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Teen, Photographer Meet After Painful First Pitch At Fenway Park

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Teen, Photographer Meet After Painful First Pitch At Fenway Park

- BOSTON (CBS) – When 17-year-old cancer survivor Jordan Leandre strolled to the mound for the first pitch during the Jimmy Fund Telethon, it was emotional. Special. Awesome. No one was thinking about strikes, or balls, until the pitch hit photographer Tony Capobianco below the belt. Wednesday night’s honoree’s, the 1967 Impossible Dream Red Sox, probably didn’t think that was possible. Nor did Jordan, who gave WBZ-TV’s David Wade the play-by-play outside the ballpark
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Woman Suffers Burns After House Fire In Methuen

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Woman Suffers Burns After House Fire In Methuen

- METHUEN (CBS) – A woman suffered burns after a house fire in Methuen Wednesday night. Firefighters say the flames moved quickly through the walls because the home is old and there has been many structural changes over the years. The 911 call came in around 8:30 p.m. but firefighters had it pretty well controlled within about 45 minutes. The house is at the corner of High and Broadway — just up the street from the fire department’s Central Station
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ESPN apologizes for fantasy football auction

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ESPN apologizes for fantasy football auction

- What it intended as an entertaining fantasy football scene, ESPN realized too late, at times bore an uncomfortable resemblance to a slave auction. As part of its 28-hour multichannel, multiplatform "Fantasy Football Marathon" — an effort to play off the popularity of the game and spur interest in its own fantasy offerings — the sports channel had fantasy competitors bidding Monday for NFL players both white and of color
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Hundreds carry lit candles across UVA campus against white nationalism

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Hundreds carry lit candles across UVA campus against white nationalism

- Hundreds of people marched with lit candles across the University of Virginia campus Wednesday night in a contrasting demonstration from the torchlight white nationalist parade last Friday night. Students and residents gathered at the Rotunda at the University of Virginia campus carrying candles and glow sticks to sing together for a vigil. They sang ‘‘God Bless America’’ and the ‘‘Star-Spangled Banner’’ before invoking in unison the civil rights era anthem ‘‘We Shall Overcome
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The new Wegmans in Natick is hiring 550 new employees

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The new Wegmans in Natick is hiring 550 new employees

- If you’re looking for a job, you might be in luck. Wegmans, a popular grocery store chain that is rapidly expanding in Massachusetts, is hiring 550 new employees at its new location in Natick — 225 of whom would be full-time. The new positions include entry-level management, customer service, and “a strong focus on restaurant and culinary roles, such as line cooks and sous chefs,” according to a statement from the company
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Thousands expected to march in counter Boston marches

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Thousands expected to march in counter Boston marches

- Thousands expected to march in counter Boston marches WEBVTT BRACINGFOR SIMILAR SCENARIOS.>> THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND THATIT IS NOT ACCEPTED HERE.WE ARE GOING TO BE A UNITEDFRONT AND YOU WILL HEAR US.>> SHE IS AN ORGANIZER FOR THISRALLY.TH SHOWS OVER 8000 COMMITTAND ORGANIZERS EXPECT OVER20,000.THE GLOBAL NETWORK IS TAKINGPART.EXPECT MEMBERS FROM BOSTON ANDCAMBRIDGE AND CHARLOTTESVILLE,MINNEAPOLIS, AND TORONTO.WHAT ORGANIZERS DO NOT WANT IS AREPEAT OF CHARLOTTESVILLE
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Farmington Valley Libraries, Children's Museum Among Locations To View Solar Eclipse

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Farmington Valley Libraries, Children's Museum Among Locations To View Solar Eclipse

- The Farmington Library, the Simsbury Public Library, and the Children's Museum, in West Hartford, are among the places the public can safely view the solar eclipse on Aug. 21. At the Farmington Library, an event will be held from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Leah Farrell, the library's community services coordinator, said the peak of the eclipse is expected to be around 2:30 p
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Seen@ the Agawam Cultural Council's Summerfest finale

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Seen@ the Agawam Cultural Council's Summerfest finale

- Seen@ Agawam Cultural Council's Summerfest finale at School Street Park in Agawam on August 16 2017. Here is Lindsey LaBelle. (Doug Steinbock Photography)
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Germany’s Aldi takes on Amazon in food delivery fight

