This Week in Fact Checking: Direct Energy Weapons, Climate Change & Heat Records, Wagner Group on Polish Border

Notable fact checking coverage across the spectrum this week delved into what a Direct Energy Weapon looks like, if a Wagner Group mercenary was really on the Polish border, and just how unprecedented July's record temperatures were.
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International Courts Prosecuting Leaders Like Putin for War Crimes Have a Mixed Record – But Offer Clues on How to get a Conviction

There have been mounting calls from Ukrainian and other activists and political leaders to prosecute Russian President Vladimir Putin for war crimes in Ukraine, including authorizing attacks on civilians. There has also been public skepticism that this could actually happen.
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