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The president’s reelection strategy may be absurd, profoundly unscrupulous and astoundingly reductive, but it works.
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A backlash is mounting against depictions of “good cops,” on television and in the street.
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A new report about an outbreak spawned by a Maine wedding reception lays out how one case led to so much suffering and death.
Happy Thursday and welcome to Overnight Defense. I'm Rebecca Kheel, and here's your nightly guide to the latest developments at the Pentagon, on Capitol Hill and beyond.
President Trump said he and Vladimir Putin did not discuss reported Russian bounties for killing American troops. A new poll shows Mr. Trump and Joe Biden locked in a tight race in Georgia.
Much of the misinformation surrounding the 2020 election was somewhat predictable, but social media makes it easier to spread, one expert said.
President-elect Biden is headed to Washington with Champ and Major, who will be the White House’s first shelter dog.
Republican senators will accuse Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey of anti-conservative bias. Democrats will criticize their handling of hate speech.
A video from Project Veritas relies on unnamed sources, covert footage and uncorroborated translations from Somali. We rate its claims as false.
A group of more than 30 female Democratic members of Congress, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), called on Facebook Thursday to "start doing more" to crack down on misogynistic attacks and disinformation posted on its platform that
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“What is this place? So confusing.”
The different reactions highlight the challenges of moderating high-stakes misinformation as it goes viral, especially when the source is considered an expert.
Since 2016, the Falun Gong-backed newspaper has used aggressive Facebook tactics and right-wing misinformation to create an anti-China, pro-Trump media empire.
As China fights to end extreme poverty while also recovering from the economic damage of the coronavirus, the supposed wisdom of building huge statues in poorer areas to grow tourism is coming under harsh scrutiny.
Republicans up and down the ballot tried to link Democrats to lawlessness, but lawmakers in both parties are keeping criminal justice reform on the table.
A search of archives of Joe Biden's Facebook page show that it has listed him as "Politician" ever since he was projected president-elect.
Employees and executives are battling over how to reduce misinformation and hate speech without hurting the company’s bottom line.
Crisis has engulfed the L.A. Times newsroom as prominent editors have been pushed out or demoted because of ethical lapses or other failures.
With the president hospitalized, his doctors evading basic questions and an election 29 days away, chaos reigned after Trump tested positive for the virus that’s killed more than 200,000 Americans. Now, after a four-day stay at Walter Reed medical center, the president said he will return to …
The owner of the San Francisco hair salon where Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had scheduled an appointment despite citywide restrictions on such businesses said she has received death threats.
The death of George Floyd continues to ripple across the U.S. as the calls became louder for the arrest of the white police officer who knelt on his neck before he died. It's Thursday's news.
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"It doesn't matter what size I am. I'm perfect just the way I am," TikTok star Brooklynne Webb, who has participated in the tummy-out trend, said.
The kingdom is forcibly displacing members of the al-Huwaitat tribe to build a smart city for scientists and computer whizzes.
Pizzagate-style rumors in 2016 were largely confined to far-right message boards. This year, they are reaching the mainstream with help from a website boosted by Trump.
The 20-year-old singer and songwriter Bea Kristi’s song “Coffee” has reached millions. Now she’s releasing “Fake It Flowers,” an album that puts a new spin on ’90s alt-rock.
The death last week of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement has brought Colin Kaepernick back into the debate over the killing of unarmed black men and women.
Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (D) responded to claims that ballots in her state were filled out in Sharpie and are therefore illegitimate, saying that it does not currently pose an issue.
Bedtime these days is about reading your children self-reflective picture books about loving oneself and the planet, says Charlotte Cripps, as well new potential classics by the best authors
Here's how the world filled a bingo card with bizarre, sad, silly and upsetting news stories in the pandemic-dominated year of 2020.
California and Michigan moved to shut down indoor dining, and Philadelphia severely limited indoor gatherings. With more than 150,000 virus cases daily, the nation is shutting down again.
Some activists have downplayed the damage to businesses from looting and arson in racial justice protests around the country. But some small entrepreneurs are struggling.
There’s a big question mark hanging over the future of TikTok right now, in the form of what exactly will happen to its U.S. business come September 20, when President Trump said he plans to shut down the Chinese-owned app over security concerns. But in the meantime, it seems to be business a…
Republican Rep. Will Hurd (Texas) marched with protesters in Houston on Tuesday to demonstrate against the police-involved death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man.
Twitter banned Steve Bannon after the longtime Trump adviser called for beheading federal officials, while YouTube removed one of his videos.
The Saints are facing significant discipline from the NFL for not wearing masks or face coverings during their viral postgame celebration last Sunday night, league sources tell ESPN.
TikTok teens, young adults and K-pop fans celebrated after Trump's Tulsa rally had lower than expected turnout.
Europe’s largest democracy is now confident enough to lift most restrictions on businesses and schools.
Twitter has been doubling down on video services within its app, building out Twitter Live and recently launching Fleets so that users can share more moving media alongside their pithy 280-character observations, links and still photos. But in the process, it appears that it may also be streamlinin…
Fringe outlets that most aggressively pushed false information about voter fraud have seen their share of those viewers grow after the election.
The so-called upfronts are traditional television’s annual hype-fest, and a way of locking advertisers into lucrative deals. They’re also a reminder of the medium’s continuing relevance.
