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Were procedures changed on June 1, 2001 about intercepting off-course airplanes?

Former Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura writes in American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells Us: Between September 2000 and June 2001, on 67 different ...
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Where is the proof that Trump is racist without using news and mass media soundbites [closed]

I think that Donald Trump has gotten a really bad reputation as being a racist xenophobe white supremacist white nationalost Nazi that wants to destroy America and make it authoritarian dictatorship ...
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Did Joe Biden refer to himself as a black woman?

The Telegraph claims that Joe Biden has made the statement on Philadelphia radio station “By the way, I’m proud to be, as I said, the first vice-president, first black woman… to serve with a black ...
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Did JFK Attempt to eliminate the power of the Federal Reserve Bank to loan money to the US?

According to this site: On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal Reserve Bank of its power ...
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Does the average American watch 5,000 movies in their lifetime?

Here is a snippet from an article on the Utah Statesman: According to a Redbox study, Americans watch more than 5,000 movies in their lifetimes, an average of about seven per month. I cannot find ...
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Did Joe Biden mumble/stutter after saying "America is a nation that can be defined in a single word"?

In a video of the Hindustan Times, Joe Biden seems to be saying: America is a nation that can be defined in a single word: Asufutimaehaehfutbw I can't help but wonder if it is a fake. US ...
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Did James Madison say or write that the 10 Commandments are critical to the US nation?

Louisiana (the US state) recently passed a law requiring the biblical Ten Commandments be posted in every single classroom that is part of a school that receives public funding, including universities....
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Are there merely 800 American students in China?

Those disagreements have overshadowed everything. But when President Biden and Chinese leader Xi Jinping met last November, they agreed to encourage more student exchanges as a way to stabilize ...
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Are 1/20 undocumented immigrants married to American citizens?

The Washington Post reported, An estimated 500,000 immigrants, most from Mexico, married to U.S. citizens will be eligible to apply for permanent residency through their spouses. Federal law requires ...
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Is there racial bias in police shootings in America?

On Triggernometry show Roland G. Fryer Jr. makes the claim I thought I was going to be able to show that the police were biased very easily, and then we gathered literally millions and millions of ...
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Did black people commit 18 times more murders per capita than white people in 2021?

The picture below is posted on 4chan.org (a NSFW website) and seems to claim that in 2021, black people committed 18 times more murders per capita than White people? ages white male Murderers per 100,...
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Did 'regulated' in the US's Second Amendment refer to function or restriction?

Colion Noir, a gun rights activist, while commenting on an interview of Jon Stewart about the US constitution's Second Amendment, made a claim: John thinks that well-regulated means controlled or ...
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As of May 2024, does the US state of Georgia prohibit "water to be available to you while you wait in line to vote in an election"?

On 19 May 2024 at Morehouse College, Joe Biden said: But let’s be clear what happens to you and your family when old ghosts in new garments seize power, extremists come for the freedoms you thought ...
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Does using electricity from the grid in the U.S. result in more greenhouse gas emissions than using propane?

A recent opinion piece, Why the EPA shouldn’t favor school bus electrification, makes the following claim (link in original): At last check, the average carbon intensity of the U.S. electric grid was ...
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When did Saddam Hussein kill 12,000 people in one day through the use of chemical weapons?

In 2023Mar, 20th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq led by the US & the UK and the 1st anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the AFP News Agency posted an interview with former UK ...
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Did a doctor Helen Zhu warn about a mounting epidemic in the US and receive a gag order?

A press release from the Chinese Embassy criticizes the state of free speech in the US, and claims that Helen Zhu, a female doctor of Chinese descent who warned about the epidemic in the United ...
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Did Biden claim that the Boeing-Air India deal will support 1 million jobs? Is the claim true?

This Business Insider India news report is one of many that claim that Biden said that a $34 billion dollar Air India order for 220 Boeing planes will support 1 million US jobs, and that many of those ...
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Did the DC Circuit court "blatantly disregard" a Supreme Court ruling on Guantanamo detainees for [at least] 5 years?

