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This week we have stories about Russians, Republicans, and Obama's tie.

Posted on July 20, 2018, at 2:47 p.m. ET

  1. Bill Browder's associates donated over $400 million to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

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    This incorrect claim was made by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a press conference with President Donald Trump. PolitiFact searched through financial records and found the donation amount to Clinton and the DNC from Browder (a Kremlin enemy) was a total of $315,000.

  2. A former Olympian wrote lewd messages on her former partner's home in pig blood.

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    Lizzie Purbrick wrote messages like “whore,” “lady slut,” and “big dick lord,” and drew a penis on the floor after catching him cheating on her, the Guardian reports.

  3. This is a real image of Putin pulling former president Barack Obama's tie.

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    The image has been photoshopped, as the original image clearly shows no tie grab, Snopes reports.

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    Via Obama White House / Flicker Creative Commons
  4. This is picture of the 2,000-year-old sarcophagus that was just opened.

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    The sarcophagus has been opened and now we have 2,000-year-old bone soup.

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    Via Facebook: moantiquities
  5. A Republican candidate killed his mom in self-defense and used the story to defend gun rights.

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    Bobby Wilson told the story of defending himself against an alleged attacker without mentioning the person he killed was his mom.

  6. This is a photo of Maria Butina, the Russian woman charged with being an unregistered foreign agent.

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    Although the woman in the photo may look like Butina, the red-haired woman in the picture is actually an NSC staffer.

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    Via Twitter: @SimonMaloy
  7. Future Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon is also a DJ who goes by the monicker DJ D-Sol.

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    The 56-year-old incoming CEO spins dubstep, CNBC reports.

CORRECTION

Goldman Sachs's, Bill Browder's, and DJ D-Sol's names were misspelled in an earlier version of this post.

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