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‘That’s not true’: CNN’s Chris Cuomo makes Ted Cruz squirm with live fact check on gun violence

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Sen. Ted Cruz tried to slip deceptive statistics by Chris Cuomo on Wednesday — but the CNN host shut him down quickly with a live, on-air fact check.

In making an argument against gun restrictions, Cruz tried to claim that the places with the most amount of gun control are also the places with the highest number of gun-related deaths.

“The places with the toughest gun control laws, cities like Chicago, Washington DC, they almost invariably have the highest crime rates, the highest murder rates,” Cruz said.

“No, that’s not true,” interjected Cuomo. “The Giffords Center analysis says that states that have the strictest gun control laws have the lowest rates of gun deaths. Just as a recent example, look at Connecticut, look how they brought the numbers down.”

Cruz objected to Cuomo’s statements and said that the Giffords Center, which advocates for stricter rules on gun ownership, was not a trustworthy source of information. Cuomo then flipped the tables on Cruz and asked him to cite his own sources.

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“Where are you citing them from — the NRA?” Cuomo asked. “Where are you getting them from?”

There was a brief silence — and then Cruz quickly tried to change the subject.

Watch the whole video below.

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Legendary civil rights icon John Lewis unloads on Trump from the House floor: ‘I know racism when I see it’

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Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) took to the floor of the House of Representatives to condemn racist statements by President Donald Trump.

As chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Lewis was one of the "Big Six" civil rights leaders who organized the 1963 March on Washington during with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I have a dream" speech.

"I rise with a sense of righteous indignation to support this resolution," Lewis began.

"I know racism when I see it. I know racism when I feel it," he explained. "And at the highest level of government, there’s no room for racism."

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US withholds cash from UN Population Fund over China abortions

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The United States said Tuesday it will again withhold contributions to the UN Population Fund due to its work with China, which controls family size, as the agency accused Washington of jeopardizing women's health.

It marked the third straight year that the United States has refused to fund the UN body as President Donald Trump's administration seeks to combat abortion, a pivotal issue for his evangelical Christian base.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo determined that "China's family planning policies still involve the use of coercive abortion and involuntary sterilization practices," conditions that under US law require an end to funding, a State Department spokeswoman said.

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Kim Jong-un threatens to restart nuke tests as Trump’s efforts to talk to the regime fall apart again: report

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On Tuesday, CNN's Brian Todd reported that the North Korean regime is on the brink of rescinding what little they promised President Donald Trump, as the future of his efforts to continue talks appear uncertain.

"Kim Jong-un's regime is once again in negotiation by intimidation," said Todd. "Just two weeks after their historic meeting at the DMZ, and President Trump's short stroll into North Korea, North Korea's dictator Kim Jong-un appears to be threatening to start testing his nuclear weapons again. In a new statement, Kim's foreign ministry calls the joint U.S./South Korean military exercises planned for next month a breach of the main spirit of what President Trump and Kim agreed to in Singapore, and says, 'We are gradually losing our justifications to follow through on the commitments we made with the U.S."

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