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The pro-life site Life News on Tuesday published a piece suggesting that an abortion in actor Robin Williams' past may have contributed to the depression he struggled with throughout his life.
The story, titled "Robin Williams: Abortion of His Unborn Child May Have Added to Struggle With Depression," surfaced part of a biography of Williams that mentions that his girlfriend had an abortion in the 1970s.
The National Republican Campaign Committee has created fake news sites about House candidates, presumably to take advantage of readers who don't pay close attention to what news sources they read, National Journal reported.
Earlier this year, the NRCC got in some trouble for creating deceptive fake campaign sites for Democrats that ask people to contribute in order to help "defeat" the candidate.
A caller on Limbaugh's radio show lamented how much coverage the media has given to Williams rather than to other news stories, and asked Limbaugh, "What do you think the political reason for their doing this is?"
Brown was shot multiple times by police on Saturday after an altercation in Ferguson, Mo., in the suburbs of St. Louis. Following the shooting, members of the community held protests outside police headquarters.