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Trump makes at least 18 false claims in ranting Fox & Friends interview

Trump makes at least 18 false claims in ranting Fox & Friends interview

Fox & Friends tried harder than usual — not especially hard, but harder than usual — to challenge President Donald Trump. It did not work very well. Trump ranted dishonestly for much of his 53-minute Friday interview with his favorite morning show, repeatedly refusing to let the show’s co-hosts get in a word in edgewise.…MORE

Monsanto pleads guilty to illegally spraying banned pesticide in Maui

Monsanto pleads guilty to illegally spraying banned pesticide in Maui

Agrochemicals company Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG, has agreed to pay $10.2 million in fines and plead guilty to spraying a banned pesticide on research crops in Maui, Hawaii, the US Department of Justice said. Monsanto Co., also the maker of weedkiller Roundup, will pay the fines for storing the pesticide Penncap-M, an “acute…MORE

Black South Bend official endorses Biden while criticizing Buttigieg

Black South Bend official endorses Biden while criticizing Buttigieg

The vice president of the South Bend, Indiana, Common Council on Friday endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president, and criticized South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg as the city’s mayor faces more questions about his appeal to black voters. Oliver Davis is one of the longest-serving African American South Bend council members, according to…MORE

Sacha Baron Cohen calls social media ‘the greatest propaganda machine in history’

Sacha Baron Cohen calls social media ‘the greatest propaganda machine in history’

Sacha Baron Cohen has had it with social media. Speaking at the Anti Defamation League’s International Leadership summit on Thursday night, where he was accepting an award, the actor and comedian criticized social media — especially Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube — as “the greatest propaganda machine in history.” Baron Cohen blamed the tech companies for…MORE

Holiday movie bingo will make your festive binge-watching even better

Holiday movie bingo will make your festive binge-watching even better

Holiday movies are like Christmas cookies for your eyeballs. They’re like warm buffalo plaid blankets for your soul. Are they masterworks of cinema? Of course not, but that’s not the POINT. Christmas movie lovers aren’t here for the art, okay? We want to snuggle up in something predictable. Comforting. Tepid yet satisfying, like a mug…MORE

WSJ: USA Gymnastics hid the Larry Nassar investigation from Simone Biles

WSJ: USA Gymnastics hid the Larry Nassar investigation from Simone Biles

Simone Biles reacted Thursday to a Wall Street Journal report accusing USA Gymnastics of ignoring the possibility she had been sexually abused by Larry Nassar and excluding her from the investigations of the national team’s now-disgraced doctor. “Can’t tell you how hard this is to read and process,” Biles, gymnastics’ preeminent star, wrote in a…MORE

Bolton reemerges after public hiatus charging White House froze his Twitter account

Bolton reemerges after public hiatus charging White House froze his Twitter account

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton, a constant if unseen presence during the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, reappeared on Twitter Friday after a months-long public hiatus. Bolton said that his Twitter account had been suppressed since leaving the administration in September and suggested the White House had done so out of concern about…MORE

Scooter Braun makes public plea to Taylor Swift after receiving death threats

Scooter Braun makes public plea to Taylor Swift after receiving death threats

Music manager Scooter Braun has posted a public plea to Taylor Swift to end their nearly six-month dispute over her music catalog. In a lengthy Instagram post early Friday, Braun tagged Swift and stated that he’s been receiving anonymous threats. “Since your public statement last week there have been numerous death threats directed at my…MORE