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RUMOR. A general public report of certain things, without any certainty as to their truth.
     2. In general, rumor cannot be received in evidence, but when the question is whether such rumor existed, and not its truth or falsehood, then evidence of it may be given.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Text messages reached Sotto - rumored to be the city's new acting mayor - congratulating him for his 'recent appointment.'
Going by the rumored spec sheet, the phone is likely to be a mid-range phone.
It has been rumored that the Chinese real estate firm Vantone is on the verge of signing a lease at 7 WTC for roughly 200,000 s/f.
John Lucero is rumored to be working up a model with Bulky Olson.
Finally, our study addresses the differential effect of true rumors versus false rumors, and we explore the return patterns of both truly and falsely rumored targets for clues in predicting the actual outcomes of the rumors.
Koston is also rumored to be inking a publishing deal with Reagan Books.
This isn't the first time it was rumored that the Note 9 would have a slightly larger display.
Upon hearing the news, Elissa Steamer put in her two weeks to ride for the newly conceived, highly secretive Baker off-shoot Bootleg Boards, whose other team riders are rumored to be recent Zero quitter Alex "Trainwreck" Gall, IE hot shoe Anthony Mosely, Euro-exile Ali Boulala and OG Warner Mobster Shane Heyl.
It's never a surprise when someone from the Kardashian family ends up in the headlines, but for months ( Kylie Jenner and ( Khloe Kardashian's rumored pregnancies  have been the topic of every conversation, even though the two women have yet to address the stories.
Oceanside powerhouse Daxter "Dax" Lussier has parted ways with Osiris for a rumored spot on the Globe team.
The iPhone 8, which is expected to be released this fall, is rumored to come with a bezel-less OLED screen.
The chassis also includes a hole for the iPhone 8's rumored vertical dual-camera system.