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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Fact Check: Using a charging cellphone isn't dangerous

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A viral alert is making the rounds claiming people have been electrocuted when they... Read more

Fact Check: No, Obama has not banned Pledge of Allegiance

Viral emails are circulating again that President Barack Obama has issued an executive order banning the Pledge of Allegiance in U.S.... Read more

Fact Check: Debunking rumors on Kaine's ties to Islamists

Claims that Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine has longstanding ties to radical Islam have been circulating the internet.... Read more

Fact Check: Shootings of police have increased recently

Donald Trump said in an Aug. 4 rally in Portland, Maine, that “they’re shooting our police at record levels.”

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Fact Check: Did Fox News rely on a fake CIA commentator?

Times-Union readers want to know:

Fox News has identified Wayne Simmons as an ex-CIA employee and it has used him to... Read more

Fact Check: Did Monsanto buy out Whole Foods?

Times-Union readers want to know:

I saw on social media that the Monsanto corporation had purchased or merged with... Read more

Fact Check: A Smithsonian beer historian? It's true

It’s circulating on social media that the Smithsonian Institution is hiring a beer historian.

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Fact Check: Did Ted Cruz's father consort with Lee Harvey Oswald?

Times-Union readers want to know:

Donald Trump has said that a photograph published by the National Enquirer shows Ted... Read more

No national warning on bad produce

Social media and viral emails tell of a warning to all grocery stores about poisoned produce.

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