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Report that a teenager was given a 25-year prison sentence for a 'swatting' prank.
Report that actress and TV personality Betty White has died.
Photograph documents injuries suffered by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
Warning that use of the Facebook Messenger app require user acceptance of many privacy-violating conditions.
Claim that eleven passenger planes are missing from an airport in Libya.
ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' Donations
Claim that most of the $100 million raised from ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' donations won't go to ALS-related research and services.
Death of Houdini
Legend that escape artist Harry Houdini died from a ruptured appendix caused by his being punched in the stomach.
Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte
Claim that Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte contain dangerous toxins.
Claim that posting a notice on Facebook will protect your copyright and privacy rights.
Report that rapper Tupac Shakur, thought to have been killed in 1996, hascome out of hiding.
Reggie, the Adopted Lab
Story about an adopted dog whose former owner turned out to be a soldier killed in Iraq.
Free Cars for Welfare Recipients
Report that Congress has passed a bill to provide free new cars to welfare recipients.
Shooting Range Death
Report that a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed a shooting instructor with an Uzi at a gun range in Arizona.
Obamacare Mandates Microchip Implantation
Claim that Obamacare regulations require Americans to be implanted with RFID microchips.
Justice for AvaLynn
Facebook appeals calls for justice for a young girl injured in a playground incident.
Obama's Columbia University Student ID
Image of a 1981 Columbia University student ID card identifying Barack Obama as a foreign student named Barry Soetoro.
CDC Autism Coverup
Claim that the CDC intentionally suppressed reports of vaccine-related cases of autism from reaching the public.
Rumor that notorious mom Casey Anthony is pregnant with twins.
Report that Coca-Cola is recalling millions of bottles of Coke with the name Michael on the label.
Harold Greene Funeral
Claim that President Obama broke precedent by declining to attend the funeral of General Harold Greene and failing to send any administration officials to the ceremony.
Warning that parking lot carjackers are placing flyers on rear windows of cars.
NASA Blackout Warning
Report that NASA has announced a three-day world-wide blackout is coming.
Loom Bands Recall
Report that some loom bands been taken off the market due to health concerns.
Lincoln and Kennedy Coincidences
List of coincidences between the Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations.
McDonald's Exposed for Using Human Meat
Report that an Oklahoma City McDonald's outlet was caught with horse meat and human meat in their freezers.
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