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Does the U.S. lead the world in mass shootings?

A widely cited study has come under fire from a gun-rights researcher. The numbers change depending on what you count as a mass shooting.

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What candidate Trump would say about President Trump’s economic record

The Fact Checker recalculates today's employment statistics using the phony campaign math touted by Trump in the 2016 election. He does poorly.

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Democrats seize on cherry-picked claim that ‘Medicare-for-all’ would save $2 trillion

When something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

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Pence’s claim that ‘religion in America isn’t receding. It’s just the opposite’

The vice president lauds a study on the consistency of the highly religious. But the study's author says he's missing the point.

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Fact-checking Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony on Facebook and data collection

Facebook's Zuckerberg gave several spotty answers to questions about the company's data collection practices.

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A White House chart on ‘chain migration’ has numbers that add up, but it lacks context

A White House issued a chart to provide some context on “chain migration.” Here's some context for the chart.

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Fact-checking the Trump administration’s claims on ‘saving’ coal country

The Trump administration has made a lot of claims about gains in the coal industry, but virtually none of them are true.

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Does the Senate tax bill really offer a tax break for private jets, as key Democrats claim?

Several Democratic leaders claim the bill offers a tax write off for private jets, but they're blowing the provision way out of proportion.

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Pence’s claim that ‘more Americans are working today than ever before in American history’

This economic boast is so mindlessly dumb we can't believe we have to fact check it.

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Ivanka Trump touts GOP tax cuts with data borrowed from the Obama administration

Trump claims the U.S. doesn't invest enough in young children, and her figures come from an unlikely source for a Trump official.

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