Today in History for April 17th

Highlights of this day in history: Cuban exiles invade Bay of Pigs; Three astronauts of Apollo 13 land safely in pacific ocean; Benjamin Franklin dies at age 84; JP Morgan born in Connecticut; Ford rolls out the Mustang convertible. (April 17)

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People Don’t Know What To Think About The Biden Allegations (HBO)

Joe Biden touched a Connecticut woman inappropriately at a 2009 fundraiser, including rubbing noses with her, the woman said Monday, days after another woman said the ex–vice president gave her an unwanted kiss on the back of her head in 2014.

“He put his hand around my neck and pulled me in to rub noses with me. When he was pulling me in, I thought he was going to kiss me on the mouth,” Amy Lappos told the Hartford Courant.

“It wasn’t sexual,” she added.

Lappos said she met Biden at an October 2009 fundraiser in Greenwich, Connecticut, for U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, a Connecticut Democrat. Lappos was a congressional aide to Himes at the time, and said she was in the kitchen with other volunteers when Biden approached her. There are three photos that show Lappos with Biden at the event, the Courant reported, though they were taken before the nose-rubbing incident.

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Lawsuit: Harvard profits from photos of slaves

A lawyer says Harvard University has the opportunity to “remove the stain from its legacy” by honoring a Connecticut woman’s request to turn over photos of two South Carolina slaves she says are her ancestors. (March 20)

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Recruiters explain college admissions

On the heels of a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal, recruitment officials at a Connecticut university explain how the process of college admission works and the safe guards in place that should have caught any red flags. (March 14)

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Sick man gets unexpected call from President Trump

A terminally ill Connecticut man who’s a supporter of President Donald Trump got a dying wish fulfilled when the president called him and invited him to a rally. (March 6)

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Lawyer: Convicted officer beaten in prison

An attorney for the white Chicago police convicted in the fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald says the officer was beaten by fellow inmates within hours of his transfer from an Illinois prison to a federal prison in Connecticut. (Feb. 14)

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86 puppies rescued from pet store fire

(4 Jan 2019) Firefighters were joined by passers-by to rescue nearly 100 puppies from a burning Connecticut pet store. (Jan. 4)

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New Haven Hit With More K2 Overdoses

(16 Aug 2018) Officials say the number of victims from a rash of overdoses on a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has risen to 76 in New Haven, Connecticut. (Aug. 16)

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US students complete tour against gun violence

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High Shool, who lost 17 of their peers last February in a mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, end their “Road To Change” tour in Newtown, Connecticut, a town scarred by the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.