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Do Women Retain DNA From Every Man They Have Ever Slept With?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:37:25 +0000

This claim, like the microchimerism the viral article responsible for it purports to describe, is an incongruous mixture of information whose ultimate purpose remains unclear.

Is Netflix Rebooting the ‘Addams Family?’ Series?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:55:19 +0000

An unofficial fan-made trailer was mistaken by some viewers as a genuine teaser for a new Netflix series.

Casey Anthony Found Dead at Age 29?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:30:10 +0000

Reports that notorious mom Casey Anthony was found bludgeoned to death in Ohio are fake news.

Saltwater Crocodile Captured in Long Island Sound Near Bridgeport?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:41:38 +0000

A Facebook "prank" fooled many people into believing that a saltwater crocodile was captured in Connecticut.

Bernie and Jane Sanders Hire Top Attorneys in FBI Fraud Investigation, Reports Say

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 19:03:51 +0000

The U.S. Senator's wife is accused of fraudulently obtaining a bank loan on behalf of Burlington College when she was president there.

Did Police Find a Baby Alive, 12 Days After a London Tower Block Fire?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:34:22 +0000

A cruel hoax fabricated the rescue of a baby from Grenfell Tower in London.

Johnny Depp to Be Charged and Held Under the Patriot Act?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 18:04:37 +0000

Fake news sites reported that actor Johnny Depp, who publicly joked about assassinating President Trump, will be tried as a terrorist enemy combatant.

Radiohead Fans Left Red-Faced After Applauding Tuning Session?

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:16:44 +0000

A flower shop’s tweet made the hoax go viral.

High Court Reinstates Trump Travel ban, Will Hear Arguments

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:42:26 +0000

The court will allow the 90-day ban to go into effect, and will consider the case in the fall.

‘Pharma Bro’ Defies Advice to Keep Quiet Before Fraud Trial

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 14:25:42 +0000

Martin Shkreli became a pariah after raising the cost of a live-saving drug 5,000 percent.