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    Do you know a Hometown Hero? Call, write, or email News 12 Connecticut and that person could be featured on News 12 Connecticut's Hometown Hero segment every Wednesday. 

    Do you know a Hometown Hero? Call, write, or email News 12 Connecticut and that person could be featured on News 12 Connecticut's Hometown Hero segment every Wednesday. 

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    Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.
    Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.Olsen is the board chair of Fairfield County's Community Foundation and chairs its executive committee. As chair, she is involved with the foundation's annual Giving Day.

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    Whitney Houston is about to appear on the concert stage again.
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    Water levels are dropping but more rain is coming for parts of the flood-ravaged South, prolonging the misery in neighborhoods with long clean-ups ahead.
  • Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

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    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change.
    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change.
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    (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, center, speaks during a media conference after a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is on a one day visit to Brussels ...(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, center, speaks during a media conference after a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is on a one day visit to Brussels ...
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    U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pleading with NATO allies to stay away from the next-generation cellular networks of the Chinese tech giant Huawei.
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    (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File). FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 file photo, the logo of Google is displayed on a carpet at the entrance hall of Google France in Paris. Ireland's Data Protection Commission said Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020, they have launch...(AP Photo/Michel Euler, File). FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 file photo, the logo of Google is displayed on a carpet at the entrance hall of Google France in Paris. Ireland's Data Protection Commission said Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020, they have launch...
    (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File). FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 file photo, the logo of Google is displayed on a carpet at the entrance hall of Google France in Paris. Ireland's Data Protection Commission said Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020, they have launch...(AP Photo/Michel Euler, File). FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 file photo, the logo of Google is displayed on a carpet at the entrance hall of Google France in Paris. Ireland's Data Protection Commission said Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020, they have launch...
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    Spain’s government has approved the introduction of new taxes on digital business and stock market transactions.
  • Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

    Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

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    Wednesday, February 19 2020 5:47 AM EST2020-02-19 10:47:04 GMT
    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change.
    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos says he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change.
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