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Both photos are legitimate and depict the same person (David Hogg), but the picture on top from August 2017 is from a story about Hogg and his friend getting in an argument with a beach lifeguard. The picture on the bottom shows Hogg in a CNN interview pertaining to his experience in the Florida shooting. While Hogg was involved in both events, most would ...


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The weather is not melting cars. But there was a big fire in Tucson and the heat from the fire melted plastic parts on a bunch of cars in the parking lot. The pictures in this article fairly clearly match the cars, parking lot, and background building in the picture you attached. So, are cars in Arizona melting in the heat? A few that were unfortunately ...


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These statements are absolutely supported by studies. In the World Happiness Report ranks countries according to various life measures. It is by far the most widely used and widely reported measure of happiness. The US ranks 13th in 2016. All Nordic countries (Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Iceland) ranked above it. In the Health life expectancy ...


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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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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 seem to deal with everyday life on campus. The faculty and staff kept reminding me to take advantage of all the benefits available to me because I was at this ...


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Summary It depends on your interpretation of the claim. Were 80% of all 9th Circuit Court decisions overturned? NO, not even close. Were 80% of the small minority of 9th Circuit Court decisions that made it to review by the Supreme Court overturned? Yes. Only 0.12% of cases ruled on by the 9th circuit were overturned. 99.85% of cases were not heard by the ...


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This is a very contentious issue, and both sides have numerous studies to cherry-pick to support their side. In a search of academic articles (as opposed to blog posts), I have come across a couple that I feel are relevant, well sourced and conducted, and impartial. Harvard University published a report in October of 2010. Some key points: Much of ...


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According to retired Lt. General Mark Hertling, who personally participated in such drills, and wrote Nuclear Codes: The President's Awesome Power That bag -- carried by the military aide -- has been within feet of the commander in chief ever since for any situation where the president believes the use of nuclear weapons is warranted. If that is the case, ...


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Short Answer No, this is not accurate. While there are about 96 million people not in the labor force, this includes retirees who say they do not want a job, stay at home moms and dads who say they do not want a job, high school juniors and seniors who say they do not want a job, college students who say they do not want a job, those with disabilities ...


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The numbers are cherry-picked. When you dig into sites that present this argument, they all appear to be strong advocates against regulating firearms, which makes me suspicious. Is this statistic true? If it is accurate, on the surface, are there deeper conclusions we can draw from it? Correlation is not causality, and they ignore other factors on crime. ...


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As discussed in this answer and this answer when you use a term like "mass shooting", your results become particularly sensitive to your definition. Additionally, results will be sensitive to search strategy, since cases are assembled from searches for news reports. Because the results are sensitive to definition and search strategy, they are susceptible to ...


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This is NOT TRUE. NASA, Snopes, Scientific American and many other sources on the internet refuted the claim. Here is a summary of the story, taken mainly from Scientific American: At first both the USSR space program and NASA used pencils for their missions: Originally, NASA astronauts, like the Soviet cosmonauts, used pencils, according to NASA ...


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In summary there appears to be at least 18 gun incidents in, or around, schools between 1st January and 14th February 2018. They are not all of the "mass shooting" variety one might expect from the headlines but they have certainly all involved the accidental or intentional letting off of a firearm. A few notes I count 17, not 18 The 18th has been found (H/...


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NO! The EXACT OPPOSITE is true. According to this comprehensive listing showing data from 1960 to 2015 shows the highest absolute number of murders (24,700) occurred in 1991. The highest per capita rate (10.2) occurred in 1980. If anything, the data shows that the period of 2010 to 2015 has been historically LOW for murders. Pew has similar numbers. As ...


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He did write this on his twitter feed[archived] The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. See also politifact: Yes, Donald Trump did call climate change a Chinese hoax. He later claimed that this was a joke: Well, I think the climate change is just a very, very expensive form ...


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It is a photo from Getty Images covering Obama's 2009 inauguration. Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration at Capitol Building, Washington DC Credit: carterdayne [...] The inauguration of President Barack Obama, January 20th 2009. Unrecognizable crowds in the Washington Mall. You can note that the weather in the picture is quite sunny but the ...


