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Green bullet Photographs of a Canadian politician and his wife appeared over a newspaper article identifying them as serial killers Fred and Rosemary West.

Green bullet Iraqi militant web site displays image of action figure toy identified as a captured American soldier.

Red bullet CBS has announced plans to produce a made-for-TV movie about the Terri Schiavo case.

Green bullet Newspaper reporter falls for the old "Heywood Jablome" funny name gag.

Green bullet TV news program runs fictitious explanation of photographs featuring a tiger and piglets.

Red bullet Graphic shows errors in a Fox News report about the killing of three French soldiers.

Red bullet The world's first hotel for sheep has opened in Japan.

Green bullet Two news stations air 2012 election "results" early.

Green bullet A TV station was pranked with fake names for pilots involved in an airline crash.

Red bullet An eyeball-licking fad has produced a widespread outbreak of ocular maladies among Japanese schoolchildren.

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