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File photo of elephants performing in the circus.  (credit: Hannes Magerstaedt/Getty Images)

Animal Rights Group Settles Lawsuit With Ringling

An animal rights group will pay Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus $9.3 million to settle a lawsuit the circus filed after courts found that activists paid a former circusworker for his help in claiming the circus abused elephants.