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Donald Trump did shake the hand of Polish president’s wife despite original reports

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CORRECTION: Raw Story published this story focusing on a short clip in which President Donald Trump exchanged greetings with Polish President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda. A longer clip reveals the gesture was met by Poland’s First Lady. We apologize for the original report.

President Donald Trump on Thursday reached out to shake the hand of Agata Kornhauser-Duda, the wife of Polish President Andrzej Duda, but appeared to be rejected.

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A short clip shows Trump shaking Duda’s hand before reaching out to his wife. But Kornhauser-Duda walks right past the president to shake the hand of Melania Trump. She then returned to greet the US president.

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Coronavirus epidemic surges in South Korea as cases exceed 3,000

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South Korea confirmed 813 more coronavirus cases on Saturday, the biggest increase to date for the country, taking the national total to 3,150 infections with four additional deaths.

Authorities also reported the country’s first case of reinfection – a 73-year-old woman who tested positive for a second time after her recovery and release from hospital last week.

The illness recurred “as her immune system had declined”, said Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) official Kwon Jun-wook.

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Donald Trump has launched a 2020 campaign disinformation juggernaut — and it’s gaining speed

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You may be forgiven if you are under the impression that the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak is just one more example of his incompetence, aggressive ignorance, contempt for science and outright abuse of government. But it's worse than that. For the White House, and especially for Donald Trump's re-election campaign, it's an opportunity to put into play the massive disinformation apparatus they have built for the 2020 presidential race.

This article first appeared in Salon.

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Never Trumpers fear for their safety if they dare attend CPAC: report

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On Saturday, Politico profiled a handful of longtime conservatives who have criticized President Donald Trump — and the general consensus was that they feared hostility at this year's annual Conservative Political Action Conference.

One such figure was former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL), a Tea Party darling who has since attacked Trump for undermining the rule of law, and briefly mounted a presidential primary challenge. He attended CPAC as a guest of comedian Trevor Noah, and attendees who saw him seemed conflicted. "Torn between catching up with an old colleague and being singled out by observers as talking to a Trump foe, they split the difference — and instead kept asking him how his wife was doing," wrote Tina Nguyen.

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