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At a Friday night vigil for victims of a fatal New Zealand shooting in 2 mosques, NYU students confronted Chelsea Clinton for her past comments on language used by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), the Washington Post reports.

Details: Chelsea Clinton, among other prominent Democrats and Republicans, criticized Omar for using an anti-Semitic trope while arguing against U.S. policy in Israel. Omar later “unequivocally" apologized. At the vigil on Friday, NYU students said Clinton's reaction to Omar "stoked" hatred of Muslims, per the Post.

The big picture: In New Zealand, the Jewish community will reportedly close its synagogues on the Sabbath for the first time as people have received warning to stay away from mosques in the aftermath of the deadly attack.

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Federal judge blocks DOJ from defending Trump in Carroll rape defamation case

E. Jean Carroll in Warwick, New York. Photo: Eva Deitch for The Washington Post via Getty Images

A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed the Justice Department's attempted intervention on behalf of President Trump in writer E. Jean Carroll's defamation lawsuit against him, after she accused him of raping her in a dressing room in the mid-1990s.

Catch up quick: The agency argued that Trump was "acting within the scope of his office" as president when he said in 2019 that Carroll was "lying" about her claim.

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  1. Politics: Axios-Ipsos poll: Federal response has only gotten worse — The swing states where the pandemic is raging.
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  3. Business: Where stimulus is needed most.
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  5. States: Nearly two dozen Minnesota COVID cases traced to 3 Trump campaign events.
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  7. Media: Fox News president and several hosts advised to quarantine.

Pre-bunking rises ahead of the 2020 election

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Tech platforms are no longer satisfied with debunking falsehoods — now they're starting to invest in efforts that preemptively show users accurate information to help them counter falsehoods later on.

Why it matters: Experts argue that pre-bunking can be a more effective strategy for combative misinformation than fact-checking. It's also a less polarizing way to address misinformation than trying to apply judgements to posts after they've been shared.

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