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High school shooter ‘wore a gas mask,’ used hand grenades and intentionally set off fire alarm: Florida senator

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The senior US senator for the state of Florida revealed new details about Nicolas Cruz, the suspected gunman in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting.

MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews asked Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) about the politics, but the former astronaut quickly detoured to offer more details.

“What is your reaction to the use of guns by this shooter? All these people dead. He had an AR-15, he had multiple magazines, what do you make of that situation?” Matthews asked.

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“I want to answer that specifically, but let me give you some new information,” Sen. Nelson replied.

“He wore a gas mask and smoke grenades, he set off the fire alarm so the kids would come out into the hallways and thus, he had the opportunity with a crowded hallway to start picking off people,” Sen. Nelson reported.

“So your question is the politics, it won’t stop until the American people say enough is enough and when is that going to occur?” Sen. Nelson asked rhetorically.

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‘This is a lie’: Lisa Page pummels Trump for telling blatant falsehoods about her at crazed rally

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Former FBI attorney Lisa Page on Wednesday called out President Donald Trump for once again lying about her at one of his political rallies.

On Tuesday night, Trump told supporters in Pennsylvania that Page supposedly had to file a restraining order against former FBI agent Peter Strzok, with whom she'd had a relationship during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump hedged his claim by telling his supporters, "That's what I heard, I don't know if it's true."

Page, however, took to Twitter to shred the president for repeating a blatant falsehood.

"This is a lie," she wrote. "Nothing like this ever happened. I wish we had a president who knew how to act like one."

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Trump busted for lying about NATO in days-late response to world leaders mocking him

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President Donald Trump responded to a week-old tweet from a Fox Business personality about Canada's prime minister and other world leaders mocking him, and spouted misleading claims about NATO allies.

The president falsely claimed in his response to Charles Payne that Justin Trudeau, along with French president Emmanuel Macron and British prime minister Boris Johnson, were actually angry and not laughing about his bizarre news conference at the NATO summit.

"They were just upset that I demanded they pay their fair share for NATO," Trump claimed, four days after Payne's tweet. "Their countries are delinquent. I raised $530 Billion more from NATO countries! Thank you Charles."

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Fox News has always been bad — but this week shows it’s willing to destroy democracy for Trump

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Fox News has been detrimental to democracy all along, but one journalist and historian believes it's gone fully off the rails this year and become a threat to national security.

Talk show host Stephen Colbert has been mocking the conservative network's commitment to "truthiness" for nearly 15 years, but 2019 has seen Fox News push out Russian disinformation campaigns and attack democracy itself to defend President Donald Trump from impeachment, reported Garrett Graff for Wired.

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