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Convention circuit of delusion gives forum for election lies

Former President Donald Trump addresses the crowd via video Saturday, June 12, 2021, at the River's Edge Apple River Concert Venue in New Richmond, Wis. The MAGA rally was organized by pillow salesman-turned conspiracy peddler Mike Lindell. For a few hours last weekend, thousands of Donald Trump’s loyal supporters came together under the blazing sun in a field in Western Wisconsin to live in an alternate reality where the former president was still in office — or would soon return. (AP Photo/Jill Colvin)

For a few hours last weekend, thousands of Donald Trump’s loyal supporters came together under the blazing sun in a field in Western Wisconsin to live in an alternate reality where the former president was still in office — or would...

Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Obama health law

In this June 8, 2021 photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to the Obama era health care law, preserving insurance coverage for millions of Americans

House votes to repeal 2002 Iraq War authorization

FILE - In this April 23, 2020, file image from video, Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., speaks on the floor of the House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The Democratic-led House, with the backing of President Joe Biden, is expected to approve legislation Thursday, June 17, 2021, to repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force in Iraq. (House Television via AP)

The Democratic-led House has passed legislation to repeal the 2002 authorization for use of military force in Iraq

'Practical work' summit for Biden, Putin: No punches or hugs

U.S President Joe Biden, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for media during their meeting at the 'Villa la Grange' in Geneva, Switzerland in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Mikhail Metzel/Pool Photo via AP)

President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin have exchanged cordial words and plotted out modest next steps on arms control and diplomacy

Biden, Putin set consultations on updating nuclear pact

President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrive to meet at the 'Villa la Grange', Wednesday, June 16, 2021, in Geneva, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he and U.S. President Joe Biden agreed in a “constructive” summit to return their ambassadors to their posts and to begin consultations to replace the last remaining treaty between the two...

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White House: Markets showing little worry about inflation

FILE - American flags hang outside of the New York Stock Exchange, in this Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, file photo. The White House believes it has an ally in the bond markets to make the case that inflation isn't an economic threat. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

The White House believes it has an ally in the bond markets to make the case that inflation isn’t an economic threat

Loan relief granted to former for-profit college students

FILE - Students find the doors locked to the ITT Technical Institute campus in Rancho Cordova, Calif. The U.S. Education Department says it's erasing student debt for thousands of borrowers who attended a for-profit college chain that made exaggerated claims about its graduates' success in finding jobs. The Biden administration is approving 18,000 loan forgiveness claims from former students of ITT Technical Institute, a chain that closed in 2016. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

The U.S. Education Department says it's erasing student debt for thousands of borrowers who attended a for-profit college chain that made exaggerated claims about its graduates’ success in finding jobs

Military defends Jan. 6 response as House steps up probes

A U.S. Capitol Police officer patrols the barricaded perimeter of the Capitol grounds in Washington, Monday, June 14, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

A top Army leader is defending the Pentagon’s response to the Jan. 6 insurrection

Buoyed by allied summits, Biden ready to take on Putin

US president Joe Biden arrives in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, June 15, 2021 one day before the US - Russia summit. The meeting between US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled in Geneva for Wednesday, June 16, 2021. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP, Pool)

Fresh from supportive summits with allies, Joe Biden is declaring himself ready to take on Russia’s Vladimir Putin in far more confrontational talks

Emails show Trump pressured Justice Dept. over 2020 election

FILE - In this June 1, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump walks past police in Lafayette Park after visiting outside St. John's Church across from the White House in Washington. An internal investigation has determined that the decision to clear racial justice protestors from an area in front of the White House last summer was not influenced by then-President Donald Trump’s plans for a photo opportunity at that spot. The report released Wednesday by the Department of Interior’s Inspector General concludes that the protestors were cleared by U.S. Park Police on June 1 of last year so new fencing could be installed.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Newly released emails show President Donald Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election in the last weeks of his term, despite his former attorney general pointedly...

Biden administration pushes plan to combat domestic terror

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 9, 2021, file photo, President Joe Biden speaks to American service members at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, England. The Biden administration says it will enhance its analysis of threats from domestic terrorists as part of a nationwide strategy to combat domestic terrorism. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

The Biden administration says it will enhance its analysis of threats from domestic terrorists as part of a nationwide strategy to combat domestic terrorism

McConnell suggests he’d block a 2024 Biden Supreme Court pick

There has been intense speculation about the possible retirement of the oldest justice on the court, Stephen Breyer, 82, who usually sides with the court’s liberal wing.

Biden rallies NATO support ahead of confrontation with Putin

President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference at the NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Monday, June 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Joe Biden has used his first appearance at the NATO summit as president to call on Russian President Vladimir Putin to step back from provocative actions targeting the U.S. and allies

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Groton overlooks oral school developer's history of bribing public officials

The developer who has a contract to buy Mystic oral school for $1 has a troubling resume and a...

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Waterford man charged in 2020 fatal vehicle accident

An 80-year-old Waterford man has been charged with negligent homicide with a motor vehicle.

UPDATED: Stonington police say three men used SUV to try to rip ATM out of pharmacy

One man was arrested after he and two others usuccessfully tried to use a stolen Kia SUV to drag an ATM out of the Walgreen's pharmacy in Pawcatuck early Tuesday, police say.

Groton police search for man suspected in assault

Groton police said they are looking for a 34-year-old man who allegedly assaulted a victim with a beer bottle, causing non-life threatening injuries.

Hundreds without power after truck strikes utility pole in New London

A truck struck a utility pole in New London Tuesday morning, knocking out power for nearly 400 people, according to Eversource.

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Guardians of the summer sands: Lifeguards prepare for season at Norwich pond

Hannah Maynard, waterfront director for the Norwich Recreation Department beach at Spaulding Pond in Mohegan Park, demonstrates a basic backstroke Thursday, June 17, 2021, for her crew of lifeguards.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Lifeguards at Spaulding Pond in Norwich trained Thursday for their upcoming summer season.

Hospitals considering COVID-19 vaccination mandates for employees

In a Texas case, a federal judge rejected Houston Methodist Hospital employees’ claim that the hospital’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy was unlawful.

Groton's Project Oceanology receives $950,000 from offshore wind partners

Project Oceanology marine science educators Callie Scheetz, far right, and Debbie Sayer lead a lesson on bivalves on May 5, 2020, from a Project O skiff piloted by captain Ian Morrison in the Poquonnock River estuary off Bluff Point State Park. Offshore wind partners Ørsted and Eversource continued on Thursday, June 17, 2021, awarded $950,000 to Groton-based Project Oceaonology for development of educational programs for struggling school districts in southeastern Connecticut.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Offshore wind partners Ørsted and Eversource continued to make good on promises of local partnerships on Thursday with an award of $950,000 to Groton-based Project Oceaonology.

Montville honors fourth grade educator as Teacher of the Year

Fourth grade teacher Patty Miceli talks with students after reading

Miceli, who has taught fourth grade for the past 21 years at Oakdale Elementary School, was recently awarded the title of Montville's Teacher of the Year 2021-2022.