A 2013 piece by the Center for American Progress claims that Since 2008, the [DC] circuit court has blatantly disregarded a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right to habeas corpus rights for ...
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Did President Richard Nixon say that the Warren Report was a hoax?

David Talbot writes in The mother of all coverups: On a White House tape recording, President Nixon is heard telling aides that the Warren Report "was the greatest hoax that has ever been ...
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Is this list comparing countries attacked by Iran and the USA accurate?

Is the following infographic's comparison of Iran and the USA accurate? Countries attacked by bombing, sabotage or attempted government overthrow since World War Two: I'm not skeptical of the claim ...
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Was Iran's attack on Israel secretly coordinated with the USA?

In the article The whole event was premeditated: the secret "deal" that Iran made with the US (English translation), the author claims that Iran's attack on Israel was coordinated with the ...
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Is Tucker Carlson "accepting money from the Russian government"?

In a Q&A session following a talk on geopolitics, Peter Zeihan (a well-known geopolitical analyst and author) claims that Tucker Carlson is being paid by Russia to push its agenda, as he answers a ...
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Did addiction rates and overdose rates skyrocket more in Oregon than in the rest of the US?

I read on Oregon recriminalises drug possession after overdoses rocket that: The law rolls back an experimental policy [Measure 110] - the most liberal drug measure in the US - that made possession ...
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Did black Americans make up 55.9% of known murder offenders in 2019?

The White Nationalist site VDARE claimed in a 2020 blog article: The FBI has released its national crime stats for 2019. Murder was down 0.2%. While blacks made up 52.5% of known murder offenders ...
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Were World War II scrap drives in the United States truly necessary for the procurement of raw materials?

I’ve been reading up on World War II scrap drive efforts in the United States, and am wondering if these (mostly) community-based efforts actually contributed enough raw materials to the war effort ...
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Does Hunter Biden work for a Ukrainian oil company?

Around May 2014, Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian oil company announced that it had added Hunter Biden (US Vice-President Joe Biden's son) to its board of directors. This caused a small controversy in ...
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Was Nikki Haley disqualified from a beauty pageant because of race?

2024 Republican Presidential candidate Nikki Haley just said this to NBC News: If you want to know what it was like growing up, I was disqualified from a beauty pageant because I wasn’t white or ...
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Does California have a dress code for drivers?

Many "crazy law" sources claim that California motor vehicle law contains a bizarre sartorial proscription. On CNN.com, the article "Do you know why I pulled you over?" by Craig ...
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Has Biden spent 40% of his presidency on vacation?

Fox News states: In a related story, Biden will be taking another long weekend at the beach and has spent 40% of his presidency on vacation," Fox News contributor Joe Concha posted Has Biden ...
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Did a US soldier climb onto an unmanned T-54 during the Checkpoint Charlie standoff of Oct 1961?

A US soldier present at Checkpoint Charlie in 1961 says he climbed into or at least onto an unmanned T-54 and looked inside the unmanned driver compartment to identify it if was a Soviet or East ...
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Do members of Congress get physical access to federally funded facilities?

This Feb 2024 Gateway Pundit article describes an attempt by two Republican congress members to inspect rooms at a Ramada Inn in Arizona that had allegedly been rented by the Casa Alitas program to ...
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Did San Francisco mayor London Breed "decline to veto" a resolution on a Gaza ceasefire?

The Associated Press reported on January 20: Amid a tough reelection fight, Mayor London Breed has declined to veto a non-binding resolution from the San Francisco supervisors calling for an extended ...
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Do one in three public school students wear at least partial animal costumes at school?

This video from Not the Bee, a somewhat popular American right-wing news site, claims, (quoted from YouTube's transcript, with punctuation added for readability and emphasis added to show the claim I'...
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Has Donald Trump explicitly endorsed Project 2025?

Wikipedia claims in the opening paragraph of the article about Trump's 2024 campaign, "Trump has campaigned on vastly expanding the authority of the federal government, particularly the executive ...
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Are secret U.S. army tests to blame for TV presenters speaking gibberish?

