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

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:


Ship sets record for earliest crossing of Northwest Passage

NUUK, Greenland (AP) — After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage.

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  • Written by By FRANK JORDANS, Associated Press

Trump pushes out Priebus, names Kelly WH chief of staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — His White House in turmoil, President Donald Trump abruptly announced late Friday he was appointing Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to be his chief of staff, ending the tumultuous six-month tenure of Reince Priebus.


  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

'Time to move on' from health care, Senate GOP leader says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The resounding Senate crash of the seven-year Republican drive to scrap the Obama health care law has led to finger-pointing but also has left the party with wounded leaders and no evident way ahead on an issue that won't go away.

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  • Written by By ALAN FRAM and ERICA WERNER, Associated Press