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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtnKJqDECnE A Chinese student who praised the "fresh air of free speech" in the U.S. during her commencement address at the University of Maryland is facing an online backlash from classmates and from people in China who say she insulted her own country. Shuping Yang, who graduated with a double-major in psychology and theater, is from the city of Kunming in southwest China. As she prepared to speak on Sunday, her mother waved a bouquet of flowers at her…
05.23 / 18:34
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-HL5nppBnM In the first of three matches with the world's No. 1 Go player, a Google artificial intelligence program claimed victory Tuesday. It won the round by just a fraction of a point in Wuzhen, China, but the win was enough to leave its grandmaster opponent impressed and thoroughly confounded by the result. Last year, after Google's AlphaGo dispatched a human grandmaster in the notoriously complex board game for the first time, 19-year-old Ke Jie…
05.23 / 18:34
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Justice Dept. ethics experts have decided Robert Mueller can proceed as the special counsel leading the investigation into the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 election, despite his former law firm representing President Trump's daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner. The law firm, WilmerHale, also represents Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who has been at the heart of questions over whether Trump's campaign colluded with the Russians. Mueller…
05.23 / 18:34
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Stratford resident Julianna Cruz, senior marketing specialist at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care participated in the 4th annual Employee Service Day to help Hands on Hartford. The post Employee service day helps Hands on Hartford appeared first on Stratford…
05.23 / 18:20
stratfordstar.com
Republican state Rep. Laura Hoydick called for cooperation in announcing she would seek the GOP... The post Hoydick calls for collaboration in seeking GOP mayor nod appeared first on Stratford…
05.23 / 18:20
stratfordstar.com
A few weeks ago, foxtails, a downstate screamo band, journeyed to Hartford to perform at Sarah's Coffee House, an Asylum Street storefront that sometimes curtails evening coffee sales to host weekend DIY shows. The band was miscast that night. The evening, billed as Girls Night II, was meant…
05.23 / 18:05
ctnow.com
Bristol Eastern sophomore, Riley McKenney, was recently awarded the highest rank in scouting. The Eagle Scout award, is the highest attainable rank in the Boy Scouting program. Less than 5 percent of all scouts attain this rank in their scouting…Read more…
05.23 / 18:02
bristolobserver.com
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center, hosted From the Vine, a Wine Tasting Event on Friday, April 28. The event was held at Imagine Nation, One Pleasant Street, Bristol. Maple End Package Store provided guests with a variety of…Read more…
05.23 / 18:02
bristolobserver.com
Oskar Tolmoff, Ryan Hislop, and Seth Foley of Troop 21 of Immanuel Lutheran Church had their Eagle Scout Court of Honor on Saturday, May 13. Oskar Tolmoff and Ryan Hislop are both juniors at Bristol Central High School and Seth…Read more…
05.23 / 18:02
bristolobserver.com
When a ‘70s soul group reprises hits like “Betcha By Golly Wow” on the Green this summer, one of its erstwhile fans —  who’s also New Haven’s mayor —  plans to cheer it on…
Connecticut Audubon Society’s Senior Director of Science and Conservation Milan Bull and his dog, Edge, will lead a hike on Saturday, June 17, at 10 a.m., at Aspetuck Land Trust’s 21 acre Stonebridge Waterfowl Preserve on Newtown Turnpike in Weston. The post Aspetuck Land Trust holds dog etiquette hike June 17 appeared first on The Weston For…
05.23 / 17:57
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“The town’s amenities run the gamut from paddle boarding to world-class theater, from quaint shops to high-end dining,” Blake said. The Party Bike offers residents and visitors a green, pedal-powered sightseeing experience, and is another way to show off Milford's amazing shops and restaurants, its storied history and the city's integral sense of place…
05.23 / 17:57
ctpost.com
The six-member, Superior Court jury deliberated about three hours over two days before finding Leon Mercer, 41, of Ormond Street, guilty of first-degree sexual assault and first-degree unlawful restraint. “The jury paid very close attention to the evidence and in the end reached the correct verdict,” Senior Assistant State’s Attorney Marc Durso said later…
05.23 / 17:57
ctpost.com
As exciting as some of the new technology is, it isn't a full solution to the problem facing the…
05.23 / 17:57
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A Connecticut imam has been detained by U.S. immigration agents and faces deportation to…
05.23 / 17:57
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The following property transfers were reported in the office of New Canaan Town Clerk Claudia... The post Property transfers: May 8 to May 12 appeared first on New Canaan…
05.23 / 17:57
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In a cooperative effort with the Greenwich Department of Health, the Department of Parks and Recreation will begin the summer beach season with the official opening of Greenwich Point and Byram Park on Saturday, May 27. The post Beach season begins appeared first on Greenwich…
05.23 / 17:57
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Julie Seton will speak on her celebrated grandfather, Ernest Thompson Seton, co-founder of the Boy Scouts of America on Sunday, June 11. The post Julie Seton to speak on her celebrated grandfather appeared first on Greenwich…
05.23 / 17:57
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Second Congregational Church, 139 E Putnam Avenue, Greenwich kicks off their annual Tent Weekend on Friday, June 2, at 6 p.m., with a performance by the Greenwich High School Jazz Band under a tent on Mead House Lawn. The post Second Congregational to host Tent Weekend appeared first on Greenwich…
05.23 / 17:57
greenwich-post.com
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately one third of American adults hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Considered by many to be a requisite component of a successful career, a college degree is certainly a valuable asset – but…Read more …
05.23 / 17:57
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