snopes.com Update: 19 April 2014
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Worth a Second Look
- Does McDonald's buy their meat from a company called '100% Beef,' which allows them to legally but deceptively claim they use 100% beef in their hamburgers?
- Video shows a ball girl making an amazing catch at a minor league baseball game.
- Was the kidnapping and murder plot of the film Fargo based on a true story?
- Have Jews in eastern Ukraine been ordered to register with the government or else face loss of citizenship and deportation?
- Has the American Psychiatric Association classified the taking of 'selfies' as a mental disorder?
- Has congress has introduced a bill requiring military veterans to inform their neighbors about their combat service?
- Has the Miami-Dade County Elections Department implemented a policy to close the bathrooms at all polling facilities?
- Has actor Leonardo DiCaprio been tapped to portray Martin Luther King in an upcoming film?
- Warning about neighborhood residents finding unexploded 'bottle bombs' in their yards.
- Under Obamacare, must patients 76 and older must be admitted to the hospital by their primary care physicians in order to be covered by Medicare?
- Will the U.S. dollar officially collapse on 1 July 2014 due to the implementation of H.R. 2847?
- In the 1987 tax year, seven million people previously claimed as dependents on income tax returns suddenly disappeared. Where did they go?
- Are Senator Harry Reid and a Chinese company building a solar plant behind a standoff between federal agents and a Nevada rancher?
- Warning about studies that have supposedly demonstrated Monsanto-developed corn contains toxins that cause organ failure in rats and adverse effects in pregnant women.
- Was singer Patti Labelle arrested after attacking Aretha Franklin at an Atlanta concert?
- Is the federal government preventing Volkswagen's XL1 model car from being sold in the U.S. because the vehicle is too fuel-efficient?
- Did the Hobby Lobby chain fire an employee for divorcing her husband without company approval?
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