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Why some people STILL believe the Earth is flat

Flat Earth videos rack up huge views on the Internet — but how could anyone believe such a fundamentally false idea? Daily Beast reporter Kelly Weill joins John Avlon on this week's Reality Check to discuss her new book and explain how social media has given an old conspiracy theory a huge boost.

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Ex-Finnish PM has a theory about what Putin is really afraid of

Alexander Stubb, the former Prime Minister of Finland and director of the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute, says that Russian President Vladimir Putin dreams of a return to Russia's empire of the 19th century and is afraid of the Europeanization of Ukraine.

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Joe Rogan apologizes for using racial slurs

• Analysis: Whoopi Goldberg's baffling claim raised tough questions about race and identity • Video: This cake may change your mind on critical race theory

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This cake may change your mind on critical race theory

Elliot Williams, CNN legal commentator and baker extraordinaire, breaks down why so many perceive critical race theory as a threat, and why they should be "cutting into" it, like a rainbow cake, instead. This video is part of CNN Opinion's "Elliot Williams Kneads to Know" series, where Williams tries to get the internet to pay attention to important issues by discussing them while baking.

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Conservative group fighting mask mandates in schools

An activist group called "Moms for Liberty" has turned "parental rights" into a rallying cry about mask mandates and Critical Race Theory for conservative parents. CNN's Leyla Santiago reports.

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Einstein's relativity manuscript up for auction

A manuscript co-authored by Albert Einstein that saw the birth of the general theory of relativity, one of the world's greatest scientific discoveries, will be up for auction in Paris.

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Bill Maher sounds off on teaching critical race theory

During a discussion about critical race theory with CNN's Chris Cuomo, Bill Maher says that he's all for teaching the history of racism in the US in schools but is against teaching racism is the essence of America.

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Most adults say Facebook is making society worse

Roughly three-quarters of adults believe Facebook is making American society worse, a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS finds, with about half saying they know somebody who was persuaded to believe in a conspiracy theory because of the site's content.

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