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Did Melania Trump Steal Her United Nations Speech from Michelle Obama?

A meme claiming that Trump plagiarized a September 2017 speech from a 2014 talk by the former First Lady is false. Melania Trump plagiarized her 2017 speech at the United Nations from a speech delivered by Michelle Obama in 2014. In July 2016, much ado was made about the similarities …

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Aaron Hernandez Had Severe CTE; Daughter Sues NFL, Pats

On 21 September 2017, researchers said Hernandez’s brain showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had a severe case of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, researchers said on Thursday. His lawyer announced a lawsuit …

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Did Donald Trump Cut Funding for Obamacare Enrollment Advertising?

Facebook warnings accurately describe a 90 percent budget cut for publicizing the shortened 2018 enrollment period for Obamacare. The Trump administration announced it would be spending 90 percent less on advertising a shortened open enrollment period for Obamacare in 2018. In early September 2017, Facebook users began posting about several …

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Mexico’s Massive Earthquake: Rumors and Misinformation

We examine various claims that have surfaced after the 19 September 2017 earthquake. On 19 September 2017, a massive earthquake struck central Mexico — the second large quake within two weeks —causing widespread damage. At least 273 deaths have been attributed to the quake, as well as injuries to 1,900 …

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Ecstasy in Halloween Candy?

Despite Facebook warnings, there’s little reason to expect drug-laced Gummi bears and Ecstasy tablets will be found in kids’ trick-or-treat bags this Halloween. Parents should keep any eye out for drug-laced Gummy bears and ecstasy (MDMA) disguised as Halloween candy being distributed to trick-or-treaters. Some forms of Ecstasy are brightly …

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Floridians Can Obtain Food Stamp Benefits If Their Power Went Out During Hurricane Irma?

A series of Facebook rumors about food stamp benefits for post-Irma Florida residents have a grain of truth to them but elide important facts. As of 15 September 2017, Florida residents affected by Hurricane Irma can receive $197 in food stamp benefits, but only if they can show that their …

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Harvey flooding uncovers secret stash of ammo hidden by Obama administration

A cache of weapons long suspected to be hidden in Texas during Operation Jade Helm 15 was uncovered by the flood waters of Hurricane Harvey. The stockpile, hidden in a small town outside of Lexmar, matches numbers in the inventory reported missing during Obama’s tenure. Obama and his administration flat …

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Parents flew from India to Florida to beat daughter-in-law for ‘being disobedient’

A husband in America is alleged to have called him mom and dad and asked them to fly to Florida from their home in India in order to beat his wife with him for being disobedient. Devbir Kalsi apparently called his parents, Jasbir and Bhupinder Kalsi, after having a blazing …

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2-Month-Old Baby Has Bruised Eyes, Mom Horrified To Discover Dad’s Sick Use For

A man from Moorehead, Minnesota, was arrested and accused of rubbing hot sauce and cayenne pepper in his daughter’s eyes and throwing fireworks in her face. Shawn Michael Foltz was charged with felony counts of neglect of a child, malicious punishment of a child and third-degree assault for the crimes …

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