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Fact-Checking Trump, The Hidden Dangers of Tasers, The Truth About Confederate Monuments

Fact-Checking Trump, The Hidden Dangers of Tasers, The Truth About Confederate Monuments

Coming up on today's show:
The Washington Post has been tracking false or misleading claims made by President Trump since he took office seven months ago. The tally now stands at 1,057. We look back at some of the biggest misstatements or outright lies he has made, and how they’ve played to the American public with Glenn Kessler, a Washington Post reporter and author of “The Fact Checker” Column.
Many believe Tasers are a non-lethal alternative for police officers who are responding to combative situations. But new research from Reuters exposes the hidden dangers of Tasers.  Peter Eisler, national affairs correspondent at Reuters, explains. 
On Wednesday, a Saudi-led airstrike in Yemen killed at least 40 people. Saudi-led forces have been fighting the Houthi rebels since 2015 in Yemen’s civil war. The conflict has killed an estimated 10,000 civilians so far. Saudi Arabia is the largest buyer of U.S. weapons, and Congress just approved a $500 million weapons deal with the nation in June

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