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  1. Glamor Queen Zsa Zsa Gabor Dies at 99, New Deal Re-starts Aleppo Evacuation and Putin’s Fake ‘Patriot’ News Pal

    Know This: Actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor has died at age 99. The evacuation of rebel-held Aleppo has resumed after U.N. Security Council members agreed on a new deal. Beijing says it will return the U.S. Navy’s underwater drone while Donald Trump says China should “keep it.” And Jordan has announced the end of a castle siege that killed nine people.

    Escape This: Members of the Electoral College, who cast votes tomorrow, are under fire: “The once-anonymous electors are squarely in the spotlight, targeted by death threats, harassing phone calls and reams of hate mail.”

    Read This: How a British admirer of Vladimir Putin, using the star-spangled Patriot News Agency, became one of the biggest purveyors of pro-Trump, anti-Clinton fake news: “Tucked away on a corner of the site, next to links for Twitter and YouTube, is a link to another social media platform that most Americans have never heard of: VKontakte, the Russian equivalent of Facebook.” 

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