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News Minute: Here is the latest Connecticut news from The Associated Press

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A man cleared of murder and rape charges after being imprisoned for two decades has appealed to a Connecticut claims official for millions in compensation. Kenneth Ireland was imprisoned at the age of 18 and released in 2009 at age 39 after DNA tests. He's seeking $5.4 million to $8 million.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day says she forgives him. Lindsey Rogers-Seitz (SITES), of Ridgefield, says that her husband, Kyle Seitz, was extremely distraught after bringing their son to a hospital. Rogers-Seitz, who also has two daughters, tells The Associated Press today that her family is grieving together.

MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) - American Indians attending a Tuesday hearing at the Mashpee Wampanoag community center on Cape Cod said they support the federal government's plan to make it easier for tribes to gain federal recognition. But the tribal representatives, from New Jersey, Virginia, Missouri, New England and elsewhere, urged the U.S. Department of the Interior to go further.

NEW YORK (AP) - A Connecticut teacher who helped save students' lives during the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has a book deal. G.P. Putnam's Sons announced today that "Choosing Hope: Moving Forward from Your Life's Darkest Hour" by teacher Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis will be released next spring. The publisher says the book will be a "poignant account of personal triumph over unbearable tragedy." Robin Gaby Fisher is co-writing it.

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