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Did Sanders say that a woman cannot be president or that that women in general lack the abilities? No. While some headlines – including this question's title – claim that, this is not what Warren accused Sanders of: Sanders responded that he did not believe a woman could win. This is not a claim regarding women's inherent abilities, but a claim about ...


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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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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 in definition (in the USA, some neonatal deaths that are included in the IMR are classified as stillbirths in other countries and excluded), but Ohio would not ...


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The reason for this discrepancy is because the data from the Umweltbundesamt includes construction and demolition waste (see figure below and surrounding text on your linked webpage) whereas the data from the EPA "does not include everything that is landfilled in MSW, or nonhazardous, landfills, such as construction and demolition (C&D) debris, municipal ...


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Our sister site, Law StackExchange, has this same question: Is it truly illegal for the US army to hire someone with IQ less than 83?, with a high-quality accepted answer. The answer is not a simple yes or no, but the claim is not too misleading: the assertion that the law prohibits people with an IQ score of 83 or less from serving in the U.S. military ...


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@tim's answer is excellent, but I'd like to address the question from a different angle. This question's request for "earlier sources" is problematic. There were only two people present in the conversation, and they disagree. Any other claim of either verification or refutation is at best secondhand. Since more direct evidence isn't available, it might be ...


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No. As vague as the claim is, there does not appear to be any angle to take in which it is true. Looking at the decades: Wages in the United States increased 4.20 percent in November of 2018 over the same month in the previous year. Wage Growth in the United States averaged 6.21 percent from 1960 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 13.78 percent in ...


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If you use the definition of "mass shooting" used by Gun Violence Archives, this is the 115th mass shooting in the United States in 2019. I have twice previously answered questions regarding statistics in mass shootings in On average in the US, is there a mass shooting 9 out of every 10 days? and Are handguns used in 80% of mass shootings?. For the sake of ...


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It's a PR stunt, and a very bad one at that. There are several debunkings out there, e.g. from ElecTrek, or (the best IMHO) from DÆrik @ YouTube. Strongest points made by DÆrik: The press release by PromoBot claims that the driver has "put the car in self-driving mode". Such a mode does not exist in available Tesla models. The Tesla "autopilot" would not ...


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Independently, Pew has discovered that a greater percentage of Democrats believe in astrology than Republicans: They include details on their survey methods. They did provide a definition of astrology in the survey: "that the position of the stars and planets can affect people’s lives". This may rule out people confusing astronomy and astrology. To ...


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It's a vague claim because it doesn't specify over what interval (monthly or yearly), real versus nominal, hourly wages or weekly wages. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 11 January 2019 that: Real average hourly earnings for all employees increased 0.5 percent from November to December and Real average weekly earnings increased ...


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Rao wrote the blog article Substantive Dignity-Dwarf-throwing, Burqa Bans, and Welfare Rights as well as more-formal articles cited therein: In a much-discussed French case, Mr. Wackenheim, a dwarf, made his living by allowing himself to be thrown for sport. The mayors of several cities banned dwarf tossing events. Mr. Wackenheim challenged the orders ...


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As for the challenged claim, that is a qualified yes (Michelle's staff was larger than Melania's, but not by that much, and there were reasons for it). The Hill writes in an article dated October 2017: Melania Trump has a smaller group of aides compared to her predecessor, Michelle Obama, according to the news outlet's analysis of White House personnel ...


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When? If you go back far enough, it's likely... The data collected by Tietze showed 2,677 deaths from abortion in 1933... ...and then maybe... ...compared with 888 in 1945, with much of the decline in septic cases associated with illegal abortions. (The numbers also include deaths from "therapeutic abortions," permitted by law, and "spontaneous ...


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It seems unlikely. While this claim was widely copied, it derived from a single source in the espionage community: Thomas C. Reed in At the Abyss: An Insider's History of the Cold War. There was no confirmation from other sources. The book Cybercrime explains: […] Reed's book is the only public mention of the incident and his account relied on a single ...


