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New York restaurant threatened by Pizzagate hoax callers

A popular New York restaurant has become the latest victim of a fake-news conspiracy about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a Washington, D.C., pizza joint.

Roberta's, a Brooklyn restaurant known for its wood-fired pizza, received telephone calls threatening its employees, police confirmed on Wednesday.

There have been no arrests. A telephone call to the restaurant on Wednesday night went unanswered.

The threatening calls to Roberta's came after social-media users connected the restaurant to the Pizzagate hoax centered on the Washington restaurant Comet Ping Pong. One caller referenced an email from Clinton's private server and noted the Clintons...