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May 22, 2009

Q: What percentage of Sonia Sotomayor's opinions have been overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court?

A:Three of her opinions have been overturned, which is 1.3 percent of all that she has written and 60 percent of those reviewed by the Supreme Court.

Q: Did the Obama administration burn soldiers' Bibles?

A: The military destroyed Bibles printed in Afghan languages to prevent distribution to local Muslims. But it happened during the Bush administration.

Q: Did the government issue new dollar coins without the words "In God We Trust"?

A: Congress ordered the words to be stamped on the edges of the coins, but an unknown number of "Godless dollars" were produced by mistake.

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