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Authorities say the search for a New Hampshire girl who disappeared at age 5 in 2019 but was not reported missing until late last year is now considered a homicide investigation. New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella said Thursday that authorities have concluded that Harmony was murdered in December 2019. Police first became aware that she might be missing when they received a call from the girl’s mother last November. Harmony’s father and stepmother have since pleaded not guilty to charges related to her well-being.

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With abortion now or soon to be illegal in over a dozen states and severely restricted in many more, Big Tech companies that collect personal details of their users are facing new calls to limit that tracking and surveillance. One fear is that law enforcement or vigilantes could use data troves from Facebook, Google and other social platforms against people seeking ways to end unwanted pregnancies. History has repeatedly demonstrated that whenever people’s personal data is tracked and stored, there’s always a risk that it could be misused or abused.

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A veteran U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent has quietly returned to work in Mississippi more than a year after he was charged with murder in the shooting death of his mentally ill neighbor. But records obtained by The Associated Press raise new questions about how Agent Harold Duane Poole avoided trial and whether DEA brass overreached to protect one of their own amid a flurry of misconduct cases. Poole says he fired after his neighbor threatened to kill him with a rock. But the agent said in an earlier call for help that the man was already leaving and no rock was ever found.

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The nearly $50 million defamation verdict against Alex Jones for his years of lies about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre is not a final reckoning. Jones’ attorneys plan to appeal to lower the price tag a Texas jury last week put on his false claim that the shooting that killed 20 students and six teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, was a hoax. The conspiracy theorist faces bankruptcy and other defamation lawsuits. And Jones' courtroom conduct in the trial to resolve a suit filed by the parents of one of the child victims has exposed the Infowars host to new legal perils.

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This April 28, 2021 booking photo provided by the Copiah County, Miss., Sheriff's Office shows DEA Agent Harold Duane Poole. Records obtained by The Associated Press raise new questions about how Poole avoided trial after he was charged with the murder of Chase Brewer and whether DEA brass overreached to protect one of their own amid a flurry of misconduct cases. (Copiah County Sheriff's Office via AP)

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Andrea Breedlove, a resident of the Carpenter community near Crystal Springs, Miss., says she awakens each morning to a snapshot of her late son, Chase Brewer, on her tablet, photographed Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Brewer was shot and killed by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Harold Duane Poole with his semiautomatic service rifle on April 27, 2021. Records obtained by The Associated Press raise new questions about how Poole avoided trial and whether DEA brass overreached to protect one of their own amid a flurry of misconduct cases. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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Andrea Breedlove, left, holds a high school portrait of her late son, Chase Brewer, with her husband and Brewer's step-father, Johnny Breedlove, in their home in the Carpenter community near Crystal Springs, Miss., Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. Brewer was shot and killed by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Harold Duane Poole with his semiautomatic service rifle on April 27, 2021. Records obtained by The Associated Press raise new questions about how Poole avoided trial and whether DEA brass overreached to protect one of their own amid a flurry of misconduct cases. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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Andrea Breedlove, a resident of the Carpenter community near Crystal Springs, Miss., speaks Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, about her son, Chase Brewer, and the investigation of him being shot and killed by a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Agent on April 27, 2021. Records obtained by The Associated Press raise new questions about how Agent Harold Duane Poole avoided trial and whether DEA brass overreached to protect one of their own amid a flurry of misconduct cases. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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Andrea Breedlove, a resident of the Carpenter community near Crystal Springs, Miss., has among the photographs of stored on her tablet, a 2014 photograph of herself and her late son Chase Brewer, who was shot and killed by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Harold Duane Poole with his semiautomatic service rifle on April 27, 2021. Brewer was shot and killed by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Harold Duane Poole with his semiautomatic service rifle on April 27, 2021. Records obtained by The Associated Press raise new questions about how Poole avoided trial and whether DEA brass overreached to protect one of their own amid a flurry of misconduct cases. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)