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Is it illegal for regular US citizens to possess or read the Podesta emails published by WikiLeaks?

In current U.S. case law, it might be illegal to publish stolen documentary material, but prior case law rules it legal if the material is "of great public concern", which I think most media would ...
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Did Hillary Clinton ask L.F. de Rothschild "what penance" she owed her?

Was this email written by Hillary Clinton? There is no reason to believe that it wasn't. As Wikileaks states: The emails were made available in the form of thousands of PDFs by the US State ...
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Is it illegal for regular US citizens to possess or read the Podesta emails published by WikiLeaks?

It's not illegal in the US. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) wrote an article about the legalities in 2010. They quote from a leaked memo from the Congressional Research Service (CRS): ...
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Were the "DNC leak" emails stolen by the Russian government?

There is some evidence of this but it is not conclusive. The documents were attributed to a pseudonym Guccifer 2.0, who claimed to be an individual hacker from Romania (like the original Guccifer) ...
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Did Edward Snowden leak documents on aliens?

forbes says that this whatdoesitmean.com article is the original source. As @user5341 said, Fox News and most other sources refer to FARS. The fars article is available online and indeed refers to ...
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Did Secretary Clinton suggest killing Julian Assange with a drone strike?

Probably not The claim has never been independently made outside of True Pundit, and it cited anonymous State Department sources. Clinton claims not remembering saying that. I don't recall any ...
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Did Seth Rich give Wikileaks the DNC leak emails?

This is answered in the question that @jwodder mentions. Snopes did an analysis of a closely related question. I think the answer is no and I'm confident Snopes would agree, based on their answer. ...
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Did Seth Rich give Wikileaks the DNC leak emails?

tl,dr: No. Assange also hasn't said that he's the source. Various news outlets report like Slate that Julian Assange suggested that Seth Rich gave the documents to Wikileaks. I will start with my ...
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Did Tony and John Podesta exchange emails with Marina Abramovic discussing a Spirit Cooking dinner?

Marina Abramović - the performance artist in question - apparently confirmed the authenticity of the dinner invitation to the NYT: Ms. Abramovic said the “Spirit Cooking” dinner, which had the same ...
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Were the "DNC leak" emails stolen by the Russian government?

There are two separate entities publishing documents about DNC emails. One is a blog by someone who calls himself Guccifer 2.0, the other is Wikileaks. The name Guccifer comes from a Romanian hacker ...
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