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Fox News host falsely claims ‘there are 2,000 MS-13 members on Long Island alone’ — here’s the real stat

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Donald Trump wants to turn a Salvadoran street gang which brutally murdered several members of rival street gangs in the suburbs of New York City into a national issue, and Fox News wants to help him.

The president visited Long Island today to discuss the suburban gang that is warring with other suburban gangs. Fox News’ The Five took on the issue this afternoon, inflating the statistics about the gang.

“For Trump the MS in MS-13 stands for ‘Must Stop,’ for the Democrats the MS in MS-13 stands for ‘misunderstood,'” said Fox personality Greg Gutfeld.

Dana Perino then attempted to make a point about how MS-13 is “the mafia of our generation” which became garbled because she was confused about what Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act means. She then claimed that the brutality of the group was “almost ISIS-like.”

“The sheer numbers,” are an issue, claimed personality Pete Hegseth. “There are 2,000 MS-13 members on Long Island alone.”

According to Long Island’s newspaper, Newsday, authorities there say there are about 500 active members of MS-13 spread across the island’s two counties. There are several hundred more inactive members.

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“You can’t protect our communities until you secure our border,” Hegseth claimed.

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Walmart got a $2.2 billion tax cut — now it’s laying off workers

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Walmart announced it will lay off hundreds of workers in North Carolina despite receiving billions in tax cuts that the Republican Party and President Trump claimed would spur job growth.

The giant retailer will lay off about 570 employees and close its corporate office near the Charlotte airport, despite signing a 12-year lease just four years earlier, the Charlotte Business Journal reported.

The work done at the Charlotte facility will be outsourced to a firm in Arkansas, according to the report.

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Amazon, Google and Facebook warrant antitrust scrutiny for many reasons – not just because they’re large

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There’s a growing chorus of U.S. politicians, antitrust scholars and consumer watchdogs calling for stricter antitrust treatment of Amazon, Google, Facebook and other tech giants. Some even say they should be broken up.

Most recently, U.S. lawmakers launched a sweeping review to determine if these companies have become so big and powerful that they are stifling competition and harming consumers, while federal regulators are also gearing up to take action.

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Hacker used $35 computer to steal restricted NASA data

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A hacker used a tiny Raspberry Pi computer to infiltrate NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory network, stealing sensitive data and forcing the temporary disconnection of space-flight systems, the agency has revealed.

The April 2018 attack went undetected for nearly a year, according to an audit report issued on June 18, and an investigation is still underway to find the culprit.

A Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized device sold for about $35 that plugs into home televisions and is used mainly to teach coding to children and promote computing in developing countries.

Prior to detection, the attacker was able to exfiltrate 23 files amounting to approximately 500 megabytes of data, the report from NASA's Office of inspector General said.

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