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Politics Jul 19AP FACT CHECK: Trump bending facts on virus, Biden, economy
President Donald Trump clung to the false notion that the coronavirus will just “disappear,” made incorrect claims about a top government expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and again insisted that Americans are getting all the COVID-19 tests they need — all…
Nation Jul 11AP FACT CHECK: If he’s said it once, he’s said it 100 times
COVID-19 testing would be the envy of the world, the economy would be on the cusp of roaring back, the threat would be receding in a pandemic that has sickened more than 3.1 million Americans and killed more than 134,000.
Health Jul 07U.S. government launches campaign to reduce high suicide rates
Known as REACH, the campaign is the core part of a $53 million, two-year effort announced by President Donald Trump to reduce suicide. Starting Wednesday, digital ads will hit the internet with the key message that "suicide is preventable."…
Politics Jun 17WATCH: Trump announces roadmap for the PREVENTS Task Force on veteran suicide prevention
President Donald Trump is unveiling a long-awaited national plan to stem a persistently high number of veteran suicides. He is proposing wide-ranging initiatives from firearm safety and wellness programs at workplaces to added barriers near railroads and bridges.
Politics Jun 13AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s law and order and misinformation
Trump's week of law and order rhetoric came with heavy doses of misinformation as he stretched to blame unrest on radical leftists and to put three loaded words — “defund the police” — in the mouth of a Democratic rival…
Nation Jun 06AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s alternate reality in time of anguish
The White House, tweeting as an American institution, not Trump's personal account or campaign, posted social media disinformation to make people think leftists were stockpiling rocks to commit terrorist attacks in the United States.
Health May 23AP FACT CHECK: Trump trashing virus science he doesn’t like
So it was this past week when he took very personally a scientific study that should give pause to anyone thinking of following Trump's lead and ingesting a potentially risky drug for the coronavirus. He branded the study's researchers, financed in…
Health May 15VA says it won’t stop use of unproven drug on vets
The Department of Veterans Affairs says that it will not halt use of an unproven malaria drug on veterans with COVID-19 but that fewer of its patients were now taking it.
Health May 11Veterans groups, government brace for surge in mental health needs
As job losses and increased social isolation take an extended toll, veterans advocates worry VA medical facilities won’t be able to meet demand for mental health services and that telehealth isn’t enough.
Health May 10Schumer calls on VA to explain use of unproven drug on vets
The Senate’s top Democrat on Sunday called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to explain why it allowed the use of an unproven drug on veterans for the coronavirus, saying patients may have been put at unnecessary risk.