A visitor to Seattle says a stranger attacked him with an AIDS-infected needle, but it may be an urban legend. Continue reading →
A commission in Iceland has concluded that a legendary lake monster there exists; others aren't so sure. Continue reading →
Each new Jack the Ripper suspect seems very convincing and compelling, until the next one comes along and seemingly closes the case. Continue reading →
Reporter James Foley's beheading in the Middle East was part of a long tradition of sending a gruesome message. Continue reading →
As doctors work to stem an epidemic of the deadly Ebola virus, rumor and folklore help spread the disease. Continue reading →
In the news has been the Supreme Court's ruling that, as regards closely held corporations, the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. What does it all mean? Trace looks at the case.
Trace examines the controversy in recent years surrounding Boy Scout troop leaders and includes a primer on the organization's founding and modern principles.
The story of an injured young girl being asked to leave a fast-food restaurant has been called a hoax. But its viral spread says a lot about folklore and internet activism. Continue reading →
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