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Alabama justice: The Alabama Supreme Court refused Friday to hear an appeal from Willie Lee Connor, who received a life sentence for a stealing a nail gun. Connor walked out of a Lowe’s hardware store with it in 2012, did not resist when stopped by a clerk outside, then claimed he had a gun afterwards, according to ABC News. He was convicted of first-degree robbery and sentenced to life in prison as a “habitual offender.”

Suicide bombing near Baghdad: The detonation occurred inside a soccer stadium in Iskendariya on Friday, killing 29 people and wounding 60 others. No group immediately claimed responsibility, but the bombing follows a larger pattern of ISIS attacks inside and around the Iraqi capital.

Fantasy sports returns in Massachusetts: Attorney General Maura Healey issued new rules Friday afternoon requiring players to be 21 years old and mandating sites like DraftKings and FanDuel to provide beginner-level daily fantasy sports contests where experienced players could not compete.

News from this afternoon here.

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