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Trump is winning his war with the media

CBC News’ Neil Macdonald looks at the current controversy involving U.S. President Donald Trump’s rampage against the children of asylum seekers and illegal immigrants, but he also has observations about Trump’s running war with the media.

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Lyin’ Donald seems to be lying more frequently

No U.S. president has ever been as shameless about lying and mistruths as Donald Trump. But even by his lofty standards, Trump has been on a bit of a rampage lately.

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Please help support wounded Afghan journalists

A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the survivors of a horrific April 30 suicide bombing in Afghanistan that targeted journalists, plus the families of those nine killed. The goal is $50,000. Please donate whatever you can and spread the word about the campaign. Background Horrific day for journalists in Afghanistan

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United States pulls out of UN Human Rights Council

One day after being criticized for its policy of separating the children of illegal migrants from their parents, the U.S. quit the UN Human Rights Council. U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said the move was made because of the council’s “hypocrisy” and bias against Israel. 

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Regulate fake news, Canadians say in poll

From the Toronto Star story: “A survey by Nanos Research for the organization Canadian Journalists for Free Expression found a strong majority of Canadians — more than eight in 10 — say false information that looks legitimate is making it harder to find out what’s real. To help prevent the spread of fake news, seven […]

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