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FACT CHECK: CIA Agent Confesses on Deathbed: We Blew Up WTC7 on 9/11

SNOPES.COM – Reports that a dying CIA agent confessed to blowing up WTC Building 7 on 9/11 through controlled demolition are fake news. FACT CHECK:...

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Coke-Funded Group Swayed China’s Obesity Efforts, Papers Say

SNOPES.COM – The International Life Sciences Institute, created in 1978 by a former Coke executive, is funded by companies including McDonald’s, PepsiCo and Red Bull....

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A Slur or a Slip-Up? Meteorologist Is Fired, City Is Roiled

SNOPES.COM – Did a TV meteorologist broadcast a racial slur or simply flub a line? Did a TV meteorologist broadcast a racial slur or simply...

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Former NY Times Editor Says Fox Took Her Book Out of Context

SNOPES.COM – Jill Abramson, the former editor of ‘The New York Times,’ says that Fox News took her criticism of the newspaper’s Trump coverage “totally...

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Two Homeless Men Allegedly Broke Into Home, Cooked Dinner

SNOPES.COM – Two homeless men have been charged with burglary after a California man said he came home to find them cooking dinner. Two homeless...

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Officials: Man Broke into Home, Got Owner to Give Him a Ride

SNOPES.COM – The suspect took a shower, got dressed in the homeowner’s clothing and was watching television when the homeowner arrived. Officials: Man Broke into...

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6 Customers Draw Guns on Men Attempting to Steal Tools

SNOPES.COM – The suspects walked out of the store and got into a Honda Civic, only to be surrounded by about six customers with guns...

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Nunchucks Ban in NY Unconstitutional, Federal Court Says

SNOPES.COM – New York state has completely banned private citizens from owning nunchucks since 1974. New Yorks ban on nunchucks, the martial arts weapon made...

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Judge’s Order Didn’t End Family Separations at Border

SNOPES.COM – Despite an executive order and a federal judge’s later ruling, immigration officials are allowed to separate a child from a parent in certain...

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Grand Jury: Dallas Officer’s Shooting of Neighbor Was Murder

SNOPES.COM – A white former Dallas police officer was indicted on a murder charge nearly three months after she fatally shot an unarmed black neighbor...

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FACT CHECK: Was President Trump’s 9/11 ‘Fist Pump’ a Greeting to a Cancer Victim?

SNOPES.COM – FACT CHECK: Was President Trump’s 9/11 ‘Fist Pump’ a Greeting to a Cancer Victim? President Trump’s notorious ‘fist pump’ at a Pennsylvania airport...

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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Anti-Nuclear Weapons Campaign Group

SNOPES.COM – The $1.1 million prize was given to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The Nobel Peace Prize was...

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