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Some interpretations of this question are highly opinion-based and can't be answered on this website (try Quora), but others can be factually answered. Are the leaders of ISIS Americans? No, it's run principally by Iraqis and Syrians, and has Muslim supporters from around the world. Wikipedia on sources of support Did American politicians meet with ISIS? No,...


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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 one that has no source other than recent repetition (primarily on right-wing web sites and blogs). It’s also an anachronism, as “Valerie Jarrett” didn’t exist in ...


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He was arrested in 1927 at a KKK event This is true. He was arrested at the KKK riot for "refusing to disperse from a parade when ordered to do so", see for example The Washington Post or Vice. He was photographed with his son in 1999 wearing klan robes This is not true. The image is manipulated. See snopes.com for more details, including the original ...


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The claim refers to the fact that the 500-page tax bill was given to the senators immediately before the vote. Democratic minority leader Chuck Schumer moved to adjourn, to give senators the weekend to read the bill. From the Senate record (page S7700, 77 in pdf viewer): Mr. President, I move that the Senate adjourn until Monday, December 4, 2017, ...


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The earliest mention online - and thus likely the source for this - seems to be maga1776.com. The numbers for 2010 to 2016 are official statistics - the 2016 numbers are directly from ICE, the earlier numbers are not from a reliable source (washington examiner), but I don't think that they are in doubt. Note that these numbers are specifically about ...


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Further to DavePhD's answer (without which this answer is nothing) All Black Males comparison to 18x This was asked in an earlier version of the question but has since been deleted. What would be the rate if we allowed for armed black males? From the same WP 2015 data | killed | population | total / million popn black ...


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When Bernie Sanders claimed Amazon didn't pay federal income taxes in 2017, Snopes wrote a helpful article: In regards to U.S. federal income taxes, the claim that Amazon paid none in 2017 is almost certainly factual. While Amazon’s tax filings are not public, their SEC filing for the year 2017 illustrates that the company used the tax code expertly (and ...


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According to the 1930 version of Stack Exchange, Popular Questions Answered: What are the clothing colors for baby boys and girls? According to a traditional color scheme, which is of unknown origin, baby boys are properly dressed in pink clothing and baby girls in blue, although in some parts of the country, particularly in the Southern States, ...


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Yes, the numbers are correct (within an error margin – probably due to different sources and time of capture). According to the 2018 House election results (I used this handy Washington Post page), adding up numbers for NC, will give you the total of 1,748,173 votes for Democrats and 1,643,790 for Republicans – very close to the claim. Ten of ...


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Short version: Susan B. Anthony had a long history of working as an abolitionist, but wasn't willing to settle for gradual victories on the way to women's suffrage. Combine that with a notorious short temper, and a rocky but long friendship with Frederick Douglass, and you end up with some quotes that are less than favorable for Anthony's memory, fall short ...


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Yes, the statement that more Americans have been killed in schools than military service thus far in 2018 appears to be accurate. The exact numbers in the tweet are inaccurate, and the comparison isn't entirely reasonable and might mislead into thinking the risk to a schoolchild might be similar to that of military personnel. Source: Washington Post ...


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The claim grossly misrepresents the details of the law TL;DR $50,000 is the maximum amount someone could be liable for due to egregious and repeated discrimination on account of gender identity, and the situation described in the claim is extremely unlikely to qualify. First things first: this answer is predicated on the assumption that a "No" result on ...


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Wikipedia states: In December 1777, the Moroccan Sultan Muhammad III included the United States in a list of countries to which Morocco’s ports were open. Morocco thus became the first country whose head of state publicly recognized the newly independent United States. However, the citation being offered to the US State Department website does not ...


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No, President Trump is not correct that the official death toll has been exaggerated. While he's right that 3,000 people did not die in Hurricane Maria, there is evidence that nearly 3,000 people likely did die as a result of the storm and this is the statistic that is currently being reported/discussed. The death toll of 2,975 is from this report by the ...


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