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It started with fever and vomiting. Then the 5-month-old baby developed facial twitching, stiffening of his right arm and seizures. The family rushed him to Connecticut Children's Medical Center.Clinicians there performed tests, including a brain … more
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The remains of the Wampanoag leader who forged a peaceful relationship with the Pilgrims will be reburied at his original gravesite in Rhode Island.Members of the Wampanoag Nation have spent 20 years tracking down the … more
Choate Rosemary Hall said on Thursday that at least 12 former teachers had sexually molested — and in at least one case raped — students at the elite Connecticut boarding school in a pattern of abuse dating back to the 1960s.The … more
The yearlong drought is officially over.After the above-average snowfall and frequent rainstorms of the past few months, Berkshire County's status has returned to "normal," according to federal and state officials.The weekly U.S. Drought Monitor on … more
NEW YORK — James Baldwin died in 1987, but his moment is now. His books are flying off the shelves. He has inspired homages like Raoul Peck's documentary "I Am Not Your Negro" and Ta-Nehisi Coates' memoir "Between the World and Me." Baldwin's … more
Budget negotiators struck a deal late Friday night that will could make New York the largest state to offer tuition-free public higher education to residents.The $153 billion state budget agreement includes the Excelsior Scholarship, which covers … more
NEW YORK — The last time Christine Ebersole was singing nightly on Broadway, it was an experience akin to an occult phenomenon - a possession.Ebersole seemed to vanish whenever Edie Beale was required to emerge. The bizarre, reclusive East … more
NEW YORK — The mayor said Friday that he wants to close the city's troubled Rikers Island jail complex, though he cautioned that doing so would be difficult and take at least a decade."It will take many years and it will take many tough … more
The Associated PressNEW YORK — Commuters to both New Jersey and Long Island faced a difficult journey home Friday evening after two passenger trains clipped each other during the morning rush at Penn Station, jolting riders and creating major … more
BOSTON — Appeals court judges deciding the fate of the nation's oldest synagogue seemed skeptical Wednesday about a lower court's decision to put control of the building and a set of bells worth millions of dollars in the hands of the … more
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