1. Ed Koch on Anti-Semitism : snopes.com •••
Did former New York mayor Ed Koch deliver a radio address on anti-semitism?
  ...Check out this article Ed Koch. http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/edkoch.asp Sent via snopes.com Send What's New Fact Checks News Hot...
  ...Ed Koch Ed Koch Did former New York mayor Ed Koch deliver a radio address on anti-semitism? David Mikkelson From the Archive Share -...
  ...Former Mayor Ed Koch is a regular commentator on Bloomberg Radio. On 7 December 2002, Mr. Koch delivered a commentary on our "Bloomberg On the Weekend"...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:09:38 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/edkoch.asp

2. Viral Story on 'The Largest Number You Can Represent with Three Digits' Doesn't Check Out : snopes.com •••
A viral story claiming that Ed Trice got a standardized math test changed across the country is full of questionable aspects.
  ...http://www.snopes.com/common-core-ed-trice-999/ Sent via snopes.com Send What's New Fact Checks News Hot 25 Newsletter Archive...
  ...A viral story claiming that Ed Trice got a standardized math test changed across the country is full of questionable aspects. Dan Evon Updated: Mar...
  ..."Really, Mr. Trice, that's not appropriate ..." "Your daughter tried to correct her math teacher. The teacher explained why she was wrong, and she...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:04:08 GMT http://www.snopes.com/common-core-ed-trice-999/

3. Christmas Cards for Noah Biorkman : snopes.com •••
Noah Biorkman, a 5-year-old boy battling cancer, wants to receive Christmas cards?
  ...Ed Carter went to school together years ago. They keep in touch by email. She mentioned the early Christmas for her son in an email to Ed. Mrs....
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:00:57 GMT http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/medical/biorkman.asp

4. Apple Stores Beset by iPhone-Bending Patrons? : snopes.com •••
Are Apple Store visitors bending iPhone 6 units and posting videos to YouTube?
  ...Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky! Did Neil Armstrong say 'Good luck, Mr. Gorsky' during the ... Fact Check Ed Koch Did former New York mayor Ed Koch deliver a...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:07:07 GMT http://www.snopes.com/info/news/applestore.asp

5. Michelle Obama Copied Her 2008 DNC Speech from Saul Alinsky : snopes.com •••
After Melania Trump was accused of plagiarizing Michelle Obama's 2008 DNC speech at the 2016 RNC, several sites claimed the FLOTUS plagiarized Saul Alinsky.
  ...raged thereafter on social media, where parodies and joke memes mocked Mrs. Trump's ostensible misstep. A number of creative defenses were proffered for...
  ...Gov. Chris Christie stating that only 7% of Melania's speech was identical to Mrs. Obama's: .@GovChristie: not plagiarism bc "93 percent of the speech...
  ...be ... reflect[ed] our values and aspirations" and was not expressing it as her own thought. As such, the plagiarism claim applied to Mrs. Obama was...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:28:02 GMT http://www.snopes.com/michelle-obama-copied-her-2008-...

6. The Grateful Millionaire : snopes.com •••
Updated version of old urban legend claims Donald Trump rewarded a stranger who helped him change a flat tire by paying off the good samaritan's mortgage.
  ...he does, and is promptly introduced to Donald Trump and his wife, Ivana. Mr. Trump extends his appreciation for the timely assistance and inquires if...
  ...said his wife would be just thrilled to get flowers from the famous Trumps. Mr. Trump indicates they would do just that and, after the limousine was...
  ...There are those who now swear they saw Donald Trump hand over an oversized, Ed McMahon-type check on TV. Likely this "Publisher's Clearing House" mental...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:20:57 GMT http://www.snopes.com/luck/trump.asp

7. President Obama 'Demands' Monument to Himself : snopes.com •••
A conservative site falsely claimed President Obama demanded a monument to himself because "there's plenty of monuments dedicated to racist white people."
  ...citing a Huffington Post op-ed piece by Bill Lucey musing over whether that could really happen: Mount Rushmore and Mr. Obama are invoked so frequently...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:48:12 GMT http://www.snopes.com/obama-demands-monument/

8. Former Navy SEAL Rebukes Obama : snopes.com •••
Navy SEAL rebukes President Obama over the various aspects of the killing of Osama bin Laden. Is it legitimate and accurate criticism?
  ...Yet now that it is useful, you Mr. President, continue to refer to the event as if it were YOU and you alone which accomplished the worthy task of...
  ...verifiable statement is the following: Yet now that it is useful, you Mr. President, continue to refer to the event as if it were YOU and you alone which...
  ...is not accurate. First of all, it is not true that President Obama "attempt[ed] to stop or delay Bin Laden's demise." In fact, what "reliable sources"...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:05:32 GMT http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/navyseal.asp

9. Did Jeff Sessions Say the NAACP Is 'Un-American'? : snopes.com •••
The accusation that Trump's pick for U.S. Attorney General made the inflammatory comment was raised during a 1986 confirmation hearing.
  ...of which, I understand, have been read into the record in these proceedings, Mr. Sessions and I have engaged in a number of conversations on subjects...
  ...have needed Mr. Sessions' help in those cases and he has provided that help every step of the way. In fact, I would say that my experience with Mr....
  ...the Campaign Legal Center in Washington, D.C., wrote in a 22 November 2016 op-ed for the Washington Post that he stands by his testimony: Sessions...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:10:40 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2017/01/04/jeff-sessions-naacp-

10. Australian Military Veteran Beat Up Eight Muslims for Attacking His Wife? : snopes.com •••
The circumstances around a reported January 2016 scuffle on an Australian beach remain unclear.
  ...Mrs Tyrrell, 30, said on seeing one of the men put a crab pot in the water, she told him the area was a marine sanctuary and fishing was banned. “Liana...
  ...trouble, as you are not meant to have it. That was it, and he turned on her,” Mr Tyrrell said. He said he heard his wife’s screams and, seeing a man...
  ...cut you loose, and most people come out and say, 'The civilian world is f---ed. Look at how they think. Look at their expectations, their sense of...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:43:14 GMT http://www.snopes.com/australian-military-veteran-beat-...

