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PRISON PHONE CALLS
Connecticut is considering legislation that would make it the first state in the country to make telephone calls free for prisoners. It would be following the lead of New York City, which began allowing free phone calls earlier this month. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 800 words, photos.
Attorney General William Barr has appointed a U.S. attorney to examine the origins of the Russia investigation and determine if intelligence collection involving the Trump campaign was “lawful and appropriate,” a person familiar with the issue told The Associated Press on Monday. Barr appointed John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to conduct the inquiry, the person said. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 440 words, photo.
A former soccer coach at the University of Southern California has pleaded guilty to creating fake athletic profiles for the children of wealthy parents in the college admissions bribery scheme. SENT: 580 words.
_ MOSQUE FIRE: A Connecticut mayor says authorities have found evidence that an incendiary device or material was used to start a weekend fire at a mosque. SENT.
_ OBIT-WHISTLEBLOWER OFFICER: The former Connecticut police officer whose testimony on the harassment and profiling of Latino residents of East Haven helped send four colleagues to prison and led to a federal order mandating department improvements has died. SENT.
_ VACCINE EXPEMPTIONS: House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz says no final decision has been made about whether to eliminate Connecticut’s religious exemption from vaccines for schoolchildren, but there’s strong support among his fellow Democrats in the House of Representatives for such a move. SENT.
_ FATHER-SON ASSAULT: A 60-year-old Bloomfield man police say suffered skull fracture during a fight with his son has died, and the son remains on the run. SENT.
_ FINANCIAL ADVISER-PONZI SCHEME: The trial of a Connecticut financial adviser charged with stealing from his clients has started. SENT.
The Boston Bruins look to take a 3-0 lead in Game 3 of their best-of-seven Eastern Conference final series with the Carolina Hurricanes. The Bruins won the first two in Boston by a combined 11-4 score while the Hurricanes are 5-0 on home ice in the postseason. By Joedy McCreary. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.
The Colorado Rockies play the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
Baltimore plays New York at Yankee Stadium. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:35 p.m.
Coming off a 3-7 road trip, the owners of the second-worst record in the NL, the struggling Washington Nationals, open a three-game series against the division rival New York Mets on Tuesday night. By Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
The New England Revolution have hired five-time MLS Cup winner and former U.S. national coach Bruce Arena as its coach and sports director. SENT: 380 words, photo.
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