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  • Published 20 September 2019
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Are Photos of the ‘Area 51 Raid’ Real?

An internet joke led some curious conspiracy theorists to "raid" Area 51.

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Is a Leprosy Outbreak Looming in Los Angeles?

Always be wary of sensational claims that might not be true.

False
Did Tanya McDowell Get 5 Years for Sending Her Son to a Better School While Felicity Huffman Got 14 Days?

Memes comparing Tanya McDowell to various school-related criminal cases surface frequently.

Mixture
Is Pete Buttigieg Planning an Anti-Chick-fil-A Protest?

A routine review of content labeled satire.

Labeled Satire
Did an 11-Year-Old Girl Shoot and Kill ‘Illegal Aliens’ Burglarizing Her Home?

The fake story of two undocumented immigrants burglarizing a home and being killed by a little girl with a shotgun is more than a decade old.

False
Do These Photographs Show a Hamas-Organized Wedding of Men and Young Girls?

Photographs supposedly documenting a Hamas-organized mass wedding of adult men and pre-pubescent girls actually show young relatives of the brides and grooms.

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What Makes Impossible Meat Possible? A ‘Bloody’ Ingredient

An engineered ingredient that makes the veggie patty look bloody — and one of many new concoctions food regulators expect to see more of in the coming years.

AP News
Young People Lead Global Climate Change Protests

The protests are partly inspired by the activism of Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has staged weekly demonstrations over the past year.

AP News
Trump Defends Himself Against Whistleblower Complaint

Some of the whistleblower's allegations appear to center on Ukraine, according to The Washington Post and The New York Times.

AP News
Imelda Leaves 2 Dead in Texas, Others Stranded and Trapped

Forecasters warned that parts of northeast Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Louisiana could see flash flooding as Imelda's remnants shifted to the north.

AP News