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Sep. 24th, 2017

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No Mother Should Have to Fear for Her Sons Life Every Time He Robs a Store

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An image showing a Ferguson protester holding a controversial sign is a digital fabrication.
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Donald Trump Condoned Flag Burning?

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In response to a controversial 2016 remark made by Donald Trump opposing flag burning, someone faked a 2011 tweet from him expressing the opposite view.
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Donald Trump Doesnt Salute the Flag?

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An image of Donald Trump not placing his hand over his heart during the playing of the U.S. national anthem doesn't reflect reality.

Sep. 23rd, 2017

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Germany Election So Far Unaffected by Fake News

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Facebook took action against "thousands of fake accounts" and partnered with German authorities in the days leading up to its 2017 federal election.
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Meth-Laced 7Up Reportedly Found in Mexico

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U.S. health authorities have issued a travel warning for Mexico after several people were sickened by methamphetamine-laced bottles of 7-Up soda sold in Mexicali.
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Did Melania Trump Steal Her United Nations Speech from Michelle Obama?

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A meme claiming that Trump plagiarized a September 2017 speech from a 2014 talk by the former First Lady is false.
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NFL Commissioner, Players Union Angrily Denounce Trump

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The NFL and its players' union angrily denounced President Trump for suggesting that owners fire players who kneel during the national anthem and that fans consider walking out in protest "when somebody disrespects our flag."

Sep. 22nd, 2017

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How To Seek Information on Loved Ones in Puerto Rico

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Some of the phone numbers shared widely on social media no longer appear to be working or have been replaced by email addresses.
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Ann Coulter Says She Wont Attend Berkeley Free Speech Event

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"I also don't think Berkeley deserves to hear a brilliant and entertaining Ann Coulter speech," Coulter told the AP in an email.
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Puerto Rico Without Electricity, Worries About Failing Dam

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Puerto Rico struggled with flooding, an island-wide power blackout and other dangers in Hurricane Maria's wake.
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Did a 1990 Comic Depict Trump Coming to Power and Building a Wall?

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A 27-year-old comic strip by Peter Kuper received renewed interest on social media in 2017.
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Did a Harvard Study Prove That Apple Slows Down iPhones to Boost Sales of New Ones?

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No study, from Harvard or anyone else, "proved" that Apple deliberately makes its older iPhones slower when releasing new gadgets.
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Pedophiles Decapitated Corpse Found On Judges Doorstep After Bail Hearing?

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Rumors holding that a pedophile was decapitated in Texas originated on a disreputable web site.
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Were UFOs Spotted Over Oklahoma City?

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Despite claims made in a viral video, purported unidentified flying objects are actually identifiable as United States Navy paratroopers over Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Egg Balancing on the Equinox

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It is not true that a special property of the equinox allows eggs (or brooms) to be balanced on their ends that day.
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Aaron Hernandez Had Severe CTE; Daughter Sues NFL, Pats

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On 21 September 2017, researchers said Hernandez's brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
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Kim Jong Un Says Deranged Donald Trump Will Pay Dearly for Threats

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Kim called Trump "a rogue and a gangster fond of playing with fire" after the President's threat, earlier this week, to "destroy" North Korea.
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Uber to Lose its License to Operate in London

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Transport for London says it won't renew a license for Uber to operate in the British capital.
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Are Radioactive Diamond Batteries a Real Thing?

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While the science underpinning the concept is valid, its application remains wholly theoretical at this point.
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Raw Sewage Still Poses Threat in Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

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Residents of Everglades City, Florida remain on notice to boil drinking water due to fecal contamination of Irma floodwaters.