FACT CHECK: Putin’s Twisted Tale on Rival; Biden GOP Jab

A look at the veracity of some statements from U.S. President Joe Biden’s week of diplomacy and his return to the domestic fray.

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FILE - In this June 16, 2021, file photo President Joe Biden meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin faulted his imprisoned political rival for leaving Russia without legal permission, omitting the vital detail that the departure was, literally, an unconscious decision: Alexei Navalny was in a coma. After meeting President Joe Biden in Geneva, Putin also weighed in on U.S. affairs in distorted ways as he tried to equate the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol with his political opposition at home and argued against the evidence…

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