Skepticism

Is Trump Spending More Taxpayer Dollars on Personal Travel than Obama Did?

Snopes - October 16, 2017 - 11:11pm
Despite preliminary indications that the Trump family's government-paid travel expenses are higher than the Obamas', Internet rumors exaggerate the disparity.
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Did a Mandalay Bay Hotel Worker ‘Vanish’ After Giving an Interview?

Snopes - October 16, 2017 - 9:18pm
A disreputable web site published an illogical and inaccurate conspiracy theory about a valet worker who reportedly had a brush with the Las Vegas gunman.
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Are Hurricane Maria Survivors Getting ‘Skittle Meals’ From The Government?

Snopes - October 16, 2017 - 6:18pm
Volunteer veterans, journalists, and others claim that FEMA is providing "meals" that are little more than unhealthy snacks to hurricane victims, but a FEMA spokesperson says images circulating online misrepresent what the agency is doing to help Puerto Ricans.
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NASA Confirms Existence of Earth’s Second Moon?

Snopes - October 16, 2017 - 3:44pm
While a discovery from 2016 did reveal the presence of a small asteroid trapped in Earth’s orbit, this object cannot be classified as a moon.
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Did Sprinklers Save a House From a Massive Wildfire?

Snopes - October 16, 2017 - 3:40pm
A photograph showing a home with a green lawn surrounded by charred land is real, but the back story accompanying it is incomplete.
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Did Divers Just Uncover the ‘Lost City’ of Heracleion?

Snopes - October 16, 2017 - 2:59pm
Divers did uncover the ruins of Thonis-Heracleion, but the discovery was not new in 2017 — contrary to the claims of clickbait articles.
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Was a Woman Killed by a Frozen Shaft of Urine?

Snopes - October 16, 2017 - 2:37pm
An image purportedly showing a woman who was pierced by a urine icicle originated on a 1990s-era British television show.
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Little Girl Desperately Clings to Screen Door During Hurricane Ophelia?

Snopes - October 16, 2017 - 2:13pm
A video showing a little girl hanging on to a door on a windy day is real, but it was not captured during the hurricane or in Ireland.
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As Crews Gain Ground, California Fire Victims Return Home

Snopes - October 16, 2017 - 8:54am
While the danger from the deadliest, most destructive cluster of blazes in California history was not over, the smoky skies started to clear in some places.
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The Latest: Coroner: Stanford to Study Body of Vegas Shooter

Snopes - October 16, 2017 - 8:48am
The coroner in Las Vegas says the body of the man who unleashed the deadliest mass shooting in modern history was sent to Stanford University for study.
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‘Take a Knee’ Comes to Germany Through Hertha Solidarity

Snopes - October 16, 2017 - 8:42am
Hertha Berlin nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga home game on 14 October 2017.
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The Latest: Reports: Portugal Fires Death Toll Rises to 31

Snopes - October 16, 2017 - 8:36am
Portuguese media are reporting that the death toll in the country's spate of deadly wildfires has risen to 31, with several others missing.
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Women ID as Assault, Harassment Victims with ‘Me Too’ Tweets

Snopes - October 16, 2017 - 8:29am
The hashtag, started by actress Alyssa Milano, drew an immediate — and overwhelming — response.
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Woman Loses Home in California Wildfires After Surviving Vegas Massacre

Snopes - October 16, 2017 - 12:13am
Michella Flores was at the Las Vegas concert during the mass shooting; the next week, she and her parents lost their California home to wildfires.
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Creepy Clown Arrested After Haunted House Massacre, 18 People Dead?

Snopes - October 15, 2017 - 9:41pm
Reports about a creepy clown massacre involving a haunted house attraction are fake news.
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Hustler Magazine Publisher Offers Up to $10 Million for Dirt on Trump

Snopes - October 15, 2017 - 8:41pm
Larry Flynt asks for any "smoking gun" that is fit to publish and drives President Trump from office.
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California Becomes First State to Require Pet Stores Sell Rescue Animals Only

Snopes - October 15, 2017 - 6:16pm
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation into law requiring pet stores in the state to exclusively sell rescue dogs, cats and rabbits.
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Bernie Sanders’ 1972 Essay on Rape

Snopes - October 15, 2017 - 4:40pm
Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign tried to distance him from a 1972 essay in which he wrote that a woman "fantasizes being raped by three men simultaneously."
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Nevada Gaming Commission Denied Trump a Casino License?

Snopes - October 15, 2017 - 3:13pm
We were unable to substantiate a claim that Donald Trump was denied a license by the Nevada Gaming Commission because he was not "trustworthy."
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