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Cory Booker's misleading crime statistic backfires

Immigrant children are dying at the border, President Trump boasts of being "locked and loaded" against Iran and the Amazon rainforest is burning. No wonder critics say we media workers should not be spending time on presidential candidates' gaffes.

But this is also a time when the value of inconvenient facts is itself under siege, not insignificantly by a president who has topped 12,000 false or misleading claims, according to The Washington Post Fact Checker database. There may

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