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Iraqi forces backed by Shiite militiamen and Sunni tribal fighters opened a large-scale operation on Monday seeking to retake the Islamic State-held city of Tikrit, a critical stepping stone for wider attempts to reclaim territory in northern Iraq.\n
Seeking to lower tensions, Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. officials cast their dispute over Iran as a family squabble on Monday, even as the Israeli leader claimed President Barack Obama did not — and could not — fully understand his nation’s vital security concerns.
Bostonians have another reason to be steamed about this winter of epic snow: The city is starting to remove the lawn chairs, milk crates, orange traffic cones and other stuff that people put on the street to reserve the parking spaces they’ve dug out.\n
Longtime State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance says he's been overwhelmed by an outpouring of sentiment following news of his unexpected reassignment but has accepted the transfer as “another phase of my career.”
As the smaller partner towns that send students to Norwich Free Academy appear ready to sign new contracts with the academy, Norwich public school officials said Monday they are at an impasse in negotiations on a new contract.
Spokesmen for Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Sen. Chris Murphy, Rep. Elizabeth Esty and Rep. John Larson said Monday they were slated to attend. Rep. Joe Courtney is likely to attend. Rep. Jim Himes and a spokesman for Rep. Rosa DeLauro told the CT Mirror the representatives planned to attend as well.
Sources in the Shoreline Conference said Monday that three schools from the Eastern Connecticut Conference -- Bacon Academy, Stonington and Waterford -- have “filed their paperwork” with an intent to apply to the Shoreline.
Kylie Baker banked in a layup as time expired to give 24th-seeded Wheeler High School a dramatic 34-32 victory over No. 9 Metro Learning Center of Bloomfield in the opening round of the CIAC Class S girls’ basketball tournament Monday night.
Retired state Supreme Court Justice Angelo G. Santaniello, who died early Sunday at age 90, was remembered on Monday by his family and lifelong friends, including Associate U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, as a man who gave more than he received.
Democrats stepped up their pressure on Speaker John Boehner on Monday to allow a vote on legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security through Sept. 30 without any immigration-related provisions attached, and one senior lawmaker predicted the top leader of House Republicans would eventually agree.
With just hours to go before Georgia is scheduled to execute the only woman on its death row, her lawyers asked the State Board of Pardons and Paroles to reconsider her request to "bestow mercy" and commute her sentence to life without parole.
I want to express my concern that the National Coast Guard Museum Site Selection Committee has made a big mistake on choosing to locate the new museum on the cramped, sea level lot abutting the Union Railroad Station.
In Oregon, Washington and Vermont, among other States (and over 20 are considering such bills), a competent, adult, terminally ill person who has six months or less to live has the right to ask his or her willing physician to issue a prescription to self-ingest, and thereby end their life before the disease process does.