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Connecticut: State in the northeastern United States
Connecticut is the southernmost state in the New England region of the northeastern United States. As of the 2010 Census, it has the highest per-capita income, Human Development Index (0.962), and median household income in the United States. It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south. Its capital is Hartford and its most populous city is Bridgeport. According to most sources, it is part of New England, although large portions of it are often grouped with New York and New Jersey as the tri-state area instead. The state is named for the Connecticut River which approximately bisects the state. The word "Connecticut" is derived from various anglicized spellings of a Mohegan-Pequot word for "long tidal river".

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Only Two US States Saw Fewer New COVID-19 Cases Last Week [Video]

Only Two US States Saw Fewer New COVID-19 Cases Last Week

Statistics show the US hasn't managed to get a grip on the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. CNN reports only two US states saw a drop in new coronavirus cases compared to last week -- Connecticut..

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New York Tri-State Area to Impose Quarantine on Travellers From COVID-19 Hotspots [Video]

New York Tri-State Area to Impose Quarantine on Travellers From COVID-19 Hotspots

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have joined together to sustain the low COVID-19 infection rates in their states.

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U.S. Northeast governors order some visitors to quarantine or face $1,000 fine [Video]

U.S. Northeast governors order some visitors to quarantine or face $1,000 fine

[NFA] The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut on Wednesday ordered travelers from nine other U.S. states to quarantine for 14 days on arrival as COVID-19 showed signs of surging in areas..

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Northeast governors announce tri-state quarantine [Video]

Northeast governors announce tri-state quarantine

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, once at the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, announced on Wednesday that visitors from states with high infection rates must..

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Freaked Out, Fed Up New Yorkers Are Abandoning The City For The 'Burbs [Video]

Freaked Out, Fed Up New Yorkers Are Abandoning The City For The 'Burbs

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has upended traditional office life as well as the real estate market. Business Insider reports suburban homes that once languished on the market for months are..

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Police Launch Manhunt For College Student In Double Murder, Kidnapping [Video]

Police Launch Manhunt For College Student In Double Murder, Kidnapping

Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut law enforcement are hunting a double murder suspect. According to Newser, University of Connecticut senior Peter Manfredonia is believed to be armed and..

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Americans embark on an untraditional Memorial Day weekend [Video]

Americans embark on an untraditional Memorial Day weekend

Some Americans remain cautious while others were eager to get outdoors to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend which marks the unofficial start of summer. Jillian Kitchener has more.

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New York Will Open Beaches For Memorial Day Weekend [Video]

New York Will Open Beaches For Memorial Day Weekend

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the state would reopen beaches for the Memorial Day weekend. He said: β€œIf we don’t open our beaches people will go to New Jersey beaches, I promise you that.”..

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New York Joins Neighbor States Opening Beaches: Memorial Day [Video]

New York Joins Neighbor States Opening Beaches: Memorial Day

(Reuters) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday the state would join New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware in reopening beaches for the Memorial Day weekend, aiming to prevent people from..

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New York, neighbor states to open beaches for Memorial Day -NY's Cuomo [Video]

New York, neighbor states to open beaches for Memorial Day -NY's Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the state will join nearby New Jersey, Connecticut and Delaware in partially reopening beaches for the Memorial Day weekend - part of a broader loosening of..

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