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Right-wing media uses misleading local story to suggest coronavirus cover-up

A version of this story is also appearing in the Reliable Sources newsletter. Click here to sign up for free. If you don't get your news from right-wing media, it is likely that you haven't heard about this story. But for those who do rely on outlets such as Fox News or Breitbart for information, a scandal of towering proportions has been brewing in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Clyburn rebukes Barr's remark comparing lockdowns to slavery

House Majority Whip James Clyburn on Thursday slammed Attorney General William Barr for comparing coronavirus lockdowns in the US to slavery, saying the comments are "the most ridiculous, tone-deaf, God-awful thing I've ever heard."

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Trump asked if he misled Americans. See his response

During a White House press conference, President Donald Trump responded to questions about newly released audio where he is heard saying he downplayed the severity of the coronavirus pandemic in the US to reduce panic.

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Opinion: The President cannot comprehend true patriotism

President Donald Trump may admire the military, but he has shown his contempt for the people who decide to join it and serve the nation -- a decision he seems to find utterly incomprehensible. Americans have heard him disparage war heroes for years, from the late Sen. John McCain to the families of soldiers killed in battle. Americans who sacrifice everything for their country are not heroes in his view, but "losers" and "suckers," according to a new article in The Atlantic, which quotes multiple unnamed sources, including at least one retired four-star general. Trump has vehemently denied the report, but other news organizations separately corroborated some of the claims in the piece.

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What quarantining around the world really looks like

It's hard to remember a time when quarantine wasn't a regular part of our vocabulary, yet, for most of us, it was only six months ago that we'd rarely heard the word used or spoken it aloud -- outside of describing a scene from an historical novel or a Hulu show.

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New audio of Trump's sister: Ivanka is a mini-Donald

Maryanne Trump Barry, President Donald Trump's sister, is heard on secret audio recordings made by his niece, Mary Trump, criticizing Ivanka and Eric Trump, describing the former as a "mini-Donald."

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For Trump, false claims go way back

Confronted directly with America's tragic pandemic mortality rate last month, Donald Trump simply denied the facts and said, "I heard we had one of the lowest, maybe the lowest mortality rate anywhere in the world." At the time, the US had the seventh highest mortality rate in the world. When Fox News anchor Chris Wallace challenged him with the facts, Trump flashed a chart showing a completely different metric as if it proved his point and said in a voice that suggested the case was closed, "Number one low mortality rate."

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Hear how Trump's sister described him in recording

In audio excerpts obtained by CNN, President Donald Trump's sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, is heard criticizing her brother in private, saying the president "has no principles." CNN's Brian Stelter discusses the audio, first reported by The Washington Post, which was secretly recorded by President Trump's niece, Mary Trump.

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Reporter who obtained secret recording from Mary Trump discusses bombshell

In audio excerpts obtained by CNN, President Donald Trump's sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, is heard criticizing her brother in private, saying the president "has no principles." Political reporter Michael Kranish from The Washington Post, who first reported the story, discusses the audio secretly recorded by President Trump's niece, Mary Trump.

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Everything you've heard about picking a vice president is wrong

Sometime this week -- maybe as soon as today! -- Joe Biden will announce his vice presidential running mate. Until that moment, the speculation over who he might pick (and why) will run rampant. And the vast majority of it will be totally wrong.

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