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Germany’s Aldi takes on Amazon in food delivery fight

- Germany‘s Aldi is stepping up the fight for a share of the U.S. grocery market with a new express delivery service. Aldi, which already operates nearly 1,700 stores in America, said it is partnering with San Francisco’s Instacart to deliver groceries in Los Angeles, Atlanta and Dallas. It’s promising to fulfill online orders in as little as an hour. In a statement Monday, Aldi said it could expand the service in the future
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Kenya opposition says it will challenge election in court

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Kenya opposition says it will challenge election in court

- By TOM ODULA Associated Press Kenya’s opposition will challenge the results of last week’s presidential election in Supreme Court and wage a campaign of civil disobedience, its leader announced Wednesday, saying they intend to expose a “computer-generated presidency.” Raila Odinga told reporters that Kenyans won’t willingly go along with “democracy’s slaughter.” His comments had the potential to set off another wave of protests in the capital, Nairobi, and elsewhere that already have led to at least two dozen people shot dead by police since the Aug
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Lakes Region Art Association announces award winners

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Lakes Region Art Association announces award winners

- The Lakes Region Art Association has announced the award winners for its 77th Annual Members Art Show being held at the LRAA Art Gallery located in the Tanger Outlets, 120 Laconia Road, Suite 132 in Tilton. This is the association’s largest exhibit featuring more 80 new original works of art and is on display on till Sept. 10. Now in its 77th year, the show highlights the best works of the Lakes Region Art Association members
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Car theft suspect leads police on foot chase across I-95

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Car theft suspect leads police on foot chase across I-95

- An investigation into vehicle thefts led police to 847 Elmwood Ave., according to Lt. Roger Aspinall. Investigators found a pair of stolen vehicles in the driveway behind the home, Aspinall said, and as one of the officers moved to arrest one of the drivers, the man took off on foot. The suspect led police on a chase which crossed over Elmwood Avenue, the Exit 17 off-ramp and I-95, according to Aspinall, before he was apprehended on the other side of the highway, near Roger Williams Park Zoo
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New study revealing the opioid crisis impact in northwest CT

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New study revealing the opioid crisis impact in northwest CT

- TORRINGTON -- A new report about the impact of opioids was the center of a roundtable discussion in Torrington Wednesday afternoon. The report, “Beneath the Surface: The Opioid Epidemic in Northwest Connecticut” explores the crime rates related to opioid addiction in the area, insurance rates, treatment admission rates, how the crisis started, and what solutions can work specifically in a rural region
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New service offers 1 movie a day in theaters for $10 a month

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New service offers 1 movie a day in theaters for $10 a month

- Every day, more and more people are watching their movies at home, taking a pass on travel, trouble, noisy moviegoers, and most of all, the expense. Now, a new service called "MoviePass" will try to address all of that. MoviePass is a $9.95 per month movie theater subscription service, kind of like Netflix for big screen theater-going. And it should be -- the company is being run by Netflix co-founder and former Redbox executive Mitch Lowe
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Portland Police Mounted Patrol will be gone but not forgotten (photos)

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Portland Police Mounted Patrol will be gone but not forgotten (photos)

- The public was invited Wednesday to honor and bid farewell to the Portland Police Bureau's Mounted Patrol Unit, a victim of budget cuts by the city council. Four horses (Asher, Diesel, Major and Olin) were present for the decommissioning ceremony at the Portland Police Memorial along Tom McCall Waterfront Park, where dozens of people took pictures with the animals. Most recently reincarnated in 1979, the mounted patrol can trace its roots to 1875, a few years after the beginnings of the police bureau itself
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Gina Barreca: White Supremacists Wrong, It's Not Our DNA

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Gina Barreca: White Supremacists Wrong, It's Not Our DNA

- Like middle-aged women dying their hair fluorescent colors and young women dying their hair iron gray, DNA testing has become fashionable even without necessarily leading to positive results. Do we really need to know more about our ancestral heritage, as if we're characters out of "Game of Thrones" and desperate to figure out whether to pledge allegiance to wolves, dragons or the incestuous Lannisters, thereby becoming part of some larger powerful dynasty? While finding out information about your grandparents' hometown might be fun, shrines to bloodlines aren't such a good idea, especially when neo-Nazis — armed with their hand- painted homemade shields (as if arts and crafts have replaced Sturm und Drang) — might just change their goal from world domination to "extreme ancestry
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State Police: Driver Pointed Gun At Another on I-91 In Wallingford

