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Lauren Carroll

Staff writer

Lauren Carroll is a PolitiFact staff writer based in Washington. Before PolitiFact, she held internships with the Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg, Fla., and the News and Observer in Raleigh, N.C. She is a 2014 graduate of Duke University, where she majored in political science.

Email: lcarroll@politifact.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Lauren Carroll

False

It wasn't on porpoise

 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

"Dolphins are rapists. Look it up."

Half-True

Murky legal definitions

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