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Foreign Cyberattack Cripples Major U.S. Newspapers. Trump said he has 'no financial interests in Saudi Arabia.' But his businesses have made millions from the Saudi government, and the crown prince gave his New York City hotel a huge boost. In a statement released Tuesday, President Donald Trump stood by Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman despite evidence that the crown prince ordered the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump said he has 'no financial interests in Saudi Arabia.' But his businesses have made millions from the Saudi government, and the crown prince gave his New York City hotel a huge boost.

Meet the man who makes fake news for millions of conservative Trump supporters. The only light in the house came from the glow of three computer monitors, and Christopher Blair, 46, sat down at a keyboard and started to type.

Meet the man who makes fake news for millions of conservative Trump supporters

Job Openings Bunk. The Republican National Committee and others have taken to claiming that the number of job openings exceeds the number of job seekers for the first time “in history,” a sweeping claim that is without factual support, and likely false.

Job Openings Bunk

It’s true that the number of unfilled job openings is now greater than the number of unemployed people for the first time on record, but records only go back 18 years. Despite what some GOP spinmeisters would have you believe, “history” didn’t start in December of 2000. That’s when the Bureau of Labor Statistics began its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. And BLS says, “Prior to JOLTS, there was no economic indicator of the unmet demand for labor with which to assess the presence or extent of labor shortages in the United States. ”

Trump Jr.'s False Noncitizen Voting Tweet. Amid a contentious Florida recount, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a six-year-old, and outdated, story to suggest hundreds of thousands of noncitizens could have voted in the state.

Trump Jr.'s False Noncitizen Voting Tweet

The story includes an update saying just 85 noncitizens were ultimately removed from the state’s voter rolls in 2012. On Nov. 12, Trump Jr. tweeted the “Amazing, but not shocking at all anymore” headline from an NBC Miami story that said, “Nearly 200,000 Florida Voters May Not Be Citizens.” But an editor’s note posted to the top of the story before he tweeted about it made clear that the figure from state officials turned out to be deeply flawed. The story, written by the Associated Press, originates with an effort by Republican Gov. In North Korea, Missile Bases Suggest a Great Deception. In the Age of A.I., Is Seeing Still Believing?

In 2011, Hany Farid, a photo-forensics expert, received an e-mail from a bereaved father.

In the Age of A.I., Is Seeing Still Believing?

Three years earlier, the man’s son had found himself on the side of the road with a car that wouldn’t start. When some strangers offered him a lift, he accepted. A few minutes later, for unknown reasons, they shot him. A surveillance camera had captured him as he walked toward their car, but the video was of such low quality that key details, such as faces, were impossible to make out. Clearing Up the Facts Behind Trump’s 'Clean Coal' Catchphrase. In his rallies, President Donald Trump repeatedly talks about “clean coal,” using the phrase more than a dozen times over the past three months.

Clearing Up the Facts Behind Trump’s 'Clean Coal' Catchphrase

He also has said in other appearances that clean coal can be exported or “loaded up” on railway cars. But “clean coal” refers to technologies deployed at power plants that make coal cleaner to burn, not to the fuel itself. Modern definitions require cuts in carbon dioxide emissions, and the only way to do that in a substantial way is through carbon capture. Just two coal power plants in the world use the technique, and it makes up less than 0.1 percent of American coal-fired capacity. “Clean coal” has become a popular talking point for the president, especially when he addresses crowds in coal-producing states, such as West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Montana. Donald Trump's Pants on Fire claim that Democrats let a cop-killing immigrant into the country. In his final push before the midterms, President Donald Trump promoted a political video that says Democrats are responsible for letting a murderer stay in the country illegally to kill people.

Donald Trump's Pants on Fire claim that Democrats let a cop-killing immigrant into the country

Trump tweeted a campaign-style video Oct. 31 about two California sheriff officers who were shot to death by an immigrant in the country illegally. The video opens with courtroom footage of a smiling Luis Bracamontes. Eu.usatoday. How many Americans collectively hold almost 1.5 trillion dollars worth of student debt?


Buzz60's Mercer Morrison has the story. Buzz60. How Trump-Fed Conspiracy Theories About Migrant Caravan Intersect With Deadly Hatred. You Don’t Need to Go to the Dark Web to Find Hateful Conspiracy Theories. How Vilification of George Soros Moved From the Fringes to the Mainstream. The unseen driver behind the migrant caravan: climate change. Thousands of Central American migrants trudging through Mexico towards the US have regularly been described as either fleeing gang violence or extreme poverty.