Advocacy groups have voiced concerns over the “alarming” amount of misinformation targeted to Latino communities prior to the election
Megachurch pastor and televangelist Paula White-Cain delivered a prayer service Wednesday — in efforts to secure President Donald Trump's reelection.
The death of George Floyd, a black man who died on Memorial Day after he was pinned down by a white Minnesota police officer, has sparked outrage and protests in the U.S.
Top protest anthems show that hip-hop artists are not caught in the fray of presidential politics, but are looking beyond 2020 race and focusing on "the bigger picture."
Former President Barack Obama issued a statement on George Floyd, who died in police custody.
Oklahoma health officials are reporting a one-day record of more than 6,000 newly confirmed coronavirus cases
The Nailing It for Health Care Workers campaign, which began with the Little Saigon nail industry donating 120,000 masks, has evolved in Nailing it for America, as Vietnamese restaurants around the country join the effort to feed fellow Americans in need.
Amid the protests following the death George Floyd while in police custody, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apologized to players for "not listening" to them about racism.
The president and his allies have united right-wing media and internet trolls with false messaging that legitimate vote counting should stop.
The “cell lines” used to develop monoclonal antibodies, as well as remdesivir and vaccines, began with fetal tissue decades ago.
Musical theatre lovers on TikTok have imagined what a "Ratatouille" musical would look, creating playbills, sets and songs for the made-up show.
“It’s a lot of young people very nervous about what’s happening and they’re trying to cope through jokes,” said first-time voter Riley Reed.
A dizzying array of false claims and conspiracy theories have dominated social and ultraconservative media since the early morning after Election Day.
President Donald Trump's false claims about the election pose a significant challenge for social media companies that appeared to have made it past Election Day.
“If you want to rebuild the Democratic Party and if you want to rebuild democracy in the United States, you have to win back state legislatures,” a Democratic strategist said.
Towns from Washington state to Indiana have seen armed groups begin patrolling the streets after rumors spread on social media about an antifa invasion.
"I voted for the candidate that would most help my family and community, and Donald Trump is not it," said a Las Vegas-based young Latina voter.
Researchers and experts say QAnon has emerged in recent months as a sort of centralized hub for conspiracy and alternative health communities.
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The suspect "without consent ... applied pressure to victim's throat and impeded her breathing," according to a police report.
British humor is all about pricking the bubble of people's unearned self-regard. And no one has more of it than the U.S. president.
As live shows disappear, singers and musicians are using tech and social media to entertain an unprecedentedly large audience.
"We recognize Aunt Jemima’s origins are based on a racial stereotype," Quaker Oats said, adding that the move is an effort "toward progress on racial equality."
"People are genuinely having real conversations and people are asking questions and I think that’s kind of magic,” Kate Bredbenner said.
Rallies planned on Facebook by QAnon supporters or sympathizers that have brought the conspiracy theory offline and into the town squares of dozens of cities in recent weeks.
This was inevitable. Nickelodeon is developing an animated series for preschoolers based on “Baby Shark,” the ultra-viral kids video that has nearly 2.87 billion YouTube views. Pinkfong…
"My kids can't hear me calling you a b---- ... they can't hear me because they're listening to 'Kidz Bop,'" the unidentified woman says in the video.
We ranked the top memes of the past 12 months, but only one could take the top spot and earn the title "Meme of the Year."
As a host of new exhibits celebrate the four masters immortalized by the TMNT, viewers should recall the many artists then excluded from guilds and patronage.
Nearly one in five users of popular headache remedies like Advil or Aleve admitted exceeding the recommended daily maximum dose during a one-week period, according to a new study by a Boston University School of Health researcher.
More than 20,000 people descended upon a ranch in Central Mexico for Rubí Ibarra García's much-anticipated quinceañera.
Meharry Medical College President James Hildreth has been advocating for advanced or pre-emptive screening in black neighborhoods for weeks.
“It is heartbreaking to see this type of violence occur in our community, and no one should ever have to endure this,” one official said.
Unable to campaign, politicians are creating podcasts, hosting interviews and streaming live — all in the service of reaching voters during a pandemic.
The man identified as James Hilbrant was fired from his job Tuesday after the video went viral.
“This is more like a real housewives reunion than a debate lol,” one person tweeted.
Raymond Deskins was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly breathing heavily on protesters who were outside Trump National Golf Club.
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"It's not that people are waiting in the wings to hurt us," Deputy Stacy Talbert said. "It's that people don't trust us."
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Twitter on Thursday had labeled the video "manipulated media."
Due to the pandemic, students won’t have the chance to navigate these rites of passage. Don't steal their spotlight by posting photos of yourself.
"Searching" is told entirely through screens, from computer desktops to security cameras. It debuted at Sundance and took home the NEXT Audience Award.
Natasha Ofili plays Hailey Cooper, a new Marvel character in the 'Spider-Man: Miles Morales' video game, who introduces ASL to the Spider-Verse.
A clip of Michael Cohen, President Trump's former personal attorney, saying he promised the friends he made in federal prison to "fight" for the rights of inmates went viral Monday night over the names he cited.
TikTok censored videos related to incidents in Xinjiang to avoid promoting conflict, an executive at the short-form video app told UK lawmakers this week.
CNN Opinion asked two students, in the absence of their social outings, to share their creative approaches to navigating life during the pandemic.
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