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BC-CT--Connecticut News Digest 1:30 pm, CT

May 17, 2019

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TOP STORY:

SAT-ADVERSITY SCORES

The College Board provides details about the Environmental Context Dashboard it’s been piloting to identify resourceful students who might otherwise be overlooked.

IN BRIEF:

_ MINIMUM WAGE-CONNECTICUT: Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont says he’s looking forward to signing a bill into law that incrementally increases Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023. SENT.

_ ROOMMATE’S CAT KILLED: A Connecticut man charged with killing his roommate’s cat has been sentenced to two years in prison. SENT.

_ MARRIAGE FRAUD: Five people have pleaded guilty in federal court in Connecticut to their roles in a fraudulent marriage scheme designed to get non-citizens U.S. immigration benefits. SENT.

_ DECK COLLAPSE: Authorities say six adults suffered minor injuries when a deck at a Connecticut home collapsed. SENT.

SPORTS:

BRUINS ADVANCE

The Boston Bruins have earned a break before their biggest series in a few years. Their sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes in the Eastern Conference final has afforded them a few extra days to rest up before their third Stanley Cup Final appearance in nine years. By Joedy McCreary. SENT: 600 words, photos.

ASTROS-RED SOX

The Houston Astros play the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

RAYS-YANKEES

First place in the AL East is on the line when CC Sabathia (2-1) and the New York Yankees host Tampa Bay in the opener of a three-game series. The big lefty has gotten into heated exchanges with the Rays the last two times he’s faced them _ once last year, once this season _ when he grew angry over Yankees hitters getting plunked. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:05 p.m.

METS-MARLINS

Jacob deGrom tries for his fourth victory Friday night for the Mets against the Marlins, who have lost seven games in a row. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game scheduled to begin 7:10 p.m. ET. AP Photos.

EXTRA:

Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the links below.

_ Viruses to stop cholera infections _ the viral enemy of deadly bacteria could be humanity’s friend. By Andrew Camilli and Minmin Yen, Tufts University. https://theconversation.com/viruses-to-stop-cholera-infections-the-viral-enemy-of-deadly-bacteria-could-be-humanitys-friend-117058

_ This commencement speech had nothing but questions. By James Glaser, Tufts University.

https://theconversation.com/this-commencement-speech-had-nothing-but-questions-117230

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