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A senator tried to outsmart a highly respected doctor. It didn't work out too well for him.

I know this will not come as a shock to you, but sometimes senators care less about facts than their own opinion. Such was the case with Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) at a hearing where experts from Taiwan, Canada, Denmark, and France came to testify about universal health care in their own countries. After Sen. Burr tried to stump Dr. Danielle Martin for the third time, she finally gave him back a little guff, with a big old dose of facts. At 3:56, Dr. Martin says it better than anyone could.

FACT CHECK TIME! Here's what our fact checkers found:

Dr. Martin is correct that 45,000 people die each year from lack of insurance. And the myths around Canadian health care are debunked here. Additionally, Canada is ranked 30th in the World Health Organization rankings of health systems, while the United States ranks 37th. And we spend more than anyone else in the world to get that rank.


Good times. Good times.

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Vauhxx Booker, a civil rights activist from Bloomington, Indiana, claims that a group of white men threatened to lynch him during an altercation on July 4 near Lake Monroe, but he was saved by onlookers who intervened.

Video taken during the incident shows he was held down by a group of men who pinned him to a tree in a wooded area. Booker says that while he was being held down, the men threatened to break his arms, repeatedly said "get a noose," and told his friends to leave the area.

The men later let him go after being confronted by onlookers who gathered at the scene.

The incident began, according to Booker, when he and his friends were making their way to the lake to see the lunar eclipse when a white man on an ATV told them they were trespassing. When Booker and his friends continued to walk to the lake, the man on the ATV and his friends allegedly shouted "white power" at them, which is when things turned violent.

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