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Source: Fox News

Walter Jones, longtime North Carolina congressman, dead at 76

Monday 22:44 GMT

Rep. Walter Jones, R-N.C., died Sunday in Greenville, N.C., 15 days after his family announced that he had entered hospice care.

"Congressman Walter B. Jones, Jr. was the true embodiment of a public servant," Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., said in a statement. "He will be long remembered for his tireless advocacy for Eastern North Carolina, which he loved dearly, and for always following his convictions, no matter the political cost.

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Source: BBC

'Freedom fries' congressman dies at 76

Tuesday 11:45 GMT

Republican congressman Walter B Jones, known for changing the name of French fries in government cafeterias to "freedom fries", has died.

In response, Mr Jones and his fellow Republican Robert W Ney pushed for cafeterias in the House of Representatives to rename their French fries and French toast "freedom fries" and "freedom toast". France, which threatened to veto the UN's resolution authorising US-led military action, was the most vocal in its opposition to the war.

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Source: BBC

Why so many people believe conspiracy theories

Wednesday 01:31 GMT

It is why particular conspiracy theories come and go, but also why conspiracy will always be part of the stories we tell about political events.

They have been a constant hum in the background for at least the past 100 years, says Prof Joe Uscinski, author of American Conspiracy Theories.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte