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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. 

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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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    President Donald Trump's surrogates are fanning out across the country as part of an aggressive effort to stretch his appeal beyond the base of working-class white voters who propelled him to victory in 2016.
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    President Donald Trump's legal team will include former Harvard University law professor Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr, the former independent counsel who led the Whitewater investigation into President Bill Clinton.
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    (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP). In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, worshippers chant slogans during Friday prayers ceremony, as a banner show Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qas...(Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP). In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, worshippers chant slogans during Friday prayers ceremony, as a banner show Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qas...
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    Iran's supreme leader says his nation is living through “days of God.
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    Toyota shifting pickup production to Mexico, no US jobs lost

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    Toyota will stop making its Tacoma small pickup in San Antonio next year as it shifts production to Mexico.
    Toyota will stop making its Tacoma small pickup in San Antonio next year as it shifts production to Mexico.
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    For some major US shippers, 2019 ended on a sour note

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    (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2019 file photo, a Cosco Shipping container ship passes the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco bound for the Port of Oakland. For major shipping companies dealing with trade wars and a slowing glob...(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2019 file photo, a Cosco Shipping container ship passes the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco bound for the Port of Oakland. For major shipping companies dealing with trade wars and a slowing glob...
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    For major shipping companies dealing with trade wars and a slowing global economy, conditions appear to have deteriorated as 2019 came to a close.
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    (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). Investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Share prices are mixed in moderate trading in Asia after the U.S. and China signed a preliminary trade agreement that investors hope will bring be...(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). Investors monitor stock prices at a brokerage in Beijing Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Share prices are mixed in moderate trading in Asia after the U.S. and China signed a preliminary trade agreement that investors hope will bring be...
    China has welcomed an interim trade deal with Washington and said the two sides need to address each other’s “core concerns.
    China has welcomed an interim trade deal with Washington and said the two sides need to address each other’s “core concerns.
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