"fact" again

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Mon Jul 14 15:02:36 UTC 2008

BBC thinks it means "possibility":
2008 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7503519.stm (July 12): 
The classified ads site also appears to be a place where those needing the services of a killer might go....Police spokesman Miguel Amelio...told the Reforma newspaper that police had not ruled out the fact that the ads were fake, but all were being investigated. 

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