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Miriam Valverde is a staff 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 Trump, Pelosi and Schumer’s White House fight over the border wall, shutdown

President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer sparred before news cameras over the need and effectiveness of a southern border wall, at times fact-checking and speaking over one another. Here’s a recap of what was said, fact-checked and with added context.

How much has been spent so far on Donald Trump's border wall?

President Donald Trump says he’s already begun to fulfill one of his key campaign promises -- building a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico. But how much has money actually been allocated for that task?

Is it legal for tear gas to be used against migrants?

U.S. Border Patrol agents fired tear gas at migrants seeking entry at the southwest border, claiming the migrants were throwing rocks and bottles. Many users on social media debated whether tear gas is a chemical weapon, and if it is, why was it used against migrants? Tear gas is allowed to be used in domestic law enforcement to control riots. But it’s considered a chemical weapon if used as a method of warfare. It’s banned on the battlefield.

Is the migrant caravan an invasion?

In the days leading to Election Day, President Donald Trump cast a caravan of Central American migrants walking to the United States as a national threat and as a force that required military intervention.  Here’s a recap of Trump’s "invasion" claims and the military’s role at the southwest border.

What's at stake in the midterms: A primer on 8 key issues for 2018

Campaign coverage often devolves into horse-race coverage -- who’s up and who’s down. But the way the voters cast their ballots on Nov. 6 will have potentially huge implications on public policy. To help our readers better understand what’s at stake in the substantive policy choices this election season, we’ve put together a series of eight articles that explain the issues by visualizing data through charts and graphs.

Here’s the latest on the migrant caravans

Just days before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump is talking about illegal immigration and the migrant caravan in southern Mexico planning to come to the United States. Trump claims the caravan is a threat to national security, and he’s made the issue a key talking point at campaign rallies. PolitiFact has been fact-checking the mounting misinformation about it. As the conversation continues, here’s the latest you need to know.

PolitiFact readers' election questions answered

Ahead of Election Day, we asked our readers what claims they would like to see checked. Dozens responded to us, from coast to coast, with questions and requests, so we got to work on finding answers.

Fact-checking misinformation about the migrant caravan

Misinformation about a migrant caravan heading to the United States is spreading on Facebook and other social media platforms as users share completely false or misleading memes and posts that paint a skewed version of the facts. Here’s what’s not true or lacks corroborating evidence.

Governor's debate fact-check: Andrew Gillum's Hamilton ticket, Ron DeSantis' $145,000 trips

During the final Florida governor’s debate, Ron DeSantis attacked Andrew Gillum over his record related to a trip to New York City and an FBI investigation. Gillum shot back about DeSantis' own trips.

PolitiFact Sheet: What we know about the caravan heading to the United States

President Donald Trump said the United States was under assault by some Central American countries because many of their citizens were trekking north in a caravan and seeking entry into the United States. Here’s what we know about this new caravan.