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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. She works from the Tampa Bay Times headquarters in St. Petersburg, Fla.

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House presses Jeff Sessions on Trump campaign's Russia ties, Clinton special counsel

Attorney General Jeff Sessions faced a barrage of questions from lawmakers about whether he misled Congress by claiming he was unaware of new links revealed between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian contacts. 

What you need to know about newly revealed Trump campaign-Russia ties

A year ago this week, Donald Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks issued a bold declaration just days after Trump’s electoral win: "There was no communication between the campaign and any foreign entity during the campaign." This claim has proved demonstrably false.

The facts on mass shootings in the United States

The murder of 26 people at a rural Texas church has raised questions about gun violence, access to weapons, the role of mental illness and the prevalence of mass shootings in America. Here's some research to help you sift through the debate.

Francis says Raleigh rebuilding City Hall because mayor wants 'nicer office.' That's misleading

Mayor Nancy McFarlane and Raleigh leaders have said they need a City Hall to make operations more efficient for staff members and the public.

Donald Trump and the fish food dump: How early reports got it wrong

It was a story that seemed to reinforce stereotypes of President Donald Trump: On a visit to Japan, he was handed a box of food for a ritual feeding of koi, and after doling out a few spoons’ worth, he got impatient and dumped the rest of the box all at once.

Donald Trump said Donna Brazile called Democratic primary 'rigged,' but did she?

The excerpt of her new book shows the answer is a little more nuanced.

Congress urges tech giants to fortify against foreign meddling before next election

How did the most powerful tech companies in America let Russia and other malicious actors co-opt their platforms to sow discord and undermine U.S. democracy in the run up to the 2016 presidential election? Congress wants to know.

John Kelly, the Civil War and the compromise that almost was

White House chief of staff John Kelly drew a firestorm of criticism when he said an inability to compromise led to the Civil War. We found an eleventh-hour attempt that would have preserved slavery forever. And Lincoln was OK with it.

Is the diversity visa program a tool for terrorists?

President Donald Trump wants to eliminate the diversity visa program after a terrorist suspect entered the United States through the program. But it’s not clear that the diversity lottery has historically been used as a strategic entry point for terrorists.

Was George Papadopoulos just a ‘volunteer’? We review the evidence

The Donald Trump administration repeatedly denounced former campaign aide George Papadopoulos as a mere "volunteer" in the 24 hours after news broke that he had pled guilty to lying to the FBI in its Russia investigation.