Update: 3 October 2015

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Pumpkin Dispatch

NEWS: The presence of a teal pumpkin outside a home on Halloween signals that the residents are offering non-food treats for kids with food allergies.

“Super Blood Moon” to Occur Tonight

NEWS: Tonight promises the uncommon combination of a total lunar eclipse that is also a supermoon.

Polar Opposition

FACT CHECK: Did Donald Trump violate Palm Beach ordinances by putting up an outsized U.S. flag and pole, then donating the money he was fined to veterans’ organizations?

Rings Untrue

FACT CHECK: Can Facebook users can get a free Tiffany diamond ring by sharing and commenting on a video?

Buffaloed Bills

FACT CHECK: Did an iPhone user unknowingly rack up a $17,000 cellphone bill after installing iOS 9?

Trump Canard

FACT CHECK: Does a video show that The Simpsons predicted in 2000 that Donald Trump would run for president in 2015?

Cookie Cutter

FACT CHECK: Did Nabisco close their Chicago plant and move all production of Oreos to Mexico?

Papal Parity

FACT CHECK: Did Mike Huckabee say Kim Davis should be afforded the chance to address Congress?

Doubter Space

FACT CHECK: Does a photograph show shooting victim Trayvon Martin at Space Camp?

The Funeral Singer

FACT CHECK: Was Adam Sandler found dead at age 49?

Botch Cassidy

FACT CHECK: Is a woman named Cassidy Boon suing the man who saved her from drowning, claiming that he raped her?

World's Finest Maggots

FACT CHECK: Does a video show a World’s Finest Chocolate bar embedded with maggots?

Al is Forgiven

NEWS: Did President Obama forgive Rev. Al Sharpton’s $4.5 million tax debt?

Childress Police Dept. Tells FFRF to ‘Go Fly a Kite’

NEWS: The Childress Police Department sent a letter telling the Freedom from Religion Foundation to “go fly a kite” after the organization requested the motto “In God We Trust” be removed from police vehicles.

When Davis Met Francis

FACT CHECK: Did Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis meet with Pope Francis?

Molly Twaddle

FACT CHECK: Should parents be on the lookout for ecstasy (MDMA) disguised as Halloween candy being distributed to trick-or-treaters?

Lie-Ma Scenes

FACT CHECK: Does a photograph show 100,000 people at a prayer rally for Kim Davis in Peru?

Klanned Parenthood

FACT CHECK: Does a photograph document Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger speaking to women of the Ku Klux Klan?

Aqua Nyet

FACT CHECK: Does a photograph depict a woman who mistook builder’s foam for hair mousse?


FACT CHECK: Was a Navy petty officer arrested for “abuse of public animal” and “drunken or reckless driving” after he used a raccoon to bypass an ignition interlock system?

Not So Secret Service

FACT CHECK: Did a former Secret Service agent reveal in a “tell-all” book that President Obama is Muslim and gay?

Toys ‘R’ Us Brings Temporary Foreign Workers to US

NEWS: Toys ‘R’ Us is using a temporary work visa program in order to outsource jobs to foreign workers.

Belaboring the Point

FACT CHECK: Are transgender people demanding midwives and doulas drop the words “pregnant women” in favor of “birthing individuals”?

Alabama Closes Driver’s License Offices After Implementing Voter ID Law

NEWS: Critics accused Alabama of suppressing black votes after the state instituted provisions for requiring ID from voters and announced plans to shutter DMV locations in eight out of 10 predominantly black counties.

Peeple Bleater

NEWS: A forthcoming app called “Peeple” purportedly will function as a ratings service for private individuals.

Jewel Shuping Claims Psychologist Blinded Her with Drain Cleaner

NEWS: A woman named Jewel Shuping claims a psychologist deliberately, permanently blinded her by her request after two weeks of treatment.

Lash Doubt

FACT CHECK: Are eyelash extensions causing women to get lash lice?

Gun Con-troll

FACT CHECK: Did President Obama “suspend” the Second Amendment?

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