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A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:

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BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — In a story Jan. 18 about Chelsea Manning running for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Manning filed in Montgomery County. She filed at the Maryland State Board of Elections in Annapolis.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump's nominee to lead NASA has faced contentious Senate confirmation hearings over his past comments dismissing man-made causes for global warming, and now U.S. Rep. Jim Bridenstine is touting his relationship with Bill Nye "The Science Guy."

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  • By JOCELYN NOVECK and BILL BARROW Associated Press
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The idea first came to Teresa Shook, a Hawaii retiree, in the hours after Donald Trump was elected. Perhaps, she suggested to a few friends on Facebook, women could march on Washington to show the depth of their resistance. Two days later, New York fashion designer Bob Bland joined the call …

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  • By GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press
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CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Governors of both parties are calling on Congress and President Donald Trump's administration to provide more federal money and improve coordination to deal with America's deadly opioid crisis.

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  • By DEB RIECHMANN Associated Press
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Tuesday that he hoped two Reuters journalists will be freed in conjunction with his visit to Myanmar next week as a member of an international advisory panel seeking to resolve the crisis in the country.

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  • By SARA BURNETT Associated Press
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CHICAGO (AP) — Few people running for public office have been more personally affected by gun violence than Chris Kennedy, who was a child when his father and uncle, Sen. Robert Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy, were assassinated.

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  • By DAVID BAUDER AP Media Writer
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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Donald Trump ignored the stunning question at a White House appearance on Friday — "Mr. President, are you a racist?" — but there's no getting around that more people in the media are willing to use that label.

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  • By The Associated Press
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A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:

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  • By STEVE PEOPLES and BOB CHRISTIE Associated Press
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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Republican Congresswoman Martha McSally called on the national GOP to "grow a pair of ovaries" as she launched her bid for the U.S. Senate on Friday, joining the race to replace retiring GOP Sen. Jeff Flake by embracing President Donald Trump and his outsider pla…

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  • By THOMAS BEAUMONT and JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press
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BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin Cramer of North Dakota got a hard sell last week from President Donald Trump, who gave Cramer and his wife a personal tour of the West Wing and used the gilded luster of the newly renovated Oval Office to entreat Cramer to challenge popular…

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  • By BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana congressman who has made repeated calls to "drain the swamp" in Washington collected more than $160,000 in campaign contributions from gambling interest groups that stand to benefit from legislation he is sponsoring, an Associated Press review found.

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  • By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — After a tumultuous few months that saw numerous lawmakers accused of sexual misconduct, a majority of state legislatures across the country are considering strengthening sexual harassment policies that have gone unheeded or unchanged for years.

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  • By JACQUES BILLEAUD and ANITA SNOW Associated Press
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PHOENIX (AP) — Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio's announcement that he'll run for the Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jeff Flake potentially pits two conservative, pro-Donald Trump candidates against each other and could create an opening for a more moderate GOP contender to …

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — In an odd twist, fellow hosts of "CBS This Morning" turned to their colleague Gayle King for an interview Tuesday on whether Oprah Winfrey would run for president. King is a famous friend of Winfrey, who launched political speculation following her Golden Globes speech.

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  • By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer
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NEW YORK (AP) — The rise of Donald Trump has been mirrored by an expanding literary genre that will intensify in 2018, with dozens of new works expected. Books of political "resistance" will include guides to activism, reflections on democracy, investigations of Russian interference in last …