11. Daraprim Price Hike Controversy : snopes.com •••
Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli attracted social media outrage over a huge, sudden price hike on the antimalarial drug Daraprim.
  ...drug company trying to gouge patients, it is us trying to stay in business," Mr. Shkreli said. He said that many patients use the drug for far less than...
  ...interspersed with conflicting comments, on Bloomberg indicating he "need[ed] to turn a profit on the drug," and on Twitter claiming that the increase was...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:08:23 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2015/09/21/daraprim/

12. Trump Insists He Witnessed Cheering Muslims on 9/11 : snopes.com •••
Donald Trump insisted he saw footage of Muslims cheering in New Jersey on 9/11, but the incident he referenced never occurred.
  ...It was not clear what Mr. Trump was referring to. There were cheers of support in some Middle Eastern countries that day, which were broadcast on...
  ...There are those who now swear they saw Donald Trump hand over an oversized, Ed McMahon-type check on TV. Likely this "Publisher's Clearing House" mental...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:10:44 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2015/11/22/donald-trump-cheering-911/

13. Stolen Watch : snopes.com •••
Did a professor unwittingly commit a theft?
  ...has been around far longer than most of our readers! The story written by Mrs. Davis in the Stockton Record, of an automobilist who picked up a man on...
  ...Unlike tales involving a theft of money, some variations of The "Pocket(ed) Watch" result in the victim-turned-thief's failing to end up with another's...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:10:57 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/safety/watch.asp

14. The Jogger's Billfold : snopes.com •••
Did a jogger unwittingly commit a theft?
  ...This is supposed to be a true story. A man, we'll call him Mr. Jones, is riding to work on the subway in New York City and there's this guy who keeps...
  ...thief" motif appearing in such tales since the early 1900s. (Visit our Pocket(ed) Watch, Stolen Biscuits, and Gun-Toting Grannies pages for other legends...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:10:58 GMT http://www.snopes.com/crime/safety/wallet.asp

15. Muffle Bunny : snopes.com •••
Seventeen people were shot at Bunny Friend Playground in New Orleans, but the incident was not ignored by the media.
  ...— Mr T 2 (@GovtsTheProblem) December 2, 2015 Origins: On 30 November 2015 the web site Mad World News published an article titled "There Was A Giant...
  ..."giant mass shooting" at Bunny Friend Playground in New Orleans was "ignor[ed]" by the media: For the past week, the media has obsessed over the...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:17:37 GMT http://www.snopes.com/bunny-friend-playground-shooting/

16. Mike Nesmith Firecracker Injury : snopes.com •••
Did Monkee Mike Nesmith take up the guitar after a firecracker injured his hand?
  ...rock, and the sledgehammer came down on his hand instead of the rock. Because Mrs. Nesmith followed the beliefs of Christian Science, young Mike was not...
  ...Finn, Ed and T. Bone. The Monkees Scrapbook. San Francisco: Last Gasp, 1986. ISBN 0-86719-356-5 (p. 38). Massingill, Randi L. Total Control: The...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:34:42 GMT http://www.snopes.com/music/artists/nesmith2.asp

17. Bear Chases Biker Through Woods? : snopes.com •••
Did a GoPro camera capture footage of a bear chasing a cyclist through the woods?
  ...viewers were skeptical of its authenticity. While its poster, YouTube user Mr. Gregor, has not admitted to faking the video, many aspects of the footage...
  ...A viral story claiming that Ed Trice got a standardized math ... Copy the article link Send us your feedback Thank you for writing to us!...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:36:55 GMT http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/bearchase.asp

18. Donald Trump's Walk of Fame Star Severely Vandalized : snopes.com •••
Donald Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star sustained significant damage due to an act of vandalism.
  ...the star and raise money on behalf of the nearly dozen women who have accused Mr. Trump of sexual assault or sexual harassment. Deadline claimed to...
  ...Does an outtake from 'Mister Ed' capture the talking equine ... Fact Check Letter from a Death Row Inmate The "letter from a death row inmate" is...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:40:41 GMT http://www.snopes.com/2016/10/26/donald-trumps-walk-of-...

19. Script Error : snopes.com •••
A Facebook post about a student named Alyssa who was purportedly reprimanded for writing her name in cursive has gone viral.
  ...punishment was going to be... I mean, really??? What are you gonna do Mrs. Teacher? Suspend her from school for being 7 and able to write in cursive?...
  ...was reported to Facebook for nudity, separately saying the teacher "claim[ed Alyssa] can't write in cursive because the other students don't know how to...
Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:57:32 GMT http://www.snopes.com/alyssa-cursive-writing/



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