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Utah Republican: Trump is ‘leader of the free world’ — but doesn’t know how to act like it

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Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz — chairman of the House Oversight Committee — said on Friday that Pres. Donald Trump needs to evolve to meet the challenges of his position as the “leader of the free world.”

At his press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday, Trump once again insisted that former Pres. Barack Obama ordered surveillance on Trump Tower — in spite of his failure to produce any evidence supporting that claim except to point to Fox News talking head Andrew Napolitano as his source of information.

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An exhausted-looking Chaffetz told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he hasn’t seen any evidence that Obama wiretapped Trump Towers, nor has he seen any evidence to back up Trump’s claim that millions of illegal voters participated in the 2016 election.

“If there’s something there,” Chaffetz said, speaking from the perspective of the Oversight Committee, “we will reiterate: Please share it with us, but we haven’t seen it… I haven’t seen any facts in this case.”

When Blitzer asked if anyone has backed up Napolitano’s assertions that British spies were tasked by Obama to surveil Trump Towers, Chaffetz shook his head and said, “Well, I hope that people understand that just one account of one news story — particularly when some of these are just anonymous sources — that’s not nearly enough, it doesn’t rise to the level where you should be out and repeating those.”

U.S. presidents “have to be very careful that way,” he said. “They need to be very careful as the leader of the free world, and when you’re at that podium, you’ve got to be very, very careful with that.”

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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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