How Fake News and Rumors Are Stoking Division in Hong Kong

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As Hong Kong’s anti-government protests stretch into their 23rd straight week, the city is being inundated with online rumors, fake news and propaganda from both sides of the political divide.

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Former Governor Deval Patrick Considers Entering Democratic Presidential Primary

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Washington (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is considering making a late run for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations, underscoring some Democrats’ deep uncertainty about the party’s current crop of contenders.

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Ahead of public hearings, GOP outlines theory of impeachment defense in memo to members

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Republicans on the three House committees conducting the Trump-Ukraine investigation have settled on “four key pieces of evidence” that they claim will undermine Democrats’ arguments for why the president should be impeached, according to a staff memo circulated to committee members Monday night.

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Mike Bloomberg will “spend whatever it takes” in the 2020 presidential race

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Mike Bloomberg is jumping into the Democratic presidential race because he believes that Joe Biden is fading, opening the moderate lane next to Elizabeth Warren, sources close to the former New York mayor tell Axios. Why it matters: “Mike will spend whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump,” a Bloomberg source said. “The nation is about to see a very different campaign than we’ve ever seen before.” I’m told there’s no way he’ll later run as a third-party or independent candidate, partly because of ballot-access hurdles.

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Republicans move Jim Jordan to House Intelligence Committee

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Republicans formally made Rep. Jim Jordan a member of the House Intelligence Committee on Friday, a move that will allow him lead the party’s defense of President Trump during public impeachment hearings next week. Why it matters: Privately, GOP members have said they think Jordan — one of Trump’s fiercest allies — is a stronger defender of the party and the president on impeachment than the current ranking member, Rep.

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