Is CNN Fake News?

Is CNN fake news? President Donald Trump famously told a CNN reporter, “You’re fake news” in January 2017. Fake news is now a term that has been used countless times by the media, political leaders, commentators and everyday people. People from all sides of the political spectrum believe...
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Story of the Week: Multiple States Pass Near-Bans on Abortion

Alabama, Missouri, and Georgia, among another states, have moved to effectively ban abortion, passing legislation that would prohibit in the practice in nearly every circumstance. Some have decried the bills as oppressively anti-woman, while others dispute the idea that terminating a...
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Story of the Week: Attorney General Barr Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

Attorney General William Barr testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, engaging in several tense exchanges with Democratic senators who accused him of obscuring special counsel Robert Mueller's findings and covering for President Trump. Some harshly criticized...
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Story of the Week: Joe Biden Enters 2020 Presidential Race

Joe Biden announced that he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, emerging as a potential frontrunner in a crowded field of hopefuls. Some praised the former vice president as the best option to beat President Trump, while others criticized his record and his behavior...
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Easter Worshippers or Christians? Obama, Clinton and Other Democrats Accused of Bias

In the aftermath of the horrific Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that killed 321 Christians and others who were observing the holiday and wounded 500 others, some commentators and media figures criticized statements from prominent Democrats as being biased (subconsciously or not)...
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Story of the Week: Mueller Report: Trump Implicated or Vindicated?

In a press conference today, Attorney General William Barr said that the Mueller report found no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election, adding that there was insufficient evidence to indict President Trump on obstruction of...
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Story of the Week: Julian Assange Arrested in London: Justice or a Violation of the Free Press?

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London yesterday and charged with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion. Media outlets, pundits, and politicians across the aisle are split: Some say that Assange must be punished for exposing classified information, while others say that...
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Students Meet Their Political "Other" Using Mismatch by AllSides

Our current, polarized political landscape is reverberating through our classrooms. Today's students are tomorrow's leaders, and we are counting on them to forge a more positive path that is less divisive and less dysfunctional. How can teachers prepare students with the skills and...
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Story of the Week: Joe Biden's Behavior Towards Women: A #MeToo Moment or Blown Out of Proportion?

Ex-Vice President Joe Biden has come under scrutiny after former Nevada lawmaker Lucy Flores accused him of smelling her hair and kissing the back of her head without her consent during a 2014 campaign rally. Six additional women have come forward with similar claims, and Biden has...
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Story of the Week: Did the Media Blow It on the Mueller Report?

Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign, but the report "does not exonerate" President Trump on obstruction of justice, according to Attorney General William Barr. Some criticized the mainstream media's original reporting on...
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Story of the Week: Shootings at New Zealand Mosques Leave 50 Dead

New Zealand experienced its deadliest attack last week after a gunman who had expressed racist and anti-immigrant views shot and killed 50 people at two different mosques. Some criticized President Trump in the wake of the attack and accused him of stoking white nationalism, while many...
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