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RYAN CARON KING / CONNECTICUT PUBLIC RADIO

Three Democrats and two Republicans have won seats in the Connecticut legislature following a series of special elections. 

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant in Vernon, Vermont, stopped operations in December 2014.
United States Nuclear Regulatory Comission / Creative Commons

The owner of the closed Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant says it has completed the sale of the plant to a demolition company. 

 

Students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut have been sent home for the day after a bomb threat forced an evacuation on the sixth anniversary of the massacre that killed 20 first-graders and six educators.

Newtown police say the threat was made at about 9 a.m. Friday and the school was evacuated. Lt. Aaron Bahamonde says there's a heightened level of anxiety in town on the anniversary and the school superintendent decided to cancel remaining classes.

Marijuana products on a counter at Cultivate in Leicester, Massachusetts, as they're rung up for purchase.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

A third retail marijuana shop is set to open in Massachusetts. 

An ICE badge.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Federal immigration officials have apprehended dozens of people suspected of living in the country illegally in a series of sweeps in New England. 

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