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A plan by Congressional Democrats to expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 seats touched upon a hugely controversial episode in American political history.
What is ‘Court Packing,’ and What Are the Latest Democratic Proposals About?
  • 20 April 2021
A plan by congressional Democrats to expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 seats...
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In April 2021, TikTok users started to post warnings of an upcoming "National Rape Day" or "National Sexual Assault Day" that would legalize sexual assault for 24 hours on April 24.
‘National Rape Day’ Warnings Circulate on TikTok
  • 19 April 2021
Whether you call it a joke, prank, troll campaign or a hoax, there is no...
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Its true that the Swamp Ghost B-17E bomber from World War II was found in 1972.
Did WWII Plane Found in Jungle Still Have Coffee in Thermoses?
  • 18 April 2021
The story of "Swamp Ghost," a Boeing B-17E bomber, began during World War II and...
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Flag, Symbol, American Flag
Does US Rank No. 1 in Incarceration, Gas Consumption, Military Spending?
  • 14 April 2021
"We're number one" isn't always a point of pride.
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Ted Nugent claims there was COVID 1 through 18
Did Ted Nugent Ask Why There Were No Lockdowns for ‘COVID 1 Thru 18’?
  • 11 April 2021
In a 12-minute video, the musician amplified several bogus claims and conspiracy theories about COVID-19.
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Animal, Fish, Carp
Did World’s Oldest Fish ‘Hanako’ Live To Be 226 Years Old?
  • 12 April 2021
Hanako, a scarlet koi, was rumored to have been alive at the time of the...
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Did 4 States Halt Administration of J&J Vaccine Due to Safety Concerns?
  • 13 April 2021
Adverse reactions in four states led to a temporary cessation of the administration of the...
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Did Prince Philip Say He Wanted To Be Reincarnated as a Deadly Virus?
  • 9 April 2021
This line of thinking first appeared in a foreword authored by the prince to an...
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In the 1930s, wheat producers in the United States printed floral designs on flour sacks so that consumers could recycle the material as clothing.
Did Wheat Producers in the 1930s Make Flour Sacks To Be Fashioned Into Clothes?
  • 8 April 2021
A viral Facebook post in April 2021 described a once common, but now widely forgotten...
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Is the Biden Administration Creating or Mandating Vaccine Passports?
  • 31 March 2021
The administration has said it is seeking a regulatory role in the development of digital...
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What Is ‘Excited Delirium’ and Why Is It Controversial?
  • 26 March 2021
The public most often sees the term invoked in news stories about cases involving deaths...
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Geert Vanden Bossche Stokes Fear of COVID-19 Vaccine To Promote His Own Flawed ‘Solution’
  • 26 March 2021
Anti-vaccine activists are promoting a veterinarian's claim that the only way to prevent a future...
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