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Paul Ryan hammers Trump on ‘unconstitutional’ Muslim plan: ‘This is not conservatism’

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The backlash against GOP presidential candidate and front runner Donald Trump continued Tuesday with Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan condemning recent comments by Trump saying he’d bar Muslims from traveling to the United States.

“This is not conservatism,” Ryan said, according to CNN. “Some of our best and biggest allies in this struggle and fight against radical Islam terror are Muslims.”

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Ryan said he normally avoid commenting on what is being said in the presidential election, but made exception to Trump’s comments.

“What was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for, and more importantly, it’s not what this country stands for,” he said. “Not only are there many Muslims serving in our armed forces, dying for this country, there are Muslims serving right here in the House, working every day to uphold and defend the Constitution.”

Watch Ryan’s speech, as posted to Facebook by CNN, here:

“This is not conservatism,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican, says of Donald J. Trump’s call to ban all Muslims…

Posted by CNN Politics on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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Woman allegedly involved in Central Park scandal placed on leave from job: ‘We do not condone racism’

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Video circulated on social media on Memorial Day of a woman in Central Park claiming she was calling 911 to falsely claim an "African-American man" was threatening her life.

It reportedly started after he filmed her walking her dog without a leash.

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Internet sleuths worked to identify the woman. During the day on Monday, rumors of her identity spread online.

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Scientists fight online coronavirus misinformation war

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With cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu Rebeaud, a Swiss-based researcher in biochemistry, has nearly tripled his Twitter following since the coronavirus pandemic began.

With 14,000 followers, he posts almost daily, giving explanations on the latest scientific research and, in particular, aims to fight misinformation that spreads as fast as the virus itself.

He is among a growing number of doctors, academics and institutions who in recent weeks have adapted and amplified their scientific messaging in hopes of countering what has been termed an infodemic -- a deluge of information, including widespread false claims, which experts say can pose a serious threat to public health.

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Ted Cruz doesn’t want people shamed with body bags for going to beach: ‘Please stop the hate’

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In early May, Florida attorney Daniel Uhlfelder made news by dressing up as the Grim Reaper in an attempt to scare people from crowding beaches during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Days later, he escalated by laying out body bags on the steps of the Florida capitol building in Tallahassee.

He escalated further on Saturday by announcing he would be handing out body bags to Florida beachgoers and started a fundraiser with the funds going to two progressive Political Action Committees.

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The effort caught the eye of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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