Theresa May Faces No-Confidence Vote Wednesday Over Brexit Anger

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting to keep her job as members of her Conservative Party seek to oust her in a no-confidence vote. May has been unable to shore up support for the Brexit deal she negotiated with the European Union. "I will contest that vote with everything I've got," May said outside of 10 Downing Street, referring to the vote on her leadership that will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. local time (1 p.m. - 3 p.m. ET). "If she wins, she can serve for another year without...

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More Police Training Key To Determining Who Is A 'Good Guy With A Gun'

The recent shooting deaths of two black men by police have reignited protests about police use of force. In both incidents, the men had guns and police wrongly mistook them for suspects. On Thanksgiving night a white police officer fatally shot 21-year-old Emantic Bradford, Jr. at a mall in Hoover, Ala., a Birmingham suburb. Bradford and others were running from a shooting that left two people injured. Some witnesses said during the pandemonium that followed, some of those running away pulled...

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'Going To Office Hours Is Terrifying' And Other Hurdles For Rural Students In College

Two students share a laptop in the atrium of the chemistry building at the University of Michigan. One, Cameron Russell, is white, a freshman from a rice-growing parish in Louisiana; the other, Elijah Taylor, is black, a senior and a native of Detroit. They are different, yes, but there is much that unites them. Both are the first in their families to go to college, a tough road Taylor has already traveled. Now he's serving as a mentor to Russell, whose rural background brings with it...

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Communities on Long Island and in Connecticut have been forced to change the way they collect recyclables.   

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Black public school students on Long Island are five times more likely to be suspended than white students, according to a new study.

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Stony Brook University Hospital will launch two specialized emergency vehicles in Suffolk County next year that will provide immediate healthcare for stroke patients.

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Connecticut Governor-elect Ned Lamont announced two more senior appointments to his administration. Superior Court Judge Robert Clark will be his general counsel and Colleen Flanagan Johnson will take charge of communications.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released figures on how many people have been arrested for deportation because of a new information sharing agreement with the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Over the last five months 170 people nationwide have been arrested after they came forward to sponsor a child in detention.

Fighting Hunger In Our Backyard

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For many of us, getting ready for the holidays, buying gifts and planning get-togethers is special. Hectic, but special. What’s not so special is what this time of year makes apparent in our region…that there are many people who struggle to get enough to eat. A special two-part Full Story on food insecurity and poverty in Connecticut and on Long Island. Our guests:

Trying to quell violent protests across France's major cities, President Emmanuel Macron on Monday introduced a series of new measures he hopes will chart a path out of the political crisis and put an end to the anti-government demonstrations.

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In a testy Oval Office exchange with the two top congressional Democrats, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, President Trump made clear he would be "proud" to shut down the government in less than two weeks if he doesn't get funding for his border wall.

President Trump sent a largely unnoticed letter to Congress last week saying the U.S. is engaged in at least seven separate military conflicts.

In most cases, though not all, Trump and his two immediate White House predecessors launched these U.S. military actions without explicit approval from Congress.

As President Trump continues to threaten to potentially shut down the government over his border wall, Americans would prefer to see him compromise to prevent gridlock, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll.

By a 21-point margin — 57 percent to 36 percent — Americans think the president should compromise on the wall to avoid a government shutdown, rather than stand firm. About two-thirds of Republicans say the opposite, and the president has been focused on maintaining his base.


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