Target Transgender Bathroom Policy

(link to post) Claim: Target caved to pressure from President Obama and LGBT groups and instituted a store-wide policy allowing transgender employees and shoppers to use the bathroom that matched their gender identity. Mixture WHAT’S TRUE: Target confirmed a chain-wide policy allowing transgender individuals to use the bathroom aligned with their gender identity. WHAT’S FALSE:…

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Colin Powell ‘Supreme Court Vacancy’ Quote

(link to post) Claim: Colin Powell urged people to vote for Donald Trump so that they could put a conservative on the Supreme Court. MISATTRIBUTED Example: [Collected via e-mail, April 2016] Did Colin Powell say the following: “A lot of people have brought up the fact that they won’t vote for Trump if he’s the…

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North Korea May Be Preparing Another Nuclear Test

(link to post)South Korea announced that it is monitoring increased activity indicative of another nuclear test at North Korea’s Punggyi nuclear test site. The South Korean Ministry of Defense commented that Pyongyang has the capability to conduct its fifth nuclear test anytime. It is expected the test would occur before the important North Korean Workers’…

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City, State Officials Face Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisis

(link to post) A judge in Michigan has authorized the first criminal charges against three officials in Flint’s water crisis, in which residents were exposed to contaminated drinking water that hadn’t been properly treated. Stephen Busch and Mike Prysby both worked for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.  Busch, who worked as a district supervisor, reported…

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Former Soviet Fighter Pilot: Russian Jets ‘More Aggressive’ Than During Cold War

(link to post)KYIV, Ukraine—As the NATO-Russia Council prepared to meet for the first time in almost two years, U.S. and Russian officials traded barbs over who’s to blame for a recent spike in military tensions. The ambassadorial level meeting set for Wednesday at alliance headquarters in Brussels was to be the first time the format, which…

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Self-financed candidates open their wallets in early months of 2016, despite poor track record

(link to post) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has loaned his campaign nearly $25 million. Candidates for Congress are self-financing their campaigns, too, though infusing their campaigns with boatloads of money is hardly an indicator of whether they will win. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Fifteen candidates running for open seats or challenging incumbents around the country have…

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In the Market for Fetal Body Parts, a Baby’s Brain Sells for $3,340

(link to post)Republicans on the special House panel investigating the transfer of fetal tissue from aborted babies will present evidence in a hearing today that breaks down the price per body part. With release of this evidence, Republicans say, they have enough documentation to show that several abortion clinics and middleman procurement businesses may have…

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The Fix Is In: Sanders Supporters in New York See Votes Switched to Hillary

(link to post) Claim: Multiple news outlets reported that primary voters in New York claimed their votes were switched from Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton. False Example: [Collected via e-mail and Twitter, April 2016] I’m shocked. A friend posted this article and I am fairly certain the entire website is a sham but it looks…

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South Africa’s ‘HIV Genital Tattoo’ Law

(link to post) Claim: A new law in South Africa requires people with HIV to mark their genitals. FALSE Example: [Collected via e-mail, April 2016] New law in Africa for HIV positive people to have that tattoo near their genitals. Is this true? Origin:On 18 April 2016, the entertainment web site WittyFeed published an article reporting that South…

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GUT WRENCHING: OBAMA Meets With Rappers To Discuss Criminal Justice Reform…Doublespeak For Pardoning Criminals, Investigating Cops

(link to post) Is there any question what Obama’s priorities are in his final 8 1/2 months in office? His legacy will most certainly be that of the most divisive President (and First Lady) to ever occupy the White House. Every law enforcement officer in America should be concerned about his obsession with taking them…

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