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Fact check: Antifa and Proud Boys not in custody for starting fires in Medford, Oregon

A number of users on social media are alleging the Medford Police Department in Oregon has placed in custody or arrested members of the anti-fascist protest movement known as Antifa for starting the Oregon wildfires. Other posts make similar claims about members of the far-right group Proud Boys. Medford police confirmed both claims are untrue.

Fact check: Clarifying Trump’s 80 million ‘unsolicited’ ballots claim

With 54 days until the Nov. 3 presidential election, President Donald Trump said on Twitter ( https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1304040627332689920 ) and Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump/posts/10165423375870725 ) on Thursday that 80 million mail-in ballots were being sent to voters who had not requested them, calling the situation “unfair and a total fraud in the making.” While certain states are automatically sending ballots to their voters for this election, in many oth