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MyPillow CEO pulls ads from Fox News

After Fox News rejected a promo from MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for a live streamed event that seeks to prove that former President Donald Trump won the 2020 election, Lindell has pulled his ads from the network. CNN's Brian Stelter has the story.

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Here are all the wildest allegations from the former Nikola chairman indictment

A truck with the doors duct-taped on. Ford pickups masquerading as something else. The head of a company running to google whether or not the thing he had just promised inventors was even physically possible. These are some of the wildest allegations from charging documents filed this morning against Trevor Milton, the founder and former chairman of electric-and-hydrogen vehicle company Nikola. The US Attorney's office for the Southern District of New York alleges that Milton deceived investors about the nature and progress of Nikola. Milton's legal team, in response, released a statement saying he is "innocent" of the allegations and that "justice was not served by the government's action today, but it will be when Mr. Milton is exonerated."

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Carl Levin, longtime Democratic US senator, dies

Carl Levin, a former US senator from Michigan who advanced Democratic priorities throughout his 36-year tenure in Congress, has died, the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School said late Thursday in a statement. He was 87.

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Former Nxivm member who testified against Keith Raniere will not go to prison

Lauren Salzman, a former high-ranking member of Nxivm who pleaded guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy charges and testified against founder Keith Raniere at his 2019 trial will avoid prison time after being sentenced by a federal judge to time served, five years of probation and 300 hours of community service, a spokesman for the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York confirmed to CNN.

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Ex-trainer breaks down stress factors behind Biles' withdrawal

Simone Biles has withdrawn from the individual all-around competition to focus on her mental health, USA Gymnastics announced. It comes after her dramatic withdrawal from the team competition a day earlier. CNN's Kim Brunhuber speaks to Biles' former trainer Robert Andrews about the mounting pressure the gymnast faces.

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Where the fight to build a better democracy starts

During former President Donald Trump's rally in Arizona on Saturday, he, once again, asserted that the 2020 presidential election was rife with fraud when no such evidence exists. Republican-controlled state legislatures across the country are not backing away from passing laws that attempt to dilute the voices of minority voters. And right-wing media channels like Fox News and Newsmax are keeping up their effort in spreading misinformation. Together, these various actors in the political arena and right-wing media have created the ultimate dangerous recipe for eroding trust in American institutions, elections, and worse, democracy itself.

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Surprise! Trump's 'election fraud' fundraising is not what it seems

Former President Donald Trump talked a good game about fundraising to fight "election fraud," but not all of the funds raised by his political PAC are being used for that purpose. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN's Chris Cillizza explains where the money is going — and why.

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