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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week


October 28, 2017

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:

NOT REAL: REVEALED: La David Johnson Betrayed Fellow Soldiers in Niger Ambush

THE FACTS: The Defense Department says there’s no truth to claims in a viral story from writer E.T. Williams that Sgt. La David Johnson betrayed his fellow soldiers in an ambush that killed him and three of his comrades. Army Maj. Audricia Harris tells the AP that “at no point...

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