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MSNBC’s Katy Tur: ‘Is Omarosa the smoking gun’ that takes down Trump?

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On Thursday, Omarosa Manigault-Newman dropped yet another secret recording she made during her time at the Trump White House.

In the audio tape, President Donald Trump’s daughter in-law says she’ll give Omarosa $15,000 per month in exchange for her staying “positive” about the president.

Clearly, Omarosa had no plans to stay positive about the president and even suggested during her MSNBC interview Thursday that she might have shared information with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. She also claimed that she has proof Donald Trump knew about the Wikileaks release of Hillary Clinton’s emails before they were published.

On MSNBC Thursday, host Katy Tur wondered if Omarosa presents a real threat to the president.

“So our big question is, is this bluster?” Tur wondered. “Or is Omarosa the smoking gun?'”

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“This is an explosive claim from Omarosa,” Tur points out about Omarosa’s suggestion that she has proof Trump knew about Wikileaks.

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Training journalists in the era of fake news

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As uncannily realistic "deep fake" videos proliferate online, including one recently retweeted by Donald Trump, journalism schools are scrambling to adapt to an era of misinformation -- or fake news.

Experts discussed how to train tomorrow's reporters for these new challenges at the World Journalism Education Congress in Paris last week.

The three-day event -- "Teaching Journalism During a Disruptive Age" -- was attended by 600 educators and researchers from 70 countries.

"We have journalism educators from places as different as Bangladesh and Uganda, but essentially we all face the same challenges," congress organizer Pascal Guenee, head of IPJ Dauphine journalism school in Paris, told AFP.

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Amazon workers strike as ‘Prime’ shopping frenzy hits

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Amazon workers walked out of a main distribution center in Minnesota on Monday, protesting for improved working conditions during the e-commerce titan's major "Prime" shopping event.

Amazon workers picketed outside the facility, briefly delaying a few trucks and waving signs with messages along the lines of "We're human, not robots."

"We know Prime Day is a big day for Amazon, so we hope this strike will help executives understand how serious we are about wanting real change that will uplift the workers in Amazon's warehouses," striker Safiyo Mohamed said in a release.

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Iran’s top diplomat warns US is ‘playing with fire’

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned Monday that the United States is "playing with fire," echoing remarks by President Donald Trump as the two sides are locked in a standoff over Tehran's nuclear program.

The United States quit an international deal aimed at curbing Iran's nuclear program last year, hitting Tehran with crippling sanctions.

Tensions have since soared, with the US calling off air strikes against Iran at the last minute after Tehran downed an American drone, and Washington blaming the Islamic republic for a series of attacks on tanker ships.

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