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Notice: This answer addresses revision 3 of the question. It seems quite nonsensical, as there were 'white' people in Virginia at the time. The European settlers from England would count as 'white' today? That is 'white' in the racist sense of people of light skin tone (which arguably is not white (rgb(255, 255, 255)) but rosy/pinky/pale, whatever you'd ...


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Yes and/or no From US Code Chapter 34: National Emergencies §1622. National emergencies (a) Termination methods Any national emergency declared by the President in accordance with this subchapter shall terminate if— (1) there is enacted into law a joint resolution terminating the emergency; or (2) the President issues a proclamation ...


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No House Bill 164 or the "Ohio Student Religious Liberties Act of 2019" has been passed by the House and awaits on a vote by the Senate. It covers several areas guaranteeing the freedom of religious expression. The part closest to the claim is Section 3320.03: No school district board of education...shall prohibit a student from engaging in religious ...


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Are we talking representative polls by reputable pollsters, or "online polls"? Is being in favor of an impeachment inquiry the same as "wanting Trump impeached"? Lots of wriggle room there. How many Americans want the Bidens investigated? CBS News sees 43% "in favor of further investigation", 29% saying "too soon to say". As per the same article, 55% ...


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This article covers the history, including representative statistics. This paper provides some more statistics. The key quotation is: In 1940 there were 1407 abortion-related deaths (excluding spontaneous abortions). By 1966 there were 160 abortion-related deaths, an 89% decline that took place before any state had passed less restrictive abortion laws. ...


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The first and most significant error is the incorrect claim that Warren "published" the book, a claim which no one has made other than social media sources. It was actually the "Five Civilized Tribes Museum" that published it. The cookbook was edited by Warren's cousin, Jayne "Candy" Rowsey (1932-2002). Pow Wow Chow is still available today from the website ...


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No. The more I read this claim, the more and more messier I realize it is. The Tweet claims several things: There is a law in Alabama about false accusation of rape. That law states that if a person is found not guilty of rape, the accuser is sent to jail. The law was part of the anti-abortion bill passed in Alabama this past spring. Only the first of ...


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This popular science article, generally backs up Peterson's claims. All military recruits must take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) to qualify for enlistment. The ASVAB is essentially an IQ test (correlation = 0.8). The ASVAB predicts SAT scores (correlation = .82). And it correlates with ACT scores (0.77). To qualify, recruits ...


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As further confirmation, the Associated Press says: Asked to explain the words, the White House said in an email to The Associated Press that “as the President has said, all options are on the table.” The statement did not say anything further about the note.


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The Ohio House passed Bill 164 which says: No school district board of education, governing authority of a community school established under Chapter 3314. of the Revised Code, governing body of a STEM school established under Chapter 3326. of the Revised Code, or board of trustees of a college-preparatory boarding school established under ...


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TL;DR - we don't know if the study is corroborated. I will continue to look into this topic to edit and improve the answer. It may be too early to conclude if the results of the 2018 paper are corroborated by other sources. RE: Methodology, the paper covers it well (emphasis added). We constructed an original database of all confirmed uses of deadly ...


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Is it true that a presidential declaration of emergency in the US can be overridden by simple majorities of both houses, i.e. the US House of Representatives and the US Senate? In theory, yes. In practice, probably not. In theory, the President could agree with Congress that the emergency is over. In practice, the President would likely object the ...


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The full report (downloaded from link in question) talks about methodology on page 8. They compare various assets and debts of different ethnic groups and use these values to calculate net worth for the groups. These values were determined by surveying different communities. For the NASCC project in general, about 70,000 personalized advanced letters were ...


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No, this is not a law on the books in Pennsylvania. Early in the 20th century, when cars were louder, less regulated in right of way, and comingled with horse drawn carriages, a group of farmers (calling themselves FAAS, Farmers Anti-Automobile Society) assembled to draft proposed legislation that would prevent cars from spooking horses. One of these ...


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The BBC is a European organization. For them, as for most of the world, a "mass shooting" is any incident in which multiple people are shot. 4 or more is a frequently used number for "multiple". The rarity of these incidents (outside the US) means that other qualifying circumstances are unimportant. Based on this definition the cited incident was indeed the ...


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