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TRUMBELL, Conn. — Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley gets a bucket of ice water poured over his head Wednesday by John McKinney, who was defeated by Foley in Tuesday’s primary. Foley took the ALS challenge and also agreed to pay $100 to the ALS Association. Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst takes a photo at left. CLOE POISSON photo.

TRUMBELL, Conn. — Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley gets a bucket of ice water poured over his head Wednesday by John McKinney, who was defeated by Foley in Tuesday’s primary. Foley took the ALS challenge and also agreed to pay $100 to the ALS Association. Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst takes a photo at left. CLOE POISSON photo.

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With the potential for impeachment over the Watergate scandal looming, President Richard Nixon announced his resignation on Aug. 8, 1974, effective the next day at noon. Vice President Gerald Ford would be sworn in as president.”

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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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Trude Johnson Mero, a no-nonsense matriarch of Hartford politics who mentored generations of Democrats at her kitchen table, died Tuesday of complications from diabetes. She was 85.

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"Kids in America are getting fatter and four Democratic senators say that Nickelodeon can help curb the growing problem by cutting out ads for unhealthy foods that are sandwiched between its programs," Wes Duplantier reports.

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"The more we understand about our ugliness, the better chance we have to overcome that ugliness. Suppression of horrific conduct, as this bill dictates, invites history to repeat itself. … With sadness, I say that history will show that this well-intentioned bill is a large mistake."

Connecticut state Sen. Edward Meyer, D-Guilford, one of two senators who voted against a bill blocking public disclosure of photos of homicide victims. The state Senate and House overwhelmingly approved the legislation, which was drafted in reaction to the Newtown school massacre. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to sign it.

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"Let’s throw away the key and have them spend the rest of their natural lives in jail."

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy after the state House voted to repeal Connecticut’s seldom-used death penalty late Wednesday. Malloy has pledged to sign the bill.

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"I’m dealing with whore here who sells his soul to AIPAC [American Israel Public Affairs Committee]."

— U.S. Senate candidate Lee Whitnum of Greenwich directing her remark at “pro-Israel” U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy, D-Connecticut, during a televised debate Thursday night.

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Clarence Johnson, now 39, still hasn’t given up his fight for $5.8 million.