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Connecticut Immigrant Community Calls for Sanctuary State

Photo (c) CHRISTINE STUART

Photo (c) CHRISTINE STUART

Last week college students across the country called on their administrators to pledge their support to undocumented students and faculty, on Monday more than a hundred marchers were calling on state leadership to become a sanctuary state. Read more from CT New Junkie.

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A Stamford mother faces deportation after living in Connecticut for 25 years

A Stamford mother faces deportation after living in Connecticut for 25 years

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Glastonbury restaurant owner charged for 2nd time with sexually assaulting incapacitated woman

Glastonbury restaurant owner charged for 2nd time with sexually assaulting incapacitated woman

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Model accuses Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct

Model accuses Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES — Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17 years old. In a report Sunday in the Los Angeles Times, Khalighi says that Simmons coerced her to perform a sex act and later penetrated her without her consent. She says the film producer and director Brett Ratner, who has also been accused by multiple women of sexual harassment, was present. Simmons, now […]

Brady picks apart Raiders in Patriots’ 33-8 win in Mexico

Brady picks apart Raiders in Patriots’ 33-8 win in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO— Tom Brady felt right at home in his first appearance in Mexico by throwing for 339 yards and three touchdowns, to the delight of an adoring crowd, in the New England Patriots‘ 33-8 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Brady completed his first 12 passes and picked apart Oakland’s suspect defense to chants of “Brady! Brady!” from an amped-up crowd at Azteca Stadium. The large contingent of Patriots fans in the well-divided crowd for a Raiders […]