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Not Real News: No women-led crew was responsible for bridge collapse

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week.

March 23, 2018 5:08 pm

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Fact check: Trump's claim that Calif. has highest taxes in US

Does California have the highest taxes in the United States?

March 22, 2018 2:10 pm

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Fact check: Does President Trump's border wall pay for itself?

Trump during the campaign claimed Mexico would be forced to pay for the wall along the border with the United States, but now that he is...

March 16, 2018 12:40 pm

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Fact check: Why Trump keeps saying US has trade deficit with Canada

The overall trade figure is in surplus because the deficit in goods is wiped out by a big surplus in trade in services.

March 15, 2018 1:50 pm

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Does the Palestinian Authority pay $350 million a year to 'terrorists and their families'?

For several weeks, The Fact Checker has examined Israeli claims that the Palestinian Authority pays "$350 million a year to terrorists and...

March 14, 2018 1:00 pm

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Lara Trump's claim that Trump has appointed more women than any other president

Lara Trump claimed on International Women's Day that President Donald Trump has appointed more women than any other president.

March 13, 2018 10:30 am

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AP FACT CHECK: A look at Dem governor candidates' claims

The 2018 campaign for Illinois governor could be one of the most expensive races in the nation with several wealthy candidates spending...

March 12, 2018 8:10 am

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Was Obama's $1.7 billion cash deal with Iran prohibited by U.S. law?

Regular readers know we have been willing to award ourselves Pinocchios if we get something incorrect. But that's not the case here.

March 1, 2018 1:10 pm

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Fact check: President Trump's Cincinnati 'success'

Just what happened in Cincinnati? Did a young Donald Trump really live there? Was his business venture a great success?

February 28, 2018 1:20 pm

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Fact check: NRA on mandates for states in gun background checks

We recently warned readers to be wary of what they hear about the background check system for gun sales. Dana Loesch's comments are at odds...

February 27, 2018 1:30 pm

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President Trump's consistent misrepresentation of how the diversity visa lottery works

President Trump has made at least 16 inaccurate claims about the diversity visa lottery, though we are still trying to catch up with all of...

February 26, 2018 10:00 am

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week.

February 23, 2018 3:20 pm