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State Police: Driver Pointed Gun At Another on I-91 In Wallingford

- A Hamden man was charged with threatening Tuesday after he allegedly pointed a gun at another motorist, state police said. Robert Laporta, 33, also was charged with breach of peace, police said. Troopers were sent to I-91 south about 5:45 p.m. after learning that a driver had pointed a gun at someone in another car. After Laporta was located, he told troopers that he was cut off by a driving changing lanes, causing him to almost lose control of his vehicle, according to state police
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Suspect steals pickup truck, drags woman in New London

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Suspect steals pickup truck, drags woman in New London

- NEW LONDON — Officials said a suspect stealing a pickup truck, dragged the woman who owns it in New London. New London Fire Department Battalion Chief Ed Sargent said a 43-year-old woman was putting a table she just bought at Home Goods on her pickup truck at 3:50 p.m. Wednesday on 351 N. Frontage Rd. As she was getting it onto the bed of the truck, an unidentified male suspect suddenly jumped into the driver’s seat and took off, said Sargent
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  • Woman Suffers Burns After House Fire In Methuen
    Woman Suffers Burns After House Fire In Methuen

    , cbslocal.com

    METHUEN (CBS) – A woman suffered burns after a house fire in Methuen Wednesday night. Firefighters say the flames moved quickly through the walls because the home is old and there has been many structural changes over the years. The 911 call came in around 8:30 p.m. but firefighters had it pretty well controlled within about 45 minutes. The house is at the corner of High and Broadway — just up the street from the fire department’s Central Station
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Politics & Government

  • Amazon does 'great damage' to retailers, Trump tweets
    Amazon does 'great damage' to retailers, Trump tweets

    , providencejournal.com

    By Giles Turner, Bloomberg President Donald Trump once again unloaded on Amazon.com, tweeting that the company is hurting other retailers and implying that it's killing industry jobs across the U.S. Amazon is causing "great damage to tax paying retailers," Trump said in a Twitter post Wednesday, causing shares in the online retailer to fall as much as 1.2 percent in early trading
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Sports

  • Calhoun Wouldn't Be The First To Close Out Career On A Smaller Stage
    Calhoun Wouldn't Be The First To Close Out Career On A Smaller Stage

    , courant.com

    The image of Jim Calhoun coaching Division III basketball, riding buses to small schools throughout New England, may seem incongruous. But it's hardly unprecedented, or illogical. Other high profile coaches have found contentment late in life at small colleges, far from the demands and pressures of the big time. And Calhoun's possible impact on the University of St. Joseph brand is likely being felt even as he decides whether or not to take the job
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Business

  • As Panel Disbands, UTC CEO Quits Trump Advisory Panel
    As Panel Disbands, UTC CEO Quits Trump Advisory Panel

    , courant.com

    Greg Hayes, chief executive officer of United Technologies Corp., said Wednesday he is joining eight other executives and is withdrawing from a manufacturing council that advised President Trump. he statement from Hayes on Twitter followed an announcement tweeted by President Trump that the advisory council had disbanded after the other executives quit, citing the president’s response to the weekend violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va
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Technology

  • UPS is training drivers with virtual reality
    UPS is training drivers with virtual reality

    , wtnh.com

    (CNN) — New UPS drivers will have to prove themselves in virtual reality before they can get behind the wheel of one of the company’s 10,000-pound trucks. The delivery company announced Tuesday that it will add virtual reality tests to its driver training program starting next month. UPS expects virtual reality will make its drivers safer and smarter. “It’s a game-changer for training
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Health

  • Anthem, Harvard Pilgrim will stay in N.H.’s health insurance market
    Anthem, Harvard Pilgrim will stay in N.H.’s health insurance market

    , concordmonitor.com

    The New Hampshire health insurance marketplace will have three companies in 2018, after Anthem and Harvard Pilgrim confirmed Wednesday that they will offer plans through the exchange. Anthem covers about 27,000 state residents and Harvard Pilgrim covers about 11,000 residents through HealthCare.gov and the state’s Medicaid expansion program. “Thanks in part to the uncertainty coming from Washington, D.C., individual markets around the country are facing unprecedented instability
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Family & Parenting

