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FILE - This Sunday, June 7, 2020 file photo shows visitors, left, and members of the U.S. Park Police, right, at the Lincoln Memorial as sunrise nears in Washington, the morning after massive protests over the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. On Friday, June 12, 2020, The Associated Press reported on a manipulated photo circulating online depicting the statue of Abraham Lincoln covered in graffiti and “BLACK + BROWN LIVES MATTER” written on the wall. The Lincoln statue and surrounding monument were not vandalized during recent protests, according to a spokesman for the National Mall and Memorial Parks, although some graffiti was left at the steps leading up to the monument. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 12, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ CLAIM: Photo shows the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., vandalized, the...

A cargo ship approaches the port of Piraeus as other ships are anchored, near Athens, Greece, Tuesday, May 26, 2020. During the new coronavirus pandemic, about 150,000 seafarers are stranded at sea in need of crew changes, according to the International Chamber of Shipping. Roughly another 150,000 are stuck on shore, waiting to get back to work. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Coronavirus strands merchant ship crews at sea for months

Jun. 4, 2020 3:56 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — For nearly four months, Capt. Andrei Kogankov and his oil tanker crew haven’t set foot on dry land. With global travel at a virtual standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Russian captain was forced to extend his normal contract. He still doesn’t know when...