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MSNBC analyst bluntly nails AG Bill Barr for his Trump-defending press conference: ‘He just lied’

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MSNBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann laid into Attorney General William Barr on Friday’s edition of “Deadline: White House,” in the wake of the Mueller report’s release largely discrediting Barr’s four-page summary painting President Donald Trump in a misleadingly positive light.

“I really would like for people to stop saying that Barr ‘spun’ or ‘mischaracterized.’ He just lied about a lot of stuff,” said Heilemann. “He really just told a variety of lies about what was in the report.”

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“They contradicted exactly what Mueller said, and some of them were so brazen,” Heilemann continued. “They weren’t just lies, the brazenness of the lies.”

Host Nicolle Wallace agreed, noting as an example that Barr insisted at Thursday’s press conference Mueller’s lack of a criminal finding against Trump wasn’t related to the Office of Legal Counsel’s prosecutorial jurisdiction ruling (he wrote directly in the report that he had).

“I mean that’s black and white,” said Heilemann.

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Woman allegedly involved in Central Park scandal placed on leave from job: ‘We do not condone racism’

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Video circulated on social media on Memorial Day of a woman in Central Park claiming she was calling 911 to falsely claim an "African-American man" was threatening her life.

It reportedly started after he filmed her walking her dog without a leash.

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Internet sleuths worked to identify the woman. During the day on Monday, rumors of her identity spread online.

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Scientists fight online coronavirus misinformation war

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With cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu Rebeaud, a Swiss-based researcher in biochemistry, has nearly tripled his Twitter following since the coronavirus pandemic began.

With 14,000 followers, he posts almost daily, giving explanations on the latest scientific research and, in particular, aims to fight misinformation that spreads as fast as the virus itself.

He is among a growing number of doctors, academics and institutions who in recent weeks have adapted and amplified their scientific messaging in hopes of countering what has been termed an infodemic -- a deluge of information, including widespread false claims, which experts say can pose a serious threat to public health.

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Ted Cruz doesn’t want people shamed with body bags for going to beach: ‘Please stop the hate’

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In early May, Florida attorney Daniel Uhlfelder made news by dressing up as the Grim Reaper in an attempt to scare people from crowding beaches during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Days later, he escalated by laying out body bags on the steps of the Florida capitol building in Tallahassee.

He escalated further on Saturday by announcing he would be handing out body bags to Florida beachgoers and started a fundraiser with the funds going to two progressive Political Action Committees.

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The effort caught the eye of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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