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Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Mike Brown Beating Video
Video reportedly captures Mike Brown assaulting an elderly man over a stolen backpack.
Tupac Shakur Murder
Report that rapper Sean Combs was arrested in connection with the murder of Tupac Shakur.
Malia Obama Pregant
Report that President Obama's 16-year-old daughter Malia is pregnant.
Rob O'Neill Attacked
Report that Osama bin Laden shooter Rob O'Neill was attacked by a street gang.
Greenpeace Damages Nazca Site
Report that a Greenpeace publicity stunt damaged the site of Peru's Nazca lines.
Claim that the FBI has revealed no murders occurred in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.
Pope Francis on Belief
Claim that Pope Francis said belief in God is not necessary to be a good person.
ATM PIN Reversal
Claim that entering your PIN in reverse at any ATM will summon the police.
Craigslist Gold Digger
Woman who advertises on Craigslist for a rich husband receives advice from potential life partner.
E-mails from a company's Human Resources Director document the difficulties of office holiday party planning.
Bull Semen in Energy Drinks
Rumor that Red Bull and other brands of energy drink contain bull semen.
ISIS Beheading Children
Claim that ISIS militants have been beheading Christian children in Iraq and Syria.
Report that McDonald's will stop serving overweight customers beginning in 2015.
Fatima Noor was appointed to a position in Homeland Security by President Obama.
Think Before You Donate
Comparison of the efficiency and salaries of top executives for several large charitable organizations.
Sandy Hook Hoax
Video details that the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were a staged hoax.
Report that food stamps can now be used to purchase alcohol and tobacco products.
Walking on Water
Video shows two hikers walking on a lake of crystal clear ice.
Image captures the moment when a cheerleader pooped at the top of a pyramid.
Stranger advises avoiding a certain place on a certain day due to potential terrorist activity.
Claim that colored squares on toothpaste tubes identify the composition of the toothpaste enclosed therein.
NASA Blackout Warning
NASA announcement that a six-day world-wide blackout is coming in December 2014.
Michigan Religious Freedom Bill
Report that Michigan has passed a law exempting emergency medical personnel from treating gay people.
Mike Brown's Arrest Record
Report that Michael Brown had a lengthy arrest record.
WalMart Toy Returns
Photographs show toys from Christmas drives for the needy that were exchanged at Walmart in order to purchase beer and cigarettes.
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