US Presidential Elections 2nd debate: CNN's Reality Check Team vets the claims

The team of reporters, researchers and editors across CNN listened throughout the debate and selected key statements from both candidates, rating them true; mostly true; true, but misleading; false; or it's complicated.



Reality Check: Trump on Obamacare premiums

By Tami Luhby, CNNMoney

Trump cited Obamacare as one of the top problems he wants to address if he is elected president.

US lauds state sponsor of terrorism ... for fighting terrorism

"The United States welcomes Sudan's recent efforts to increase counterterrorism cooperation with the United States," State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a statement.

"Sudan has taken important steps to counter ISIL and other terrorist groups and has sought to prevent their movement into and through Sudan. Sudan's continued cooperation will bolster international efforts to combat terrorism in the broader region," Kirby added, using the government's preferred acronym for ISIS.


'Not my Pope' hashtag highlights French divisions

Speaking onboard the papal plane as he returned to Rome from Poland, the Popetold reporters why he doesn't use the word "Islam'' when discussing terrorism.

Are we becoming numb to terrorism from hearing about it too much?

The 9/11 attacks in the US happened when you were under 10. The London bombings took place when you were a teenager or younger.

There have been bombs and shootings around the world regularly ever since, from the US to Tunisia, Spain to Belgium, Baghdad to Paris.

And because of social media, when something terrible happens to other people - we all know about it, fast.

So are we getting numb? Have we got "fear fatigue"?

Or is it that we're getting better at defiance?

"It shouldn't feel normal but it feels normal," says 21-year-old Aaron in London.


Brussels Airport opening delayed with infrastructure 'devastated' by attacks

Six days after the attacks that claimed 28 lives on the city’s Metro and at the airport, hopes for a swift restoration of normality have faded.

The police spent five days conducting forensic examinations in the departures hall where the airport blasts took place. They handed back the area on Sunday to allow a phased reintroduction of flights. But the airport management now says: “The simple fact is that a restart in the short term is not possible in the devastated infrastructure.”

Twitter suspends 125,000 accounts linked to terrorism

In a post entitled "Combating Violent Extremism", the social networking giant state that its rules make it clear that any behaviour that promotes terrorism is not permitted, and they have increased the size of the teams that review such accounts.

"As the nature of the terrorist threat has changed, so has our ongoing work in this area. Since the middle of 2015 alone, we've suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts, primarily related to ISIS," the post reads.

French jihadi network chief sentenced to 9 years in prison

A Paris court on Friday convicted Mohamed Achamlane, self-proclaimed "emir" of the Forsane Alizza (Knights of Pride) group, of terrorism charges.

The French citizen was accused of plotting terrorist attacks, including targeting kosher markets and other Jewish businesses in Paris, abducting and torturing a Jewish judge in Lyon and threatening France.

Other accused members of the Islamist group were sentenced to terms varying from a 12-month suspended term to six years in prison.