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snopes.com Update: 19 April 2014


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  • 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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