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Rashida Tlaib deletes tweet falsely blaming Jersey City shooting on 'white supremacy'

Rashida Tlaib deletes tweet falsely blaming Jersey City shooting on 'white supremacy'Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) deleted a tweet Thursday morning in which she falsely credited Tuesday's deadly shooting at a kosher deli in Jersey City, New Jersey to "white supremacy" when in fact, the suspected shooters were reportedly Black Hebrew Israelites.Tlaib deleted the post just minutes after it went up, but not before close observers were able to nab a screenshot. It didn't take long for the tweet to spread among influential political commentators, especially conservatives, like Dinesh D'Souza, who retweeted a post calling out the congresswoman's blunder.The shooting in the Jewish community in Jersey City left six people dead, including a police officer. Investigators say one of the suspects posted anti-Semitic and anti-police sentiment online, noted The Associated Press. Two of the civilian victims, Mindy Ferencz and Moshe Deutsch, were reportedly members of the Orthodox Jewish community in the neighborhood. Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop announced on Wednesday that the massacre was a "hate crime" against Jews. Fulop stated there is reason to believe that the deli was a premeditated target, though investigators have not confirmed details about the suspects' motives.Tlaib has yet to comment in response to the called-out deleted tweet.More stories from theweek.com Trump's pathological obsession with being laughed at The most important day of the impeachment inquiry Jerry Falwell Jr.'s false gospel of memes



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NY Tech Firm Sold Chinese Equipment to U.S. Military after Falsely Claiming It was American-Made

NY Tech Firm Sold Chinese Equipment to U.S. Military after Falsely Claiming It was American-MadeA Long Island tech firm sold Chinese equipment to the U.S. military while fraudulently claiming the products were American-made, according to New York's NBC 4.Federal agents arrested six current and former executives and employees of Aventura Technologies on Thursday morning, and subsequently raided the company's headquarters. Agents representing the FBI, Customs, the IRS and other agencies were seen carrying out the raid.The suspects are expected to appear in Brooklyn federal court."As alleged, the defendants falsely claimed for years that their surveillance and security equipment was manufactured on Long Island, padding their pockets with money from lucrative contracts without regard for the risk to our country’s national security posed by secretly peddling made-in-China electronics with known cyber vulnerabilities,” United States Attorney Richard Donoghue said in a statement.Company representatives did not return National Review's request for comment in time for publication.The allegations against Aventura Technologies are raising fears about the materials the company sold to the U.S. military, which are currently in use in the navy and other military branches.Aventura describes itself as a "designer, developer and manufacturer" of security hardware and software products for "government, military and enterprise." The company offers cameras and other hardware for video surveillance, face recognition and artificial intelligence software, and a variety of X-ray and scanning equipment, among other products.The raid comes at a time of rising tensions between the U.S. and China. At a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday, Senator Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) criticized tech companies Apple and TikTok for being "two sides of the same coin when it comes to data security: the danger of Chinese tech platforms’ entry into the U.S. market, and the danger of American tech companies’ operations in China.”



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Vietnam Seizes $4.3B in Falsely Labeled Chinese Aluminum

Vietnam Seizes $  4.3B in Falsely Labeled Chinese Aluminum(Bloomberg) — Vietnamese customs discovered and seized about $ 4.3 billion of Chinese aluminum falsely labeled “Made-in-Vietnam” before being shipped mostly to the U.S., the Dan Tri news website reported, citing Nguyen Van Can, head of the General Department of Vietnam Customs.The aluminum was imported from China by a company based in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau that tried to sidestep U.S. tariffs, according to the report that didn’t give the company’s name. Vietnamese customs worked with American authorities during the investigation.Vietnam has become a top destination for suppliers looking to avoid U.S. and Chinese tariffs amid the ongong trade war between the great powers, which also makes it a potential magnet for fraudsters.Vietnamese authorities are increasing scrutiny on product origins and tightening issuance of certificate of origins for exports, in an attempt to stop trade fraud, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Tran Quoc Khanh told reporters in Hanoi in July. The government has stepped up its efforts “to prevent the Vietnamese territory from being taken advantage of, and not being used to avoid tariff with any markets,” Khanh said.Vietnamese shipments to the U.S. increased 26.6% from January through October compared to the same period last year, the Hanoi-based General Statistics Office said in an estimate released earlier today.To contact the reporter on this story: Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen in Hanoi at uyen1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: John Boudreau at jboudreau3@bloomberg.net, Derek WallbankFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Ilhan Omar Misquotes Article, Falsely Claims Child ‘Died’ Due to Dropped Medicaid Coverage