The unseen driver behind the migrant caravan: climate change

But another crucial driving factor behind the migrant caravan has been harder to grasp: climate change. Most members of the migrant caravans come from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador – three countries devastated by violence, organised crime and systemic corruption, the roots of which can be traced back to the region’s cold war conflicts. Experts say that alongside those factors, climate change in the region is exacerbating – and sometimes causing – a miasma of other problems including crop failures and poverty. And they warn that in the coming decades, it is likely to push millions more people north towards the US. Religion and refugees are deeply entwined in the US. Robert Bowers lashed out at what he believed to be a Jewish plot to bring more refugees and asylum seekers to the U.S. before allegedly murdering 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Religion and refugees are deeply entwined in the US

Bowers’s claim that HIAS, a prominent Jewish humanitarian organization, was bringing migrants from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala northward to commit violence was false. But it is true that many religious communities in the U.S., including American Jews, have long supported refugees and asylum-seeking migrants who arrive in the U.S. In my research on the nonprofits that resettle and assist these newcomers, I’ve found that while religious communities continue to do this work through faith-based nonprofits and individual congregations, there are signs that some white Christians no longer support this mission. Religious advocacy on behalf of refugees. Ideologically motivated far-right extremists have killed close to 500 people since 1990 – and 10 percent were targeted based on religion. The mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh exemplifies an increasingly deadly form of domestic terrorism committed by far-right extremists: the targeting of institutions and individuals due to their religious affiliation.

Unfortunately, it’s not new for far-right extremists to vilify non-white, non-Anglo-Saxon and non-Protestant religions. Judaism has endured most of their ideological rage and conspiratorial paranoia. For more than a century, extreme far-right ideologues have peddled anti-Semitic and racist conspiracy theories. Their dogma claims, falsely, that globalist Jews have infiltrated the government and other U.S. institutions, and that Jews and non-whites pose an existential threat to the white race. Study: Religious fundamentalists and dogmatic individuals are more likely to believe fake news.

New research provides evidence that delusion-prone individuals, dogmatic individuals, and religious fundamentalists are more likely to believe fake news. The study, which appears in the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, suggests that the inability to detect false information is related to a failure to be actively open-minded. The rise of online social media has led to growing concerns about the spread of unsubstantiated rumors, misleading political propaganda, and blatantly false articles designed to create viral web traffic. Even the U.S. Army has become involved in efforts to understand and combat disinformation in cyberspace. Driven by Trump Policy Changes, Fracking Booms on Public Lands. To proponents, the Trump administration is putting government-owned land to good use, with big returns for taxpayers.

Nationally, oil production on federal lands is rising at an extraordinary pace, jumping 25 percent in the first seven months of this year compared with 2016, the last year of the Obama administration. That boom has driven up government revenue from lease sales and royalties collected from oil and gas production on federal lands, which is shared with the states. Wyoming received $669 million from federal oil, gas and coal sales last year, money it uses to help pay for its schools, roads and other needs. One federal lease sale in New Mexico last month brought in nearly $1 billion worth of bids, more than the total lease sale revenue from all sales nationwide in 2017. Latinos and the Consequences of Eugenics. By Natalie Lira In February 1930, Concepcion Ruiz, a 16-year-old Mexican-American, was arrested and tried in California Juvenile Court on charges of sexual delinquency. Legal officers brought the young woman before Superior Court Judge Robert H.

Scott because she ran away with a boyfriend and was allegedly “subnormal.” In the eyes of California Probation Officers, Judges, and Medical Superintendents, Concepcion’s interest in boys, her decision to run away and her lower than average IQ score were enough evidence to declare her “mentally deficient.” More acidic oceans 'will affect all sea life'. Image copyright JAGO-TEAM/GEOMAR All sea life will be affected because carbon dioxide emissions from modern society are making the oceans more acidic, a major new report will say. The eight-year study from more than 250 scientists finds that infant sea creatures will be especially harmed.

This means the number of baby cod growing to adulthood could fall to a quarter or even a 12th of today's numbers, the researchers suggest. We don’t want billionaires’ charity. We want them to pay their taxes. False report of Democratic, CNN ties to pipe bombs. In the world of right-wing conspiracy fans, the series of bombs sent to former President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, CNN and other targets of President Donald Trump’s barbs is nothing more than a left-wing Democratic feint –– a false-flag operation designed to undermine Trump’s message. Republicans Will Take on Obamacare and Entitlements if They Win in Midterms, Mitch McConnell Says. Less than 24 hours after indicating that he would like to cut spending on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Reuters that if Republicans win the Senate this November, they will once again take up their fight to repeal the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

In an interview Wednesday, McConnell said that the Republican failure to repeal the law in 2017 was a “disappointment.” No evidence that Andrew Gillum is running from FBI. A Republican ad portrays Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum as a man on the run from law enforcement amid an FBI corruption probe in his city. First North Carolina Got a Hurricane. Then a Pig Poop Flood. Now It’s a Coal Ash Crisis.

