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Newspaper brutally fact-checks Trump after he falsely claims his North Carolina golf course lake is the ‘world’s largest’

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During a GOP fundraiser in a town that hosts one of his golf courses, Donald Trump claimed Lake Norman is “the largest man-made lake in the world” — and got brutally fact-checked by a local newspaper.

The Charlotte Observer reported Friday that Lake Norman, the ritzy lake and town located just north of the large banking city, is “by far” not the largest man-made lake in the world.

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The reservoir managed by Duke Energy is the largest artificial lake entirely within the state’s borders, the report noted.

Though there is some disagreement about which of the world’s man-made lakes is the largest, NASA confirms that Lake Kariba, which runs on the border of Zambia and Zibabwe, is one of the largest at 2,150 square miles. Lake Norman, meanwhile, does not even make the top 10 in the world, the report noted.

The Observer added that Trump likely “thinks well” of Lake Norman because it’s home to one of his golf clubs — a fact he admitted in audio the newspaper acquired from the fundraiser.

“I actually have investments in Charlotte,” Trump said, adding that “fake news” will call his decision to attend fundraisers in an area where he does business “fake news.”

“You know where my club is, right? ” the president asked the crowd at the Central Piedmont Community College on Friday afternoon. “Trump National. It’s a very big success on Lake Norman. Beautiful. Largest man-made lake in the world by far, right?”

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Charleston port employee keeps job after social media post praising Dylann Roof

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A South Carolina Ports Authority employee was disciplined -- but not fired -- for social media posts praising white supremacist killer Dylann Roof.

The employee called for Roof's release from prison, where he's awaiting execution for killing nine black worshipers in 2015, and responded to a comment by saying the white supremacist was the only person who could "save Charleston," reported Charleston City Paper.

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Minnesota’s attorney general to charge three more officers in Floyd’s death — and upgrade murder charge

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Minnesota's attorney general will elevate murder charges against the Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd's neck until he died, and will charge the other three officers involved in the in-custody death.

Attorney General Keith Ellison will charge fired officer Derek Chauvin with second-degree murder, and officers Tou Thao, Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane with aiding and abetting murder, sources told the Star Tribune.

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Frat boys expelled from Sigma Chi after video shows them mocking George Floyd’s death

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A fraternity at the University of Arkansas is condemning a video that reportedly shows students mocking the death of George Floyd, 4029 News reports.

"Our nation is hurting with the death of George Floyd and what it signifies for many people," a UA statement read. "Mocking a senseless tragedy is not something to take lightly and this incident is under investigation."

The Omega Omega Chapter of Sigma Chi claims the incident was not connected to the fraternity, but has nevertheless expelled the people who appeared in the video.

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