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Trump: OK, I Didn't See Video of Iran Money Plane

Walks back claim he saw 'military tape' of 'money pouring off a plane'

(Newser) - As the White House continued to deflect accusations from conservatives that a $400 million payment to Iran was ransom for four American detainees released earlier this year, Donald Trump twice this week claimed he had seen video of a "top secret" transaction in which the huge supposed payout was... More »

Guy Caught Incredible Footage of Terrifying Tianjin Blasts

Calif. native says explosions he witnessed were like a 'small nuclear bomb going off'

(Newser) - A California native who lives in Tianjin was trying to record the Perseid meteor shower when a series of massive explosions erupted Wednesday night, devastating the city , killing dozens, and injuring hundreds. Daniel Van Duren tells NBC News he and his girlfriend, Ying, witnessed what he says looked like "... More »

Mystery Footage Found of 1915 Eastland Disaster

A doctoral student finds while doing online research

(Newser) - Ted Wachholz couldn't believe his eyes: He opened Facebook and saw film footage of the SS Eastland disaster, which claimed 844 lives on the Chicago River in 1915, the Chicago Tribune reports. "I'm reasonably confident that this is the first opportunity that the public has had" to... More »

Only Footage of Anne Frank Hits YouTube

Film of neighbor's wedding in 1941 was given to Holocaust victim's family in the 50s

(Newser) - The Anne Frank House has posted the only surviving video of the young diarist and Holocaust victim on YouTube. “The footage is very moving and very unique because these are the only moving images of Anne Frank,” a museum representative tells the Guardian. The film, of an Amsterdam... More »

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