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Fact check: Florida not recounting election votes

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A story claiming Florida is set to recount votes in the presidential election because of fraud is untrue. The story posted on on Dec. 6 was headlined: “Florida Moves For FULL RECOUNT Of State Over Massive Voter Fraud.” It received more than 73,000 likes, comments or shares on Facebook before it was removed from the site. The story cited a report from the Tallahassee Democrat, which was republished by the Detroit Free Press, on a lawsuit filed on behalf…

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Personnel note: Shelly Darby named Palm Beach Daily News managing editor

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Former Detroit Free Press editor Shelly Darby is the new managing editor of the Palm Beach Daily News. Darby replaces Elizabeth Clarke, who became the Daily News’ editor in September 2014. A Wheeling, Ill., native, Darby worked for nearly two decades at the Free Press, starting October 1995. Previously, she was sports copy editor at the New Haven (Conn.) Register for two years. During her time at the Free Press, Darby was assistant editor/high school sports, editor of the weekly…

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