Update: 25 October 2014

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  • The hit AMC drama 'Breaking Bad' is still not returning for a sixth season.
  • Did a woman find an infestation of maggots inside a package of Huggies brand diapers?
  • Did "CDC whistleblower" Brent Hopskins reveal that all doses of the Ebola vaccine contain an RFID chip?
  • Photograph shows a masked partygoer who killed seven people on Halloween 1962.
  • Was street artist Banksy arrested and unmasked by London Police?
  • Were semen samples found in Starbucks stores?
  • Did 17 kindergarten students in Texas test positive for Ebola?
  • Was a puppy-sized spider spotted in the South American rainforest?
  • Do Las Vegas casino owners want to legalize dog fights?
  • Did a corpse go undiscovered for two weeks at a Halloween haunted house attraction?
  • Are men who eat grits 70 percent more likely to father gay children?
  • Was a couple hospitalized when their getting romantic in the ocean resulted in an unbreakable suction?
  • Is Nabisco planning to release Red Velvet Oreos for Valentine's Day 2015?
  • New photos of Renee Zellweger spark social media speculation.
  • Jarring promotional video uses young "princesses" who profanely rant about gender inequality.
  • Photograph purportedly shows a truck in Texas bearing an anti-Obama decal.
  • Will drinking or injecting bleach protect you against Ebola?
  • Did President Obama snap and say "don't you dare paint all of Islam with the same brush" in an ISIS briefing?
  • Was a Florida hardware store ordered to remove its American flag display?
  • A young woman was disfigured when her bong exploded.
  • Did President Obama order 34 million "blank green cards?"
  • Can Muslim nurses refuse to wash their hands in accordance with Islamic law?
  • A new church was moved by a hurricane onto a plot of land that church members had originally attempted to purchase for it.
  • Can Colorado voters print ballots at home and hand them in to "vote collectors?"
  • Did a Johns Hopkins scientist write a scathing report about flu vaccines?
  • Is Amazon giving out free $200 gift cards to Facebook users?
  • A New York City doctor tested positive for the Ebola virus.
  • Did the 1956 Republican party platform look like today's liberals' planks?
  • Has TV crime host Nancy Grace been arrested for murder?
  • Did Macy's stop selling SodaStream because it's made in Israel?
  • Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright teased Conan O'Brien on Twitter.
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  • Is the cut of steak known as a "sirloin" so named because an English king once knighted a piece of beef?

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