Did the IRS Admit It ‘Encourages Illegals’ to Steal Social Security Numbers for Taxes?

With tax season looming and the federal government in a partial shutdown, an old story gained new popularity. | Continue reading


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Did Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar Co-Sponsor a Bill to Recognize Muslim Holidays as Federal Holidays?

A dubious website said the first two Muslim women elected to Congress wasted no time in trying to rearrange the national holiday schedule. | Continue reading


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Does This Photograph Show a Mother Snorting Cocaine with Her Toddler?

Some activities really don't lend themselves to parent-child participation. | Continue reading


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Democrats Hit Trump EPA Nominee on Coal Lobbying, Rollbacks

Democrats pressed Andrew Wheeler about his lobbying before joining the EPA, saying his work for coal companies should disqualify him from leading an agency that regulates coal. | Continue reading


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Unbearable Stench: Giant Sewage Spill Befouls Peru’s Capital

Millions of gallons of sewage spilled across more than 20 acres of the borough, reaching depths of more than six feet, officials said. | Continue reading


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Did Former President Barack Obama Spend $65,000 on Hot Dogs?

A leaked email used in 2009 to push the "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory was repurposed in 2019 to spread rumors about bulk hot dog purchases. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 6 hours ago

Did Congress ‘Set Aside’ $50 Billion in 2006 for the Construction of Border Fencing?

When some leading Democrats voted for the Secure Fence Act, were they agreeing to 10 times more funding than President Donald Trump requested for his border wall in 2018? | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 6 hours ago

Massive Tennis Match-Fixing Ring Discovered in Europe

Tennis players are being questioned by police in France on suspicion of fixing matches for Grigor Sargsyan, 28-year-old known as the Maestro. Sargsyan is being held in a Belgian jail. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 7 hours ago

FDA Alerts Pet Owners About Recalls of Several Dry Pet Foods

Recalls were issued after the FDA received complaints that dogs consuming the potentially tainted brands experienced vitamin D toxicity. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 9 hours ago

Rodeo Alaska Cow Evades Capture Wandering Anchorage Trails

Trail users began spotting Betsy the cow in the fall, posting about their sightings on social media and giving her near-celebrity status. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 10 hours ago

Fake Print Editions of Washington Post Distributed in Washington, D. C.

An impostor newspaper designed to resemble the Washington Post was distributed around downtown Washington, D.C. | Continue reading


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Key West Moves to Ban Sunscreens that Could Damage Reefs

The ban would apply to products containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. Some studies have shown that the chemicals encourage coral bleaching. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 12 hours ago

Does the Texas DPS Have Armed Patrol Boats on the Rio Grande?

Some social media users were surprised to learn the lengths to which Texas officials have gone to address crime along the mighty river. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 12 hours ago

US Military Says American Troops Killed in Syria Blast

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the rare morning attack, saying one of its members carried out a suicide attack. | Continue reading


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Pelosi Asks Trump to Delay State of Union Speech

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has asked President Donald Trump to postpone his State of the Union address to the nation, set for Jan. 29, until the government reopens. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 12 hours ago

Did Acid and/or Electricity Cause This Man To Vaporize Into Thin Air?

The origins of this video are uncertain, but explanations provided for it are scientifically unworkable. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 1 day ago

Has the FDA Halted Food Inspections Because of the Government Shutdown?

Some inspectors have returned to resume their duties, but it's unclear for how long. | Continue reading


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Did Clemson’s Quarterback Say Their White House Meal Was ‘The Best We Ever Had’?

A graphic posted on Twitter used Trevor Lawrence's image to lash out at critics of his team's meeting with President Donald Trump. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 1 day ago

Was Wall Street Originally the Site of a ‘Border Wall’ Meant to Protect New Amsterdam?

Social media memes compared a defensive wall built along the northern border of New Amsterdam during the 17th century to President Donald Trump's border wall. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 1 day ago

Grocery Robots Detect Spills with Some Far-Off Human Help

The googly eyes are fake, but each robot has eight cameras — some directed down at the floor and others that can see shelves. | Continue reading


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Were U.S. Democratic Lawmakers ‘Partying’ in Puerto Rico During the Government Shutdown?

The outing was reportedly planned in order to highlight the territory's recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. | Continue reading


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Did Retired Soccer Star Mia Hamm Die in January 2019?

