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Allison Graves is a PolitiFact Florida staff writer based in St. Petersburg, Fla. Before PolitiFact Florida, she held a year-long internship with PolitiFact National and reported for PolitiFact Missouri. Graves is a 2016 graduate from the University of Missouri, where she majored in journalism. 

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What Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has said on abortion

Here's what we know so far about his record on abortion cases, and why experts say Democrats are sounding the alarm too early.

Laurel or Yanny? A fact-checker’s guide

Once again, America is a nation fiercely divided. This time, it’s not about politics.  

Fact-checking Donald Trump's interview on Fox & Friends

Donald Trump made several comments in his interview on Fox & Friends that required more context.

Fact-checking Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s U.S. Senate announcement speech

Scott made several claims about the state’s economy and growth as he kicked off his campaign against U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. 

Celebrate International Fact-checking Day: Avoid falling for fake news

PolitiFact provides several tips how to spot fake news in social media

Looking at the facts behind Rep. Steve King's criticism of Emma Gonzalez

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, criticized Gonzalez for a patch of the Cuban flag on her jacket.

NRA lawsuit says new Florida gun law hurts women

The NRA argues the new age requirements, enacted after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, affect the constitutional rights of young women in particular.  

Fact-checking Donald Trump's 2018 speech at CPAC

The president repeated several falsehoods in a speech that covered a lot of ground at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 23, 2018.

Fact-checking claims in the wake of the Parkland school shooting

An organization that fights gun violence attacked Gov. Rick Scott for his support for a controversial gun law. Democrats accused Scott of ending funding for mental health. And conspiracy-minded blogs spread rumors that one of the survivors of the school shooting was a crisis actor.  

Fact-checking Richard Corcoran and Andrew Gillum's fiery debate on sanctuary cities

The pair’s Feb. 13 debate about sanctuary cities came less than two weeks after Corcoran’s political committee released a TV ad that promotes HB 9, which would ban sanctuary cities in the state of Florida.