Feature films in the News genre?

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I've noticed that there are 111 titles in IMDb which are listed as feature films yet have the genre News. This combination seems implausible to me. Many of the titles listed with the News genre are dramatized stories with all roles played by actors (examples: A Fighting Season, I Used to Live Here).

I found one film with the News genre, Street of the Dead, whose plot reads as follows:
Alan Mancuso and his friends Mort, Steve, and Chauncey partake and in the marijuana laden adventures at the Mancuso residence. While battling the usual case of the munchies, Chauncey stumbles upon an ancient sandwich, that wets his appetite. After devouring the clearly expired treat Chauncey transforms into a brain craving, gargling zombie and begins to attack his fellow friends and sparking the biggest zombie outbreak this side of Canada.
Somehow my local newspapers failed to report on that event.

There are some other titles listed as feature films with the News genre which apparently are News, but not feature films, such as Multiracial Identity for the Year 2000 Census (a made-for-television production) or Pathé News, No. 17 (a newsreel, and hence a short film, not a feature).

I suggest that anyone submitting the News genre to a feature film should receive a warning along the following lines: "The News genre is rarely applicable to feature films. A dramatized feature film does not qualify for the News genre merely because its plot relates to current events or depicts news reporters," with a checkbox to allow the submitter to acknowledge the warning and submit the New genre anyway. Even after that, the staff should scrutinize any feature film submitted with the News genre to see if it qualifies. Most likely, it won't.
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I fixed two of the titles: Kilroy Event Live Stream (2017) and The Truth About the Fusion GPS Dossier Collusion Scandal (2017). Although both of them are feature length and both are news, they are also videos. Once the title type changes, they should disappear from the list.

I have no idea what, if anything, should be done with this curious entry: Probably the Best Test Title Around.
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This guy is my absolute fave. Handsomer than Cruise. Sings better than Elvis. Has broken up more marriages than Valentino. Rumor has it he will be in an upcoming unnamed Terminator Sequel portraying John Conner.

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That curious title is an IMDb Test title I believe. Think I remember Col explaining this once. It was made up names (nm) sequence numbers that had bogus actors on it. Running across one of these titles or names is rare.
 Probably the Best Test Title Around.
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Thank you