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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week
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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

Alastair Grant/Associated PressAttendees walk past a banner at the venue of the COP climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland, on Oct. 29. On Nov. 5, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly claiming a photo showed jets used by attendees to get to the conference. In fact, the photo was taken during the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans. The Associated Press A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: Despite false claims, LA mayor who tested positive for COVID had not received booster shot CLAIM: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has received three COVID-19 vaccine doses...
Rep. Gosar under fire for anime attacking Rep. Ocasio-Cortez
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Rep. Gosar under fire for anime attacking Rep. Ocasio-Cortez

J Scott Applewhite/Associated PressRep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., waits for a news conference about the Delta variant of COVID-19 and the origin of the virus, at the Capitol in Washington, July 22. Gosar is facing criticism after he tweeted a video that included altered animation showing him striking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword. In a tweet Monday night, Ocasio-Cortez said Gosar “shared a fantasy video of him killing me.” Associated Press PHOENIX — Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar was facing criticism after he tweeted a video that included altered animation showing him striking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez with a sword. In a tweet Monday night, Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., referred to Gosar as “a creepy member I work with” and said he “shared a fantasy video of him killing me.” ...
Catherine Ripley: The Newest Member on PCC’s Board of Governors
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Catherine Ripley: The Newest Member on PCC’s Board of Governors

Pima Community College Governing Board member Catherine Ripley By Kyler Van Vliet Catherine Ripley has spent her life traversing the world working as a U.S. diplomat, counter-terrorism strategist, professor and – for a few months – as a bassist. This January, Ripley started her new career as a member of the Pima Community College Board of Governors, representing District 1 in Arizona.  She won the general election last November in 2020 against Ethan Orr with a campaign focused on increasing enrollment through formal partnerships with local High Schools, the JTED Program and the Earn to Learn Programs.   Like most universities and colleges, Pima’s enrollment rate is down. According to The National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, college enrollment declined...