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Skepticism

Does This Image Show a 1930s Housewife Forced into ‘Smile Therapy’?

Snopes - October 12, 2017 - 10:29pm
A creepy vintage image of dubious provenance purports to illustrate an outdated psychiatric treatment for unhappy housewives.
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Is Trump International Hotel Handing Out Anti-CNN Petitions?

Snopes - October 12, 2017 - 5:36pm
A woman posted an image of a petition that she says an anonymous individual gave her at the hotel bar, prompting a rumor that guests were receiving it upon check-in.
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Attempted Bomb Attack on a North Carolina Airport?

Snopes - October 12, 2017 - 3:37pm
A thwarted bombing at Asheville Regional Airport did not receive much attention or coverage in the national or international media.
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Canadian-American Family Freed by Taliban-Linked Group After Five Years in Captivity

Snopes - October 12, 2017 - 2:22pm
Caitlan Coleman and Joshua Boyle had three children after being abducted in Afghanistan in 2012.
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Conspiracy Theories Spring Up, Spread in the Wake of Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Snopes - October 12, 2017 - 11:28am
Confusion in the immediate aftermath of a mass shooting and the churning out of false information by untrustworthy web sites have resulted in yet another "truther" movement.
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Draft of New HHS Strategic Plan Says Life Begins ‘at Conception’

Snopes - October 11, 2017 - 6:16pm
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' proposed five-year strategic plan includes language stating that human life begins at the moment of conception.
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Top Washington Think Tank: Trump ‘Likely Obstructed Justice’

Snopes - October 11, 2017 - 5:44pm
The Brookings Institution says in a report that firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller would strengthen the evidence of improper conduct.
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Did Colin Kaepernick Say He Would Stand for the National Anthem If Signed by an NFL Team?

Snopes - October 11, 2017 - 3:51pm
News reports were based on false claims made by a CBS reporter, who has since resiled from them.
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Boy Scouts Announce Historic Decision to Allow Girls in Some Programs

Snopes - October 11, 2017 - 1:21pm
Girls will be allowed to join the Cub Scouts from 2018, and the organization will establish a new program for older girls.
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Are These Cars Narrowly Missing Each Other at a Busy Intersection?

Snopes - October 11, 2017 - 1:06pm
A video uses editing and 3D models to make it appear as if the cars routinely miss each other by inches.
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U.S. Men’s Soccer Team Misses Out on World Cup for First Time Since 1986

Snopes - October 11, 2017 - 12:32pm
The U.S. needed only a tie in their final game in order to qualify, but lost 2-1 to low-ranked Trinidad and Tobago.
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Hotel Questions Revised Timeline of Las Vegas Massacre

Snopes - October 11, 2017 - 10:51am
Police say a hotel security guard may have reported Stephen Paddock before he began his shooting rampage.
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Eminem Unleashes Lyrical Tirade Against Donald Trump in Awards Video

Snopes - October 11, 2017 - 10:26am
The White House has not yet responded to the hip hop star's high-profile freestyle rap at the BET Hop Hop Awards.
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Is ‘Antifa’ Planning a Civil War?

Snopes - October 10, 2017 - 8:20pm
Despite what random people might say in homemade YouTube videos, they offer no proof that any anti-fascist groups are planning even a skirmish.
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Lebron James Wore a ‘We March, Y’all Mad’ Protest Shirt?

Snopes - October 10, 2017 - 5:53pm
An image purportedly showing Lebron James wearing a "We march, y'all mad" shirt was digitally manipulated.
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Did Hugh Hefner Pay to be Interred Next to Marilyn Monroe?

Snopes - October 10, 2017 - 5:47pm
The magazine mogul paid $75,000 to be laid to rest beside the actress, who was (unwillingly) the first Playboy centerfold.
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Upstate New York Murder-Suicide Linked to Las Vegas Mass Shooting?

Snopes - October 10, 2017 - 5:15pm
Two disreputable web sites seized on tragic events in upstate New York to further their conspiracy theories about a deadly mass shooting.
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Democrat Principal Defecates In Front Of Students During Pledge Of Allegiance?

Snopes - October 10, 2017 - 4:28pm
A distasteful fake news story got a partisan makeover when it was passed from one disreputable web site to another.
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Does ‘Cinderella Surgery’ Modify Feet to Resemble High Heels?

Snopes - October 10, 2017 - 1:13pm
A photograph purportedly showing a foot after "Cinderella Surgery" is actually a digital creation.
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