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AP Fact Check: Trump's claims of vote rigging are all wrong

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters after participating in a video teleconference call with members of the military on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

President Donald Trump is repeating false claims of widespread vote rigging that even his own attorney general has disputed

VP-elect Harris picks Tina Flournoy to be her chief of staff

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks as she and President-elect Joe Biden, at right, introduce their nominees and appointees to economic policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris has named veteran Democratic strategist Tina Flournoy as her chief of staff

Biden, top Democrats swing behind virus aid bill

President-elect Joe Biden arrives at The Queen theater, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President-elect Joe Biden has swung behind a bipartisan COVID-19 relief effort

Ivanka Trump deposed as part of inauguration fund lawsuit

President Donald Trump's White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Trump, walk on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, after stepping off Marine One upon returning from Camp David. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Ivanka Trump has been deposed by attorneys alleging that President Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration committee misused donor funds

Arizona's Kelly is sworn into Senate, narrowing GOP edge

Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz., with his wife former Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., participates in a re-enactment of his swearing-in Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, by Vice President Mike Pence in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Nicholas Kamm/Pool via AP)

Arizona Democrat and former astronaut Mark Kelly has been sworn into the Senate

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Congress swats back Trump's veto threat of defense bill

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a briefing at the White House, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump is closing out his relationship with Congress with one more jab

US lawmakers unveil anti-slavery constitutional amendment

This Nov. 29, 2011, file photo shows the signature of president Abraham Lincoln on a rare, restored copy of the 13th Amendment that ended slavery, in Chicago. National lawmakers are expected on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, to introduce a joint resolution aimed at striking language from the U.S. Constitution that enshrines a form of slavery in America’s foundational documents. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

Democrats in the House and Senate introduced a joint resolution Wednesday aimed at amending the 13th Amendment’s ban on chattel enslavement

Senate GOP leader sticking with partisan virus relief plan

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2020, file photo, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. A bipartisan group of lawmakers, including Manchin,  is putting pressure on congressional leaders to accept a split-the-difference solution to the months-long impasse on COVID-19 relief in a last-gasp effort to ship overdue help to a hurting nation before Congress adjourns for the holidays. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell says he’s sticking with his scaled-back COVID-19 relief bill with the goal of passing a significant down payment during the lame-duck session and then revisiting the topic next year

Barr says he hasn't seen fraud that could affect election outcome

Attorney General William Barr appears before the House Judiciary Committee in July. (Washington Post photo by Matt McClain)

Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday that he has "not seen fraud on a scale that could have effected a different outcome in the election," undercutting claims that President Donald Trump and his allies have made - without evidence - of...

Bipartisan group of senators prepares $908 billion stimulus plan, aiming to break logjam

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McMcConnell of Kentucky, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (Tom Williams/Pool via AP)

A bipartisan group of senators introduced a coronavirus aid proposal worth about $908 billion on Tuesday, aiming to break a months-long partisan impasse over providing emergency federal relief to the U.S. economy and the ongoing pandemic response.

Republicans call for resignation of Wisconsin election chair

Republicans are calling on the Democratic chairwoman of the Wisconsin Elections Commission to resign

Biden to receive first intelligence briefing Monday

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2020, file photo Vice President-elect Kamala Harris holds hands with President-elect Joe Biden and her husband Doug Emhoff as they celebrate in Wilmington, Del. Black policy leaders will play a pivotal role in President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team, marking one of the most diverse presidential agency review teams in history. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are to begin receiving the nation’s most sensitive secrets Monday as they prepare to assume office on Jan 20

Wisconsin, Arizona certify Biden wins in presidential vote

Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, left, watches as Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signs election documents to certify the election results for federal, statewide, and legislative offices and statewide ballot measures at the official canvass at the Arizona Capitol Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool)

Two battleground states, Wisconsin and Arizona, certified their presidential election tallies Monday in favor of Joe Biden, even as President Donald Trump’s legal team continues to dispute the results

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A religious commune's ship lands at Mystic Seaport

The 150-foot Peacemaker, operated by the international commune Twelve Tribes, might spend the...

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Police: Groton man charged after firing gun in residence

A Groton man is facing charges after he allegedly discharged a firearm early Tuesday in a residence, Groton Town police say.

Police logs - Dec. 2, 2020

Arrests by state and local police across the region.

Statue of female veteran struck down in Sprague; driver charged

Police say the Vernon man plowed through a stone wall and bench and struck the bronze monument, which depicts a uniformed woman clutching a flag and kneeling before a statue honoring fallen service members.

Three charged in East Lyme assault and robbery

East Lyme police have arrested three people in connection with an assault and robbery that occurred Oct. 5 in a wooded area of Niantic.

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Make a Difference: Mother's Retreat

Mother's Retreat, a Groton-based treatment program, is seeking donations to help a 23-year-old woman go on job interviews, as well as items for her daughter and gift cards for the family.

NFA News: Of scholars, feasts and recruitment

Direct of Student Affairs John Iovino and Director of Guidance Jessica Vocatura meet live with eighth graders recently to talk about what they can expect next year when attending Norwich Free Academy.  (photo submitted)

Some of the latest news from Norwich Free Academy.

Back in Time: The salvage of HMS Resolute

A watercolor painting of the HMS Resolute frozen in the ice off of Melville Island, attributed to a mariner aboard Resolute, is in the collection of the New London County Historical Society. (photo courtesy of NLCHS)

Originally named the Ptarmigan, Resolute was outfitted for arctic exploration and joined the nine-ship flotilla tasked with finding the Terror and Erebus.

Your Turn: Finding a way to fight off insulin dependence

I could take the path that too many Americans take: their diabetes progresses to the point where their blood sugar is out of control, and they must start taking insulin. Or, I could improve my diet and exercise.