The CNN anchor's response to the president's Thanksgiving press conference has gone viral.
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Iran blamed Israel for the killing of one of its top Iranian nuclear scientists in an assassination near Tehran on Friday that threatens to provoke a military confrontation during the final months of the Trump presidency. Mohsen Fakhrizadeh succumbed to injuries in hospital after gunmen fired on his car in Damavand county, Iranian media reported. Western and Israeli intelligence had long identified Mr Fakhrizadeh, 59, as the head of a covert Iranian project to develop a nuclear weapon that was shelved in 2003. He was subject to UN sanctions and named by the International Atomic Energy Agency in its 2015 "final assessment" of questions about Iran's nuclear programme. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attack but Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said there were “serious indications” of Israeli involvement. “Terrorists murdered an eminent Iranian scientist today,” he tweeted. “This cowardice—with serious indications of Israeli role—shows desperate warmongering of perpetrators.” He called on the international community and particularly the European Union to condemn the killing "as an act of state terror".
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The person in charge of the Washington Twitter account might have had a little too much fun with the team's Thanksgiving win over the Cowboys.
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YouTube star Jake Paul has claimed he was misquoted when saying COVID-19 is a “hoax” during a recent interview with The Daily Beast’s Marlow Stern. But on Friday, Stern dropped the receipts that prove otherwise.Paul, who is certainly no stranger to inciting controversy, made the claims against Stern on Friday in a separate interview with The Verge, in which he was asked about his prior comments on the pandemic.“So this guy, this reporter, he misquoted me. He took what I said out of context, and I told him that. I told him that the whole entire time,” Paul said. “COVID is very, very real. COVID is very real, like, it’s killed so many people. It’s killed people I know. It’s killed someone very, very close to me. So that’s what I’m saying. I don’t even know where that came from.”Also Read: Jake Paul Falsely Calls COVID-19 a 'Hoax,' Claims '98% of News Is Fake'Shortly after the Verge interview ran, Stern — a senior entertainment editor at The Daily Beast — posted the entire audio file of his conversation with Paul on Soundcloud, which you can listen to here.Here's the audio of @JakePaul telling me COVID is "a hoax," that America should open back up, and comparing it to the flu: https://t.co/bqQKvQrUjs— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) November 27, 2020In his interview with Stern, Paul called the COVID-19 pandemic a “controversial subject” and said he believes the country needs to “open up and go back to normal.” When pressed if he really believed it was time to move away from lockdowns, the 23-year-old said he was “100%” certain, before expanding on his stance.“There are people losing jobs, there are small businesses who are going bankrupt, there are millions of people who are unemployed right now, people are turning to alcohol and drugs to cope with everything that’s going on. This is the most detrimental thing to our society,” Paul said. “COVID cases are at less than 1%, and I think the disease is a hoax.”Paul continued, “You know, 98% of news is fake, so how do we know what’s actually real, and what we’re actually supposed to do?”Jake Paul, who rose to fame on YouTube, has more than 20 million subscribers on his channel.Read original story Jake Paul Denies Calling COVID ‘a Hoax’ — So Reporter Produces the Receipts At TheWrap