The Consumer Price Index, the most widely used measure of inflation, was unchanged in July, as President Biden claimed. But annual inflation remains high.
Published: 6:51 PM EDT August 12, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act includes about $80 billion in funding for the IRS. The agency isn’t using that money to hire 87,000 new auditors.
Published: 5:42 PM EDT August 12, 2022
Immunologist Mark Slifka, Ph.D., talks about chickenpox and monkeypox. As well as mortality rate, people who could be most at risk and the greatest
Published: 2:14 PM EDT August 12, 2022
The myth that pitbulls are naturally aggressive dogs needs context and clarity. Lori Teller, D.V.M. talks about the myth of aggressive dogs.
Published: 4:11 PM EDT August 11, 2022
People have questions about how monkeypox affects kids. Pediatric infectious disease specialist, Allison Messina, M.D., speaks on the topic.
Published: 4:35 PM EDT August 10, 2022
Warner Bros. plans to merge HBO Max with discovery+, but the new service will still have scripted series in addition to reality shows.
Published: 6:19 PM EDT August 11, 2022
While it is possible for the monkeypox virus to spread by touching contaminated surfaces, health officials say the current risk to the public is low.
Published: 5:48 PM EDT August 11, 2022
Will there be a booster shot specifically targeted at the Omicron variant? The VERIFY team confirms this is true.
Published: 2:44 PM EDT August 10, 2022
Does the dial on the side of a toaster indicate minutes of toast time? The VERIFY team confirms this is false.
Published: 12:34 PM EDT August 10, 2022
The original text included provisions that would cap insulin prices for Medicare patients and people privately insured, but the latter failed to get enough support.
Published: 6:55 PM EDT August 9, 2022
The Inflation Reduction Act, proposed by Senate Democrats, is expected to save Medicare nearly $300 billion on drug prices without cutting benefits.
Published: 3:52 PM EDT August 9, 2022
Monkeypox and chickenpox are caused by different viruses. That means that previous chickenpox vaccination or infection does not offer protection against monkeypox.
Published: 5:24 PM EDT August 8, 2022
Several VERIFY readers have asked the team about long COVID. We’re breaking down the answers to some of the most common questions.
Published: 12:54 PM EDT August 8, 2022
Headlines said scientists called Nessie of Loch Ness “plausible” after a fossil discovery, but the monster itself wasn’t what they believed could be real.
Published: 3:26 PM EDT August 5, 2022
Though 988 can’t “trace” callers in the same way that 911 does, counselors will try to route people to their nearest crisis center by using their area codes
Published: 11:36 AM EDT August 5, 2022
Were these viral videos of firing drills and warplanes from Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan? The VERIFY team confirms both are not from the visit.
Published: 6:54 PM EDT August 4, 2022
Ashley Korslien, reporter with KGW, discusses what "Nikki's Law" is, and how it is enforced.
Published: 4:22 PM EDT August 4, 2022
W. Carsten Andresen, associate professor at St. Edward's University, discusses the different types of LGBTQ+ panic defenses that people use.
Putting a shade over your central A/C unit doesn’t make it run more efficiently. In fact, it could actually cause added problems.
Published: 3:49 PM EDT August 4, 2022
Monkeypox vaccines are not available to most people, including children, but there are exceptions if they’ve been directly exposed to the virus.
Published: 7:15 PM EDT August 3, 2022
Is BMW selling a monthly subscription service for heated seats? The VERIFY team confirms this is true.
Published: 11:35 AM EDT August 3, 2022
Can monkeypox spread through touching contaminated clothing and linens? The VERIFY team confirms this is true.
Published: 2:38 PM EDT August 2, 2022
Did you know dogs are terrible at sweating? The primary way they keep cool is through panting. Here are more facts and tips to help your canine manage the heat.
Published: 2:06 PM EDT August 2, 2022
One of the first major prisoner exchanges with Russia was in 1962. The exchange was depicted in the 2015 film “The Bridge of Spies.”
Published: 7:05 PM EDT August 1, 2022
Current law does not require women to sign up for Selective Service in case there is a draft, but a Senate proposal could change that.
Published: 5:43 PM EDT August 1, 2022
Finding answers to your questions including if monkeypox is a pandemic and if pharmacists can refuse to fill a prescription. Plus a look at the rise in youth suicide
Published: 5:57 PM EDT July 29, 2022
Though some people claim two consecutive quarters of GDP decline constitutes a recession, that's not the official definition in the U.S.
Published: 4:49 PM EDT July 29, 2022
Is Flathead Lake in Montana the clearest water of any lake on Earth? The VERIFY team confirms this is false.
Published: 2:26 PM EDT July 29, 2022
Patients have reported pharmacists refusing to fill prescriptions because their drugs could be used for abortions. We explain what obligations pharmacists have.
Published: 3:50 PM EDT July 28, 2022
Dr. Sheldon Campbell speaks about how long COVID can affect those who have it, as well as how it can affect testing. He also shares his thoughts on monkeypox
Published: 12:45 PM EDT July 28, 2022
Medical organizations are reporting that some patients can’t access methotrexate in states with abortion bans. The drug is used to treat serious health conditions.
Published: 12:02 PM EDT July 28, 2022
Choco Taco has been discontinued by Klondike, the company that manufactures the sweet treat. Klondike bars are still on the menu, but it’s not the same thing.
