To help make sure you stay informed on the most shared and talked about stories, each Saturday and Sunday we'll revisit 5 stories from the previous week, including the most recent updates.
No Evidence of Collusion
Attorney General William Barr released a summary of the Mueller Report on Sunday, detailing the report's findings. According to Barr, special counsel Robert Mueller confirmed the Russian government did attempt to affect the outcome of the 2016 election, but he found no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign to influence the election. Mueller did not make a determination on whether President Trump obstructed justice and left it to Barr to make that decision. Barr said on obstruction, the report did not exonerate the president, but did not support charging him with a crime. See more about the report here.
Jeremy Richman, the father of one of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre, took his own life Monday morning at Edmond Town Hall in Newtown, according to police. Richman was the father of Avielle Richman, a 6-year-old who was among the 20 first-graders and six educators killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012. He founded the Avielle Foundation, an organization dedicated to preventing violence by seeking a better understanding of brain health. For more on how Richman's death affected the town, click here.
Pushing Pot Forward
Legislation that could lay the groundwork for legalized recreational marijuana in Connecticut has cleared its first hurdle. The General Law Committee voted 10-8 on Monday in favor of a bill that spells out many details of a proposed legalized system for adults. It's one of several bills up for debate this session aimed at legalizing pot. See more on the move to legalize marijuana here.
Special Olympics Funding
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that he was backing off his budget request to eliminate nearly $18 million in funding for the Special Olympics, reversing course on a proposal that was unlikely to be approved by Congress after days of bipartisan criticism. The announcement came just a day after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was grilled in Congress over the proposed cuts. See more on the decision here.
A woman came to the rescue of a 6-week-old girl whose parents were fighting near a Hartford laundromat. Ebony Williams intervened in the fight before the parents ran off, abandoning the baby on the street. Williams said she brought the baby into the laundromat to keep her warm. Find out what happened to the parents here.