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'Pizzagate' Gunman Pleads Guilty To Charges

Mar 24, 2017

A North Carolina man pleaded guilty Friday to charges from an armed encounter within a Washington, D.C., pizzeria that was the focus of pernicious and baseless Internet rumors.

On Dec. 4, 2016, Edgar Maddison Welch entered the Comet Ping Pong restaurant and fired an AR-15 rifle into a door. The 28-year-old man told police that he had driven from his home in Salisbury, N.C., to "self-investigate" the "pizzagate" conspiracy theory that the restaurant was the site of a child sex-abuse ring involving powerful Democrats such as Hillary Clinton.

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The Political Punk of Downtown Boys

Mar 24, 2017

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Falsely Accused and Facing Deportation

Mar 24, 2017

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A plane flies over a field in South Sudan. Out of the sky drops a cascade of pallets, sacks or boxes filled with emergency food supplies that, once they reach the ground, can make the difference between sustenance and starvation.

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Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has volunteered to testify before the House Intelligence Committee, as turmoil within the committee continues and the future of the investigation into Russia's attempts to interfere with the election sunk deeper into doubt.

The Trump administration issued a permit Friday for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline that had been halted by the Obama administration. Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Michael Regan (@Reganonymous) of Bloomberg News about the move.

Residents in the Great Lakes region know all too well about “lake effect” snow — when cold, dry air passes over the warmer lakes, it generates heavy winter storms.

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