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School Orders a Boy to Undress Next to a Girl?

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On 22 March 2017, Fox News opinion columnist Todd Starnes reported that the Boyertown Area School District (BASD) in southeastern Pennsylvania had ordered a “boy to ‘tolerate’ undressing with girl and make the act seem ‘natural’”: A teenage boy was told by school leaders that he had to “tolerate” undressing in front of a female […]




Was a Murdered Russian Ex-Politician to Testify Against Paul Manafort in Treason Trial?

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Sources: Collinson, Stephen.   “FBI: Trump Campaign, Russia Ties Investigated, No Wiretap Evidence Found.”    CNN.   21 March 2017. Hanna, Jason and Butenko, Victoria.   “Ukraine’s Leader Calls Killing of Putin Critic a Russian Terror Act.”    CNN.   24 March 2017. Kramer, Andrew E., McIntire, Mike and Meier, Barry.   “Secret Ledger in […]




Did 14 Washington, D.C., Girls Go Missing Within a 24-Hour Period?

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CLAIM Fourteen teenaged girls went missing in Washington, D.C., within 24 hours. MIXTURE RATING MIXTURE WHAT’S TRUE There were still 22 open cases involving missing teenagers in Washington, D.C., as of 22 March 2017. WHAT’S FALSE Local police said there was no record of 14 teenagers in the city having disappeared within one 24-hour period. […]




Timberland CEO: ‘I’d Rather Not See Blacks in My Boots’?

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CLAIM Timberland’s CEO said he doesn’t want black people to wear Timberland boots. false RATING false ORIGIN On 3 December 2014, the now-defunct web site Naha Daily published an article that quoted Timberland’s (unnamed) CEO as saying he didn’t want to see “Blacks and Latinos” buying and wearing the company’s boots: Timberland new appointed Ceo […]




Ex-Trump Campaign Chair Allegedly Worked To ‘Benefit the Putin Government’

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Paul Manafort, who managed President Donald Trump’s victorious 2016 campaign, promised a Russian billionaire that he could “greatly benefit” that country’s president’s profile in the U.S. and other countries. On 22 March 2017, the Associated Press reported that Manafort had signed a contract to work for Oleg Deripaska in 2006 for $10 million a year. […]




Did Mike Huckabee’s Son Kill a Dog?

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A years-old bit of political gossip was brought back into the limelight in January 2015 when former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, in an interview promoting his new book, publicly criticized the parenting skills of the First Couple, Barack and Michelle Obama. Many pundits were quick to point out an incident that was much discussed during […]




Does the “Slime” Craze Bring Serious Health Risks?

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CLAIM “Slime,” a do-it-yourself gooey craft project containing borax, white glue, and shaving cream, comes with serious health risks. Mostly False RATING Mostly False WHAT’S TRUE Respiratory, skin, or eye irritation from borax is possible, as is skin irritation from components of shaving cream. WHAT’S FALSE Fear-mongering claims about carcinogenicity, reproductive toxicity, and neurotoxic harm […]




Sophia Stewart Matrix Lawsuit

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Monday, October 4th 2004 ended a six-year dispute involving Sophia Stewart, the Wachowski Brothers, Joel Silver and Warner Brothers. Stewart’s allegations, involving copyright infringement and racketeering, were received and acknowledged by the Central District of California, Judge Margaret Morrow residing.Stewart, a New Yorker who has resided in Salt Lake City for the past five years, […]




Chuck Berry Dead at 90

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Musician Chuck Berry, long credited as one of the founders and great innovators of rock and roll, was found dead in his home in St. Charles County, Missouri on the afternoon of 18 March 2017, according to police. An announcement was posted on the St. Charles County Police Dept. Facebook page after officers responded to a medical emergency […]




Cheerios Gives Away 1.5 Billion Wildflower Seeds in ‘Save the Bees’ Promotion

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A pledge by Honey Nut Cheerios manufacturer General Mills Inc. to give away 100 million wildflower seeds to address the problem of declining bee populations in North America was so well received by the public that the program ended up distributing more than a billion free seeds in seven days, a spokesman for the company has reported. “On March 9th, we set […]




European Parental Leave Benefits

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CLAIM Canada, Norway, and Germany each offer federally paid family leave programs ranging from 35 weeks to 1 year in length. TRUE RATING TRUE ORIGIN On 14 March 2017, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) office posted an image on his Facebook page criticizing the lack of federally-funded family leave in the U.S. by highlighting how similar […]




Federal Judge Blocks President Trump’s Travel Ban

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A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked what would have been a 90-day ban on travel to the United States from six majority-Muslim countries: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen: It is the policy of the United States to protect its citizens from terrorist attacks, including those committed by foreign nationals.  The screening and vetting […]




Is Farm-Raised Tilapia from China Dangerous to Eat?

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CLAIM Eating farm-raised tilapia and other fish from China is dangerous. See Example(s) EXAMPLES ALWAYS buy wild caught fish NEVER farm raised! I read several articles on Google about this, and even one that was defending the eating of tilapia said to avoid the fish that came from China. Also, I had just returned home from […]




Trump Executive Order Requires ‘Thorough’ Review of Federal Agencies

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On 13 March 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order requiring agencies within the executive branch of the federal government to submit plans for their reorganization: Section 1.  Purpose. This order is intended to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability of the executive branch by directing the Director of the Office of Management and Budget […]




Returning Soldier Finds Family Dead

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CLAIM A soldier returning from deployment discovered his wife had died during his absence, and their children had starved to death. See Example(s) EXAMPLES The story supposedly happened in the years before the internet and email. A serviceman who was deployed overseas left behind his wife and small children. The family lived off of the base. […]