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Amy Sherman is a staff writer with PolitiFact based in South Florida. She was part of the team that launched PolitiFact Florida in 2010 and was part of the PolitiFact team during the 2016 election. She previously worked as a staff writer for the Miami Herald and the St. Paul Pioneer Press. A native of Amherst, Mass., she graduated with a history degree from Macalester College in St. Paul.

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The Democratic debate resurrected controversy over busing. But is it an issue today?

Perhaps the biggest moment of the recent Democratic debate in Miami came when California Sen. Kamala Harris attacked former Vice President Joe Biden on a controversial policy from decades ago: integrating segregated schools by busing.

Fact-checking Julián Castro’s claim that asylum ‘metering’ caused drowning of father, daughter

The photo of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his toddler daughter who drowned prompted a discussion about asylum policy at the first Democratic presidential debate. 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the U.S. is running concentration camps. Many historians are skeptical

Recent assertions by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., that U.S.-run detention centers for migrants are "concentration camps" drew immediate rebukes from some Republican politicians, Jewish groups, and social media users.

Who is Cory Booker? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Cory Booker, a U.S. Senator from New Jersey, has emphasized gun control and reducing poverty.

Who is Joe Biden? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Former Vice President Joe Biden, in his third bid for the presidency, has the longest political resume of anyone in the Democratic field.

Critics say Georgia’s abortion law could land women in prison. Here's what we know

Alyssa Milano and others are claiming that new abortion law in Georgia states that women will be subject to prosecution, but we will have to wait to see how prosecutors and courts interpret the law.    

Kamala Harris says voter suppression kept Stacey Abrams, Andrew Gillum out of office. Really?

Many factors contributed to losses by Democrats in the races for governor in Georgia and Florida.

Unpacking the spin from Democrats, GOP over which side is blocking hurricane relief for Puerto Rico

Each senator blamed the opposing party for holding up relief funding for Puerto Rico. Here’s what’s going on.

Are New Yorkers really fleeing to Florida over taxes?

Sen. Rick Scott lacks evidence that taxes are driving migration.

All of the people facing charges from Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling

A look back at who has already been indicted or convicted stemming from Robert Mueller’s investigation