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Did Valerie Jarrett say she wanted "America to be a more Islamic country"?

No; the caption is written in the Calibri font. This font was not developed until 2002. Source: https://www.fonts.com/font/microsoft-corporation/calibri
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Did Valerie Jarrett say she wanted "America to be a more Islamic country"?

The Stanford yearbook in 1977 is mostly photos without captions. (There is no Valerie Bowman on this page anyway, because she didn't graduate until 1978.) It does have a few short comments that ...
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Did Valerie Jarrett say she wanted "America to be a more Islamic country"?

Just addressed by Snopes apparently, The quote to attributed “Valerie Jarrett, Stanford University, 1977” about her “seek[ing] to help change America to be a more Islamic country” is an unfounded ...
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Is the infant mortality rate among African-American babies in Youngstown, Ohio greater than that of babies in Iran?

Highly likely. The infant mortality rate in Iran is 13 (per 1000 births); the infant mortality rate for African Americans in Ohio (but not specialized to Youngstown) is 15.6. There may be difference ...
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Did Valerie Jarrett say she wanted "America to be a more Islamic country"?

In the first place the photo is not a photo of Valerie Jarrett from 1977. It is a photo taken at a later date in her life. Probable a photo after she became a successful business women. You can tell ...
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Did the White House fabricate an Iranian attack on the American Navy?

Two errors were made by Sean Spicer: who was attacked, and who did the attacking. The Anti-Media article in question has a link to an Intercept article that demonstrates that Sean Spicer misspoke and ...
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Is Iran in compliance with JCPOA?

According to the IAEA: Iran is compliant. The IAEA issued this statement by its Director General Yukiya Amano on 2018-05-09: The IAEA is closely following developments related to the Joint ...
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Did Trump tweet the most liked Persian language tweet in history?

Two hours after Donald Trump's tweet, actor Mark Hamill responded with another tweet in Farsi which translates to Please ignore the fact that I created a travel ban for you and threatened to bomb ...
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In 2017, was the Plasco Building destroyed in a controlled demolition?

The "truthers" own report claims that collapse due to fire was "improbable" because according to their estimation it would have required simultaneous heating of all support columns....
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Did an unmarried couple in Iran get shot for holding hands in 2007?

No, this didn't happen, but Murray could be forgiven for misremembering an inaccurate story in the New York Times. Murray is referring to the following NYT story: Iran Exonerates Six Who Killed in ...
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Are forced marriages allowed in Iran?

Additional information to Mohammad's answer, too long for a comment: Article 1041 - Marriage before the age, of majority is prohibited. Note - Marriage before puberty by the permission of the ...
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Did the White House fabricate an Iranian attack on the American Navy?

This seems to be Press Secretary Sean Spicer misrepresenting a different attack that actually happened. Apparently on Monday 30th January 2017, Footage and news broke that Huthi Rebels had attacked a ...
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Has Iran gained 150 billion dollars due to the "Iran Deal"?

I guess it depends on what one calls "gained". I think Trump is conflating an overall long-term economic impact with the funds released by the Obama administration soon after the deal was struck. I'...
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Did Iranian media pixelate most of a female beach volleyball player?

This tweet notes that it is a joke, and not for real, and links to the original tweet, https://twitter.com/tansimnews/status/762684679161978880 . The Twitter account @Tansimnews has in its profile a ...
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Did the CIA hire mobsters to stage riots in Iran during 1953 coup d'etat?

That is very complicated to answer. It depends on definitions of exactly how and when everybody implicated was involved. While focusing on a specific date, like 19th August alone, might make the ...
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Did Trump tweet the most liked Persian language tweet in history?

Yes, the claim is currently true, but may or may not have been true at the time of the claim. [I am going to use the timestamps shown to me by Twitter; these may be regional and differ for you.] ...
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Is Iran in compliance with JCPOA?

Obviously, Iran could be out of compliance and hiding it so well no one else knows. Here, however, is what the US Government has to say: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo [and recent director of the ...
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Is the infant mortality rate among African-American babies in Youngstown, Ohio greater than that of babies in Iran?

It's plausible, but unclear. According to official statistics, Iranian women have a significantly lower maternal mortality rate than Ohio blacks. However, who has the higher infant mortality rate is ...
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Does this video show the US arming Islamic State?

Regardless of what the video shows, the U.S. admitted this happened at least once and called it a mistake: The Pentagon admitted on Wednesday that one of the airdrops of weapons intended for ...
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Did Persian rug makers traditionally include deliberate imperfections?

The 1903 The Oriental Rug: A Monograph on Eastern Rugs and Carpets says: Deliberately, if necessary, it must show some defect, in proof that Allah alone is perfect. The December 1903 American ...
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Has Iran gained 150 billion dollars due to the "Iran Deal"?

According to Written Testimony of Adam J. Szubin, Acting Under Secretary of Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence United States Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs 5 ...
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Did the White House fabricate an Iranian attack on the American Navy?

According to the official transcript: Q The President and his national security advisor have been clear the administration wants to put Iran “on notice,” but they haven’t specified what that is. ...
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Did Iranian state TV say that the drone attack on the tanker in July 2021 was in retaliation for an Israeli strike?

No, there is no evidence for this claim The claim in the original post is no longer present in the newer article on CNN. This is not sufficient to conclude that the Iran has not taken credit in the ...
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Did Ahmadinejad say that enriching Uranium to 20% made no economic sense?

It might refer to this Charlie Rose interview from 23 Sep 2011. To summarize, in this interview, Ahmadinejad said it made no economic sense for Iran to produce 20%-enriched uranium domestically ...
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When instituting Quds Day, did Khomeini say that one should emulate Imam Ali who killed 700 Jews?

The 1999 book Khomeini: Life of the Ayatollah at page 280 says: Khomeini believed that anyone who took up arms, directly or indirectly, against the Islamic government should suffer the death ...
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In Iran, do widows get their husbands' occupational insurance as a monthly salary?

I believe the original claim is referring to the Iran's Social Security schemes as "mandatory occupational insurance". (I'm worried this might be a bit of a leap in interpretation, but the schemes ...
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Did Iran launch a monkey into space and safely return it to Earth?

Yes, Iran did at some point successfully launch a monkey into space. And thanks to YouTube you can watch the video Iran's Space Monkey Full High Quality Video Low res version from ISNA Article from ...
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Did Khamenei issue a fatwa banning development of nuclear weapons?

From what I understand (which may be limited since I don't speak or read Farsi), Khamenei issued a fatwa according to the Asia Times (http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/HC17Ak02.html) but it can'...
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