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'Onion' Takes Heat From D.C. Police For Hostage Story

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'Onion' Takes Heat From D.C. Police For Hostage Story

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'Onion' Takes Heat From D.C. Police For Hostage Story

'Onion' Takes Heat From D.C. Police For Hostage Story

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The satirical newspaper The Onion is in trouble with the U.S. Capitol Police. The Onion reported gunshots at the capitol Thursday, saying Congressional leaders took schoolchildren hostage and demanding $12 trillion in cash. Police felt obliged to issue a denial. A spokesman says, "There is no credibility" to the stories in the fake newspaper.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

The satirical newspaper The Onion is in trouble with the U.S. Capitol police. Yesterday, The Onion reported gunshots at the Capitol and said congressional leaders took schoolchildren hostage, supposedly demanding $12 trillion in cash. Police were not amused and felt obliged to issue a denial. A spokesman says, quote, "There is no credibility to the stories in the fake newspaper. Our politics have not yet grown that absurd."

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