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How fake foreign news fed political fervor and led to the American Revolution

Misinformation is often at the root of political extremism. During the 2022 United States midterm election, some of the most radical politicians in the Republican Party were fueled by the unfounded belief that the previous presidential election in 2020 was stolen. Misinformation as motivation for political action is nothing new. As I explain in my new book, “Misinformation Nation,” during the American Revolution, the self-declared “Patriot” faction that led the colonies through a bloody fight to independence was guided by a profoundly mistaken belief. These Patriots thought that the British government aimed to control the colonies and extract their wealth, but...
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UK man to plead guilty to manslaughter in wife’s death

PAPHOS, Cyprus (AP) — Defense lawyers for a British man on trial for causing the death of his wife in Cyprus’ coastal resort town of Paphos said Monday they’re hopeful the court will suspend any sentence it hands down to their client after he pleads guilty to manslaughter next week.
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Prince Harry says there’s a ‘war against Meghan’: ‘It’s a dirty game’

It’s shaping up to be a royal smackdown. A brand new trailer was released Monday for the forthcoming Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Netflix docuseries and it’s chock full of family drama. The trailer features the former royals saying several stories about Markle, 41, were “planted.” “There’s a hierarchy of the family,”  said Prince Harry, 38, in the video. “You know, there’s leaking, but there’s also planting of stories.” “There was a war against Meghan to suit other people’s agendas,” adds a journalist. Back in 2020, the duo decided to leave the British royal family after announcing that they were “stepping back as ‘senior’ members.” “The pain and suffering of women marrying into this institution, this feeding frenzy,” continued Harry. “I was terrified. I didn’t want history to repeat itself,” said the prince alluding to his late mother’s constant struggle with members of the Paparazzi. In several clips of the trailer, the Duchess of Sussex can be seen heavily pregnant with the couple’s second child Lili who was born in June 2021. The first of the six-episode series is set to be released Thursday, December 8, while part two will be released on December 15.
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Shooting death of Scot in St Lucia investigated

Police are investigating the death of a man from Scotland in a shooting on the Caribbean island of St Lucia. Donnie McKinnon, who is believed to formerly be from Lochaber in the Highlands, died after an incident in a bar in Soufriere. Another British man was injured in the shooting...

William and Kate’s US visit triumphs despite royal troubles

The recent visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to Boston, the first royal visit there since Queen Elizabeth’s in 1976, was a success for Britain, the monarchy, and for the couple themselves. Against a backdrop of bedeviling royal news on both sides of the Atlantic, the Waleses, or William and Kate, as they…

Harry & Meghan Doc Sets Release Date at Netflix — Plus, Watch a New Trailer

The wait for Netflix’s Harry & Meghan docuseries will be quite short. The streamer announced on Monday that its six-episode chronicle of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s relationship will drop in two parts: Volume 1 releases Thursday, Dec. 8, and Volume 2 follows one week later on Dec. 15. Hailing from Oscar-nominated director Liz Garbus (What Happened, Miss Simone?), Harry & Meghan will explore the “clandestine days” of the couple’s early courtship, as well as the challenges that prompted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to step back from their full-time roles within the British royal family. “With commentary from friends and...
International Business Times

UK Warns British Museum Over Parthenon Marbles

The UK government Monday stressed the British Museum is legally forbidden from breaking up its vast collection, after a report said it could possibly hand the Parthenon Marbles back to Greece. The ancient sculptures were taken from the Parthenon temple in Athens in the early 19th century by British diplomat...
Vogue

Inside British Vogue’s Emotional Forces For Change Dinner In London

Three years have passed since British Vogue unveiled its Forces for Change issue – guest edited by the Duchess of Sussex and featuring 15 inspiring and extraordinary women on the cover – but its message remains as pressing as ever. On Sunday night in London, British Vogue hosted a dinner with its Forces For Change partners BMW, Nike and YouTube that put the spotlight firmly on the activists and change-makers using their voices for good.