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Fidel Castro, longtime Cuban leader, has died at 90.
Castro, who led the Cuban revolution and defied the US for nearly half a century, died Friday.
Fidel Castro at the UN General Assembly in 1979. Associated Press
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President-elect Donald Trump said — without any evidence — that millions of people voted illegally in the US election.
On Sunday he made the extraordinary and false claim that millions of people voted illegally, costing him the popular vote. He later tweeted that “serious voter fraud” had taken place in Virginia, New Hampshire, and California, and blamed the media for not covering it.
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Trump made the claims as he weighed in via a Twitter tirade on efforts led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein to recount votesin Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Hillary Clinton’s campaign team said they would participate in at least one state recount, even though they had found no evidence of any voting irregularities.
How Jo Cox’s murder exposed the difficulties of reporting on terror in 2016.
The day after British Labour MP Jo Cox died, the front pages of UK newspapers took very different stances on how they chose to portray her killer, Thomas Mair, who was jailed for life this week for her murder.
This split has been played out during the reporting of a series of violent events throughout 2016. Reporters attempting to cover events in, among others, Orlando, Nice, and Munich have tried to pin down the motivations behind those committing horrific violence as it occurs in real time.
Mental health issues are regularly mooted as a possible cause for attacks as they unfold, but experts say that can oversimplify, rush, and inaccurately define a complex situation and risk conflating mental illness with religious devotion.
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US news: Dylann Roof — who killed nine people at a historic black church in Charleston — is mentally fit to stand trial, a judge ruled. And Dakota Access Pipeline protesters took their message to Washington, DC.
No easy way to say this, but the wife of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman performed a Holocaust-themed ice skating routine on TV.
A Somali-American teen made history as the first woman to participate in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant wearing a hijab.