I've seen this suggestion made in several places; here's one. Around the time of April 2011, several US news presenters or personalities descended into speaking gibberish on national TV. Some have "...
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Were the Starlink units for Ukraine not paid by Musk?

In reply to Elon Musk's (controversial) peace plan for Ukraine, someone tweeted that USAID and other paid for Strlinks, you fake philanthropist. (A tweet with 6000+ "likes", so reasonably ...
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Is San Francisco's Chinatown contaminated with mercury from a 1901 "disinfection program"?

This one comes from Wikipedia's article Mercury(II) chloride, which cites Susan Craddock, "City of Plagues": Between 1901 and 1904 the Marines Hospital Service quarantined and engaged in an ...
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Did Henry Kissinger say "it may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal"?

It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal. This quote is attributed to Henry Kissinger. I did find many references such as this WSJ article that further this ...
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Did the US government claim that it has the right to control "cognitive infrastructure", i.e. thoughts?

A 8 July 2023 tweet contained a snippet of an America This Week vodcast, with author Walter Kirn: Kirn: The thing that stunned me the most was the Government's contention repeated in the ruling that ...
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Do veterans account for one in seven homeless US adults?

There seems to be a lot of attention towards unemployed/homeless military veterans in the USA. Are there any statistics or studies to show that this is some sort of pandemic, or at least unemployment/...
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Are Democrats more likely to believe Astrology is a science?

In an answer on politics.SE, a Northwestern University study was highlighted, whose main findings included: more Democrats than Republicans think astrology is scientific Using Fisher’s Exact Test, ...
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Could we buy every homeless person a house with the money spent on the F-35?

I've come across a number of articles, such as Americans Have Spent Enough Money On A Broken Plane To Buy Every Homeless Person A Mansion, that suggest that if we took all the money that we spent on ...
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Do homeless people in the USA refuse to work?

In 2008, economist Thomas Sowell claimed in the newspaper article Freedom and the left: Working in a homeless shelter is widely regarded as “community service” — as if aiding and abetting vagrancy is ...
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Did Alex Jones warn of an attack on the United States by Osama Bin Laden in July of 2001?

I was listening to a podcast by Jordan Klepper in which a conspiracy theory researcher is interviewed, and explains that Alex Jones was responsible for a lot of the 9/11 conspiracy theories as he ...
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Was there widespread voter fraud in Michigan in the 2020 Presidential Elections?

Vosiznies (VINnews), a right-leaning Orthodox Jewish news site, has claimed that there has been disturbing and sizable evidence of systemic voter fraud in Michigan. They cite a video that they claim ...
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Was Stuart Seldowitz "Obama's former/ex-director of the National Security Council"?

There's a related Q here about some other past job claims about him, but there's also, e.g. in the Daily Mail: Barack Obama's former director of the National Security Council has been unmasked as a ...
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Does the US operate 400-metre tall towers/antennas in Israel?

Wikipedia had this claim up for about 15 years: Dimona Radar Facility (Hebrew: מתקן המכ"ם בדימונה) is a radar facility near Dimona, Israel, owned and operated by the United States. The Dimona ...
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Did Stuart Seldowitz work as Deputy Director/Senior Political Officer in the US State Department's Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs?

According to this New York Post article, former White House official Stuart Seldowitz said, “If we killed 4,000 Palestinian kids, it wasn’t enough,” the bigot identified by internet sleuths as ...
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Does an Arrow 3 cost more than 10 times less than its closest US equivalent (SM-3 Block IIA)?

According to the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance, an Arrow 3 costs $2,200,000, while a Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) Block IIA costs $36,387,000. Both of these are 21 inch (fit in that tube diameter) ...
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Did US president Theodore Roosevelt call Democrats "prison vermin"?

According to two very non-primary references, the President called Democrats "prison vermin". The first is the 1902 Political X-rays, saying that it is quoting from an 8 November 1901 letter ...

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