snopes.com Update: 30 August 2014
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Worth a Second Look
- Facebook appeals calls for justice for a young girl injured in a playground incident.
- Is notorious mom Casey Anthony pregnant with twins?
- Rumor claims most of the $100 million raised from ALS 'Ice Bucket Challenge' donations won't go to ALS-related research and services.
- Has rapper Tupac Shakur, thought to have been killed in 1996, come out of hiding?
- Brouhaha over Zara clothiers offering children's pajamas resembling concentration camp uniforms.
- Does a video show a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup infested with maggots?
- Are undocumented immigrants allowed to fly on US airlines with no identification?
- Will McDonald's Happy Meal boxes come with Ouija boards?
- Has a nail polish been developed that can detect the presence of date rape drugs?
- Will AMC's "Breaking Bad" be returning with new episodes?
- Does Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte contain dangerous toxins?
- Were a bevy of tax increases quietly imposed upon Americans in July 2014 due to the Affordable Care Act?
- Has the CDC intentionally suppressed reports of vaccine-related cases of autism from reaching the public?
- Did President Obama break precedent by declining to attend the funeral of General Harold Greene and failing to send any administration officials to the ceremony?
- Does the use of cellular phones pose a danger of touching off explosions at gas stations?
- Was George Zimmerman arrested while visiting Ferguson, Missouri?
- Did the governor of Iowa charter a flight to summarily return 124 undocumented children to Honduras?
- Contrary to social media reports, Sylvester Stallone has not been killed in a car accident in Australia.
- Was a man in Ireland killed by the bite of a deadly redback spider?
- Photographs show Muslims praying in the streets of New York City.
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