Published: 4:18 PM EDT July 27, 2022
Is Monkeypox a sexually transmitted disease? The VERIFY team confirms this is false.
Published: 3:46 PM EDT July 27, 2022
Closing bedroom doors actually puts strain on most central A/C systems, which in turn leads to more expensive utility bills.
Published: 4:47 PM EDT July 26, 2022
Has oil from U.S. reserves been sent to other countries? The VERIFY team confirms this is true.
Published: 4:41 PM EDT July 26, 2022
Major public health agencies, including the WHO and CDC, refer to the monkeypox situation as an “outbreak,” not a pandemic.
Published: 4:48 PM EDT July 25, 2022
Is titanium dioxide, an ingredient in Skittles, banned in Europe?
Published: 2:45 PM EDT July 25, 2022
Fact checking viral claims including can pregnant women divorce, IRS buying ammo and over-the-counter birth control pills
Published: 1:22 PM EDT July 22, 2022
Airports in the U.K. briefly had to shut down their runways because of heat-related damage. Here’s how that’s possible and why it doesn’t constantly happen in hotter
Published: 5:40 PM EDT July 22, 2022
Wes Davis talks to VERIFY about ways to stay cool and get the most out of your a/c unit this summer.
Published: 3:45 PM EDT July 22, 2022
Finding answers to your questions about the chickenpox vaccine and monkeypox protection, Medicare cuts, $35 insulin for all, shading A/C units and more.
Published: 3:12 PM EDT August 12, 2022
Finding answers to your questions on the recession, suicide hotline tracking, oil sent over overseas, central A/C efficiency and the world's clearest lake.
Published: 2:18 PM EDT August 5, 2022
Fact-checking viral claims including a claim about states with abortion bans, if deepfakes are a threat to your phone's security and if there is a cosmic black hole.
Published: 6:03 PM EDT July 15, 2022
Fact-checking viral claims surrounding the pennyroyal plant and abortions, Miranda rights, cheapest day for plane tickets, Starbucks scam and more.
Published: 2:14 PM EDT July 8, 2022
Fact-checking claims about the U.S. Supreme Court and the overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Published: 5:15 PM EDT July 1, 2022
Fact-checking viral claims involving the U.S. crude oil supply, if SADS is linked to vaccines, did death contribute to the death of cattle in Kansas and more.
Published: 1:30 PM EDT June 24, 2022
We share fast facts about the Jan. 6 insurrection amid hearings; as well as fact-check viral claims on Facebook cloning, hot dog inflation and more.
Published: 6:52 PM EDT June 20, 2022
Fact-checking viral claims about the NRA being exempt from taxes, guns killing more kids than cops, if vaccines cause monkeypox and the origins of Pride month
Published: 4:27 PM EDT June 10, 2022
Fact-checking viral claims with monkeypox, US aid to Ukraine, school shooting deaths, period tracking apps, and the Jif recall.
Published: 5:38 PM EDT June 3, 2022
Fact-checking viral claims about monkeypox, a Lyme vaccine, the legitimacy of a Capital One settlement and an air travel refund hack
Published: 4:45 PM EDT May 27, 2022
Fact-checking viral claims including the U.S. government providing baby formula at the border, Starbucks raises to unionized workers, menstrual leave and more.
Published: 4:41 PM EDT May 20, 2022
We fact-check viral claims involving TurboTax owing money, states creating their own abortion laws and a nationwide formula shortage
Published: 3:43 PM EDT May 13, 2022
We verify claims on if the Supreme Court can be overruled, if you need a real ID to fly, a tax for the unvaxxed in Rhode Island, and more
Published: 1:57 PM EDT May 6, 2022
We verify claims about a no fly list for unruly passengers, if the Black Lives Matter organization bought a mansion, premium gas savings and more
Published: 6:42 PM EDT April 29, 2022
We verify claims about Ukraine videos, an executive order on insulin, student loans and more
Published: 10:23 PM EDT April 22, 2022
We verify the biggest headlines of the week.
Published: 5:02 PM EDT April 15, 2022
Here's a roundup of this week's best VERIFY stories.
Published: 4:31 PM EDT April 13, 2022
Medical Director, Kelly Johnson-Arbor, M.D., talks about the food chemical, titanium dioxide, that can be found in food products, and if it is harmful to humans
Published: 3:51 PM EDT July 19, 2022
Jennifer Pancorbo, Ph.D., from North Carolina State University’s Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center, explains how the FDA approves drugs and vaccines.
Published: 11:23 AM EDT July 21, 2022
Dr. Natalia Covarrubias-Eckardt, M.D. discusses what Long Covid is, its symptoms and what to discuss with your doctor.
Published: 3:37 PM EDT July 20, 2022
Brett Snyder is the President of Cranky Concierge, an air travel assistance website. He chatted with the VERIFY team about the claims people have that Tuesday is the
Published: 12:43 PM EDT July 19, 2022
Brad Duchaine is a professor of psychological and brain sciences at Dartmouth College and co-founder of faceblind.org.
Published: 5:16 PM EDT July 18, 2022
Dr Steven Bock, a specialist in Integrative medicine, spoke with the VERIFY team about a wide range of topics on Lyme disease. Including if it's gender specific, any
Published: 8:01 PM EDT July 6, 2022
Dr. John Aucott spoke with the VERIFY team about all things Lyme disease; what Lyme disease is, how it can be treated, new treatments and misconceptions people have
Published: 7:49 PM EDT July 6, 2022
Dr. