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Nicholas Sandmann, left, facing Native American activist Nathan Phillips, right, at the Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18, 2019. Nicholas Sandmann (left) facing Native American activist Nathan Phillips at the Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18, 2019. (Photo: YouTube)

CNN is challenging a $275 million defamation suit stemming from its coverage of a viral tweet featuring a Kentucky teenager’s encounter with a Native American protester and the media firestorm that followed.

R. Robin McDonald

Daily Report reporter R. Robin McDonald's journalism career includes stints as a staff writer at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Wichita Eagle, and The Anniston Star and as a trial tracker at CourtTV and CNN. She is the author of two true crime books -- Black Widow: The True Story of the Hilley Poisonings and Secrets Never Lie: The Death of Sara Tokars.

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