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Right-wing talk show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is seeking more than $100,000 in court costs from the family of one of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Jones has repeatedly claimed the shooting was staged and is facing multiple lawsuits from victims’ families.

Hartford City Hall.
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A Connecticut city official who was forced out of her council seat for changing her party affiliation says she wants to retire, but first the city says she must pay back the money earned after her party switch. 

Construction of the MGM casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, in July 2018.
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A month before MGM opens a casino in Springfield, Massachusetts, city officials are either defending or staying quiet about the company's attempt to block lawsuits from shooting victims in Las Vegas.

Updated at 9:15 a.m. ET

The European Commission has fined Google $5 billion for violating the European Union's antitrust rules — specifically, by forcing manufacturers of Android phones to install the Google search app and the Chrome Web browser.

"Google has used Android as a vehicle to cement the dominance of its search engine," Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said in a statement. "These practices have denied rivals the chance to innovate and compete on the merits."

Western Massachusetts Episcopal Bishop Douglas Fisher speaks at a rally of high school students calling for greater gun safety outside Smith and Wesson headquarters on March 14, 2018.
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The Episcopal Church in the United States will start investing in gun companies. That's after a bishop in western Massachusetts pushed for the move.

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