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Factcheck: Republicans Spin NIH Letter About Coronavirus Gain-of-Function Research

Factcheck: Republicans Spin NIH Letter About Coronavirus Gain-of-Function Research
The research, which the NIH maintains is not gain-of-function, could not have led to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
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Factcheck: No, Biden's Infrastructure Bill Doesn't Include a 'Driving Tax'

Factcheck: No, Biden's Infrastructure Bill Doesn't Include a 'Driving Tax'
The infrastructure bill would create a voluntary pilot program aimed at studying per-mile user fees to fund the Highway Trust Fund. The bill does not include a “driving tax,” as some social media posts misleadingly claim.
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Factcheck: No One Pushed ‘Button’ to Prevent Biden from Speaking

Factcheck: No One Pushed ‘Button’ to Prevent Biden from Speaking
Conservatives have falsely claimed a video shows someone cut off Biden’s microphone, for fear he was veering off-script.
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Factcheck: Republicans’ Shaky, No Evidence Attempt to Cast Blame on Pelosi for Jan. 6

Factcheck: Republicans’ Shaky, No Evidence Attempt to Cast Blame on Pelosi for Jan. 6
House Republicans are making the laughable claim that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “ultimately responsible for the breakdown of security at the Capitol.”
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Factcheck: Bogus Antifa Claims Follow Capitol Riot

Factcheck: Bogus Antifa Claims Follow Capitol Riot
Viral social media posts and a Republican House member have amplified claims wrongly identifying some right-wing figures at the U.S. Capitol riot as part of “antifa.”
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Factcheck: Trump’s Misleading Medicare Boast

Factcheck: Trump’s Misleading Medicare Boast
In a Florida speech about senior citizens, President Donald Trump made misleading comparisons of Medicare costs under his administration and his predecessor’s.
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Factcheck: Kamala Harris Is Eligible to Serve as President

Factcheck: Kamala Harris Is Eligible to Serve as President
Kamala Harris is eligible to serve as U.S. president, contrary to the false claims of viral posts on Facebook. Her mother is from India and her father from Jamaica — but Harris was born in Oakland, California.
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Factcheck: Viral Tweet ‘Alert’ Wasn’t From Antifa

Factcheck: Viral Tweet ‘Alert’ Wasn’t From Antifa
A tweet shared widely online during the protests sparked by the death of George Floyd was made to appear to be from antifa, the anti-fascist coalition.
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Factcheck: Trump’s Flawed China Travel Conspiracy

Factcheck: Trump’s Flawed China Travel Conspiracy
President Donald Trump has twice now advanced the flawed theory that China nefariously continued to allow flights out of Wuhan
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Factcheck: Trump Falsely Distorts New York Times COVID-19 Science Story

Factcheck: Trump Falsely Distorts New York Times COVID-19 Science Story
In a weekend tweet, President Donald Trump erroneously described a New York Times article, falsely stating that it said the coronavirus originated in Europe and suggesting that it had no named sources.
The story, which reported on new genomic analyses of some of the first coronavirus cases in the New York area, made no such claim — and quoted no fewer than seven scienti
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