Connecticut Moves to Blunt Impact of Other States’ Anti-Abortion Laws

The state is among several acting to strengthen abortion rights protections as a Supreme Court ruling that could overturn Roe v. Wade looms.

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With Gas Prices at Record Highs, States Look at Cutting Taxes to Ease Strain

Actions by Maryland, Georgia and Connecticut could be followed by other states soon.

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Connecticut Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, With Sales Set for May 2022

Legislation signed Tuesday permits the possession of up to one and a half ounces of cannabis and provides a clean slate for some with past convictions.

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Small Social Gatherings Aren’t Driving the Virus Surge (So Far)

Yes, the coronavirus can be spread over cocktails and dinners. But these get-togethers do not account for the huge rise in cases seen now, the data show.

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Is a Second Wave Starting in N.Y.C.?

There’s an alarming trend in the city: Coronavirus cases are on the rise as winter nears. The mayor is warning of tighter restrictions.

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Second Coronavirus Wave in NYC: Is it Starting?

There’s an alarming trend in the city: Coronavirus cases are on the rise as winter nears. The mayor is warning of tighter restrictions.

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Virus Cases Spike in New Jersey, Threatening ‘Lurch Backward’

Gov. Philip D. Murphy said that residents should refrain from all but necessary out-of-state travel.

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Outages Pile on Misery for 1.6 Million Coping With Pandemic

Officials said the power losses could last several days, as the disaster shaped up to be the worst to hit the region since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

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In Ultra-Wealthy Greenwich, Teen Parties Lead to Jump in Virus Cases

Many of those exposed were seniors who had just finished their final year at two elite private schools.

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Can 8 Million Daily Riders Be Lured Back to N.Y. Mass Transit?

Officials fear disastrous gridlock if people turn to cars because they remain concerned about getting the coronavirus on the subway and other public transit.

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Top Conn. Health Aide Disappears From Virus Briefings, Then Is Fired

The state’s public health commissioner had been criticized over the response to rising deaths from the outbreak at nursing homes.

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Biden on Assault Allegation: ‘I Wouldn’t Vote for Me if I Believed Tara Reade’

Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Americans should “vote their heart,” but also sharpened his criticism of Ms. Reade’s claim. And he made appearances on Thursday with two women in the running to be his vice president.

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In Meetings With Governors and Mayors, Biden Seeks Mantle of a Leader

The former vice president held virtual meetings with the governors of Connecticut, Michigan and New Jersey on Thursday and sought to align himself with leaders on the local level.

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The Virus Is Vaporizing Tax Revenues, Putting States in a Bind

With businesses closed and obligations mounting, state finances are stretched and poised to worsen.

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‘Worst Is Over,’ Cuomo Says as States Snub Trump on Restarting Economy

Northeastern governors ally to plan for lifting virus restrictions, and Western states also announce they will work together to plan for the future.

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Governors Fight Back Against Coronavirus Chaos: ‘It’s Like Being on eBay With 50 Other States’

A chorus of governors from across the political spectrum is challenging the Trump administration’s assertion that the United States is well-stocked to test and care for coronavirus patients.

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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Cross 113,000: Live Updates

A hospital ship heads to New York, and more than 17 states now tally over 1,000 cases. Deaths have surged in Italy and Spain, and Russia is closing all its borders, including maritime boundaries.

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