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CBS hires 24-hour security for Lesley Stahl after she receives death threats following Trump interview

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CBS "60 Minutes" correspondent Lesley Stahl (screengrab).

The CBS News network has reportedly hired full-time security for “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl following a death threat one of her family members received after her exclusive interview with President Donald Trump.

The network’s decision came shortly after an unidentified suspect called Stahl and threatened her and her family saying “something about neo-Nazis,” according to TMZ. The mysterious call came just hours before Trump leaked his own copy of the interview via Facebook.

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The Los Angeles Police Department has not confirmed whether or not an investigation has been launched into the call. However, the publication confirmed that the 78-year-old news correspondent now has full security at her home and when she goes out publicly.

The interview caught the attention of viewers everywhere after it was reported that the president abruptly ended his sit-down discussion with Stahl amid complaints of “tough” questions.

Shortly after Trump released the footage, CBS also released a statement. According to the network, Trump’s decision to upload the 37-minute video prior to the official release date would not “deter ’60 Minutes’ from providing its full, fair and contextual reporting which presidents have participated in for decades.”

Despite Trump leaking the video, CBS News still received record-breaking viewership when the official interview aired. More than 17 million viewers tuned it, which marked CBS’ largest audience since the network aired its Stormy Daniels segment in 2018.


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The Arab uprisings were weakened by online fakes

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The Arab uprisings a decade ago were supercharged by online calls to join the protests -- but the internet was soon flooded with misinformation, weakening the region's cyber-activists.

When Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled the country in January 2011, rumours and uncertainty created "panic and hysteria", said ex-activist and entrepreneur Houeida Anouar.

"January 14 was a horrible night, so traumatic," she said. "We heard gunfire, and a neighbour shouted 'hide yourselves, they're raping women'."

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Dr. Fauci warns of post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge in US

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Travel surrounding Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday made this the busiest week in US airports since the pandemic began.

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Sidney Powell’s new election lawsuit cites election experts she won’t even name: legal expert

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President Donald Trump's former election lawyer, Sidney Powell, has filed her lawsuit in Georgia suing Gov. Brian Kemp (R-GA) for what she says is a fraudulent election.

But lawyer Mike Dunford explained that it doesn't exactly work that way. Reading through Powell's court document "Emergency Motion for Declaratory, Emergency, and Permanent Injunctive Relief and Memorandum in Support Thereof."

"If you want emergency relief it is very helpful to be as clear and concise as humanly possible," he explained. "Pointing the court back to your 100+ page complaint with its 29 exhibits isn't how that is best done. To put it very mildly."

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