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Huge verdict in Alex Jones-Sandy Hook case

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‘Infowars’ host to pay nearly $1 billion to victims

On Wednesday, a Connecticut jury ordered Alex Jones to pay $965 million to families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting for spreading lies about the attack.

Six adults and 20 children were killed during the shooting which took place December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut.

During the trial, victims’ families provided emotional testimony in Waterbury Superior Court.

The legal case was brought after Jones told millions of listeners on his Infowars show that the shooting was a hoax. He also repeatedly said the victims were crisis actors hired as part of a scheme to impose gun control laws.

Jones spoke to listeners live while damages were being awarded saying, “they want to scare everybody away from freedom and scare us away from questioning Uvalde—and what really happened there or Parkland or any other event.”

He went on, “And guess what? We’re not scared and we’re not going away and we’re not gonna stop and literally for hundreds of thousands of dollars I can keep them in court for years, I can appeal the stuff, we can stand up against this travesty I guess the billions of dollars they want—it’s a joke.”

This is the second large judgment against Jones. In August, a Texas jury awarded $49.3 million to Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis. Their 6-year-old son was killed in the shooting.

A third trial in Texas involving the parents of another gunned down child is due to take place later this year.

Veronica Dudo is the U.S. Correspondent for Ticker News covering America’s biggest headlines. As an Emmy® Award nominated global journalist, Veronica has traveled across the country and around the world reporting on historical events that connect all citizens. Lauded as an award-winning international journalist, Veronica has executed stellar news coverage for NBC News, CBS News, The Hill, ME-TV Network and AOL. Her stories have highlighted a plethora of topics ranging from breaking news and politics to economic affairs across the USA, European Union, and Asia; cultural affairs; globalization; governance; education; and sustainability.

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New research reveals simple routines to combat aging and promote healthy skin

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The essential role of nutrition, lifestyle, and wellness in skin health and aging

 

Recent research underscores the critical link between our diet and skin health, suggesting that certain foods can significantly improve skin conditions. These findings highlight the importance of dietary adjustments to promote healthier skin and prevent common skin issues.

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Harris takes aim at Trump, links him to Project 2025

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Kamala Harris, in her inaugural presidential campaign rally, launched a scathing critique linking former President Donald Trump to Project 2025.

As Kamala Harris kicks off her campaign for the Presidential election, she’s taken aim at Donald Trump and the so called Project 2025.

The Vice President told a crowd in Indianapolis that Project 2025 aims to “take us backward.” #featured #trending

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President Biden says it’s time to ‘pass the torch’

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President Joe Biden said on Wednesday he is “passing the torch to a new generation” as he explained his abrupt departure from the 2024 presidential race to Americans for the first time, in an Oval Office address capping over 50 years in politics.

“I revere this office,” Biden said. “But I love my country more.”

Biden, 81, rebuffed weeks of pressure from Democrats to step aside after a disastrous debate performance on June 27, saying at one point that only the “Lord Almighty” could convince him to go.

Unite the nation

“I have decided the best way forward is to pass the torch to a new generation. That is the best way to unite our nation,” Biden said.

Biden made his decision after days of soul-searching and agonizing over internal polling that predicted he could lose against Republican Donald Trump in November and drag down fellow Democrats with him.

“The great thing about America is here, kings and dictators do not rule. The people do. History is in your hands. The power is in your hands. The idea of America – lies in your hands,” Biden will say, according to the speech excerpts.

It will be Biden’s first extended public remarks since he relented to pressure from fellow Democrats and announced on Sunday via social media that he had decided not to seek reelection on Nov. 5.

Biden is the first incumbent president not to seek reelection since 1968 when Lyndon Johnson, under fire for his handling of the Vietnam War, abruptly pulled out of the campaign on March 31.

Biden also joins James K. Polk, James Buchanan, Rutherford B. Hayes, Calvin Coolidge and Harry Truman as presidents who all decided not to stand for a second elected term.

Biden faced calls to step aside after his rocky performance in the debate against Trump raised troubling questions about his mental acuity.

Since he stepped aside, however, Democrats have rallied around him, paying tribute to his character and his record as president.

Watching together

A crowd of staff walked into the White House earlier in the evening to watch the speech together. An official said a reception and “viewing party” were being held across the White House’ state floor for Biden’s address.

The White House has denied that Biden has any cognitive issues despite a recent increase in verbal slipups.

Biden said he will focus on his job as president over his remaining six months in office. He is to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday on efforts to negotiate a Gaza ceasefire.

It was the fourth time Biden used the formal setting of the Oval Office since taking office in 2021. His last Oval Office speech was on July 15 when he urged Americans to cool the political rhetoric after the attempted assassination of Trump.

Biden’s political career began when he was elected to the Senate in 1972 at age 29, becoming the sixth youngest U.S. senator. He will conclude his White House tenure on Jan. 20, 2025, as the oldest American president when he will have already turned 82.

“The defense of democracy is more important than any title,” Biden said. “I draw strength, and find joy, in working for the American people. But this sacred task of perfecting our Union is not about me. It’s about you. Your families. Your futures. It’s about ‘We the People.’”

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