Fact Check

Fact Check: Sign outside Dearborn mosque is a fake

A photo posted on Facebook of a sign outside of a Dearborn, Mich., mosque advertises that it has been placed by the Advancement of Islamic Agenda for America. It reads, “AMERICA WE WILL KILL YOU ALL AND NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO STOP IT” and exults “ALLAH BE PRAISED.”

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Fact Check: Birds really can eat rice safely

An urban legend that keeps cropping up, especially during the busy wedding season, is that you shouldn’t throw rice because birds will eat it, the rice will immediately begin absorbing water in the bird’s body, swell and, if there is enough rice, it will kill the bird.

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Fact Check: On uniforms as tributes, the NFL usually takes a hard line

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Is it true that the NFL said that it would fine players for wearing cleats or other... Read more

Fact Check: Obama never forced Islamic prayer on U.S. House

Facebook posts a claim that President Barack Obama enforced an Islamic opening prayer in the U.S. House of Representatives. ... Read more

Fact Check: Is it illegal for Japanese residents to be overweight?

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Is it true that a Japanese law makes it illegal for citizens of that country to be... Read more

Fact Check: Obama is wrong on college enrollment increasing

President Barack Obama has said that his administration is responsible for “record … college enrollment rates.”

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