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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Ask PolitiFact: Why do Saudi pilots train at US military sites such as Pensacola?

After a Saudi student killed sailors at a Naval base in Pensacola, the military’s long-standing programs to train foreign nationals drew scrutiny. We explain the history.

7 questions about the Trump and Ukraine impeachment hearings, answered

PolitiFact readers asked us several questions related to the impeachment inquiry and public House hearings.

Terrorism in the United States: key facts, patterns and trends

Terrorist attacks in the United States have not been confined to one part of the country or motivated by just one ideology.  Beyond the casualties, terrorist attacks also yield room for misinformation, confusion and polarized political rhetoric. Under what circumstances are violent attacks classified as "domestic terrorism"? And are more terrorist attacks happening now than ever? Here are some key questions and answers related to national security and terrorism in the United States.

Fact-checking House Republicans’ impeachment report defending Trump on Ukraine

House Republicans released a 123-page impeachment report defending President Donald Trump’s actions on Ukraine. Several key points needed a fact-check.

Buttigieg said black voters supported him more second time he ran for mayor. That isn’t conclusive

Pete Buttigieg is on the defense about his standing with black voters, claiming that despite attacks from rivals about his record, support from black voters in his Indiana hometown increased when he sought re-election as mayor.

Fact-checking Trump’s falsehoods on Fox & Friends about Ukraine, impeachment and Mueller report

President Donald Trump repeated several falsehoods about Ukraine, Russia and the impeachment inquiry during an interview on Fox & Friends.

Who is Gordon Sondland? What to watch for in his impeachment inquiry testimony

An ongoing argument by President Donald Trump and Republicans who reject the impeachment inquiry is that administration officials who have testified don’t know the president or haven’t personally talked to him. That will change when Gordon Sondland testifies publicly Nov. 20 before the House Intelligence Committee. Sondland is the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and has been in direct meetings and conversations with Trump and with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Obama’s hot mic moment with Russian president in 2012 was unrelated to Ukrainian aid in 2014

During the first public impeachment hearing, Republicans revisited Obama’s hot mic moment with the Russian president in 2012. But it had nothing to do with Obama denying lethal aid to Ukraine two years later.

Fact-checking Trump, Ukraine impeachment hearings, day 1

The Democrats called on American diplomats in Ukraine to offer public testimony about the Trump administration's pressure on Ukraine to investigate Burisma and the Bidens. The Republicans called it another attempt to undermine the 2016 election.

In Context: Hillary Clinton on Tulsi Gabbard, the Trump campaign and Russia

Clinton’s remarks prompted news headlines saying Clinton suggested that U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, was being groomed by Russians and was a Russian asset. Here's the context of the Oct. 17 interview, so that readers can decide for themselves whether Clinton said it was Republicans or Russians who were grooming Gabbard, and whether she said that Gabbard is a Russian asset.