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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

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During the same week the property-casualty insurance industry dubbed “national dog bite prevention week,” a video went viral of a cat fighting off a dog attacking a small child, Matt Sturdevant writes.

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'Afraid For My Kids And Myself,' Slain Woman Wrote

Courant A1 today: “OXFORD, Conn. — Scott Gellatly’s breakup with his second wife, Lori, was hardly a secret among family and friends.

"Before he fatally shot her and seriously wounded her mother at his in-laws’ Oxford home Wednesday morning, police said, Gellatly described the end of his marriage in candid and desperate posts on Facebook, the same social media site where years before he gleefully posted photos of his wedding proposal to Lori at sunset in Key West, Fla., and announced the birth of the couple’s twins.”

Read the full story here.

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Thanks to a local radio contest, Nick Cannon was the celebrity “principal of the day” at CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts in Hartford Wednesday. Rick Hartford photos.

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"Don’t worry, we’re soldiers,” one 16-year-old girl recalls them saying. “Nothing is going to happen to you."

As one Nigerian girl describes her kidnap, 276 are still missing.

(via washingtonpost)