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The Fox News Channel has retracted a week-old story based on a groundless conspiracy theory involving the death of a staffer for the Democratic National Committee, conceding it did not meet the network's standards.

During papal audiences with heads of state, the exchange of gifts comes after the private encounter and at the end of the event. It offers the pool reporters a chance to witness the body language of the two leaders and listen in as they explain their gifts.

It also offers a glimpse into what the two leaders think of each other.

President Trump had an audience with Pope Francis at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace on Wednesday, receiving messages about peace, the environment and immigrants from the religious leader. The meeting came a year after the pope suggested Trump "is not Christian" because of his plan for a U.S-Mexico border wall.

Police officers have arrested three more men as part of the investigation into Monday's bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. The arrests came after Prime Minister Theresa May raised the terror threat level to "critical," the highest setting.

The identities of those men and the charges against them were not announced. They were arrested "after police executed warrants in South Manchester," the Greater Manchester Police department says. That's the same area of the city where suspected suicide bomber Salman Abedi, 22, is believed to have lived.

It's a simple, frequently recurring phrase: "The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack." But it raises some questions: Is the claim credible or just an empty assertion, and if it's true, what does "responsibility" actually entail?

Experts who closely follow the Islamic State say that in general when it comes to attacks in the West, an ISIS claim of responsibility usually means there was some sort of connection. But the attack might have been planned, funded and directed by ISIS — or it could just have been inspired by the group's propaganda.

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