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Panthers investigating workplace misconduct allegations against owner Jerry Richardson

Friday, December 15th, 2017

The Panthers announced they are investigating allegations of workplace misconduct by owner Jerry Richardson. Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has been accused of workplace misconduct, and the team reacted quickly by announcing an internal investigation into the matter. The allegations were first reported by Jim Trotter of ESPN.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

Friday, December 15th, 2017

THE FACTS: Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill dismissed the viral story that over 5,000 of the votes for Democrat Doug Jones in Tuesday's special U.S. Senate election were cast by the dead. ''There are not 5,000 dead people on the voters rolls unless they died today,'' Merrill told the AP Thursday. The story is one of several false claims that cropped up after Jones' victory over Roy Moore.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

Friday, December 15th, 2017

THE FACTS: Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill dismissed the viral story that over 5,000 of the votes for Democrat Doug Jones in Tuesday's special U.S. Senate election were cast by the dead. ''There are not 5,000 dead people on the voters rolls unless they died today,'' Merrill told the AP Thursday. The story is one of several false claims that cropped up after Jones' victory over Roy Moore.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

Friday, December 15th, 2017

THE FACTS: Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill dismissed the viral story that over 5,000 of the votes for Democrat Doug Jones in Tuesday's special U.S. Senate election were cast by the dead. "There are not 5,000 dead people on the voters rolls unless they died today," Merrill told the AP Thursday. The story is one of several false claims that cropped up after Jones' victory over Roy Moore.

Native American Activists Create Spoof Website To Call For Redskins Name Change

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

For a few hours on Wednesday morning, a small group of Native American activists convinced the internet that Washington’s professional football franchise had finally decided to change its racist “Redskins” team name. “Native Leaders Celebrate a Victory as Washington Football Changes Mascot to the Redhawks,” a headline blared, in the style of The Washington Post. It and three other spoofed stories ? on sites that looked like those of ESPN, Sports Illustrated and Bleacher Report ? circulated across Twitter and other social media platforms to applause from those who have spent years calling on the team to change its name. Even the URLs mimicked the real thing, with only minor changes (the ersatz Post story, for instance, was on washpostsports.com, while the paper’s real sports page is at washingtonpost.com/sports).

Washington Redskins Victim of Name Change Hoax

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The Washington Redskins have fallen victim to a name change hoax. Several media outlets masking themselves as legitimate news sources changed the NFL team’s name to the Washington Redhawks as the DC team continues to face backlash for its name, which many consider to be offensive to Native Americans. “This morning, the Redskins organization was made aware of fraudulent websites about our team name,” Tony Wyllie, the Washington Redskins’ senior vice president of communications, said in a statement sent via email.

Activist group stages elaborate hoax to announce Washington Redskins changed team name

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

The group created fake pages for the websites of the Washington Post, Bleacher Report, ESPN and Sports Illustrated, taking great pains to make them look like real pages for each outlet, and many people were convinced the news was real. “We created this action to show the NFL and the Washington Football franchise how easy, popular and powerful changing the name could be,” Rebecca Nagle, a member of the Cherokee Nation and one of the organizers of the stunt, said in a statement. An activist group called Rising Hearts staged a stunt on Wednesday, using fake web pages to announce that Washington had changed its mascot to Redhawks.

Colin Kaepernick Visited Inmates at Rikers Island, Correction Officers Union Feared He Might Incite Attacks

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

A visit by Colin Kaepernick to Rikers Island sparked outrage Tuesday after a union representative for corrections officers said his presence could incite rioting. "This will only encourage inmates to continue to attack Correction Officers at a time when we need more protection," said Husamudeen. Colin Kaepernick receives the Muhammad Ali Legacy Award during the 'Sports Illustrated' 2017 Sportsperson of the Year Show in New York, December 5.

Google’s top searches in 2017: Hurricanes, Matt Lauer and Tom Petty

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) just published its annual list of the top trending queries in the U.S., revealing the events and fads that people searched the most in 2017. The top ones highlight just how tough a year it's been. Hurricanes Irma and Harvey,

Kaepernick’s visit to jail draws rebuke from guards’ union

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) -- A visit by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (KAP'-ur-nihk) to New York's Rikers Island jail facility has drawn a rebuke from the union representing city correction officers. Kaepernick began kneeling during the