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Miriam Valverde is a contributing writer for PolitiFact. Previously, she reported for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Bradenton Herald, the Boston Globe and a Boston Spanish-language publication, El Planeta. Miriam graduated from Emerson College with a major in journalism and minor in business studies.

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Fact-checking the Democratic debate in Detroit, night two

The second crew of Democrats included Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, who had sparred in the first debate in Miami over school integration. 

Fact-check: How House members exaggerated facts in questioning Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller appeared publicly to repeat findings from his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and President Donald Trump’s reaction to the investigation.

The facts behind the detention of immigrants

More children and families arriving at the southwest border is leading to overcrowding at border processing facilities and prompting Democratic lawmakers to scrutinize how the Trump administration is handling the surge. ​ A delegation of Democratic members of Congress, including U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., went down to the border to visit facilities where apprehended migrants are processed. They said conditions were condemnable.

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. 

Who is Kirsten Gillibrand? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Under her campaign’s "Brave Wins" mantra, Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York pitches herself as a candidate willing to "stand up for what’s right and repair what’s been broken." Gillibrand says that health care should be a right and not a privilege, that Americans should have better public schools, and anyone who wants to work hard enough should have the ability to transition into the middle class.

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 Julián Castro? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Julián Castro is a former mayor of San Antonio and the only Latino running for president. Castro touts "People First" policies and proposes overhauls of the education and immigration systems.

Who is Beto O'Rourke? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Beto O’Rourke seeks the presidency after gaining national attention during his unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Republican Ted Cruz. O’Rourke released a $5 trillion plan to address climate change — which he said is the greatest threat to Americans.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's 2020 campaign kick-off in Florida

President Donald Trump launched his re-election bid in the key state of Florida. We fact-checked his claims about the economy, the wall with Mexico and abortion.

What Mexico has done to curb illegal immigration to United States, a look beyond Trump’s tweets

Given all the discussion and dispute about a U.S.-Mexico immigration deal, we wanted to take a step back and revisit what we know about Mexico’s recent history regarding migrants seeking new homes in the United States.