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AP FACT CHECK: Trump puts words in mouth of Manafort judge

AP FACT CHECK: Trump puts words in mouth of Manafort judgeWASHINGTON (AP) — Claiming an exoneration that was not given, a "very honored" President Donald Trump is putting words in the mouth of the judge who sentenced former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to nearly four years in prison. Trump is misrepresenting a statement by Manafort's lawyer, too.



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AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists Cohen's words on collusion

AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists Cohen's words on collusionWASHINGTON (AP) — Assailed by his ex-lawyer at every turn, President Donald Trump nevertheless claimed a measure of vindication from Michael Cohen's statement that he possessed no direct evidence of collusion with Russia from his time serving the boss. But contrary to Trump's words, Cohen did not exonerate him on the matter in his testimony to lawmakers.



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House panel plans action on gun background check bill next week

House panel plans action on gun background check bill next weekThe panel will mark up the bill, known as the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, on Feb. 13 and send it to the House floor for a vote, committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler told a news conference. “It’s finally time for action in Congress,” Nadler said. “This bill will close the loopholes that have allowed felons, domestic violence abusers and other prohibited persons to purchase guns through private sales.” The bill would require background checks for all firearm sales and most firearm transfers.



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One year after it was shot into space, let’s check in on Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster

One year after it was shot into space, let’s check in on Elon Musk’s Tesla RoadsterIt's hard to believe it's already been a year, but exactly 12 months ago today was the first launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy. The rocket launch was a huge success and while SpaceX hasn't launched Heavy again in the time since, it was still a very big deal for the company.Falcon Heavy, which has since been usurped by new SpaceX projects including Starship and Super Heavy, flew skyward one year ago and took Elon Musk's own Tesla Roadster along for the ride. The pricey payload, with its Starman mannequin seated behind the wheel, has been flying through space ever since.Let's check on its progress, shall we?Figuring out exactly where the Roadster and its Starman passenger are at any given point is incredibly easy thanks to the handy website whereisroadster.com, which tracks the progress of the vehicle every moment of every day.Going by the site's statistics, the Roadster is currently around 226 million miles from Earth and 163 million miles from Mars, and it got to its current position by traveling at a speed of approximately 5,149 miles per hour. That's an incredibly speedy vehicle, and it won't be slowing down any time soon.As far as total distance traveled, the car has cruised for a whopping 473.3 million miles as of this writing. It'll take approximately 557 days for the Roadster to make a full orbit around the Sun, and it's projected to continue to travel through space for a long, long time to come.As LiveScience notes, scientists believe the Roadster will eventually crash into either Earth or Venus. However, it could take many millions of years for that to happen, and the odds of it slamming into either planet in the next million years are significantly less than ten percent.It's worth noting that by the time the Roadster meets its end, it will likely look a whole lot different than it did when it initially took off. Telsa vehicles might look nice and shiny here on Earth, but the harsh conditions of space are likely to wreak havoc on the exterior as well as Starman himself.



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AP FACT CHECK: Trump on late-term abortion

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on late-term abortionWASHINGTON (AP) — A look at one of President Donald Trump's statements from his State of the Union address on Tuesday night and how it compares with the facts:



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AP FACT CHECK: Global warming hasn't gone away despite cold

AP FACT CHECK: Global warming hasn't gone away despite coldWASHINGTON (AP) — In the midst of a Midwest cold spell, President Donald Trump is pleading for global warming to come back, but it never went away.



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AP FACT CHECK: Trump pitches wall as magic bullet for drugs

AP FACT CHECK: Trump pitches wall as magic bullet for drugsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made an untenable case Saturday that a Mexican border wall would be a magic bullet for America's drug problem.



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Government shutdown: Passenger takes gun through airport security check onto international flight

Government shutdown: Passenger takes gun through airport security check onto international flightA passenger managed to board plane with a gun in their hand luggage after being screened by security at an American airport. Having accidentally packed their firearm, the unnamed traveller managed get on to the Delta Air Lines plane to Tokyo at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on 3 January, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has admitted. After realising their mistake after the aircraft had taken off, the passenger immediately alerted staff on board, who in turn told the TSA.



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AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims Obama support for wall

AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely claims Obama support for wallWASHINGTON (AP) — With the deceptive use of a video, President Donald Trump on Thursday heartily thanked his White House predecessor for supporting his policy at the Mexican border. Barack Obama has offered no such support; only criticism.



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Fact check: Trump says he 'obviously' never said Mexico would pay directly for the wall. But he did

Fact check: Trump says he 'obviously' never said Mexico would pay directly for the wall. But he did"I never meant they're going to write out a check," Trump claimed. But his campaign did say he would get a "payment of $ 5 – 10 billion" from Mexico.



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