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 In this Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018 file photo, Oprah Winfrey poses in the press room with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. On Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, The Associated Press has found that stories circulating on the internet about Winfrey saying that old white people need to die are untrue. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
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: Oprah Winfrey on Racism “Old White People Need to Die...
 Extra shirts hang inside of a senator’s vehicle as the Capitol dome is reflected on Capitol Hill as a bitterly-divided Congress hurtles toward a government shutdown this weekend, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government shutdown began at midnight Friday as Democrats and Republicans failed to resolve a standoff over immigration and spending. Here’s a look at what the parties are fighting over and what it means to shut down the government. WHAT ARE LAWMAKERS FIGHTING ABOUT?...
 In this Oct. 1, 2013, file photo, A U.S. Park Police officer watches at left as a National Park Service employee posts a sign on a barricade closing access to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The world won’t end if a dysfunctional Washington can’t find a way to pass a funding bill before this weekend. That’s the truth about a government “shutdown.” The government doesn’t shut down. It’s a crummy way to run a government, sure, but Social Security checks will still go out. Troops will remain at their post
WASHINGTON (AP)  —The world won’t end if a dysfunctional Washington can’t find a way to pass a funding bill before this weekend. That’s the truth about a government “shutdown”: The government doesn’t shut down. It’s a crummy way to run a government, sure, but Social Security checks will still go...
In this Wednesday, June 21, 2017, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks as he prepares for the Facebook Communities Summit in Chicago. Facebook is once again tweaking the formula it uses to decide what people see in their news feed to focus more on personal connections and take the spotlight off brands and news articles. Facebook says it will highlight posts people are most likely to engage with and make time spent on social media more “meaningful.” (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
NEW YORK (AP) — In coming days, Facebook users will see fewer posts from publishers, businesses and celebs they follow. Instead, Facebook wants people to see more stuff from friends, family and other people they are likely to have “meaningful” conversations with — something the company laments has...
 In this Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 file photo, Dale Moncur, left, and Cedric Anderson of Palm Beach County Traffic Operations, hold a sign for the new President Barack Obama Highway in preparation to change it from the “Old Dixie Highway” in Riviera Beach, Fla. On Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, The Associated Press reported that stories circulating on the internet about President Donald Trump ordering the name of the highway changed back to “Old Dixie” are untrue. (Lannis Waters/Palm Beach Post via AP)
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: Fire Dept: Room Full Of Servers, Hard Drives...
In this April 4, 2015, file photo, President Thomas S. Monson, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, waves to the audience during the opening session of the Mormon church conference in Salt Lake City. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, died after nine years in office. He was 90. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — For more than 50 years, Thomas S. Monson served in top leadership councils for the Mormon church — making him a well-known face and personality to multiple generations of Mormons. A church bishop at the age of 22, the Salt Lake City native became the youngest church apostle...
 FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2007 file photo, legendary U.S. rock and roll singer and guitarist Chuck Berry performs in Burgos, Spain. Rock ‘n’ roll founding father Berry was among the notable figures who died in 2017. (AP Photo/Israel Lopez Murillo, File)
They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock ‘n’ roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Gregg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in...
If you look at Facebook, everybody seems happy. Nobody suffers. Right? If you believe that, I’ll tell you other stories, too. We all know the only photos people seem to take are when they’re having fun. No one shows photos of marital difficulties, problems with their parents, embarrassing health...
This combination of file photos shows, top row from left, broadcaster Bill O’Reilly, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and broadcaster Matt Lauer. Bottom row from left are actor Kevin Spacey, conductor James Levine, broadcaster Charlie Rose and film producer Harvey Weinstein. (AP Photo)
(AP) — The wave of sexual misconduct allegations that toppled Hollywood power brokers, politicians, media icons and many others was the top news story of 2017, according to The Associated Press’ annual poll of U.S. editors and news directors. The No. 2 story was Donald Trump’s tumultuous first year...
Pope Francis, background center, delivers the Urbi et Orbi (Latin for ′ to the city and to the world’ ) Christmas’ day blessing from the main balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, Dec. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Lamenting “the winds of war” blowing around the world, Pope Francis in his traditional Christmas message on Monday called for a two-state solution to find peace in the Middle East and prayed that confrontation can be overcome on the Korean Peninsula. The pope took particular aim...

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