U.S. Coast Guard Academy alumni inducted into the academy's Wall of Gallantry, a memorial established to honor Academy graduates who have performed heroic acts of service and have been formally recognized with a qualifying award during the course of their military careers, gather for a group photo follwoing the induction ceremony Friday, October 22, 2021 in the Merle J. Smith Consolidated Club.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Each of the seven inductees were introduced by a members of the Class of 2023

8 candidates running for Groton Board of Education

Five seats are up for election on the Groton Board of Education.