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Hartford police estimated that 200,000 people cheered the UConn men and women’s basketball teams during a victory parade and rally Sunday for the dual NCAA champions. More Courant photos here.

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A firefighter calls out as flames engulf the third floor of an empty building in Hartford Thursday. Fire Chief Carlos Huertas credited firefighters for spraying neighboring buildings to keep the fire from spreading on a windy afternoon. “This could have been a lot worse,” he said. Rick Hartford photo.

A firefighter calls out as flames engulf the third floor of an empty building in Hartford Thursday. Fire Chief Carlos Huertas credited firefighters for spraying neighboring buildings to keep the fire from spreading on a windy afternoon. “This could have been a lot worse,” he said. Rick Hartford photo.

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Sports Illustrated cover starring UConn’s Shabazz Napier.

Sports Illustrated cover starring UConn’s Shabazz Napier.

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"I can get you elected … If you are interested."

Former Conn. Gov. John Rowland in an email to a congressional candidate in 2010. On Thursday, Rowland was indicted on conspiracy and other charges associated with two federal election campaigns. The ex-governor, who served prison time in a previous political corruption case, sought consulting contracts that would hide his role as a political adviser to Republican candidates, prosecutors say.

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The UConn women’s basketball team dominated Notre Dame 79-58 in the national championship game Tuesday night in Nashville. The Huskies won their ninth title and completed a perfect 40-0 season. A dual victory parade for the UConn men’s and women’s teams is planned for 4 p.m. Sunday in Hartford. Photos by John Woike.

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"I think we’re past that point."

— Notre Dame women’s basketball Coach Muffet McGraw, who was asked when “civility” might return to the rivalry with UConn. McGraw’s 37-0 team faces the undefeated Huskies, coached by Geno Auriemma, on Tuesday night for the national title.