Did Reagan Meet With Taliban?

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them o...
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Vow to Ban Assault Weapons Gives O’Rourke Debate Breakout

WASHINGTON — For a few moments anyway, there was a sense of what people once called "Beto-mania." Former Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke delivered a debate performance on Thursday in Houston that at times reminded a national audience why he became a Democra...
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Israeli PM Vows to Begin Annexing West Bank Settlements

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Tuesday to annex the heart of the West Bank if he wins re-election next week, a move that could inflame the Middle East and extinguish any remaining Palestinian hope of establishing a separate stat...
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One America News Sues Rachel Maddow for $10M

SAN DIEGO — A conservative television network sued Rachel Maddow for more than $10 million on Monday for calling it "paid Russian propaganda." One America News filed the federal defamation suit in San Diego....
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Trump Fires National Security Adviser John Bolton

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday he fired national security adviser John Bolton, citing strong disagreements on a number of policy issues. Trump tweeted that he told Bolton Monday night his s...
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NOAA Scientist: Agency Likely Broke Science Integrity Rules

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The acting chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said his agency likely violated its scientific integrity rules last week when it publicly chastised a weather office that contradicted President Donald Trump's...