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Nikola Tesla Dreams of Electricity

Nikola Tesla spent years obsessed with a dream to bring wireless communication to the world. He built a laboratory and a huge tower to harness the earth’s energy — but he eventually lost it all — in the village of Shoreham, on Long Island.

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Murphy "Optimistic" On Expanded Background Checks

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut says he is optimistic a deal can be reached with President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans on expanded background checks for gun purchases.

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Lack Of Diversity In Genetic Databases Hampers Research

When Lalita Manrai went to see her doctor for treatment of kidney disease, she noticed that some of the blood test results had different "normal" ranges for African Americans compared with everybody else. When she asked her doctor which range applied to her — a woman born in India — he said the "everybody else" category was actually based on a study of Europeans, so neither category was right. Instead, he said, he calculated "normal" for her by averaging the two values. "It's ridiculous,"...

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New York’s red flag law goes into effect this weekend. It allows family members, schools, police and prosecutors to request the confiscation of guns from an individual who has been deemed a threat to themselves or others.

Jeff Roberson / Associated Press

Planned Parenthood officials in Connecticut have pledged to stay open. That’s despite a Trump administration rule that pulls federal funding from healthcare providers that advise on abortions. 

Murphy "Optimistic" On Expanded Background Checks

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U.S. Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut says he is optimistic a deal can be reached with President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans on expanded background checks for gun purchases.

 

The Week In News: August 23rd

Aug 23, 2019
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Connecticut, New York, and Vermont sue the Trump Administration over its plan to deny Green Cards to immigrants who recieve public assistance. New York sues the EPA over the Hudson River cleanup. The Coast Guard is accused of trying to block a federal investigation into racism. The race for Bridgeport mayor heats up. We discuss these stories with the reporters who covered them on The Full Story.

Popular Electricity Magazine / Public Domain

Nikola Tesla spent years obsessed with a dream to bring wireless communication to the world. He built a laboratory and a huge tower to harness the earth’s energy — but he eventually lost it all — in the village of Shoreham, on Long Island.

Ty Wright / AP

New York education officials say student participation and performance on standardized tests continue to increase statewide.

East Haven Teenager Shot In Botched Robbery

Aug 22, 2019
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A 14-year-old boy was shot this afternoon in East Haven in what police are calling a “botched robbery.”

It is the first shooting in East Haven this year.

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As our kids head back to school over the next few weeks, New York has repealed the religious exemption for vaccinations. Are unvaccinated kids heading back to school? What are the ramifications? What's the latest on the issue in Connecticut?

New York State Governor's Office

The head of the New York state’s Republican Party says there’s no need to require residents to buy new license plates beginning in 2020, if their current plates are still readable and in good condition 

Davis Dunavin / WSHU Public Radio

Five candidates for mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut met at a public forum in the state’s largest city. 

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