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The parents of two children who died in the 2012 Newtown school shooting are suing Alex Jones for defamation. Jones is a right-wing talk show host and conspiracy theorist who has claimed the shooting didn’t happen. The defamation lawsuits were filed late Monday in Texas, the home state of Jones' media company, Infowars.

The plaintiffs are Neil Heslin, the father of Jesse Lewis, and Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, the parents of Noah Pozner. Jesse and Noah were among the 20 students and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School who died in the shooting.

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On Long Island, Nassau County officials are worried about OTB’s ability to make future payments to the county. They say the gambling company missed a March 31 deadline to pay $3 million under its revenue-sharing deal for video lottery terminals at Aqueduct Racetrack.

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A Long Island man faces weapons charges after police found nine illegal assault weapons in his home following a threatening phone call to a Rockland County school he once attended.

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Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced on Monday that he’s ending his exploratory committee for governor of Connecticut.

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Rei Hotoda's passion for contemporary music, Saint Saens and Tchaikovsky, will be on display as she guest-conducts the Stamford Symphony on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. Kate Remington talked with Rei about her plans to get communities excited about their local orchestras, and what she loves about the music she'll be conducting.

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