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Trump Deletes 2 Different Retweets From Morning

One called him a 'fascist'

(Newser) - President Trump is having another eventful stretch on Twitter. And the item getting the most attention appears to have been a misfire by the president, reports Politico . It began when Trump tweeted about a story on Fox saying he was considering a pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. A Twitter user... More »

'Pizzagate' Shooter Receives His Sentence

Edgar Welch sentenced to 4 years in prison for opening fire in restaurant

(Newser) - A man who drove all the way from North Carolina to Washington DC and opened fire inside a pizza restaurant because of an internet conspiracy theory was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday, the BBC reports. According to WTOP , 28-year-old Edgar Welch, a father of two, had watched hours... More »

Alex Jones: Sorry for PizzaGate

Apologizes to owner of DC pizzeria targeted by gunman, invites him on his show

(Newser) - Alex Jones is abandoning the PizzaGate conspiracy theory , and has issued an apology to the owner of Comet Ping Pong, the pizzeria in Washington, DC, that was falsely rumored to be the site of a child sex trafficking ring last year, reports the Hill . "In our commentary about what... More »

Hillary Clinton: Fake News Is Now Putting Lives at Risk

She calls it an epidemic

(Newser) - The spread of fake news over the last year is an "epidemic" and "ordinary lives are at risk," says Hillary Clinton. Speaking Thursday at a ceremony honoring retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Clinton joked about her recent reclusiveness and fondness for "taking selfies in the... More »

Daughter of Sandy Hook Victim Has Plea for Trump

She wants him to cut his ties with Alex Jones

(Newser) - Erica Lafferty, daughter of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung, wants Donald Trump to cut his ties with a man who claims the 2012 Connecticut mass shooting didn't really happen. Radio host Alex Jones, who also runs the Infowars website, "has fanned the flames of a... More »

In First Interview, Pizza Gunman Admits His Info 'Wasn't 100%'

But he won't say PizzaGate rumors are false

(Newser) - "I just wanted to do some good," says the man who allegedly fired an assault rifle inside a pizzeria in Washington, DC, on Sunday, though he admits he "went about it the wrong way." Speaking to the New York Times , Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, explains he... More »

Trump Team Fires Flynn Son Over PizzaGate Tweets

Adviser's son pushed 'PizzaGate' theory

(Newser) - The son of incoming national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has apparently gotten himself fired from the Trump transition team for sending dubious tweets . The New York Times reports that a transition team spokesman said Tuesday that Michael G. Flynn is no longer working for the transition. Sources say... More »

PizzaGate Suspect 'Wanted to Rescue Child Sex Slaves'

Friends say Edgar Maddison Welch thought he was being a hero

(Newser) - The man who allegedly fired shots inside the Comet Ping Pong pizzeria Sunday apparently thought he was on a rescue mission. According to court documents seen by Politico and BuzzFeed , 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch fired three shots inside the Washington, DC, eatery, spent 45 minutes searching the premises and "... More »

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