You know the old quip--reports of death can be greatly exaggerated. | Continue reading


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Extremists Attack Hotel in Nairobi; Al-Shabab Claims Role

Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables and offices. | Continue reading


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Silicon Valley Landlord Rents $1,500 Studio to 2 Cats

An average studio apartment in San Jose rents for $1,951 a month, according to RentCafe. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 1 day ago

Michael Flynn, Sean Spicer Become Neighbors in Rhode Island

The house is across the street and three doors down from Flynn's home, in a neighborhood that's a short walk to the beach. | Continue reading


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UK Parliament Overwhelmingly Rejects May’s Brexit Deal

The vote means further turmoil for British politics only 10 weeks before the country is due to leave the European Union. | Continue reading


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Trump’s AG Nominee Asserts His Independence

Comments by William Barr at his Senate confirmation hearing pointedly departed from President Trump's own views and underscored Barr's efforts to reassure Democrats that he will not be a loyalist. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 1 day ago

White House Shifts Shutdown Strategy, Tries to Bypass Pelosi

Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut, a centrist Democrat, said the White House is "grasping at straws." | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 1 day ago

UNC Removes Confederate Pedestal from Campus Overnight

"Silent Sam" was toppled last year by protesters who decried its origins. Now the massive pedestal and bronze memorial plaques will be stored while their fate is decided. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 1 day ago

Trump’s Burger-Fest Brings Roasting from Late-Night TV Hosts

Silver trays held stacks of wrapped burgers from Wendy's. Also on offer were boxed burgers from McDonald's, including Big Macs. White House cups bearing the presidential seal held the fries. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 1 day ago

Is This the World’s First Dab?

A photograph purportedly captures a soldier doing the dab all the way back in 1932. | Continue reading


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Do Steering Wheels Include Braille So Visually Impaired Drivers Can Find the Horn?

"Just realized that these little bumps on the steering wheel are in Braille." | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 1 day ago

Broadway Legend Carol Channing Has Died at Age 97

Carol Channing, the lanky, ebullient musical comedy star who delighted American audiences over almost 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in "Hello, Dolly" on Broadway and beyond, has died. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 1 day ago

Trump Fetes Champion Clemson with Burgers, Fries

The scent of burgers, fries and victory wafted through the stately White House as President Donald Trump saluted college football's Clemson Tigers for winning the national championship. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 2 days ago

Sen. Rand Paul Scheduled to Have Hernia Surgery in Canada

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to undergo hernia surgery at a private hospital in Canada because of injuries he suffered when a neighbor tackled him while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 2 days ago

Did Clifford Walker Say at a 1924 KKK Rally That He Would Build a ‘Wall of Steel’ Against Immigrants?

A presidential biographer drew a comparison to then-Georgia Gov. Walker's comments and steel border wall construction desired by President Trump. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 2 days ago

‘McJesus’ Sculpture Sparks Outrage Among Israel’s Christians

Hundreds of Christians calling for removal of a sculpture by Finnish artist Jani Leinonen protested at the Haifa museum. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 2 days ago

Kidnapping Suspect Targeted Girl After Seeing Her Get on Bus

Prosecutors charged him with kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents in October near Barron, about 90 miles northeast of Minneapolis. He was also charged with armed robbery. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 2 days ago

Did President Trump Urge Americans to Boycott Chinese Restaurants?

Always good to beware of what news items you ingest. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 2 days ago

Dem Pushes Censure for Rep. King Over White Supremacy Remark

Rep. Bobby Rush said his censure resolution against Rep. Steve King would announce to the world that Congress has no home for "repugnant and racist behavior." | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 2 days ago

No Shutdown End in Sight; Trump Says ‘Never Ever Back Down’

Trump said he had dismissed a proposal from Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to reopen the government for several weeks and continue dealing with Democrats over money for the wall. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 2 days ago

Former Yankees Pitcher Mel Stottlemyre Dead at 77

Mel Stottlemyre, who had a distinguished career as both a pitcher and a pitching coach, died in Seattle after a long battle with bone marrow cancer. | Continue reading


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Woman Drinking Wine from Pringles Can Banned from Walmart

A woman has been banned from a Walmart after she spent several hours driving an electric shopping cart around the store's parking lot while drinking wine from a Pringles can. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 2 days ago

Leave $350 Hats at Home, NY Middle School Administrators Beg

The New York Post reports that administrators at Great Neck North Middle School on Long Island wrote a letter to parents asking them to "try and redirect your middle schooler from wearing these hats to school." | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 2 days ago

Hugh Grant Seeks Return of Script After Theft from His Car

There were, he added, many weeks' worth of "notes and ideas" in the stolen script. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 2 days ago

Judge Blocks Trump Birth Control Coverage Rules in 13 states

The rules would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 2 days ago

2020 Democratic Primary Set to Intensify

Candidates and potential candidates are hiring staff and traveling to key states all in a mad scramble to gain a leg up in what will be a rollicking Democratic primary. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 2 days ago

Does a Muslim Community Patrol in New York City Enforce ‘Sharia Law’?

Certain websites regurgitated a familiar complaint upon the debut of a new patrol group in Brooklyn. | Continue reading


@snopes.com | 3 days ago