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  1. Jul 2017
    1. Early results from 2017 suggest the individual market is stabilizing and insurers in this market are regaining profitability. Insurer financial results show no sign of a market collapse
    1. CORRECTION: This story has been corrected to reflect that CIT Bank, successor to OneWest after a 2015 merger, was the entity that filed foreclosure proceedings against Ossie Lofton over a 27-cent payment error. The story has also been revised to clarify that there were two separate foreclosure proceedings against Lofton. At the time the second foreclosure was filed in 2016, Mnuchin had sold his stake in OneWest and was on the board of CIT.
  2. May 2017
    1. Then, yesterday, this black man and memeber of antifa, a man who has videos posted to YouTube about killing whites and burning their homes down, walked onto campus, killed one white boy and attempted to kill more before being taken into custody. 

      Is this man really "antifa"? Does he have videos online about killing whites? Was the murder racially motivated?

  3. Apr 2017
    1. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 2,000 human traffickers and identified 400 victims last year.

      Where are these figures from? Do they underestimate or overestimate the problem?

    1. “After the FCC embraced utility-style regulation, the United States experienced the first-ever decline in broadband investment outside of a recession,” Pai said in February. “In fact, broadband investment remains lower today than it was when the FCC changed course in 2015.”

      Has broadband investment declined? If so, is it a result of net neutrality? If not, what are the actual figures?

    1. Former President Barack Obama will be paid $400,000 to speak at Cantor Fitzgerald's healthcare conference this September, according to a new report.

      Is Obama really making $400,000 from a financial services firm paying for a keynote?

    1. DId a black man named Garrett Morgan invent both the gas mask and first traffic light?

    1. They brought in another company that I hear is Ukrainian-based. AP: CrowdStrike? TRUMP: That’s what I heard. I heard it’s owned by a very rich Ukrainian, that’s what I heard. But they brought in another company to investigate the server. Why didn’t they allow the FBI in to investigate the server? I mean, there is so many things that nobody writes about. It’s incredible.

      Is CrowdStrike Ukranian-owned?

    1. In a tweet, Guo apologized to adherents of Falun Gong (also called Falun Dafa), saying that he previously thought the allegations of organ harvesting were a hoax. “But judging from Li You getting a new liver, I saw that this kind of thing is really happening! I didn’t make this clear [in the interview], so here I express my apologies to Falun Gong believers,” Guo said.

      Is the Chinese government forcing the "harvesting" of organs?

    1. Cuddling kittens can kill you, warn scientists

      Can cuddling with kittens (via "cat-scratch fever") kill you? Was is the real risk and liklihood and how does it compare to other risks?

    1. During 2012-13, more than 17,000 calls (an average of one an hour!) came into poison control about children who were exposed to the detergent packs.

      Did more than 17,000 calls come into poison centers in a single year because of pods? Is that a lot? Has the number of calls increased? Are these a danger?

    1. Sorry, moms-to-be, if the above doesn't scare you off, your OB/GYN is going to. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that pregnant women never let their core body temperature rise above 102.2 degrees, which can cause birth defects. The ACOG suggests that pregnant women limit their time in hot tubs to 10 minutes, or they will be at a higher risk for hyperthermia. Oh, and unlike that old wives' tale, you can, in fact, get pregnant in a hot tub.

      Can hot tubs cause birth defects?

    1. Warren, meanwhile, continues to skirt congressional ethics laws by failing to include a $1.3 million line of credit against her Cambridge, Massachusetts, home on financial disclosure forms.

      Did Senator Elizabeth Warren skirt ethics laws by failing to declare a $1.3 million line of credit?

    1. Rape survivors will go to jail if they refuse to testify in Louisiana: District attorney

      Did a district attorney really say that rape survivors will go to jail if they refuse to testify in Louisiana?

    1. Fourth District Court Judge Thomas Low had glowing praise for a man who was convicted of molesting two female relatives while they stayed at his home three years ago.

      Did a Utah judge praise a convicted molester during sentencing as "a good man"?

    1. That being said, news saying that firearms deaths have not only dropped significantly in the last year, but they have hit an all-time low since records keeping began over a century ago is a positive message worth repeating. Here is the full release from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).

      Have unintentional firearms deaths hit an all-time low?

    1. The U.S. Army Corps spend $1 million in tax payer money to hire Florida cleaning crew to clean up trash left by environmental protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline.

      Did the U.S. Army Corps spend $1 million in tax payer money to hire Florida cleaning crew to clean up trash left by environmental protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline?

    2. CLAIMS by a James Cook University researcher that the Great Barrier Reef will be ­“terminal” in five years have been rubbished by one of his own colleagues.

      Will the Great Barrier Reef be "terminal" in five years?

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      Did most climate scientists in the 1970s fear long-term "global cooling"?

    1. Fewer than 1 percent of papers published in scientific journals follow the scientific method, according to research by Wharton School professor and forecasting expert J. Scott Armstrong.

      Do fewer than one percent of papers published in scientific journals follow the scientific method?

    1. The great physicist Richard Feynman adds to three other giants of physics, Maxwell, Clausius, and Carnot, who have explained the “greenhouse effect” is solely a consequence of gravity, atmospheric mass, pressure, density, and heat capacities, and is not due to “trapped radiation” from IR-active or ‘greenhouse’ gas concentrations.

      Did famous physicist Richard Feymann deunk the greenhouse gas theory of global warming?

    1. A multi-million-dollar solar road project in Idaho does not produce enough power on most days to run a single microwave oven.

      Does a multi-million dollar "solar road" project not produce enough power on most days to run a single microwave oven?

    1. Your dad wants to cut all of our federal funding but thanks for the tweet

      Does the Trump/Republican budget cut all the federal funding for local libraries?

    1. Bret Stephens was most recently deputy editorial page editor for Rupert Murdoch’s deeply conservative and climate-denying Wall Street Journal,

      Is the Wall Street Journal "Deeply" Conservative?