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NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

NOT REAL NEWS: A Look at What Didn't Happen This Week

Feb 17
None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts.

Magazine Obtains Ex-Playmate's Account of Trump Affair

Magazine Obtains Ex-Playmate's Account of Trump Affair

By Jake Pearson and Jeff Horwitz | Feb 16
President Donald Trump had a nine-month extramarital affair with the 1998 Playboy Playmate of the year beginning in 2006 according to the woman's eight-page, handwritten account of the relationship obtained by The New Yorker magazine.

FBI Says It Failed to Investigate Tip on Florida Suspect

FBI Says It Failed to Investigate Tip on Florida Suspect

By Kelli Kennedy, Curt Anderson And Tamara Lush | Feb 16
The FBI received a tip last month that the suspect in the Florida school shooting had a "desire to kill" and access to guns and could be plotting an attack, but agents failed to investigate.

Russians Charged with Meddling in 2016 Presidential Race

Russians Charged with Meddling in 2016 Presidential Race

By Eric Tucker | Feb 16
Thirteen Russians, including a businessman close to Vladimir Putin were charged Friday in an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media propaganda.

Nature? Nurture? Or... Sin?! A New Survey Assesses Cis Attitudes About Trans People

Nature? Nurture? Or... Sin?! A New Survey Assesses Cis Attitudes About Trans People

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 16
A recent multinational survey turned up evidence that one third of people in the United States think that trans people are committing a sin.

Javier Fernandez Trending as Latest Olympic Hottie

Javier Fernandez Trending as Latest Olympic Hottie

Feb 16
The Spanish skater Javier Fernandez trended today after his spectacular short program last night at the Olympics. Will he win tonight? And what of his bromance with his rival Yuzuru Hanyu?

He Claimed the Gold - Now Out Figure Skater Eric Radford is Retiring

He Claimed the Gold - Now Out Figure Skater Eric Radford is Retiring

By Kilian Melloy | Feb 16
Openly gay Canadian athlete Eric Radford and his figure skating partner, Meagan Duhamel, both from Ontario, took the gold in one event and the bronze in another at the Winter Olympics. Next? Retirement.

Gus Kenworthy Breaks Thumb, Disses Pence

Gus Kenworthy Breaks Thumb, Disses Pence

Feb 16
In a tweet today informing his fans of a broken thumb, Olympic athlete Gus Kensworthy said that the injury would not keep him from competing -- though it would be another reason not to shake hands with Mike Pence.

Terror, Heroism Revealed In Oregon Climbing Death 911 Calls

Terror, Heroism Revealed In Oregon Climbing Death 911 Calls

By Gillian Flaccus | Feb 16
The first thing that Braton Jurasevich noticed as he clambered down Mount Hood toward his fallen fellow mountain climber was the blood - a lot of it.

Openly Trans Roem, Other New Virginia Lawmakers Have Little Luck Making Laws

Openly Trans Roem, Other New Virginia Lawmakers Have Little Luck Making Laws

By Alan Suderman and Sarah Rankin | Feb 16
Democrats from around the country cheered last year when a bumper crop of new candidates in Virginia surpassed all expectations, winning 15 seats previously held by Republicans in the Virginia House of Delegates.

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