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FAA: Boeing 767 cargo jet operated by Atlas Air Inc. has crashed into Trinity Bay near Anahuac, Texas, while en route from Miami to Houston; initial reports indicate 3 people were on board - @NBCNews
Judge sets R. Kelly's bond at $1,000,000.
Common signs that there is probably more context, and more video, to a video published on Twitter:

-It’s short
-It originates from an activist

This would seem obvious, but given recent events, it feels like a general reminder is warranted.
Marella Agnelli, a descendant of Neapolitan nobility who lived a rarefied life of palatial estates, ornamental gardens, fine art, high fashion and lofty society, died on Saturday at her home in Turin, Italy, at age 91.
White Alabama newspaper editor who advocated for the revival of the Ku Klux Klan is turning over control of the small weekly to a black publisher and editor.
President Trump says he will nominate US Amb. to Canada Kelly Craft as the next US amb. to the UN - @albamonica / @NBCPolitics
"It's important to recognize we are talking about human beings," judge overseeing the reunification of migrant families separated at border by the Trump admini. told government lawyers Thursday.
NEW: Trump admin. says it will prohibit taxpayer-funded family planning clinics from referring women for abortions.
Disgraced Enron chief Jeffrey Skilling released from federal custody.

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Police dept. conducts photo shoot with their very good K-9 recruits.
This letter reveals the secret travel plans into a war zone for one of the most high ranking officials in the US.
Appears, in another angle, that he threw it back to the teen who handed it to him.
AP photographer Burhan Ozbilici continued his work in the face of this.
Military official: "Almost everything went wrong" in raid that left SEAL, 8-year-old American girl, others dead.
AP: Sheryl Acquarola, a 16 year-old junior from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is overcome with emotion in the east gallery of the Florida House after the representatives voted not to hear the assault rifles ban bill.
This is how absurd, gaslighting "crisis actor" theories go viral.

One post from this person has 111,000+ shares. Another has 23,000.

This is one person, two posts.

Imagine the millions and millions of people crackpot theories like this are reaching and influencing.
AP: "Guards barred an AP reporter from passing through a security checkpoint inside the building. When the reporter asked to speak to an EPA public-affairs person, the security guards grabbed the reporter by the shoulders and shoved her forcibly out"
Spend 5 minutes looking at Twitter replies tonight and you’ll quickly see why women agonize about coming forward to report sexual assault. The shaming begins immediately, led by white men. The paradigm is as old as time: question everything about the woman, shame her.
Rudy Giuliani in May on Michael Cohen:

"The man is an honest, honorable lawyer."

Rudy Giuliani in July on Michael Cohen:

He “has been lying all week, lying for years … he’s lied all his life.”

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