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  • Published 10 September 2019
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What Is ‘Palindrome Week’?

Numerical palindromes, such as 12321, can be read the same forwards and backwards.

Mostly True
Did Donald Trump Demand Immigrants ‘Adapt’ or Leave?

A years-old rumor found a new target.

Misattributed
Was the US Ranked the ‘118th Safest Country’ in the World in 2019?

A widely-shared tweet misrepresented and over-simplified the Global Peace Index, but it did allude to findings that would worry many Americans.

Mostly False
Do Energy Drinks Show Up as Various Illicit Substances in Drug Tests?

A viral Facebook post proved misleading and confusing rather than informative.

Mostly False
Do These Photos Show Floridians ‘Rescuing’ Electronics During Hurricane Dorian?

Claims of rampant looting are a persistent type of racial hoax during disasters.

Miscaptioned
Is This an Ancient Mayan Sculpture of Batman?

It might be if the year 2014 is your idea of 'ancient.'

Miscaptioned
Iranian Female Soccer Fan Dies After Setting Herself on Fire

The self-immolation death of 29-year-old Sahar Khodayari has shocked Iranian officials and the public, becoming an immediate hashtag trend across social media in the Islamic Republic.

AP News
Trump Fires National Security Adviser John Bolton

Trump tweeted that he told Bolton his services were no longer needed at the White House and said Bolton submitted his resignation.

AP News
Groundbreaking Photographer Robert Frank Dies at Age 94

Robert Frank, a giant of 20th century photography whose seminal book "The Americans" captured singular, candid moments of the 1950s and helped free picture-taking from the boundaries of clean lighting and linear composition, has died.

AP News
Fourth and Final Crewman Pulled Alive from Capsized Ship

Coast Guard rescuers pulled four trapped men alive from a capsized cargo ship, drilling into the hull's steel plates to extract the crew members more than a day after their vessel overturned while leaving a Georgia port.

AP News
NRA Sues San Francisco Over Terrorist Declaration

The lawsuit accuses city officials of violating the gun lobby's free speech rights for political reasons and says the city is seeking to blacklist anyone associated with the NRA.

AP News