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A jury has ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay millions of dollars for spreading lies about the Sandy Hook school massacre. But his influence in right-wing media and politics remains strong. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Untangling Disinformation

How Alex Jones helped mainstream conspiracy theories into American life

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay millions in damages for spreading lies about the Sandy Hook school massacre. But even if the penalties shut down Infowars, his influence will remain.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Friday that he believes Democrats have the votes needed to pass their Inflation Reduction Act. Mariam Zuhaib/AP hide caption

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The Senate is moving ahead on Democrats' sweeping health, climate and tax bill

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For a half-century, Vin Scully was the broadcast voice of the Dodgers (first in Brooklyn and then Los Angeles). His style and delivery were one of a kind. Associated Press hide caption

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Opinion: Vin Scully voiced baseball's history

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At CPAC, some Trump supporters aren't totally in love with the idea of a 2024 run

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A jury has ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay millions of dollars for spreading lies about the Sandy Hook school massacre. But his influence in right-wing media and politics remains strong. Matt York/AP hide caption

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How Alex Jones helped mainstream conspiracy theories become part of American life

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Old Gardiner Road improvement at Yellowstone National Park on July 20, 2022. Jacob W. Frank/National Park Service hide caption

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Attendance at Yellowstone National Park plummets after road washouts in June

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