The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 30th, 2022 day edition

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FILE - This Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, file photo shows radio show host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones at Capitol Hill in Washington.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Infowars host Alex Jones offered to pay $120,000 per plaintiff to resolve a lawsuit by relatives of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims who said he defamed them by asserting the massacre never happened, according to court filings Tuesday.

A Connecticut judge found Jones liable for damages in November, and a trial is planned to determine how much he should pay the families.

Jones said he was ill. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday on a request by the plaintiffs to sanction Jones for not cooperating .

Lawyers for the families rejected the settlement offer within a few hours, saying in court filings that it was a “transparent and desperate attempt by Alex Jones to escape a public reckoning under oath with his deceitful, profit-driven campaign against the plaintiffs and the memory of their loved ones lost at Sandy Hook.”.

Jones also was found liable for damages in similar lawsuits filed in Texas by relatives of Sandy Hook victims, and also faces trial later this year. »

Trump Was 100% Making Phone Calls During The Jan. 6 Attack: Here’s The List

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Here are the calls Trump made or fielded during that crucial window that we know of so far, according to news reports and/or people involved in the calls:.

The Washington Post has also reported on the call, and Bob Woodward and Robert Costa surfaced it in their book “Peril.”.

In wake of the attack, Tuberville revealed that he told Trump in that call amid the chaos that Pence was being evacuated. »

Ukraine gives medal to soldier who told Russian officer to ‘go fuck yourself’

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When the detachment was asked to lay down their weapons, Hrybov responded by radio with a defiant: “Russian warship, go fuck yourself.”.

On Sunday, Zekenskiy said in an interview with Russian journalists that “some of the soldiers died, some were taken prisoner”.

#Ukraine Roman Hrybov, the Ukrainian soldier, who said the now-famous "Russian warship, go fuck yourself" phrase when asked to surrender, returned home. »

Activision Blizzard officially settles federal sexual harassment suit for $18 million

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Anyone who worked at Activision Blizzard between Sept. 1, 2016 to present day can submit a claim, specifically about sexual harassment, retaliation or pregnancy discrimination.

If they have other claims — for instance, pay inequity, which isn’t covered by the EEOC’s agreement with Activision Blizzard — these former or current Activision Blizzard employees can still continue with the California state suit.

In September, Activision Blizzard agreed to create an $18 million fund for harassment and discrimination victims, following another lawsuit from the EEOC. »

Republican retracts false claim schools placing litter boxes for ‘furry’ students

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State senator Bruce Bostelman, a conservative Republican, repeated the false claim during a public, televised debate on a bill intended to help school children who have behavioral problems.

“And now schools are wanting to put litter boxes in the schools for these children to use.

The claim was debunked by the district’s superintendent, who issued a statement that said there had “never been litter boxes within MPS schools”. »