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Manuela Tobias is a staff writer at PolitiFact. Previously, she interned at Politico Magazine, New York Magazine and the New Yorker. A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Manuela graduated from Georgetown University, where she majored in comparative literature.

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Trump directed the Pentagon to create a Space Force. What would it look like?

The idea of a galactic military branch certainly has been a topic of much speculation, so we took a closer look. Experts told us the space force is probably not as exciting or likely to exist as the Trump team makes it sound.

Why Infowars’ Alex Jones was banned from Apple, Facebook, Youtube and Spotify

Over the course of 24 hours, most social media giants kicked one of the most infamous conspiracy theory peddlers off their platforms. Here's why.

The effects of Donald Trump's trade war

With President Donald Trump's tariffs and retaliatory tariffs in place, we took a close look at their effects on the economy.

Chris Wallace asked why Vladimir Putin’s critics end up dead. Here are the details

Fox News host Chris Wallace pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin on the subjects President Donald Trump failed to bring up in an interview following the press conference. We wanted to know: Do people who oppose Putin end up dead, or close to it?

The facts behind the court case Vladimir Putin said 'falls apart'

Russian President Vladimir Putin mocked Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s charges of Russian election interference. We looked into his claims.

Fact-checking Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin in Helsinki

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met one-on-one in Helsinki just days after the special counsel indicted 12 Russian intelligence officials for meddling in the 2016 election. In a joint press conference, each leader made puzzling, inaccurate claims.

A look at White House turnover under Trump, Obama following Scott Pruitt's exit

Scott Pruitt’s resignation marks the latest in a series of speedy departures from President Donald Trump’s White House. Inching toward the year and a half mark of Trump’s presidency, we decided to check back in on the turnover rate of his administration.

The facts behind a Texas Democrat's viral campaign ad

Mary Jennings Hegar, a veteran, mom and Democratic candidate for the Congress in a deep red Texas district, made a splash when her campaign ad went viral. We took a closer look.

Donald Trump's unusual North Korea video, explained

We had a lot of questions about Donald Trump's North Korea movie trailer, so we looked into who made it, why it was produced, and whether anything like this had ever happened before.

Fact-checking Donald Trump in Singapore about North Korea

President Donald Trump detailed his discussion with Kim Jong Un during a lengthy press conference following the North Korea-United States summit. Trump touched on everything from the troops in South Korea and denuclearization, the main objective of the summit, to human rights, trade deficits and NATO.