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|TRUE||Claim by Joe Manchin (D): West Virginia is poised to “receive $25M for 160 orphaned well clean-up projects across the state.”
PolitiFact rating: True (Documents and news releases confirm that the Interior Department has authorized $25 million under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law as an initial grant for capping orphan wells.)
Is West Virginia set to receive $25 million to cap orphan wells?
|Claim via Social Media: Phoebe Adele Gates is “unvaccinated, not even [for] childhood vaccines.”
Health Feedback rating: Unsupported (Fully vaccinated)
Bill and Melinda Gates’ daughter Phoebe Gates is fully vaccinated, including against COVID-19, despite online claims to the contrary
|TRUE||Claim by Everytown for Gun Safety: “Kari Lake is opposed to red flag laws.”
Politifact rating: True (Kari Lake has said publicly she opposes red flag laws.)
Yes, Arizona Republican governor candidate Kari Lake opposes red flag laws
|Claim via Social Media: Nancy Pelosi Spoke to Ray Epps Before January 6.
Lead Stories rating: False (No Evidence)
Fact Check: NO Evidence Nancy Pelosi Spoke to Ray Epps Before January 6, 2021
|FALSE||Claim by Ted Cruz (R): “4.2 million illegal aliens have crossed since Joe Biden became president”
The Conversation rating: False (Inaccurate distortion of DHS immigration statistics.)
Why the number of encounters at the southern U.S. border does not mean what the GOP says it means
|FALSE||(International: Philippines): Human Rights Watch, an international non-government organization advocating for human rights, has not written about children in armed conflict in the Philippines.
Rappler rating: False
Human Rights Watch has written about children in armed conflict in the Philippines
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