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  • Published 9 September 2019
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Was Trump Rushed Off Stage After Someone Yelled ‘Chrissy Teigen’s Here’?

The U.S. president and the model lobbed a few insults at each other on social media in September 2019.

False
Did Trump Personally Donate $1M to Bahamas Relief Fund?

The U.S. government as a whole did provide aid to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian in summer 2019.

False
Does ‘AR’ in AR-15 Stand for ‘Assault Rifle’?

A frequent misconception centers on what the term "AR-15" literally means.

False
Does R&B Singer Avant Have Six Months to Live?

Official statements from celebrities tend to be posted on the official websites and social media pages of said celebrities.

False
Donald Trump’s ‘Nuclear’ Speech

A rambling, jumbled portion of a Donald Trump speech from July 2016 amused and stunned social media users.

True
How Disinformation Could Sway the 2020 Election

While foreign election interference has dominated discussion of disinformation, most intentionally false content targeting U.S. social media is generated by domestic sources.

News
Parents Slam Schools That Don’t Warn Them of Threats

While schools are more vigilant than ever about threats or signs of potential violence, some have faced intense criticism for favoring privacy over informing the community.

AP News
Coast Guard Drills Through Hull: 4 ‘OK’ Inside Cargo Ship

Rescuers are communicating with the trapped sailors through a hole they drilled, but getting them out poses difficult technical challenges.

AP News
NWS Chief Backs Forecasters Who Contradicted Trump

Director Louis Uccellini said forecasters in Birmingham did the right thing when they tried to combat public panic and rumors that Dorian posed a threat to Alabama.

AP News
Congress Returns to McConnell’s Legislative ‘Graveyard’

Facing criticism that the Senate has become little more than what one member calls an "expensive lunch club," Congress returns for the fall session with pressure mounting on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to address gun violence, election security and other issues.

AP News