The Plot to Subvert an Election: Unraveling the Russia Story So Far. On an October afternoon before the 2016 election, a huge banner was unfurled from the Manhattan Bridge in New York City: Vladimir V. Putin against a Russian-flag background, and the unlikely word “Peacemaker” below. It was a daredevil happy birthday to the Russian president, who was turning 64. In November, shortly after Donald J. Trump eked out a victory that Moscow had worked to assist, an even bigger banner appeared, this time on the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington: the face of President Barack Obama and “Goodbye Murderer” in big red letters. Was President Trump's 9/11 'Fist Pump' a Greeting to a Cancer Victim? President Trump's notorious 'fist pump' at a Pennsylvania airport on 9/11 was offered as a greeting to a cancer victim.

After ceremonies were held marking the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on 11 September 2018, President Trump became the target of detractors who lambasted him over his supposedly inappropriate behavior at what should have been solemn memorial events. Hurricane Maria: Trump's FEMA chief partially blames Puerto Rico deaths on 'spousal abuse' The US government's disaster relief chief has defended Donald Trump's denial of the official death toll in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria, partially blaming the number of fatalities on spousal abuse. Is This Anderson Cooper Standing in a Ditch While Reporting Hurricane Florence? The News Literacy Project is teaching kids to stop fake news. Trump meets with promoter of 'QAnon' conspiracy theory in Oval Office.

U.S. Not Ranked the 'Cleanest' Country. President Donald Trump recently said “we’ve got the cleanest country in the planet right now” when it comes to “clean air” and “clean water.” UN human rights chief: Trump's attacks on press 'close to incitement of violence' Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change. Climate change: Our plans are in pieces as killer heat shreds records. Did Principal Mamasai Mamakusa Expel Two Children for Wearing Crucifixes? Trump turns against 'total joke' Koch brothers after North Dakota snub.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's talking points about the economy. Did David Hogg Lie About Being on Campus During Mass Shooting? 'We have different ways of coping': the global heatwave from Beijing to Bukhara. Election interference has been going on for years. The reason? Voter purges. We Are America ft. John Cena. When corporations take credit for green deeds their lobbying may tell another story. Sean Hannity cites misleading Obama quote in coverage of Russian election meddling.

Putin's Pants-on-Fire claim about $400 million donation to Clinton from Bill Browder partners. Donald Trump's 'missing' server comments get all of the details wrong. People who think their opinions are superior to others are most prone to overestimating their relevant knowledge and ignoring chances to learn more.

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Lie Gate – Dave Pell. The trouble with charitable billionaires. Is the minimum wage worth less now than 50 years ago? 5 easy steps that explain just how out of bounds Donald Trump's FBI move really is. This Freedom Rider was shot at, attacked, and put on death row—all by 20 years old. The NRA is Holding the Smoking Gun that Connects Trump to Russia. Was the Obama Administration Unable to Arrange the Release of Three Hostages in North Korea? How to imagine the unimaginable. – Anonymous Parent. Off-Duty Buena Park Police Officer Caught on Video Pulling Gun on Man He Mistakenly Believes Is Stealing Mints. Reduced Analytic and Actively Open-Minded Thinking Help to Explain the Link between Belief in Fake News and Delusionality, Dogmatism, and Religious Fundamentalism by Michael Bronstein, Gordon Pennycook, Adam Bear, David G. Rand, Tyrone Cannon.

What the law says about James Comey’s leaked memos. Native Lives Matter: How Police Killings Compare With the Rest of the Country - by Stats. From 'Slimeball Comey' to 'Crooked Hillary', why Trump loves to brand his enemies. Sarah Huckabee Sanders's file. PolitiFact - Here's our video fact-check of NRA... No, the Postal Service isn't losing a fortune on Amazon. A new study suggests fake news might have won Donald Trump the 2016 election. Is the United States third in murders and are outlier cities to blame? No.

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Donald Trump is wrong about wage trends. 'Corporations Are People' Is Built on a 19th-Century Lie. Three Reasons Scientists Are Freaked out by Crazy-High Arctic Temperatures. Ryan Zinke wrong that gas prices are down 40% under Trump. Portugal’s Example: What Happened After It Decriminalized All Drugs, From Weed to Heroin. How Segregation Shapes Fatal Police Violence : Code Switch. Report Updates Landmark 1968 Racism Study, Finds More Poverty And Segregation.

Did Trump inherit a mess? 8 charts show otherwise. Questions linger about how Melania Trump, a Slovenian model, scored ‘the Einstein visa’ Ryan Zinke wrong that gas prices are down 40% under Trump. Sophie Scholl was beheaded at 21 for standing up to the Nazis. World's richest 1% grabbed 82% of all wealth created in 2017, Oxfam study finds - Jan. 21, 2018.

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