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President Trump has made 1,950 false or misleading claims over 347 days

With just 18 days before President Trump completes his first year as president, he is now on track to exceed 2,000 false or misleading claims, according to our database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president.<p>As of Monday, the total stood at 1,950 …

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Mudslide danger replaces fire threat in Southern California

<b>Ventura, California (CNN) —</b> The frightening hiss and crackle of the massive Thomas Fire in Southern California has been replaced by the loud droning of heavy equipment below the burn area.<p>Public work crews in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties are frantically clearing out every debris basin and …


Putin voices hope for cooperation with US in letter to Trump

MOSCOW (AP) — In a New Year telegram to U.S. President Donald Trump, Russia's President Vladimir Putin says a constructive dialogue between the two nations is essential for global stability.<p>The Kremlin said Saturday that Putin emphasized in his Seasons Greetings to Trump that Russia and the U.S. …


Words banned for the new year? 'Fake news' gets top vote

DETROIT (AP) — 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?<p>Northern Michigan's Lake Superior State University on Sunday released its 43rd annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's …

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Chicago police count fewer murders in 2017, but still 650 people were killed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chicago saw nearly a 16% decline in murders in 2017 from the previous year, according to statistics released in the early hours of New Year's Day.<p>The city recorded 650 murders in 2017, a drop from 771 murders in 2016 -- which had been the deadliest year in nearly two decades.<p>The Chicago …

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