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June 26th, 2017

snopes_dot_com @ 11:37 pm: Do Women Retain DNA From Every Man They Have Ever Slept With?
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.

snopes_dot_com @ 09:55 pm: Is Netflix Rebooting the Addams Family? Series?
An unofficial fan-made trailer was mistaken by some viewers as a genuine teaser for a new Netflix series.

snopes_dot_com @ 09:30 pm: Casey Anthony Found Dead at Age 29?
Reports that notorious mom Casey Anthony was found bludgeoned to death in Ohio are fake news.

snopes_dot_com @ 07:41 pm: Saltwater Crocodile Captured in Long Island Sound Near Bridgeport?
A Facebook "prank" fooled many people into believing that a saltwater crocodile was captured in Connecticut.

snopes_dot_com @ 07:03 pm: Bernie and Jane Sanders Hire Top Attorneys in FBI Fraud Investigation, Reports Say
The U.S. Senator's wife is accused of fraudulently obtaining a bank loan on behalf of Burlington College when she was president there.

snopes_dot_com @ 06:34 pm: Did Police Find a Baby Alive, 12 Days After a London Tower Block Fire?
A cruel hoax fabricated the rescue of a baby from Grenfell Tower in London.

snopes_dot_com @ 06:04 pm: Johnny Depp to Be Charged and Held Under the Patriot Act?
Fake news sites reported that actor Johnny Depp, who publicly joked about assassinating President Trump, will be tried as a terrorist enemy combatant.

snopes_dot_com @ 04:16 pm: Radiohead Fans Left Red-Faced After Applauding Tuning Session?
A flower shops tweet made the hoax go viral.

snopes_dot_com @ 02:42 pm: High Court Reinstates Trump Travel ban, Will Hear Arguments
The court will allow the 90-day ban to go into effect, and will consider the case in the fall.

snopes_dot_com @ 02:25 pm: Pharma Bro Defies Advice to Keep Quiet Before Fraud Trial
Martin Shkreli became a pariah after raising the cost of a live-saving drug 5,000 percent.

snopes_dot_com @ 02:07 pm: Supreme Court Takes On New Clash of Gay Rights, Religion
The court will consider whether a baker can refuse on religious grounds to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.

snopes_dot_com @ 08:45 am: Russian Sleep Experiment (Orange Soda)
An account describing the horrific results of a 'Russian Sleep Experiment' from the late 1940s is a work of modern creepy fiction.

June 25th, 2017

snopes_dot_com @ 10:36 pm: Norwegians Collect Money to Fix Penis-Shaped Rock Formation
A group of activists have started to collect money to repair a penis-shaped rock formation, a popular tourist attraction, after it was found badly damaged

snopes_dot_com @ 10:25 pm: Man Catches Teen Falling from Park Ride: Its OK to Let Go
A teenager fell about 25 feet from a stopped gondola ride at an upstate New York amusement park, tumbling into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered below to catch her before she hit the ground.

snopes_dot_com @ 06:26 pm: Is Trumps Health Deteriorating as White House Pressures Mount?
Claims that President Donald Trump's health was deteriorating due to the stress of his job originated from a satirical page.

June 24th, 2017

snopes_dot_com @ 07:58 am: Fake Amber Alert: Plate 72B 381
A long-circulating report of an Amber Alert issued for three-year-old girl taken by man in a grey car is not valid.

snopes_dot_com @ 01:34 am: Did 5.7 Million Illegal Immigrants Vote in the 2008 U.S. Election?
A controversial 2014 study used survey data to demonstrate that 38 people might have voted as non-citizens in 2008, and web sites subsequently did a lot of extrapolating.

snopes_dot_com @ 12:58 am: Couple Exonerated in Satanic Panic Child Ritual Abuse Case
What caused the "Satanic Panic" phenomenon to begin in the 1980s, and how did a husband and wife who started a daycare center get swept into the center of it?

June 23rd, 2017

snopes_dot_com @ 11:38 pm: Did Ayn Rand Receive Social Security Benefits?
The "Atlas Shrugged" author called government handouts "immoral," but there is evidence that she accepted Social Security benefits in her later years  and that it was consistent with her worldview to do so.

snopes_dot_com @ 11:06 pm: Did Senator Elizabeth Warren Perform Nude Pagan Rituals in College?
The claim about the Massachusetts Democrat originated with a fake news web site and an unrelated image.

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