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Shannon Beckham
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Shannon Beckham

Says Barack Obama is the "first president to appoint 45 czars to replace elected officials in his office."

The Israelis "gave up 1,000 terrorists in return for one sergeant."

Says Barack Obama is the only American president who has not visited the D-Day Monument in Normandy on D-Day.

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Fact-checking around the world: an update

A year ago, we looked at the rise of fact-checking journalism in other countries. Today, there's even more international fact-checking going on. Let us introduce you to some of our counterparts around the world.

Debunking the Obama 'firsts' chain email

A chain email claims to run down all of President Barack Obama's "firsts" in office -- and they're all negative. We fact-checked four specific claims from the dozens on the list. The ones we checked are all wrong.

Mailbag: 'There has to be something worse than Pants on Fire'

We round up the most interesting reactions to our recent fact-checks. This edition of mailbag focuses on comments from Facebook.

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