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The note written by Roy Moore in Beverly Nelson's yearbook. Photo: Richard Drew / AP

Beverly Young Nelson, who has accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually harassing her when she was 14 years old, told ABC News on Friday that she had written the date and location under Moore's infamous note and signature in her year book.

Why it matters: It wouldn't, except that the Moore campaign as well as several right-wing news outlets, including Fox News, are spinning the detail to insinuate that Nelson forged Moore's note to cast doubt on her story. Fox News tweeted Friday, "BREAKING NEWS: Roy Moore accuser admits she forged part of yearbook inscription attributed to Alabama senate candidate"

Update: Fox News has since deleted their tweet and updated their headline and story to more accurately reflect Nelson's admission.

Above is the photo of the note Moore wrote in Nelson's yearbook. Circled is the part of the note Nelson has claimed to have written herself.

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Fed signals it could yank economic support quicker as inflation sticks around

Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell testifies during a hearing before Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee today. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

The Federal Reserve will consider pulling back economic support sooner "as the threat of persistently high inflation has grown," chair Jerome Powell said during a congressional hearing on Tuesday.

Why it matters: This is the biggest signal yet the Fed is backing away from its stance that soaring prices would be fleeting — a change that could shift its policies that underpin the economy.

Felix Salmon, author of Capital
Updated 1 hour ago - Economy & Business

Crypto meets the real world

Illustration: Megan Robinson/Axios

The two largest countries in the world seem intent on effectively banning their citizens from participating in crypto, which poses a serious threat to the crypto agenda.

Why it matters: The crypto world is global — but the real world is fragmented into nation-states, each of which claims control of what happens within its borders.

Meadows cooperating with House Jan. 6 select committee

Mark Meadows. Photo: Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows is cooperating with the House select committee in charge of investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, the panel said Tuesday.

Driving the news: Meadows, who failed to appear before the panel earlier this month, is believed to have insight into former President Trump's role in efforts to stop the certification of President Biden's election win.