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Fox News knew they spread lies. Enough to prove actual malice?Politics
Panelists discuss the ongoing defamation case brought by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News, and a Texas school’s decision to discipline a teenager for raising safety concerns.
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After a year of war and carnage in Ukraine, the fighting continues, and there are no signs of it slowing down.
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The Iran-Saudi deal spells trouble for U.S. hegemony but potentially a new chapter of peace and prosperity in a deeply troubled world.