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74% Of Donald Trump's Statements Checked By Politifact Are False

Trump liesFact checkers exist to determine if people are telling the truth. It stands to reason that they will check important statements that are controversial or seemingly false.

No one's going to check if a presidential candidate says, "I love Iowa!," even if it is false, but they will check if a candidate says white people are mostly murdered by Black people, as a graphic in a tweet sent by Donald Trump Sunday claimed. And that got a "Pants on Fire" false rating from Politifact.

We decided to check how many other statements Trump has made were checked by Politifact.


The US just destroyed 280 ISIS oil trucks

ISIS oilThe US-led military coalition against ISIS has been rapidly increasing its pace of operations against militant targets in both Syria and Iraq.

On Monday, US planes destroyed an estimated 280 ISIS oil trucks near the border between Syria and Iraq, NBC reported, citing unnamed US officials. The strike was carried out by A-10 Warthogs and AC-130 Specter Gunships.

In a statement, the US-led coalition said that near the cities of Al-Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor, one attack destroyed 283 ISIS vehicles.


Florida approves 5 nurseries to grow medical marijuana

Foria approveds five medical marijuana nurseriesState health officials announced Monday that five Florida nurseries have been chosen to cultivate and distribute the first legal marijuana in the state, opening the door to the sale and distribution of the non-euphoric strains next year.

Costa Nursery Farms, of the Redland, won the bid for the Southeast Region. Knox Nursery, will grow it for the Central Region, including Tampa Bay. Hackney Nursery Company will grow it for the Northeast Region. Chestnut Hill Tree Farm will be the grower for the Northeast Region and Alpha Foliage will grow it for the Southwest Region.


Prince Charles: Climate Change Root Cause of Syrian War

Syrian draughtEngland’s Prince Charles told Sky News in an exclusive interview that climate change was a root cause of the civil war in Syria, terrorism and the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Prince Charles, who has been outspoken on the issue of climate change and sustainability for the last four decades, will deliver a keynote address at the COP21 Paris climate talks next week.

“We’re seeing a classic case of not dealing with the problem, because, I mean, it sounds awful to say, but some of us were saying 20 years ago that if we didn’t tackle these issues, you would see ever greater conflict over scarce resources and ever greater difficulties over drought, and the accumulating effect of climate change, which means that people have to move,” he said in the interview, which will air tonight and was filmed three weeks ago, before the Paris attacks.


Refugees Sew Mouths Shut In Protest At European Border Crossing

Iranian refugees sew lips together to protest border closingA group of refugees stuck at the border between Greece and Macedonia for the past four days have sewn their mouths shut in protest.  At least six Iranians have sewed their lips together, hoping to persuade Macedonia to open the border and let them through on their way to western Europe.

They are joined by hundreds of other halted migrants, most hailing from Iran, Morocco, Pakistan and Bangladesh, who have been barred entry to Europe as a result of countries tightening their borders following the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris.


Man in prison 16 years may be acquitted after DNA links crimes to serial rapist

Luis Vargas in center of photA Los Angeles judge was expected Monday to exonerate a man convicted of three rapes after DNA evidence linked the crimes to a serial rapist wanted for assaults dating back two decades.

Luis Vargas has been in prison for 16 years for crimes he didn’t commit, according to the California Innocence Project at California Western School of Law, which took up his case in 2012.


4-year-old Syrian migrant girl found dead off Turkey’s Bodrum coast

Four year old drowned off Turkish coastTurkish fishermen found the dead body of a 4-year-old Syrian migrant girl off Turkey’s Bodrum coast on Nov. 22, four days after a migrant dinghy capsized. The girl's fate was reminiscent of that of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi, whose lifeless body washed up on the shore of Bodrum in September, triggering worldwide outrage.

The girl, identified as Sena, was found squeezed in between rocks near the island of Çatalada by amateur fishermen while fishing. Upon their notice, Turkish coast guards arrived at the scene and took the dead body of Sena to Turgutreis Port.


Pew: White Christians no longer a majority

Pew: White Christians no longer majorityWhite Christians now make up less than half of the U.S. population, largely receding from the majorities of most demographic groups, with one notable exception: the Republican Party.

According to the latest results from Pew Research Center's Religious Landscape survey published Monday by National Journal's Next America project, just 46 percent of American adults are white Christians, down from 55 percent in 2007.


Ex-staffer sues Gowdy and Benghazi panel

Gowdy and Benghazi panel suedThe ex-GOP House Benghazi investigator who accused the panel of conducting a partisan witch-hunt against Hillary Clinton filed suit Monday against the committee and Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) for wrongful termination and defamation.

Air Force Reserve Maj. Brad Podliska in his court filing alleged he was fired from his post in June because he took leave for active duty. He also says he was singled out because he refused to focus his investigative work on Clinton and the State Department.


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