  • Mindy Kaling discusses why pregnancy ‘is kind of a fun feeling’
    Mindy Kaling discusses why pregnancy ‘is kind of a fun feeling’

    , bostonglobe.com

    A month after unconfirmed reports surfaced that Mindy Kaling was pregnant, the actress and Cambridge native publicly announced the news in an interview with “Sunday Today” host Willie Geist, saying she’s “really excited” about the prospect of motherhood.“It’s so unknown to me,” Kaling, 38, told Geist in a preview clip posted on Tuesday. “I have a lot of control over a lot of aspects of my life, and this is one where I’m like, ‘OK, it’s out of my hands,’ which is kind of a fun feeling
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Society & Culture

Entertainment & Arts

  • New service offers 1 movie a day in theaters for $10 a month
    New service offers 1 movie a day in theaters for $10 a month

    , fox61.com

    Every day, more and more people are watching their movies at home, taking a pass on travel, trouble, noisy moviegoers, and most of all, the expense. Now, a new service called "MoviePass" will try to address all of that. MoviePass is a $9.95 per month movie theater subscription service, kind of like Netflix for big screen theater-going. And it should be -- the company is being run by Netflix co-founder and former Redbox executive Mitch Lowe
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Education

  • Before College, 'Hartford Promise' Scholars Get Lesson On Asking For Help
    Before College, 'Hartford Promise' Scholars Get Lesson On Asking For Help

    , courant.com

    Minutes into Tuesday’s mile-long scavenger hunt, the Hartford students began to sweat: in the laundry room of a college dormitory, where they were tasked with folding a few pieces of clothing, and then the campus gymnasium, where jump ropes and hula hoops awaited them. By the time they climbed another set of stairs to get to the library at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain, the “magic words” — the phrase these teenagers were coaxed into uttering — became easier to say
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Travel & Recreation

  • Pop-up Cheetos restaurant opens in New York City with more than 1,000 people on wait list
    Pop-up Cheetos restaurant opens in New York City with more than 1,000 people on wait list

    , fox61.com

    NEW YORK CITY - A big, bold, flavorful culinary concept is coming to life in the Tribeca neighborhood of Manhattan. The grilled cheeses are buttered up and the tables are all set for a 3-day only Cheetos-inspired pop-up restaurant with a menu created by Food Network’s Anne Burrell. "The playing and creating of the menu and tasting and then just eating Cheetos was really a blast," Burrell said
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Law & Crime

Life & Style

  • Woman finds her long-lost engagement ring — wrapped around a misshapen carrot
    Woman finds her long-lost engagement ring — wrapped around a misshapen carrot

    , bostonglobe.com

    CAMROSE, Alberta — A Canadian woman who lost her engagement ring 13 years ago while weeding her garden on the family farm is wearing it proudly again after her daughter-in-law pulled it from the ground on a misshapen carrot. Mary Grams, 84, said she can’t believe the lucky carrot actually grew through and around the diamond ring she had long given up hope of finding
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Media & Information

  • Greenwich native to serve as interim White House communications director
    Greenwich native to serve as interim White House communications director

    , fox61.com

    A White House official says President Donald Trump’s longtime aide will serve temporarily as White House communications director. The aide, Hope Hicks, a Greenwich native, will work with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to help set White House messaging strategy. Word of Hicks’ new role comes as the White House struggles to weather the fallout after Trump again blamed “both sides” for weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and counter-demonstrators
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Science & Nature

Books & Literature

  • At Boston Comic Con, Marvel Universe creator Stan Lee said he can no longer read comic books
    At Boston Comic Con, Marvel Universe creator Stan Lee said he can no longer read comic books

    , masslive.com

    Stan Lee, the mind behind famous characters like Spider-Man and X-Men, dished out a playful question-and-answer session that at times felt more like a comedy show. The Friday night session at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center was billed as one of the 94-year-old's last appearances on the East Coast. Nearly 2,000 fans packed the Boston Comic Con session in order to see Lee
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Motoring

  • Tips for buying a new car
    Tips for buying a new car

    , wtnh.com

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Now that they are free from school, recent graduates may be looking for a new set of used wheels as they head down the road to their future. But what should these young drivers and their parents consider when it comes to buying a used car? This morning, Job Pimentel, General Manager of New Country BMW in Hartford, stopped by our studio to share his expert advice
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