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Air Algerie Flight AH5017 crashed in Mali, airport official says
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A commercial jetliner carrying 116 people crashed on Thursday after adjusting its route due to a storm and vanishing in western Africa, an official said. It was the third major aviation disaster in a week.
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Air Algerie Flight AH5017 crashed in Mali, airport official says

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A commercial jetliner carrying 116 people crashed on Thursday after adjusting its route due to a storm and vanishing in western Africa, an official said. It was the third major aviation disaster in a week.

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"It’s my commission. I can’t ‘interfere’ with it, because it is mine. It is controlled by me."

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, insisting in late April that he was not meddling in his anti-corruption commission. The New York Times reported today that the governor’s office did, in fact, “deeply comprise” the ethics inquiry.  

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Alex Morgan heads back onto the field after celebrating her first of two goals against France at East Hartford’s Rentschler Field. Thursday’s game ended in a 2-2 tie. Photo by Mark Mirko. 

Alex Morgan heads back onto the field after celebrating her first of two goals against France at East Hartford’s Rentschler Field. Thursday’s game ended in a 2-2 tie. Photo by Mark Mirko

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Connecticut Teen Receives High School Diploma In Hospital

While his fellow students at Hall High School in West Hartford accepted their diplomas at graduation this week, 18-year-old Marlon Terrones was lying in a hospital bed, grateful for every heartbeat, Suzanne Carlson writes.

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All-time hits leader Pete Rose, 73, was the guest manager Monday of the independent Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team — the first time he “managed” since being banned from Major League Baseball in 1989 for betting on the sport. Mark Mirko photo.

All-time hits leader Pete Rose, 73, was the guest manager Monday of the independent Bridgeport Bluefish baseball team — the first time he “managed” since being banned from Major League Baseball in 1989 for betting on the sport. Mark Mirko photo.

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President Barack Obama shares a laugh with UConn’s Stefanie Dolson (left) after he was presented Monday with UConn jerseys during a White House ceremony honoring the NCAA champion men’s and women’s basketball teams. CLOE POISSON photo. More photos here. 

President Barack Obama shares a laugh with UConn’s Stefanie Dolson (left) after he was presented Monday with UConn jerseys during a White House ceremony honoring the NCAA champion men’s and women’s basketball teams. CLOE POISSON photo. More photos here