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Black honor roll student receives 10-day school suspension for accidentally using fake money to pay for lunch ‘The whole process has been unfair’

An honor roll student at a Georgia middle school who paid for his lunch with the $20 bucks his dad handed him was handed down a 10-day suspension because the school claims the bill was fake. —Cardi B tears into Trump’s government shutdown in epic video setting social media ablaze— Christian Philon, a student at […] The post ...

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Facebook tackles Russians making fake news stories

The pages campaigned for months creating and sharing stories that were fake, said Facebook.

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South Korea replace fake gold medals for 1960 Asian Cup winners

South Korea's Football Association gives gold medals to the children of four dead players who received fakes after their 1960 Asian Cup win.

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How Kenyan singer Avril became fake news victim

Kenyan singer and actress Nyambura Mwangi, aka Avril, describes how she became a victim of fake news.

Behind #GoFundTheWall, a shadowy email harvesting operation

Brian Kolfage, a triple-amputee Air Force veteran, has operated fake news websites and fundraisers to build a lucrative email list.

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Beyond Fake News in Nigeria: ‘Strippers’ and the VP

The BBC hosted the Beyond Fake News summit in Nigeria, examining ways to combating fake news.

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Age, not politics, is biggest predictor of who shares fake news on Facebook, study finds

Researchers wrote that "it is possible an entire cohort of Americans ... lacks the level of digital media literacy necessary" to separate fact from fiction online. /
Lying South Carolina woman arrested for blaming Black man in fake Walmart parking lot attack

Kristen Michelle Rimes, a white woman in South Carolina who claimed she was attacked by a shadowy figure who attempted to rob and sexually assault her in a Walmart parking lot, has been arrested and charged with lying to police. Rimes, 26, lied about the Nov. 26 incident and was charged with filing a false police […] The post Lying South ...

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Partial US Government Shutdown in 11th Day, as Border Wall Dispute Lingers

The partial U.S. government shutdown is in its 11th day at the dawn of 2019, with lawmakers and President Donald Trump remaining at odds over his demand for money to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. Democrats in the House of Representatives say that when they assume control of the chamber on Thursday, they plan to quickly approve ...

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Trump Defends His Planned Troop Withdrawal from Syria

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday defended his planned withdrawal of all 2,000 American troops from Syria, attacking critics of the action as ...

Wells Fargo to pay $575 million to settle state investigations

The bank has already had to pay more than $1.2 billion in penalties over accusations of opening fake accounts without customers' knowledge.

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China 'releases' Canadian teacher Sarah McIver

Sarah McIver was one of three Canadians detained amid strained relations between Canada and China.

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Fake Islands Bring a Dutch Lake Back to Life

More than 40 years after the Netherlands caused an environmental calamity, an ambitious if costly solution is showing signs of enormous promise.

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Fake Catholic priest unmasked in Spain after 18 years

Weddings and baptisms carried out by Miguel Angel Ibarra will still be valid, the Church says.

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Thousands of Canadians have signed petitions to ban conversion therapy

Only three countries ban the discredited practice of gay conversion, but Canada wants to be the fourth.

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India Busts Fake Call Center Duping Americans

 Indian police arrested on Friday 126 people working for a allegedly fake call center making up to $50,000 a day by duping US citizens, officials ...

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Canadian analyst held in China is kept in a cell with lights always on

Michael Kovrig, one of two Canadians in detention, has been denied access to a lawyer.

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After German Journalism Scandal, Critics Are ‘Popping the Corks’

“Spiegelgate” comes at a moment when public trust in journalism is already low, and far-right politicians have seized on the case to justify their “fake news” accusations.

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