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TODAY’S TOP STORIES:
UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION FUND
Among the challenges Connecticut’s incoming governor faces: an insolvent unemployment compensation fund that could ultimately cost the state’s employers hundreds of millions of additional dollars in payments. A warning about the condition of the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund was included in a transition memo the Department of Labor drafted for Democratic Gov.-elect Ned Lamont, who takes office in January. By Susan Haigh. SENT: 640 words.
— PUBLIC HOUSING-BRIDGEPORT — The mayor of Bridgeport says he wants to tear down a public housing project known for recurring violence and damaged elevators that keep disabled residents from leaving their homes.
— BODY FOUND-RIVER — Police say a 56-year-old man’s body was found in the Still River in Danbury.
— HERB FARM - DISPUTE — The widower of famed herbalist Adelma Grenier Simmons has been ordered to appear in court to provide a full accounting of his assets in a dispute over his late wife’s once-acclaimed herb farm in Connecticut.
ANTI SEMITISIM-JEWISH ATHLETES
Memphis Grizzlies forward Omri Casspi, who was born in Israel, was early in his NBA career when he saw a picture of himself defaced with a swastika. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen grew up with kids who made fun of the size of his nose. New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman has heard anti-Semitic taunts during games, but he had been willing to write them off as opposing fans “just trying to get underneath your skin.” By Jimmy Golen. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Patriots (8-3) are 64-13 under Bill Belichick in December. They look to continue that dominance during the final month of the season beginning with a matchup with the Vikings (6-4-1). Minnesota has won two out of its last three and are the first of just two playoff-positioned teams remaining on New England’s schedule. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.
BKW-T25- CONNECTICUT-NOTRE DAME
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Top-ranked Notre Dame and No. 2 Connecticut renew their storied rivalry in a potential Final Four preview. The Huskies had won seven in a row in the series until the Fighting Irish ended the streak in last year’s NCAA semifinals on the way to the national title. By John Fineran. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. 4 p.m. ET tipoff.
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