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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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Integrative medicine advocates react to criticisms of the Samuelis’ $200 million gift to UC-Irvine

Science-Based Medicine - October 16, 2017 - 8:00am
Last month, Susan and Henry Samueli donated $200 million to the University of California, Irvine to promote integrative medicine. We were pleasantly surprised by the unflattering coverage in the press of the gift. We were unpleasantly unsurprised by the reaction of integrative medicine advocates to the criticism.
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Integrative medicine advocates react to criticisms of the Samuelis’ $200 million gift to UC-Irvine

Science-Based Medicine - October 16, 2017 - 8:00am
Last month, Susan and Henry Samueli donated $200 million to the University of California, Irvine to promote integrative medicine. We were pleasantly surprised by the unflattering coverage in the press of the gift. We were unpleasantly unsurprised by the reaction of integrative medicine advocates to the criticism.
Categories: Science

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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