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Mass spec analyses run on supposed "fake fur" in a garment from the Sean John line of hip hop mogul Sean "P Diddy" Combs showed it to be not so fake after all. In fact it was from the skin of the raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides). Diddy has apologized and Macy's has pulled the offending item. The Humane Society of the United States ran the tests.

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