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Why people believe conspiracy theories

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 2:36am
Fake news stories emerged with jarring force during the 2016 presidential campaign, and in a dangerous episode this weekend the potency of this deceptive new way of packaging and spreading conspiracy theories showed its continued influence.
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Group: Anti-corruption crackdown includes torture

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 2:25am
The gray, concrete building looms over the street in central Beijing.
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Van Jones to Trump supporters: Help me understand

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:13am
Van Jones sits down for dinner with life-long Democrats who voted for Donald Trump.
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Trump adviser on Taiwan call: 'If China doesn't like it, screw 'em'

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:10am
Stephen Moore, an economic adviser to Donald Trump, defended the President-elect's recent call with the president of Taiwan, saying in a local radio interview that he didn't care if it upset China.
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What a shot! 39 amazing sports photos

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:48pm
Take a look at 39 amazing sports photos from November 29 through December 5.
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Trump and China on collision course

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 10:05pm
In speaking on the telephone with Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen and lashing out at China on Twitter over the weekend, President-elect Donald Trump did more than bewilder leaders in Beijing and the White House.
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Michigan to move ahead with presidential recount

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 9:48pm
Michigan will become the second state to conduct a recount of ballot casts during the 2016 presidential election.
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Toddler with Down syndrome models for OshKosh

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 9:42pm
A talent agency turned Asher Nash down because of his Down syndrome, but after his story went viral OshKosh took notice
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How did 'pizzagate' inspire violence?

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 9:28pm
A fake news story about Hillary Clinton led to an armed confrontation at a pizza joint. CNN's Brian Stelter examines how and why the conspiracy theory known as "pizzagate" took root.
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Cosby's deposition on sex, drugs can be used, judge rules

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 9:09pm
A 2005 deposition in which Bill Cosby admits to extramarital affairs and giving other women drugs with their consent so they'd have sex with him can be used by attorneys in a criminal case against him, a judge ruled Monday.
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Opinion: Who will be Donald Trump's real first lady?

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 7:56pm
When former Vice President Al Gore emerged from his meeting with President-elect Donald Trump, he made sure to tell reporters that he met with Ivanka Trump first but spent "the bulk of the time" with her father.
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Jimmy Kimmel to host the Oscars

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 7:48pm
Jimmy Kimmel is headed to the Academy Awards.
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Abe to become first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 7:34pm
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced on Monday he would visit Pearl Harbor in late December with US President Barack Obama, just over 75 years after Japan's attack in 1941.
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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner plan move to DC

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 7:25pm
Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, are house hunting in Washington as they look to move from New York City to D.C., CNN has learned.
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Aleppo girl, 7, tweets: 'Pray for us. Goodbye'

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 5:53pm
Bana Alabed, a 7-year-old Syrian girl who has captured the world's attention with heartbreaking Twitter posts about the bombing of her native Aleppo, posted a message Monday asking people to pray for her and saying goodbye.
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Donald Trump meets with Al Gore on climate change

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 5:51pm
President-elect Donald Trump met on Monday with Al Gore -- one of the most vocal advocates of fighting climate change.
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Shock waves spread across Europe as voters send tough message

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 5:50pm
Europeans rode an emotional roller coaster Sunday. Up, then down.
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Walter Scott's mother: It's not over

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 5:48pm
Walter Scott's mother, Judy Scott, preached a powerful message to the crowed after a judge declared a mistrial in the murder trial against South Carolina officer Michael Slager, who fatally shot Walter Scott in 2015.
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Facebook, YouTube: We'll curb hate speech

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 5:30pm
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft are teaming up with the European Union to crack down on online hate speech
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Trump taps Ben Carson for HUD secretary

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 5:23pm
Dr. Ben Carson will be nominated as the next secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Trump transition team announced Monday.
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