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EPA Web Site Pop-Up Fuels Fears of Open Data Shutdown

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 22:03:44 +0000

The Environmental Protection Agency accused the contractor alleging that it would shut down its open data site of being 'unauthorized and misinformed.'



Chaffetz to Resign Due to Sex and Russian Money Laundering Scandals?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 21:42:13 +0000

There is no proof that the Utah Republican is facing multiple looming scandals.



Was Hillary Clinton’s Assistant J.W. McGill Found Dead?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 18:48:45 +0000

A fake news article reported that Hillary Clinton's assistant died under mysterious circumstances.



Was Pot Planted in Potholes in Portland?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:39:53 +0000

An image purportedly showing marijuana plants growing in potholes is fake.



Did Instagram Model Kristyna Martelli Die in Surgery?

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:34:38 +0000

Rumor: Instagram model Kristina Martelli (famous for her plastic surgeries) died during an elective cosmetic medical procedure.



Hash Browns Recalled Over ‘Extraneous Golf Ball Materials’

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 15:36:59 +0000

A brand of frozen hash browns has been recalled due to "inadvertently harvested" fragments.



Lowe’s Coupon Scam

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:22:48 +0000

What appears to be a $100 (or $50) coupon giveaway by Lowe's is actually a scam.



Eddie Murphy Death Hoax

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:15:06 +0000

An old death hoax about Eddie Murphy recirculated in the weeks after brother Charlie Murphy's death.



Can You Use Peanut Butter to Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease?

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:20:58 +0000

This claim is based on an incomplete reading of an area of research that is still in its infancy.



Parents’ Nightmare

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 16:57:30 +0000

An issue of 'Parents' magazine displaying unfortunate cover placement is just an illustrative mockup, not the real thing.