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|FALSE||Claim via Social Media: Herbal remedies are an option for at-home abortions.
FactCheck.org rating: False (Herbal Remedies are Dangerous)
|Claim by Internet meme: The New York Times reported a Lego set celebrating the LGBTQI community generated the worst sales figures in the toy-maker’s history.
Australian Associated Press rating: False (The New York Times said the story is fake and Lego has not released its sales figures.)
|FALSE||Claim by Jaime Herrera Beutler (R): “Gas prices are skyrocketing because of D.C. bureaucrats’ war on American energy production.”
FactCheck.org rating: False (Energy analysts also have said that neither U.S. crude oil production nor the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline is what is driving prices up.)
|Claim by Viral Quote: claims actor Clint Eastwood said that “the problem is not guns,” but rather “hearts WITHOUT GOD” and “Schools without prayers.”
Check Your Fact rating: False (He did not say that.)
|Claim via Social media: Mayo Clinic staff member misdiagnosed pregnancies of Trump supporters.
USA Today rating: False (Hoax)
|TRUE||(International: Australia): Claim by Greens Senator Mehreen Faruqi: Labor’s pledge to reduce emissions by 43 percent by 2030 falls short of Australia’s commitment to the Paris Agreement.
Australian Associated Press rating: True (Experts say the 43 percent cut in emissions would not be enough to meet our Paris Agreement obligations.)
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