3 Democrats, 2 Republicans win legislative seats

Three Democrats and two Republicans have won seats in the Connecticut legislature following a series of special elections
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Special elections planned to fill 5 open legislative seats

Special elections will be held to fill five legislative seats vacated by incumbents who've taken jobs with Gov. Ned Lamont's administration
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Former town councilor to avoid prison in teen sex case

A former Connecticut town councilor facing charges connected to his sexual relationship with a teenager has avoided prison time
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Pedestrian run over when he takes shortcut underneath truck

Authorities say a pedestrian who tried to take a shortcut by scooting underneath a parked tractor-trailer was critically injured when the driver started up the
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Ex-Navajo Nation president's daughter faces DUI charges

The daughter of former Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has been charged following a drunken driving arrest last spring near Flagstaff
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American Legion seeks Pentagon action on NY WWII unknowns

American Legion officials are calling on New York lawmakers to request the Pentagon exhume the Long Island graves of sailors killed in a World War II ship explo
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Police arrest 10-year-old for bomb threat hoax

Police charge 10-year-old elementary school student with felony terrorizing in connection to a bomb threat to school buses in Maine
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Prosecutors: Feds ran phony school to bust immigration scam

Prosecutors say federal agents operated a phony school in suburban Detroit to catch people who were making money by helping foreigners stay in the U.S. as stude
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Parson's plan for Missouri adult tuition grants questioned

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's proposal to offer scholarships for adults to study high-demand fields is getting pushback from state senators
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Maine university gets anonymous gift of more than $3M

A Maine university says it has received one of the largest donations in its history from a pair of anonymous donors
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New Mexico Supreme Court rules in privacy rights case

The New Mexico Supreme Court has provided new legal guidance on when police are justified to enter a private residence without a warrant
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Study: Michigan school funding growth was last from '95-'15

A new study contends that no state tightened its education spending more than Michigan did over the 20-year period that ended in 2015
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New Mexico Legislature weighs tax reforms

The New Mexico Legislature is considering tax reforms that would increase state income tax rates earners and lower economy-wide tax rates on sales and business
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Mitt Romney to hold town hall in Utah Tuesday

Mitt Romney is set to hold his first town hall as a sitting senator for Utah as a government shutdown continues
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Minnesota legislators look expand internet access

A group of DFL and Republican lawmakers are pushing to narrow the state's broadband gap by injecting $70 million over the next two years into a grant program fo
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New Mexico regulators to provide more info on racino process

New Mexico horse racing regulators are complying with a request by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham for more information regarding pending applications for the state
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Federal workers to get back pay, but tales of woe mount

Furloughed federal workers will be compensated for the time they spent working without pay, thanks to a bill sponsored by Maryland's senators and signed into la
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New Mexico governor seeks funding for universal preschool

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham sounded a rallying cry to increase state spending on public education, including preschool
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Judge to give verdict for man accused of killing girlfriend

A Maine judge is set to announce the verdict for a man charged with killing his girlfriend
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Lamont sets Feb. 26 for special elections in 5 districts

Gov. Ned Lamont sets Feb. 26 for special election to fill five open legislative seats
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Missouri Senate gets off to rocky start over rules dispute

The Missouri Senate is off to rocky start to its new session because of a dispute over rules
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20 sue bank after losing money in alleged Ponzi scheme

Twenty investors who lost money in a Utah coin dealer's alleged silver Ponzi scheme have sued Zions Bank
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Maine man charged with killing girlfriend going on trial

A Maine man accused of killing his girlfriend is set to go on trial
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New Mexico prepares for newly elected Democratic governor

New Mexico is preparing to welcome a newly elected governor with a series of New Year's Day celebrations and ceremonies in the state's capital city
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