Skepticism

Morgan Freeman Dead at 80?

Snopes - October 10, 2017 - 10:27am
Morgan Freeman isn't dead, and Action News 3 is a fake news site.
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Donna Karan Sorry After Comments Praising Harvey Weinstein

Snopes - October 10, 2017 - 10:01am
Fashion designer Donna Karan says she's "truly sorry to anyone that I offended and everyone that has ever been a victim."
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People Start Collecting Items Lost During Vegas Shooting

Snopes - October 10, 2017 - 9:01am
On 9 October 2017 survivors, friends, and relatives gathered at the Las Vegas Convention Center to collect items left behind during a post-shooting panic.
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Sheriff: Shooter Shot Guard Before He Fired on Concert-Goers

Snopes - October 10, 2017 - 8:52am
Authorities made a significant change to the timeline of the Las Vegas shooting, saying the gunman shot a hotel security guard before the massacre.
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Monument Sought to Recognize Blacks Who Served Confederacy

Snopes - October 10, 2017 - 8:45am
Two white lawmakers in South Carolina proposed a monument to black Confederate soldiers, many of whom were slaves forced into duty.
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Trump Says US Should Change Tax Law to Punish NFL

Snopes - October 10, 2017 - 8:37am
President Trump suggested the U.S. change its tax laws to punish organizations like the NFL if members are "disrespecting" the national anthem or flag.
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ESPN Suspends Anchor for Breaking Social Media Rules

Snopes - October 10, 2017 - 8:31am
ESPN anchor Jemele Hill was suspended by the network for two weeks for making political statements on social media.
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Does Hobby Lobby Refuse to Sell Jewish Holiday Items?

Snopes - October 9, 2017 - 10:15pm
After a 2013 flap over the lack of Hanukkah items in Hobby Lobby stores, the company apologized and said it would begin stocking such items at some of its locations.
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Did the United States Government Ban Lawn Dart Sales After a Child’s Death?

Snopes - October 9, 2017 - 7:51pm
A 1988 decision about a backyard game has been used to highlight ongoing political inaction around guns after mass shootings.
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Was a Rapist Given Joint Legal Custody of His Victim’s Child?

Snopes - October 9, 2017 - 5:51pm
A man who reportedly raped and threatened to kill a girl in 2008 was awarded joint legal custody of the victim's child when she applied for food stamps.
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Was a Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing a Watermelon to His Station?

Snopes - October 9, 2017 - 5:26pm
Detroit's fire commissioner confirmed that a probationary firefighter was terminated for work behavior deemed "offensive and racially insensitive."
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Does Judi Dench Have a Harvey Weinstein Tattoo?

Snopes - October 9, 2017 - 3:41pm
Judi Dench once put a temporary tattoo of Harvey Weinstein's initials on her backside as a joke.
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After Botched ‘Rick and Morty’ Szechuan Sauce Promotion, McDonald’s Promises to Re-Release Dip

Snopes - October 9, 2017 - 11:30am
McDonald's teased a "Rick and Morty" promotion for Szechuan Sauce, but purportedly sent only 20 dipping sauces to participating locations before announcing its re-release.
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Radio Host Delilah Taking Break After Son’s Suicide

Snopes - October 9, 2017 - 11:01am
Radio host Delilah said she is taking a break from her nationally syndicated program to grieve after her son took his own life on 3 October 2017.
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Dove Apologizes for Facebook Soap Ad That Many Call Racist

Snopes - October 9, 2017 - 9:32am
Dove apologized for a controversial Facebook advertisement they said "missed the mark in representing women of color thoughtfully."
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15 Credibility Street #26: Stand me up at the gates of Hell

Doubtful News - October 8, 2017 - 8:16pm
We delve right into a discussion about the latest mass shooting in the U.S. – what we know and what we don’t know and why. Many people have an ideological basis for their points of view. And, sadly, they hold invalid and illogical views perhaps until they are faced with the truth right in front…
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Was the Security Guard at Mandalay Bay an ‘Accomplice’ to the Las Vegas Mass Shooter?

Snopes - October 7, 2017 - 9:35pm
Dubious web sites reported, without a shred of evidence, that the security guard hailed as a hero for helping stop the Las Vegas mass shooting was actually an accomplice.
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New York City Businesses Targeted With Homophobic and Racist Fliers

Snopes - October 7, 2017 - 9:12pm
The NYPD and the Brooklyn district attorney's office are investigating a string of apparent hate crimes.
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Does a Walt Disney World Attraction Help People Pass Kidney Stones?

Snopes - October 6, 2017 - 7:43pm
A Dr. David Wartinger of Michigan State University published a medical study suggesting that a ride on Disney World's Big Thunder Mountain roller coaster can be beneficial.
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Did a Pennsylvania Daycare Receive a Racist Letter About a Black Employee?

Snopes - October 6, 2017 - 7:09pm
Several individuals have shared images of a letter they say the venue anonymously received.
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