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  1. Hundreds of Russians Jailed Amid Opposition Protests, Hong Kong Elects First Woman Leader and Pizzagate Promulgator Apologizes

    Know This: Russian authorities have arrested hundreds, including opposition leader Alexei Navalny, in the biggest anti-government protests since 2012. After the failure of a Republican health care bill, President Donald Trump is touting tax reform as his next major push. Hong Kong voters have elected Beijing-backed Carrie Lam as their first woman chief executive. And the Pentagon has acknowledged targeting an area in Mosul, at the request of Iraqi forces, on March 17 where some 200 civilians were reportedly killed.

    Don’t Believe This: “We apologize to the extent our commentaries could be construed as negative statements about Mr. (James) Alefantis or Comet Ping Pong, and we hope that anyone else involved in commenting on Pizzagate will do the same thing.” — Alex Jones, on the conspiracy theory he promoted on his radio show and Infowars website that sought to link Hillary Clinton to fictitious child sex traffickers.

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