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Two tie in vote for Eastern Pequot chairman, setting stage for run-off election

Mitchel Ray, incumbent tribal council treasurer, and Derrick Strong, president of tribe's nonprofit foundation, will compete in September.

Louisiana Rep. Higgins says he, wife, son have coronavirus

FILE - Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, May 14, 2021. Higgins, who represents southwest Louisiana, said he, his wife and son have contracted the coronavirus. Higgins made the announcement Sunday, July 25, 2021 on his Facebook page. The Republican representative said he and his wife previously contracted the virus in 2020 but said this time around was much more difficult. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

A Republican Congressman from Louisiana who has criticized mask mandates and public health restrictions says he and his wife and son are now sick with the coronavirus

8 US attorney picks by Biden would include historic firsts

President Joe Biden is nominating eight new leaders for U.S. attorney positions, including in the office overseeing the prosecutions of defendants in the Capitol insurrection

Biden, Iraqi PM to announce end of US combat mission in Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi poses in his office during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, July 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

President Joe Biden and Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi are set to announce that they’ve come to an agreement to end the U.S. military’s combat mission in Iraq by the end of the year

In Connecticut, across U.S., gun sales are surging

In this Sunday, March 15, 2020, file photo, people wait in line to enter a gun store in Culver City, Calif. After a year of pandemic lockdowns, mass shootings are back, but the guns never went away. As the U.S. inches toward a post-pandemic future, guns are arguably more present in the American psyche and more deeply embedded in American discourse than ever before. The past year's anxiety and loss fueled a rise in gun ownership across political and socio-economic lines. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Gun sales are spiking in Connecticut and around the nation, a buying spree driven by fears of rising crime, a political shift in Washington and the social upheaval brought on by the pandemic.

Breakthrough virus cases are extremely rare - here's what it's like to be one of them

Kim Marin and her 12-year-old daughter, Kate, isolate at home Friday in Fairfax County, Va. Both are fully vaccinated and recently tested positive for the coronavirus. (Photo for The Washington Post by Amanda Voisard)

Kim Marin planned to spend her 51st birthday on Friday eating a cherry pie made by her 80-year-old mother and 12-year-old daughter. But Marin and her daughter, Kate, began feeling ill earlier in the week. On Wednesday the pair, who are fully...

Sparked by pandemic fallout, homeschooling surges across U.S.

Jennifer Osgood, center, teaches her son, Noah, 12, while reviewing school work at their home in Fairfax, Vt., on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The U.S. Census Bureau reported in March that the rate of households homeschooling their children rose to 11% by September 2020, more than doubling from 5.4% just six months earlier. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Some U.S. parents say they're planning to continue to homeschool their children, even as schools resume in-person classes

Pelosi appoints 2nd GOP critic of Trump to Jan. 6 committee

In this May 12, 2021, file photo, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., speaks to the media at the Capitol in Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday, July 25, she intends to name Kinzinger to a congressional committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, pledging that the panel will “find the truth” even as the GOP threatens to boycott the effort. (AP Photo/Amanda Andrade-Rhoades, File)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has named a second Republican critic of Donald Trump, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, to a special committee investigating the Capitol riot



My Whaling City car dealership won't honor free tires promotion

A longtime customer of the Ford/Mazda dealership in New London says the new owners won't honor his...


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Two tie in vote for Eastern Pequot chairman, setting stage for run-off election

Mitchel Ray, incumbent tribal council treasurer, and Derrick Strong, president of tribe's nonprofit foundation, will compete in September.

My Pet Pal: Freddy

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