Brooke Binkowski

Brooke Binkowski is an award-winning journalist and researcher. She has written and produced for CNN, CBS, NPR, the Globe and Mail, AJ+, the Christian Science Monitor, and various other outlets. Brooke speaks two languages well and five languages very badly. She loves to travel, run, play music, and read, and is an avid saber fencer and an accordion enthusiast.

Koko the gorilla.
Koko, the Gorilla Who Knew Sign Language, Dies at 46
  • 21 June 2018
The Gorilla Foundation says the western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation's...
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Crime scene tape.
South Texas Deputy Arrested on Allegation of Child Sexual Assault
  • 18 June 2018
The sheriff's deputy threatened the child's mother with deportation if she reported him, authorities said.
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Police tape.
Authorities: Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead in Florida
  • 18 June 2018
The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead at...
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Did Snopes.com Ignore a Huge Child Trafficking Bust in Arizona?
  • 11 June 2018
Disreputable web sites conflated a homeless camp in Arizona with a carefully orchestrated multi-agency sting...
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First Lady Melania Trump.
First Lady Undergoes Kidney Procedure
  • 14 May 2018
Melania Trump's surgery was for an issue that her office described as benign but requiring...
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Honduran flag on a flagpole.
Honduras Regrets U.S. Move to End Temporary Protected Status
  • 6 May 2018
Its foreign relations ministry said in a statement that it is a sovereign matter for...
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A group of people protesting for more stringent gun control.
Did David Hogg Lie About Being on Campus During Mass Shooting?
  • 26 March 2018
Conspiracy theorists used an out-of-context clip to raise "questions" about a statement made by a...
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Police tape.
Series of Explosions Leave Victims Dead, Injured in Austin
  • 13 March 2018
Texas officials say the attacks may be racially motivated and caution residents not to open...
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Was Snopes.com ‘BUSTED’ for Our CEO’s Ties to George Soros?
  • 18 February 2018
A meme about Snopes.com has been debunked by the very source it cites.
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Twitter post of Jeff Denham, ".@maryaliceparks Front of the train heading to the Greenbrier" with photo of Amtrak train damage
Train Carrying Republican Lawmakers Collides With Garbage Truck
  • 31 January 2018
Injuries and at least one fatality are reported, but no passengers on the West Virginia-bound...
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Michigan State University Spartans logo.
Michigan State University President to Step Down
  • 24 January 2018
Lou Anna Simon announced her resignation the same day that the university's medical doctor was...
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Did the White House Change Outgoing Message on Comment Line to Blame Democrats?
  • 20 January 2018
The unprecedented finger-pointing took place amid a government shutdown and looming government worker furloughs.
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