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FACT CHECK: Did The Creator Of ‘Flappy Bird’ Predict The COVID-19 Pandemic In A...

A viral Instagram post allegedly shows “Flappy Bird” creator Dong Nguyen tweeting in 2014: “In 2020 a deadly virus will ravage the globe. This is your punishment.” Verdict: False The image has been doctored to include the sentence about a “deadly virus” and the sentence about “punishment.” Fact Check Nguyen, the creator of “Flappy Bird,”…

Maryland Man Wins $2 Million Prize from Scratch-Off Ticket for Second Time

Lightning struck twice for a lucky Maryland man who recently claimed his second $2 million lottery prize. The unidentified retired utility worker from Wicomico County, Maryland, won the last top prize on the $30 scratch-off game “$2,000,000 Richer,” marking his second $2 million win from scratch-off tickets, according to the Maryland Lottery. In the midst of…
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ANALYSIS: REMINDER: Chris Cuomo Has Been Covering His Brother’s Tracks This Whole Time

August 10, 2021 5:16 PM ET CNN host Chris Cuomo seems to have done everything he could to keep his brother Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s scandals out of the limelight, though Andrew ultimately resigned Tuesday. Reports indicate Chris continues even now to advise Andrew, but he seems to have been running cover for…
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Baylor Professor Urges Criticisms of Fauci and Other Scientists Prosecuted as Hate Crimes

A professor of pediatrics and molecular virology at Baylor College of Medicine is urging that criticisms of Dr. Anthony Fauci and other government scientists be prosecuted as hate crimes. In a July 28 paper in PLOS Biology titled “Mounting antiscience aggression in the United States,” Peter Hotez writes that a “band of ultraconservative members of…
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Just Like In 2018, Florida Pollsters Forecast DeSantis Doom

Pollsters across the Sunshine State incorrectly predicted Ron DeSantis would sorely lose to Andrew Gillum in the 2018 Florida governors race. Ahead of the 2022 midterm election, the numbers once again seem to be in favor of DeSantis’s competition. According to a survey released by St. Pete Polls on Tuesday, former Florida governor and party-flipper Rep. Charlie…
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Jesse Watters Bucks Vaccine Mandates: ‘We Are Being Lectured By A Guy Who Hid...

Fox News host Jesse Watters said Friday that Americans might not tolerate a coronavirus vaccine mandate, calling it a step toward authoritarianism. Watters argued on “The Five” that the lectures might also fall flat coming from President Joe Biden, who he said had spent “the entire pandemic” in his basement. (RELATED: ‘The Girl Who Keeps…
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Poll: Over 7 Million Americans Turned Down Jobs Due to Unemployment Benefits

The generous unemployment benefits in the United States have prevented over seven million people from accepting a job offer, according to a recent Morning Consult poll. The week before the poll was conducted, the week ending June 19, there were 14.1 million adults who received unemployment benefits, which is the most recent estimated total of…
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Outgoing NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Claims His Big ‘Sin’ Was Just Going For...

Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is nearing the end of his tenure, called his walks amid the coronavirus pandemic “the thing that makes people upset,” hinting at it being his only “sin,” a Wednesday report says. De Blasio took aim at the candidates in the NYC mayoral race, describing their performance…
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‘Does That Sound Like Not Taking It Lying Down?’: Dana Bash Challenges Biden’s National...

CNN anchor Dana Bash challenged National Security adviser Jake Sullivan Sunday on President Joe Biden’s plan to put pressure on the Chinese Communist Party. Bash spoke with Sullivan on Sunday’s broadcast of “State of the Union” and asked for specifics on what the Biden administration would do to ensure cooperation from the Chinese government in…
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‘They Had Suspicions’: Former FDA Commissioner Says Fauci Briefed World Leaders On Potential Lab...

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said Sunday that he was told Dr. Anthony Fauci had briefed world leaders on the possibility that the novel coronavirus leaked from a lab. Gottlieb told “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson that a senior official in former President Donald Trump’s administration had informed him there was suspicion that the…

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