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Generally, inaugural addresses are not designed to be fact-checked. But President Donald Trump's address was nothing if not unique, presenting a portrait of the United States that often was at variance with reality. Here's a guide to understanding whether the facts back up his rhetoric.

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Donald Trump began his presidency as he ran his campaign - with blunt, searing talk about a crippled nation in dire need of bold, immediate action. His inaugural address broke with those that came before it. This, he made clear in case anyone had not yet gotten it, will be a very different p…

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Business owners and large industries in Old Fort are going to have to comply with a new ordinance regarding backflow prevention into the town’s main water system.

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As they rode in the presidential limousine to the U.S. Capitol on Inauguration Day in 2009, former President George W. Bush offered some last minute advice to President-elect Barack Obama: Announce a pardon policy early and stick to it.

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The two-story, 23-room house sits grandly on Midland Parkland in the Jamaica Estates neighborhood in Queens, its portico upheld by six white columns, as if a plantation manse from the South had been transplanted to suburbia. It was here, in a mansion built by his father, with a chauffeur-driven limousine in the driveway, that Donald Trump spent most of his childhood. And it was here, in this house that symbolized how the Trumps were bigger and brasher than all around them, that Donald first revealed his rebellious nature.

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame has announced its 2017 induction class. The eight new members are Glenn Bass, Dwight Durante, Mike Fox, Chasity Melvin, Ben Sutton, Caulton Tudor, Steve Vacendak, and Stephanie Wheeler.

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It's been more than three decades since country music star Lee Greenwood released "God Bless the U.S.A.," one of the most recognizable patriotic anthems in all of pop music. In the time since, the song has become a staple of political rallies, military ceremonies and sporting events, and has enjoyed multiple resurgences in popularity, earning platinum certification in 2016.

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WASHINGTON - The contentious confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for education secretary, cemented concerns among civil rights advocates that she would either ignore or dismiss the Education Department's role as chief enforcer of the nation's civil ri…

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AT&T Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson said CNN is ripe for expansion into social media and mobile, and he wouldn't consider a divestiture to win approval of his company's $85.4 billion merger with Time Warner Inc. despite President-Elect Donald Trump's problems with the news network.