Skepticism

Islamic State’s Claim of Responsibility for Las Vegas Shooting Confounds Experts

Snopes - October 2, 2017 - 7:39pm
The claim, originating from what is effectively a propaganda arm of the Islamic State, lacks credible evidence and has confounded some analysts.
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Did the Army Football Team Kneel in Protest During the National Anthem?

Snopes - October 2, 2017 - 4:42pm
A photograph purportedly showing the Army Black Knights team kneeling in protest actually shows the Navy football team kneeling in prayer.
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Rock Legend Tom Petty Dead at 66

Snopes - October 2, 2017 - 4:18pm
Petty's death came a week after he and his group the Heartbreakers concluded their 40th anniversary tour.
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Catalonia Urges Mediation With Spain in Secession Dispute

Snopes - October 2, 2017 - 2:55pm
The call comes after a referendum for independence turned violent when Spanish police tried to block the vote, leaving hundreds injured.
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CBS Fires Lawyer Over Facebook Comments About Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Snopes - October 2, 2017 - 2:50pm
The comments, which have since been deleted, express a lack of sympathy for shooting victims in Las Vegas because they may have been Republicans.
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Is CNN Lying About Relief Efforts Reaching Puerto Rico?

Snopes - October 2, 2017 - 2:26pm
A vague yet viral Facebook post accused the network of spreading misinformation.
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Did Puerto Rico’s Teamsters Union Go on Strike During Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts?

Snopes - October 2, 2017 - 1:56pm
Reports that truck drivers are on strike in Puerto Rico are false -- Teamsters have asked mainland truckers to distribute supplies in the U.S. territory.
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Is San Juan’s Mayor Sabotaging Puerto Rican Relief Efforts to Make President Donald Trump Look Bad?

Snopes - October 2, 2017 - 1:33pm
A woman claiming to be a police officer in Puerto Rico suggested that federal relief was not being distributed after Hurricane Maria in order to politically damage Republicans.
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Are the Spires on Disney World’s Cinderella Castle Removable in Case of Hurricane?

Snopes - October 2, 2017 - 12:21pm
An old but still thriving urban legend about Walt Disney World in Florida holds that the theme park's tallest structure, Cinderella Castle, was built such that it can be fully or partially dismantled in the event of a hurricane.
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Did Nike Cut Ties With the Dallas Cowboys Over National Anthem Protests?

Snopes - October 2, 2017 - 11:51am
A "satirical" web site published a fake story about the sportswear company, which has in fact expressed support for players' right to protest.
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At Least 50 Killed as Gunman Opens Fire at Las Vegas Concert

Snopes - October 2, 2017 - 9:14am
A gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas Strip casino fired on a country music festival below, killing at least 50 people and wounding more than 200.
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Anthem Has Been a Channel for Protests Since Song’s Origins

Snopes - October 1, 2017 - 1:04pm
The sight of football players kneeling during the national anthem is the continuation of a tradition nearly as old the song itself.
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Did the Hollywood Reporter Criticize Actors Who Opposed Nazi Germany in 1937?

Snopes - October 1, 2017 - 11:49am
The newspaper's managing editor chided stars who he said were courting "unpopularity" by speaking out against Hitler's regime.
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Donald Trump Received an Ellis Island Award in 1986?

Snopes - October 1, 2017 - 11:22am
A photograph shows Donald Trump standing alongside Rosa Parks and Muhammad Ali at an awards ceremony in the 1980s.
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Did the NFL Give Donald Trump a Lifetime Ban After a Disastrous Lawsuit?

Snopes - September 30, 2017 - 12:05pm
A viral meme gets some facts right about an infamous 1980s lawsuit involving Donald Trump's football team but misses the mark with others.
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Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price Resigns

Snopes - September 29, 2017 - 5:53pm
Price had come under criticism after his use of charter flights at public expense.
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