Carole Fader, Florida Times-Union

Carole Fader

Florida Times-Union

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Past articles by Carole:

Fact Check: Can president fire special prosecutor?

A viral post claims President Donald Trump can fire special counsel Robert Mueller, appointed to investigate any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government’s efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election. → Read More

Fact Check: Is Obama statue story true?

Times-Union readers want to know: I was sent an email that said that former President Barack Obama have a bronze statue made of himself to leave in the White House. Is that accurate? The emails have made their way across the internet. But reports that Obama ordered a $200,000 life-size bronze statue of himself to be “permanently installed in the White House” are totally false. Conservative Flash… → Read More

Aldi to hold hiring events in Jacksonville, St. Augustine

Aldi will host a hiring event for its Jacksonville-area grocery stores on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 18. Opportunities include store associate and manager trainee positions. → Read More

Fact Check: Is $100 Lowe’s coupon for real?

Times-Union readers want to know: I received a $100 coupon from Lowe’s on Facebook, but someone told me it is a scam. Is that true? This isn’t a new attempt at making people think they have a valuable Lowe’s coupon. reports that in May 2015, a fraudulent offer for $100 Lowe’s coupons started circulating on Facebook. The message linked Facebook users to a fraudulent website with the… → Read More

Fact Check: Did wild boars kill ISIS fighters?

Social media has shared a post claiming that wild boars killed three ISIS terrorists in Iraq who were hiding in brush before an ambush outside Kirkuk, Iraq. → Read More

Fact Check: Did Donald Trump send Michelle Obama a bill?

I’ve heard that President Donald Trump sent Michelle Obama a bill for $11 billion to cover all the personal expenses she should have covered herself during her eight years in the White House. Is that true? → Read More

Fact Check: Is story true about Southwest’s benevolence?

Is it true that Southwest Airlines interrupted a takeoff to reticket a passenger because her son had suffered a serious head injury and was in a hospital in another part of the country? → Read More

Fact Check: Do ‘feminine’ hurricanes kill more?

I read that hurricanes with female names cause more damage because people think their risk is lower, leading to less preparedness. Is that right? → Read More

Fact Check: Did all justices oppose Gorsuch nomination?

Times-Union readers want to know: I read that John Roberts wrote a letter saying that all eight Supreme Court justices oppose Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to fill the vacancy on the court. Is that true? It is true that President Donald Trump nominated Gorsuch to replace Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, who died Feb. 13, 2016. But that’s about all that is fact in this shared social media… → Read More

All HHGregg stores to close

HHGregg, the electronics and appliances retailer, will close all of its 220 stores — including three in the Jacksonville area — after failing to find a buyer by its Friday deadline. → Read More

Fact Check: Did John Wayne express racist views to blacks and American Indians?

A meme stating that actor John Wayne believed in white supremacy has circulated on the Internet for several years, but has resurrected.The facts: But Wayne’s quote is real; it originally appeared in a May 1971 interview with Playboy magazine in which Wayne was responding to a question about whether Angela Davis, a counter-culture activist, communist and professor, was discriminated against by… → Read More