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Photo showing Melania Trump wearing jacket saying 'I really don't care' is real

Viral photographs show first lady Melania Trump wearing a green khaki jacket that reads, in graffiti-style capital letters, "I really don’t care. Do u?"

Fact-checking Donald Trump's interviews with Fox and Friends, reporters on the White House lawn

In the span on one hour, Donald Trump had two wide-ranging interviews with reporters. He made some strong claims the FBI, North Korea, children being taken from their parents at the border, and more. We looked into the highlights.

Donald Trump's unusual North Korea video, explained

We had a lot of questions about Donald Trump's North Korea movie trailer, so we looked into who made it, why it was produced, and whether anything like this had ever happened before.

Is North Korea no longer a nuclear threat, as Donald Trump said?

Donald Trump tweeted that North Korea is longer a nuclear threat. We look at why concerns remain.

From Pyongyang to Singapore, a quick history of Dennis Rodman and North Korea

While President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un prepared for a first-of-its-kind summit to discuss nuclear weapons, one man with connections to both leaders issued a tearful, televised plea for a positive outcome.

Fact-checking Donald Trump in Singapore about North Korea

President Donald Trump detailed his discussion with Kim Jong Un during a lengthy press conference following the North Korea-United States summit. Trump touched on everything from the troops in South Korea and denuclearization, the main objective of the summit, to human rights, trade deficits and NATO.

So the Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un handshake happened. Now what?

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un adopted a conciliatory tone as they opened a new chapter in their often-tense courtship, with both leaders broadly agreeing at a historic Singapore summit to pursue a path towards more peaceful relations.   

In Context: What Justin Trudeau said that made Donald Trump angry

Justin Trudeau's comments after the G7 Summit

Fact-checking Malcolm Jenkins' posters on prisons and police shootings

Malcolm Jenkins tried to redirect the message to the fuel behind NFL player protests: inequities in the criminal justice system. Jenkins remained silent while holding up a series of placards with statements about prisons and police shootings. We fact-checked those.

What you need to know about the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy

The Trump administration has introduced a "zero-tolerance" policy calling for the prosecution of all individuals who illegally enter the United States. This policy has the effect of separating a parent from his or her child when they enter the country together, because the parent is referred for prosecution and the child is placed in the custody of a sponsor, such as a relative or foster home, or held in a shelter. Here’s a closer look at the issue.

Fact-checking the death toll estimates from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

We explain the varying estimates for the 2017 hurricane and why it's so hard pinpoint a number

PolitiFact wins two Green Eyeshade awards

PolitiFact has won first place Green Eyeshade awards for our work covering fake news and misinformation.

The facts behind Donald Trump’s pardoning Dinesh D’Souza

President Donald Trump announced he would pardon controversial conservative pundit Dinesh D’Souza on May 31, 2018. Here’s a closer look at Trump’s fifth presidential pardon.

What Donald Trump got wrong in his Tennessee rally for Marsha Blackburn

President Donald Trump dropped in Nashville, Tenn., to boost the Senate campaign of Rep. Marsha Blackburn. Trump spent most of the May 29 rally telling stories about the biggest moments of his presidency, rehashing a litany of exaggerations and falsehoods in the process.

Sorting out the facts about nearly 1,500 lost children, Trump family separation policy

The hashtag #WhereAreTheChildren has been trending on Twitter, bringing attention to nearly 1,500 "lost" immigrant children and whether the Trump administration is to blame for it. Readers asked us to clarify what exactly happened with the children and how they got here. Here are the facts.