Ilhan Omar Misquotes Article, Falsely Claims Child ‘Died’ Due to Dropped Medicaid CoverageRepresentative Ilhan Omar tweeted a link to a New York Times article Thursday morning and falsely claimed a child “died as a direct result of Trump’s cuts to Medicaid and CHIP,” even though the article makes no such claim.After critics pointed out Omar’s inaccuracy on Twitter, her account tweeted an addendum saying the child had “almost died.”> almost died*> > — Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) October 24, 2019The Times’ article paints a fearful account of rising uninsurance rates among eligible Medicaid families due to amended paperwork requirements and deportation fears, and implies shifts in policy under the Trump administration are behind the decreasing enrollment. But HHS Administration for Children and Families spokesman told the paper that recent rises are due to factors in individual states.“I went to the E.R. thinking he had insurance. If the receptionist had not seen him turning blue, she might have just said, ‘He’s not covered, so we can’t see him today.’ I do think about that.,” Karen Johnson, the boy’s mother, told The Times. The nine-month old was taken to the intensive care unit for a respiratory virus, treated successfully, and later released.The rest of the story also undercuts Omar’s initial tweet, as the Times reports that “Trump administration officials have not explicitly tried to limit children’s Medicaid coverage.” After an appointment with an enrollment counselor, it was revealed that Johnson had missed a window to provide proof of income to re-enroll her three children.The Johnson’s are now re-enrolled successfully, and Karen is counting on Medicaid to cover the hospital bills retroactively.Medicaid retroactively covers eligible patients up to three months after the month of application.



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White House slams Comey for violating FBI policies and falsely claims the Russia investigation was launched because he 'shamefully leaked information to the press'

White House slams Comey for violating FBI policies and falsely claims the Russia investigation was launched because he 'shamefully leaked information to the press'The FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election was well underway by the time Comey shared his memos with the media.



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US charges 23-year-old with falsely claiming to be missing boy

US charges 23-year-old with falsely claiming to be missing boyBrian Rini was charged with a single count of lying to federal authorities for allegedly claiming Wednesday that he was Timmothy Pitzen — missing since 2011, when he was six years old. When questioned further, Rini stated that he wished he had a father like Timmothy’s because if he went missing, his father would just keep drinking,” the complaint said. Authorities said they were charging Rini because false reports harm families of missing children and needlessly divert police resources.



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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez falsely claims Congress amended the Constitution to prevent FDR from being re-elected

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez falsely claims Congress amended the Constitution to prevent FDR from being re-electedFormer President Franklin Delano Roosevelt died in 194, the 22nd Amendment was approved by Congress in 1947.



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Fox News contributor called ‘complete moron’ for falsely saying US was first to end slavery

Fox News contributor called ‘complete moron’ for falsely saying US was first to end slaveryFox News contributor Katie Pavlich attempted to counter Senator Elizabeth Warren’s call to discuss the injustices of slavery, and its lasting systemic impact on generations of African-Americans, by claiming that the United States does not get “enough credit” for ending slavery. While discussing reparations to descendents of enslaved people on Fox News’ “Outnumbered” on Tuesday, Ms Pavlich claimed that the US was the first country to abolish slavery. “They keep blaming America for the sin of slavery but the truth is, throughout human history, slavery existed, and America came along as the first country to end it within 150 years,” she said.



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Trump rips Harry Reid, falsely states he 'got thrown out' of the Senate

Trump rips Harry Reid, falsely states he 'got thrown out' of the SenatePresident Trump on Monday lashed out at former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid after the Nevada Democrat criticized him in a new interview with CNN.



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WaPo Issues Correction after Falsely Labeling Nathan Phillips a Vietnam Vet

WaPo Issues Correction after Falsely Labeling Nathan Phillips a Vietnam VetThe Washington Post issued a correction Tuesday after falsely describing the elderly Native American man whose confrontation with a group of high-school students went viral over the weekend as a veteran of the Vietnam War. “Earlier versions of this story incorrectly said that Native American activist Nathan Phillips fought in the Vietnam War.



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