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 NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France announced on Monday he was taking an indefinite leave of absence following his arrest in the Hamptons on charges of driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone.

Former Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz finds herself in a spirited primary battle for lieutenant governor against a little-known labor organizer whose supporters contend she is the fresh face voters are seeking.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy says "it's possible" he can reach an agreement on legalized sports betting for lawmakers to consider in a special legislative session.

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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.

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A local official in Haddam, Connecticut, has apologized for calling the town “fascist and racist.” However, Democratic Selectwoman Melissa Schlag says she’ll continue to take a knee at town meetings during the Pledge of Allegiance to protest the policies of President Donald Trump. Schlag has been criticized by state Republicans, including one GOP candidate for governor.