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Katie Sanders is the deputy editor of PolitiFact. Previously, she fact-checked talking heads and opinion-shapers for PunditFact as well as the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott for PolitiFact Florida, reporting from the Tallahassee bureau of the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald. She is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she majored in English and journalism.

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What's true, what's not about Santa Fe, Texas, school shooting

Sorting fact from fiction in the May 18, 2018, Santa Fe High School shooting.

The facts on mass shootings, guns in the United States

With each tragedy, we hear arguments about gun violence, mental health, how firearms should be regulated and what’s driving the prevalence of mass shootings. PolitiFact has worked for years to research these topics to explain talking points used by all sides of the debate. Here are some answers to questions you may have.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s misleading immigration claims in meeting with California officials

President Donald Trump hosted sheriffs and other elected officials from California to talk about immigration policies that he sees as counter to his agenda. Trump made a number of questionable statements that needed a fact-check. Here’s our roundup of his most inaccurate statements from the conversation.

In Context: Donald Trump's comments about immigrants, ‘animals’

President Donald Trump has fueled criticism from lawmakers and immigrant rights advocates after saying that some people coming into the United States are "animals." He made the comments during a roundtable discussion on immigration. Here’s the exchange for full context.

One year into Mueller probe, a review of attacks and key questions

It’s been one year to the day since Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate  "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump." So who’s on Mueller’s team? What has he done -- publicly, at least -- during his first year? What limits does Mueller face in investigating the president? And what tools can Trump use to stymie Mueller’s probe?

Do facts still matter to you?

The thought of a "post-truth world" has been on a lot of people’s minds lately. Do facts still matter? Is telling the truth still important?

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 CIA pick Gina Haspel’s Senate hearing

President Donald Trump’s pick for CIA director faced tough questions from lawmakers about her role in the CIA’s interrogation of detainees in U.S. custody following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Can Robert Mueller subpoena Donald Trump? A look at the legal precedents

Is being president enough to stymie a subpoena? There’s some historical precedent, but no exact fit legally.