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NASA Debunks Asteroid Rumors
NEWS: Rumors about an “asteroid threat” have been addressed by NASA.
FACT CHECK: Does a photograph shows two young boys who disappeared from their home in 1920 after discovering a treasure map?
Cannabis Kills Cancer Cells in Preclinical Studies
NEWS: The National Cancer Institute reported that cannabis killed cancer cells in preclinical studies.
FACT CHECK: Does a photograph depict a protester holding a misspelled sign demanding “Justise 4 Trayvon”?
FACT CHECK: Does a photograph show Michelle Obama sporting a Black Panther shirt?
Irate for Dinner
FACT CHECK: Is Lansing, Michigan, hosting a Ramadan Unity Dinner on 11 September 2015?
FACT CHECK: Do all police cars (marked and unmarked) have “L” as the final letter of their license plates?
Meijer Coupon Scam
SCAM: Survey scam masquerades as a Meijer $100 “Back to School" coupon offer.
Texas Woman’s Remains Stolen
NEWS: The remains of Julie Mott, 25, were stolen from a San Antonio funeral home.
FACT CHECK: Have scientists discovered whales living in Lake Michigan?
FACT CHECK: Did a federal judge order Brandon High School in Mississippi to remove the hymn “How Great Thou Art” from their marching band’s halftime show?
Sun Don't Shine State
FACT CHECK: Did the state of Florida legalize nudity on all beaches?
Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms
NEWS: Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms are real and available in stores.
FACT CHECK: Did Chelsea Clinton say that she erased her mother Hillary Clinton’s e-mails due to postpartum depression?
FACT CHECK: Did Chris Christie say that teachers should make only minimum wage plus bonuses?
FACT CHECK: Did a homeless man find a baby with seven legs in a Dumpster following a botched abortion?
McWhopper of a Deal
FACT CHECK: Was a Wendy’s worker arrested for contaminating a hamburger with her bodily fluids?
FACT CHECK: Did former boy band member Joey Fatone pen an open letter to current boy band One Direction?
James Earl Jones Dead?
FACT CHECK: Has veteran actor James Earl Jones passed away?
FACT CHECK: Is it dangerous to put Downy Unstopables (or other laundry fragrance beads) in a tart or wax warmer?
FACT CHECK: Was a young girl’s Wonder Woman lunchbox described as being “too violent” in a school’s letter to parents?
FACT CHECK: Did Josh Duggar seek a “brother-sister” type affair on the infidelity-based dating web site Ashley Madison?
FACT CHECK: Was a female shopper at a Tampa-area Target store targeted by child sex trafficking operatives?
FACT CHECK: Has actor (and former California governor) Arnold Schwarzenegger passed away from a heart attack?
FACT CHECK: Does a photograph show a border fence between the countries of Mexico and Guatemala?
FACT CHECK: Did Vice President Joe Biden say that the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
FACT CHECK: Does a photograph depict a pressure cooker accident?
Staten Island Mystery Stench
NEWS: Staten Island residents reported a “mystery stench” on 28 August 2015.
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