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Syrian President Bashar Assad (credit: CBS 2)

Assad Warns Of Retaliation For U.S. Strike On Syria

In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” Syrian President Bashar Assad says, “You should expect everything.”

09/09/2013

FILE - Protective berms are viewed on Compo Beach  in Westport, Connecticut.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Conn. Panel To Discuss Rebuilding After Sandy

Connecticut’s two U.S. senators are meeting with federal, state and local officials to discuss rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy and steps that can be taken to blunt future storm damage.

07/26/2013

Plum Island Animal Disease Center (credit: USDA)

Federal Government Pushing Ahead With Plum Island Sale

The study, which included numerous maps and exhibits, did not identify any potential buyers for the 843-acre property located about 100 miles east of New York City.

06/26/2013

Metro-North Railroad New Haven Line M-8 Rail Car (credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Metro-North Installing Safety Devices On Railroad In Wake Of Track Foreman’s Death

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Metro-North will install shunts on portions of its New Haven line within the next four weeks which work crews can attach to rails in a work zone to alert controllers.

06/21/2013

Trains following a collision on Metro-North Railroad's New Haven Line - May 17, 2013 (credit: Fairfield PD)

Blumenthal To Head Up Rail Safety Hearing In Wake Of Derailment, Death

The fact that the NTSB has said that it will take a year and a half to issue a probable cause finding for the derailment and crash is outrageous, Sen. Richard Blumenthal told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau.

06/18/2013

A pair of angel wings and balloons stand after being offered at a makeshift shrine to the victims of a elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.  (Photo credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Moment Of Silence, Calls For Action Mark 6 Months Since Newtown

Two sisters of slain teacher Victoria Soto asked the crowd gathered at Edmond Town Hall for a 26-second moment of silence, honoring the 20 children and six adults gunned down at the school on Dec. 14.

06/14/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (file / credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Blumenthal Marks 6-Month Anniversary Of Newtown Massacre; WH Meets With Victims’ Families

In his remarks on the Senate floor, Sen. Blumenthal said now that the world is watching, it is important for Congress to act on meaningful gun control legislation.

06/13/2013

Two Metro-North trains collided in Bridgeport, Conn., on May 17, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Connecticut Officials Want More From Feds On Rail Safety

Connecticut officials are calling on the federal government to spend more on rail safety and reliability following the Metro-North Railroad derailment and crash near Bridgeport.

05/29/2013

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Federal Funding Made Available For School Security Post Sandy Hook

Gov. Dan Malloy announced the first round of funding on Friday for the competitive grant program included in the General Assembly’s response to the Newtown shooting.

05/24/2013

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmakers Want Federal Funds To Tear Down, Rebuild Sandy Hook

Newtown, Conn. officials decided last week to tear down and rebuild Sandy Hook Elementary School.

05/16/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (file / credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Blumenthal: Justice Department’s Seizure Of AP Phone Records ‘Deeply Troubling’

The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.

05/14/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal as Sandy Hook victim Dawn Hochsprung's daughter Erica Lafferty (3rd L) kisses Sandy Hook victim Vicki Soto's sister Carlee Soto (2nd L) following the Senate vote on gun control - Washington, D.C. - April 17, 2013 (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Blumenthal Says Gun Debate Not Dead In Washington

After the failure to pass gun control reform in the U.S. Senate last week, you might think the issue is dead on Capitol Hill. Sen. Richard Blumenthal says you should think again.

04/26/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (credit:blumenthal.senate.gov) /LaGuardia flight delays (file/credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Blumenthal: FAA Furloughs ‘Enhance Risk’ At Nation’s Airports

The FAA announced all of its 47,000 employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers, will be furloughed one day every two weeks through September.

04/24/2013

Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) leaves the Capitol after a vote on the Senate floor April 17, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Giffords ‘Furious’ Over Senate’s Rejection Of Gun Control Bill

In a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords slammed senators who “gave into fear” and “blocked common-sense legislation.”

04/18/2013

FILE - Gun show goers look at various weapons (Photo credit Guillaume Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Gun Control Bill Clears First Hurdle

Gun control was on the floor of the U.S. Senate on Thursday after an attempt by conservatives to block the bills failed. But the real debate was just beginning.

04/11/2013

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