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Bad News for 'Fake News'

It made List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse, General Uselessness

(Newser) - Let me ask you this: Would a story that unpacks a list of tiresome words and phrases be impactful or a nothingburger? Worse, could it just be fake news? Northern Michigan's Lake Superior State University on Sunday released its 43rd annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's... More »

These Are the 10 Biggest News Stories of the Year

According to an AP poll of US editors and news directors, that is

(Newser) - The wave of sexual misconduct allegations that toppled Hollywood power brokers, politicians, media icons, and many others was the top news story of 2017, according to the AP's annual poll of US editors and news directors. The first AP top-stories poll was conducted in 1936, when editors chose the... More »

Kellyanne Conway Has Year's Most Notable Quote

From Yale list of the top 10 for 2017

(Newser) - The use of the term "alternative facts" by Kellyanne Conway , an adviser to President Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2017. The statement Conway made when asked why Trump's then-press secretary Sean Spicer mischaracterized the size of inauguration crowds... More »

Matt Lauer Made at Least One Company's Top 10 List

He's up there with Hurricane Irma on Google's annual ranking of favorite searches

(Newser) - Hurricane Irma and Matt Lauer were hot topics in 2017, Fast Company notes—hot enough to propel both to the top of Google's annual "Year in Search" results. Per the site, the results were culled "based on search terms that had a high spike in traffic in... More »

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