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'Pizzagate' Restaurant Gets Hit Again

Authorities say an arsonist struck Comet Ping Pong

(Newser) - The so-called "Pizzagate" restaurant suffered another scare Thursday night when someone apparently tried setting fire to the place, CBS News reports. Investigators at Comet Ping Pong in Washington, DC, unanimously agreed that an arsonist set a curtain there ablaze; they found a bottle of charcoal lighter fluid and burned... More »

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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