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The movie theater in Aurora, Colorado where 12 people were killed is seen on Jan. 17, 2013 (credit: Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

MPAA Changing Movie Ratings System As Country Deals With Aurora, Newtown

The Motion Pictures Association of America is changing its rating system to better inform parents about violence in movies.

04/16/2013

Republicans Chris Shays and Linda McMahon (Credit:  Alex Wong/Newsmakers and Abigail Pheiffer-Pool/Getty Images)

Connecticut U.S. Senate Focus: The Republicans

Two Democrats and two Republicans will compete in next Tuesday’s Connecticut primaries, in the hopes of securing their respective party’s nomination for the chance to fill the Senate seat of Joe Lieberman (D), who is retiring.

08/10/2012

Rep. Chris Murphy is seen in his official headshot - File / Photo: Office of Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy Wants Joe Lieberman’s Senate Seat

Lieberman said Wednesday that he won’t seek a fifth term.

01/20/2011

Richard Blumenthal celebrates his victory over Linda McMahon in the U.S. Senate race - Hartford, CT - Nov 2, 2010 - Photo: Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images

CT’s Richard Blumenthal Looks Ahead to U.S. Senate

Now with a firm grip on the job he has long aspired to, Richard Blumenthal heads to the U.S. Senate when the new Congress begins its session in January.

12/23/2010

Governor-Elect Dan Malloy is seen with running mate Nancy Wyman arrive for a news conference - Hartford, CT - Nov 8, 2010 - AP Photo/Jessica Hill

CT Governor-Elect Dan Malloy Talks State’s Future

The secretary of the state is scheduled to formally certify the Nov. 2 elections at her Capitol office today, a day before the deadline set by state law to do so.

11/24/2010

Richard Blumenthal campaigns in Middletown, CT - Nov 1, 2010 - AP Photo/Stephan Savoia and Linda McMahon is seen after voting in Greenwich, CT - Nov 2, 2010 - AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Blumenthal Takes Out McMahon In Conn. Senate Battle

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal was elected to the Senate on Tuesday in a bruising cage-fight of a campaign against pro wrestling mogul Linda McMahon, extending the Democrats’ hold on the seat.

11/02/2010

Connecticut Republican U.S. Senate candidate Linda McMahon, left, is escorted away from protesters, rear left and far right, by campaign traveling press secretary Jodi Latina during a campaign stop at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Skirmish Breaks Out At Linda McMahon UConn Visit

A new poll shows Democrat Richard Blumenthal still leading Republican Linda McMahon in Connecticut’s Senate race, but the gap appears to be closing.

11/01/2010

Richard Blumenthal is seen in Manchester, CT - Oct 20, 2010 - AP Photo/Jessica Hill

Riches Shadow Candidates In CT U.S. Senate Race

Richard Blumenthal isn’t flashy. Typically dressed in a plain dark suit, he switched his gas-guzzling state vehicle to an austere Honda Civic hybrid when fuel prices jumped.

10/27/2010

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is seen after debating Linda McMahon - Hartford, CT - Oct 4, 2010 - Photo: Richard Messina-Pool/Getty Images

Blumenthal Holds Lead Over McMahon In C.T.

A poll released Tuesday shows the state attorney general leading McMahon by 12 percentage points, or 54 percent to 42 percent, among likely voters.

10/26/2010

Richard Blumenthal and Linda McMahon shake hands prior to their debate in the U.S. Senate race - Garde Arts Center - New London, CT - Oct 12, 2010 - Photo: Dana Jensen-Pool/Getty Images

Some Women Turned Off By Linda McMahon

A new poll shows Richard Blumenthal’s lead over McMahon has grown to double-digits in the U.S. Senate race in Connecticut.

10/14/2010

Richard Blumenthal and Linda McMahon participate in a U.S. Senate debate at the Garde Arts Center - New London, CT - Oct 12, 2010 - AP Photo/Abigail Pheiffer, Pool

Blumenthal, McMahon Debate Again; Voters Turned Off

The crux of the final Connecticut Senate debate on Tuesday came down to trust, jobs and professional wrestling.

10/13/2010

Richard Blumenthal and Linda McMahon - File / Photos: AP

C.T. U.S. Senate Candidates Facing Off In 3rd Debate

The debate is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Garde Arts Center in New London.

10/12/2010