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U.S. special envoy to Haiti quits, cites 'inhumane' deportations

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The resignation Thursday of the U.S. special envoy to Haiti in protest of what he called "inhumane" deportations of Haitian migrants spotlighted a widening crisis for the Biden administration, as Democratic allies turned on the White House over...

Biden has say in whether Trump's Jan. 6 records go to Congress

President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual COVID-19 summit during the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Biden administration will have a big say in whether the government releases information to Congress on the actions of former president Donald Trump and his aides on Jan. 6

House Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Trump advisers, associates

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo with the White House in the background, President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Washington. The Biden administration will have a big say in whether the government releases information to Congress on the actions of  Trump and his aides on Jan. 6. But there could be a lengthy court battle before any details come out. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol has subpoenaed four advisers and associates to former President Donald Trump who were in contact with him as hundreds of his followers violently broke into the building and...

Many migrants staying in U.S. even as expulsion flights rise

Migrants are released from United States Border Patrol custody at a humanitarian center, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021, in Del Rio, Texas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

U.S. officials say many of the thousands of Haitian migrants camped in the small Texas border town of Del Rio are being released in the United States with notices to appear in immigration court or to an immigration office

Biden promises 'relentless diplomacy' to skeptical allies

President Joe Biden delivers remarks to the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden has used his first address before the U.N. General Assembly to summon allies to quickly address the festering issues of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and human rights abuses

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U.S. officials defend expulsion of Haitians from Texas town

Migrants, many from Haiti, wade across the Rio Grande river from Del Rio, Texas, to return to Ciudad Acuña, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, to avoid deportation from the U.S. The U.S. is flying Haitians camped in a Texas border town back to their homeland and blocking others from crossing the border from Mexico. (AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

U.S. officials say more than 6,000 Haitians and other migrants have been removed from an encampment at a Texas border town

Democrats unveil new plan to fund government, suspend debt ceiling as showdown with GOP looms

A flurry of activity sets up Senate Majority Leader Chuck. Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a last-minute sprint. (Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford)

House and Senate Democrats on Monday unveiled a measure that would fund the government into December while staving off a potential default on U.S. debts through next year, setting up a last-minute clash with Republicans ahead of two key fiscal...

Biden launches plan to address the 'silent killer' of extreme heat

Louisiana residents still reeling from flooding and damage caused by Hurricane Ida are scrambling for food, gas, water and relief from the oppressive heat, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, in New Orleans, La.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Biden administration is moving to protect workers and communities from extreme heat

Senate parliamentarian won’t allow citizenship pathway for immigrants

The East Front of the Capitol is seen in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. September is expected to be a busy month as Congressional Democrats try to complete a $3.5 trillion, 10-year bill strengthening social and environment programs and raising taxes on the rich, key elements of President Joe Biden's domestic agenda. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

A key Senate adviser on Sunday said existing rules will not allow Democrats to include a pathway to citizenship for up to 8 million immigrants as part of their upcoming social safety net bill, a significant setback for Democrats, President Biden and...

Friday to forget threatens Biden's goal to look ahead

President Joe Biden steps off Air Force One, Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. Biden is spending the weekend at his home in Rehoboth Beach, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

In one stunning afternoon, President Joe Biden was dealt a series of setbacks

Protest for jailed Capitol rioters: Police ready this time

Security fencing has been reinstalled around the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, ahead of a planned Sept. 18 rally by far-right supporters of former President Donald Trump who are demanding the release of rioters arrested in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Allies of Donald Trump are mounting a Saturday rally at the U.S. Capitol, aimed at supporting protesters now in jail on charges from the Jan. 6 insurrection

Biden faces new emergency with migrants at Texas border

Migrants cross between the United States and Mexico at the Rio Grande in Ciudad Acuna, Mexico, on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021. They're part of an influx of migrants arriving to the U.S., mostly from Haiti, since early 2021. (Photo by Sergio Flores for The Washington Post)

The Biden administration is facing a new humanitarian emergency along the border in South Texas, where thousands of mostly Haitian migrants waiting to be taken into Border Patrol custody are sleeping outdoors under a highway bridge after crossing...

Trump expresses solidarity with defendants in Jan. 6 attack ahead of Saturday rally

In this July 24, 2021, file photo, former President Donald Trump speaks on a variety of topics to supporters at a Turning Point Action gathering in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Former President Donald Trump voiced solidarity Thursday with people being prosecuted in connection with the Jan. 6 insurrection, issuing a statement ahead of a rally planned Saturday in Washington to protest their treatment.

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Connecticut College should celebrate its Black luminaries in the arts

The college should do more to honor the achievements of the late artist Berkley Hendricks,...

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Woman suffers 'life-threatening' injuries in Mystic house fire

Firefighters battle a house fire Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, at 97 Somersett Drive in Groton. (Courtesy of Stephen Alfield)

A house fire injured two residents at 97 Somersett Drive on Thursday night, including an elderly woman who was flown to the Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital with life-threatening injuries, Groton Town police say.

Man struck by train, seriously injured in Norwich

A Mohegan Volunteer Fire Co. boat returns to the Trading Cove boat launch Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, after assisting in the search for a person in a train vs. pedestrian incident.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

A man was transported to the hospital with serious injuries Thursday night after he was hit by a train, Norwich police say.

Early morning kitchen fire in Groton displaces one person

A fire broke out in an apartment kitchen early Wednesday morning, leaving one person displaced from their home, according to fire officials.

Norwich man charged with manslaughter in Jan. 3 'domestic incident'

“The victim was transported to William Backus Hospital for head injuries,” police said in a news release Wednesday. The victim died Jan. 17 after succumbing to the injuries she sustained.

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Labrador retrievers headline show in North Stonington

Competitors, and their humans, gather in ring two for the next round of judging Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, during the Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club's 17th annual Labrador Retriever Specialty Shows and All-Breed Obedience & Rally Trials at the North Stonington fairgrounds.   (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Competitors, and their humans, gathered Thursday at the fairgrounds here for an annual Pawcatuck River Labrador Retriever Club event.

Old Lyme blamed for letting problems fester on Tantummaheag Road

A driveway at 12 Tantummaheag Road curves to the left, and the public path leading to the waterfront is straight ahead on the right, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Old Lyme.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Residents complain inaction by the town is leaving them to fend for themselves in a property dispute involving Tantummaheag Landing.

Friends find some rest and relaxation in New London

Carmella Cornish, left, spends time coloring Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, while she and her friend Maya Cooper, both of New London, relax on the pier at Greens Harbor Beach in New London. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Carmella Cornish was spending time coloring Thursday on the pier at Greens Harbor Beach with her friend Maya Cooper.

Common Cause, local legislators weigh in on redistricting

The legislative body appointed to determine the new map has about two months to redraw districts.