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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week


January 25, 2019

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:


CLAIM: Image suggests Republicans are responsible for government shutdowns in 1995, 1996, 2013 and 2018, with a caption stating, "Does anyone see a pattern?"

THE FACTS: Republicans controlled Congress in 1995, 1996 and during the three most recent government shutdowns, all of which began in 2018, but they did not control both chambers of Congress when the...

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