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Doctored videos are already faking the cause of Beirut’s explosion

Doctored videos are already faking the cause of Beirut’s explosion

Doctored videos of Tuesday’s devastating explosion in Beirut are already circulating on every major social media platform. In videos originally shot by both CNN and eyewitnesses in the Lebanese capital, footage of a rising smoke plume at Beirut Port was inverted and made to look like a “negative.” In addition, a missile-like object was superimposed…MORE

NCAA asks Supreme Court for emergency action in athlete compensation case

NCAA asks Supreme Court for emergency action in athlete compensation case

The NCAA is asking the Supreme Court to freeze a lower court ruling that allows colleges to compensate athletes for educated-related expenses. A panel of judges on the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals ruled earlier this year that the NCAA violated federal antitrust law when barring some expenditures. The ruling is set to go…MORE

Arrests on the US-Mexico border continue to increase

Arrests on the US-Mexico border continue to increase

Nearly 40,000 people were arrested illegally crossing the US-Mexico border in July, part of a steady increase in the border arrests since April, according to newly released US Customs and Border Protection data. Economic conditions in Mexico are partially to blame, the agency said. The increase comes as the Trump administration continues to swiftly remove…MORE

Debate commission pushes back on Trump campaign’s request for an earlier debate

Debate commission pushes back on Trump campaign’s request for an earlier debate

The commission tasked with planning the general election presidential debates pushed back against the Trump campaign’s request for a fourth debate earlier in the cycle on Thursday, noting that they will only back an additional meeting if both the candidates agree to the contest. The letter from the Commission on Presidential Debates released on Thursday…MORE

For many small businesses, federal loan money has already run out

For many small businesses, federal loan money has already run out

Georgie Lou’s Retro Candy store is one of 5 million small businesses that received an emergency loan from the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program. But like many mom-and-pop shops, the money is nearly out and customers haven’t returned. The downtown Carlisle, Pennsylvania, store is now selling its gummy worms, Bazooka gum and Harry Potter chocolate…MORE

George W. Bush to release 43 portraits of immigrants in new book

George W. Bush to release 43 portraits of immigrants in new book

Former President George W. Bush will release a book of 43 portraits of immigrants in conjunction with an exhibition on the value of American immigration at the George W. Bush Presidential Center that will feature the paintings. The book from Bush, a prolific amateur painter, will be titled “Out of Many, One” and will publish…MORE

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