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Are the leaked Xinjiang files (from the old NYT article), and Xinjiang Police Files proven to be legitimate?

4 years ago, the NYT published this article: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/11/16/world/asia/china-xinjiang-documents.html, discussing the then-recently leaked https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Did Clinton express regret over not rigging Palestinian elections in 2006?

This is a question about the authenticity of a recording and of its associated reporting. This source (New York Observer in 2016) reported Hillary Clinton as saying on September 5, 2006, to Eli ...
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Did United 93 passenger Jeremy Glick call with a cellular phone on 9/11?

In the "September 11 - The New Pearl Harbor" documentary (1:46:45), a claim is made that Jeremy Glick used a cellular phone to make a roughly 20-minute phone call to his wife and mother-in-...
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Did the drugs against COVID-19 whose EUA was revoked lead to a huge decline in hospitalization rates in Florida?

The FDA recently revoked the emergency use authorization for Regeneron and Eli Lilly. In this article, Ron Desantis claims that these medications led to “a huge decline” in hospitalization rates in ...
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Is this "ancient Hebrew leather manuscript" seized by police in Turkey authentic?

Some time ago there was news of a manuscript stolen from a Syrian museum, seized from smugglers in Turkey. There are many other articles about this as well. Turkish police seize ancient manuscript ...
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Was a copy of Bobadilla's lost report on Christopher Columbus found in a Spanish archive in 2006?

As claimed in The Guardian. A transcription of the document is apparently available on JSTOR here, the section "Pesquisa Del Comendador Francisco de Bobadilla". Has the document been confirmed as ...
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Is "US Military Intelligence report EW-Pa 128" real?

The Red House Report — Wikipédia describes "US Military Intelligence report EW-Pa 128": Is this actually a declassified document, or a clever fake? US Military Intelligence report EW-Pa 128 ...
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Is this 1977 “thank you” letter from Joe Biden real?

The following letter (dated June 30, 1977) claiming to be from Joe Biden is currently floating around social media. Is this real?
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Have phone scammers recorded "Yes" statements to fraudulently authorise payments?

A number of sources claimed that phone scammers would trick people into saying "Yes" on the phone, record it, and use that to fraudulently authorise payments. Here is a January 2017 Fortune ...
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Is this Singapore school letter about exams real?

This is doing the rounds on Facebook: A school principal in Singapore sent this letter to the parents before the exams Dear Parents The exams of your children are to start soon. I know you are all ...
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Is this document describing pedophile logos an authentic FBI document?

This WFTV report references an FBI document: A symbol purportedly called the "GirlLover logo" found on FBI documents from 2007 looks similar to the symbol O’Kelly found on the toy she bought. ...
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Is the US Army Field Manual 30-31B a forgery?

Wikipedia describes content of the US Army Field Manual 30-31B: It identifies a strategy of tension involving violent attacks which are then blamed on radical left-wing groups in order to convince ...
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