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Is Trump Admin Seizing COVID-19 Protective Equipment from States?

Is Trump Admin Seizing COVID-19 Protective Equipment from States?

Under U.S. President Donald Trump, federal authorities are confiscating orders of personal protective equipment (PPE) from local governments amid the COVID-19 pandemic.Mostly TrueNumerous health care officials and state leaders have reported instances in which federal authorities have intervened on local agencies' agreements with PPE vendors. In several cases, state officials reported the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confiscated supplies within the last minute of deals with no explanation, while others reported the agency outbid them for the equipment.However, FEMA does not...

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April 24, 2020
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Did Trump Say More COVID-19 Testing Makes the US Look Bad?

Did Trump Say More COVID-19 Testing Makes the US Look Bad?

U.S. President Donald Trump said that increased COVID-19 testing makes the U.S. look bad by increasing coronavirus case numbers.TrueAs governments fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Snopes is an “infodemic” of rumors and misinformation, and you can help. our coronavirus fact checks. any questionable rumors and “advice” you encounter. to help us hire more fact-checkers. And, please, follow the or for guidance on protecting your community from the disease.One of the hallmarks of U.S. President Donald Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 coronavirus disease pandemic crisis in the spring of 2020 was his...

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Are US Citizens Married to Immigrants Excluded from COVID-19 Stimulus Checks?

Are US Citizens Married to Immigrants Excluded from COVID-19 Stimulus Checks?

The answer, in part, depends on how couples filed their taxes. U.S. citizens married to immigrants will not receive stimulus checks via the March 2020 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Only U.S. citizens and immigrants with Social Security Numbers (SSN) are eligible for stimulus checks from the federal government's COVID-19 economic relief package. The legislation's guidelines exclude the remainder of the country's immigrant population from receiving the one-time payments — and, in effect, their spouses won't get the money either if the couple filed a joint tax...

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April 24, 2020
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Why Are White Supremacists Protesting to ‘Reopen’ the US Economy?

Why Are White Supremacists Protesting to ‘Reopen’ the US Economy?

This article is republished here with permission from . This content is shared here because the topic may interest Snopes readers; it does not, however, represent the work of Snopes fact-checkers or editors.A , primarily in state capitals, are demanding the end of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Among the protesters are people who as a whole.But there are also far-right , like and at these protests. The exact number of each group that attends these protests is unknown, since police have not traditionally monitored these groups, but signs and symbols of far right groups have been seen at...

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Did CNN Remove 'Larry King Live' Episode Featuring Tara Reade's Mother from Google Play?

Did CNN Remove 'Larry King Live' Episode Featuring Tara Reade's Mother from Google Play?

CNN removed a "Larry King Live" episode featuring Tara Reade's mother from the Google Play service.FalseIn April 2020, a rumor started to circulate that CNN deleted from Google Play an old episode of “Larry King Live” that featured the mother of Tara Reade, the woman who presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden of sexual assault.The conspiratorial website , for instance, published an article titled “CNN Removes ‘Larry King’ Episode with Biden Accuser’s Mother From Google Play Archive” and accused CNN of “running cover” for the Biden campaign. CNN did not remove this episode...

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April 28, 2020
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Is This COVID-19 Mask Efficacy Chart Accurate?

Is This COVID-19 Mask Efficacy Chart Accurate?

A chart accurately shows the effectiveness of wearing face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.Mostly FalseThe CDC recommends wearing a cloth face mask in public to help slow the spread of coronavirus.The percentages displayed in this chart cannot be accurate because no scientific consensus exists on the efficacy of homemade masks in stopping the spread of COVID-19.The efficacy of face masks against the spread of COVID-19 is unknown.As governments fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Snopes is an “infodemic” of rumors and misinformation, and you can help. our coronavirus fact checks. any...

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No Soft Landing for Biden on ‘Morning Joe’ Interview

No Soft Landing for Biden on ‘Morning Joe’ Interview

NEW YORK (AP) — If Joe Biden was looking for a soft landing place to address sexual assault allegations made by a former Senate staffer, he didn’t find it Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”The 20-minute interview of the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee conducted by Mika Brzezinski was blunt and frequently uncomfortable, a milestone media moment in the 2020 campaign.The former vice president had faced increased pressure to publicly address the accusations by Tara Reade that he had assaulted her in the early 1990s, which he has consistently denied. During the interview, Biden said...

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A Referendum Election in November? Trump Allies See Risks

A Referendum Election in November? Trump Allies See Risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months from Election Day, President Donald Trump’s prospects for winning a second term have been jolted by a historic pandemic and a cratering economy, rattling some of his Republican allies and upending the playbook his campaign had hoped to be using by now against Democrat Joe Biden.Trump’s standing has slumped as the nation’s focus on him has intensified during the coronavirus outbreak, revealing an erratic and often self-absorbed approach to the crisis. The result: He’s losing ground in some battleground states with key constituencies, including senior citizens and...

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Allegations Against Jane Sanders Were 'Hearsay'

Allegations Against Jane Sanders Were 'Hearsay'

In July 2017, a top Republican state lawmaker in Vermont confirmed that he was the source for allegations of impropriety concerning both Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and his wife Jane O’Meara Sanders, but added that he did not realize that the “hearsay” spurred a federal investigation.The probe concerns allegations by state party vice-chair Brady Toensing to investigators that Sen. Sanders pressured a bank to approve an application for a $6.5 million loan his wife filed in 2010, when she was president of Burlington College. Toensig also accused O’Meara Sanders of loan fraud in January...

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