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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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    Hometown Hero photos

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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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  • Hometown Hero: Julia SanFilippo

    Hometown Hero: Julia SanFilippo

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    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and its parent corporation aren't happy with how one of their late reporters is portrayed in the upcoming film “Richard Jewell.
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and its parent corporation aren't happy with how one of their late reporters is portrayed in the upcoming film “Richard Jewell.
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    The heart of Pensacola: City has strong ties with naval base

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    (AP Photo/Brendan Farrington). Gary Yetter, a retired Navy officer who now owns a brewery near Naval Air Station Pensacola, where a Royal Saudi Air Force officer fatally shot three sailors, talks about the importance of the base to the region, Monday, ...(AP Photo/Brendan Farrington). Gary Yetter, a retired Navy officer who now owns a brewery near Naval Air Station Pensacola, where a Royal Saudi Air Force officer fatally shot three sailors, talks about the importance of the base to the region, Monday, ...
    The deaths of three Navy sailors shot by a Royal Saudi Air Force officer has stunned the city of Pensacola, Florida.
    The deaths of three Navy sailors shot by a Royal Saudi Air Force officer has stunned the city of Pensacola, Florida.
  • 6 people killed in New Jersey shooting, including officer

    6 people killed in New Jersey shooting, including officer

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    Gunfire has been reported in a Jersey City neighborhood.
    Gunfire has been reported in a Jersey City neighborhood.
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  • Democrats, White House forge new North American trade deal

    Democrats, White House forge new North American trade deal

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    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., makes a statement at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.  Pelosi announced that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President D...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., makes a statement at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Pelosi announced that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President D...
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., makes a statement at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.  Pelosi announced that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President D...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., makes a statement at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019. Pelosi announced that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President D...
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to announce her endorsement of a modified North American trade pact Tuesday morning.
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to announce her endorsement of a modified North American trade pact Tuesday morning.
  • World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court

    World trade without rules? US shuts down WTO appeals court

    Tuesday, December 10 2019 7:16 AM EST2019-12-10 12:16:06 GMT
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    (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP). Dennis Shea, US Ambassador to the WTO, arrives for the opening of the General Council, at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization, WTO, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.(Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP). Dennis Shea, US Ambassador to the WTO, arrives for the opening of the General Council, at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization, WTO, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.
    (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP). Dennis Shea, US Ambassador to the WTO, arrives for the opening of the General Council, at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization, WTO, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.(Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP). Dennis Shea, US Ambassador to the WTO, arrives for the opening of the General Council, at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization, WTO, in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019.
    Global commerce is losing its umpire.
    Global commerce is losing its umpire.
  • Airline trade group predicts Christmas travel will rise 3%

    Airline trade group predicts Christmas travel will rise 3%

    Tuesday, December 10 2019 2:06 PM EST2019-12-10 19:06:26 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). File-This Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, passengers line up to pass through security before boarding flights at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Airlines are looking forward to another big Christmas and New ...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). File-This Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, passengers line up to pass through security before boarding flights at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Airlines are looking forward to another big Christmas and New ...
    (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). File-This Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, passengers line up to pass through security before boarding flights at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Airlines are looking forward to another big Christmas and New ...(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). File-This Oct. 30, 2014 file photo, passengers line up to pass through security before boarding flights at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Airlines are looking forward to another big Christmas and New ...
    If you're flying over Christmas or New Year's, don't expect room to stretch out on the plane.
    If you're flying over Christmas or New Year's, don't expect room to stretch out on the plane.
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