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No, 42 Million People Didn’t Die On Black Friday Weekend

Shoppers head into Target just after their doors opened at midnight on Black Friday in South Portland, Maine, on Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Shoppers head into Target just after their doors opened at midnight on Black Friday in South Portland, Maine, on Nov. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

An article that has that gets re-posted on Facebook every year is again confusing tens of thousands of people. The article, from satirical website The...

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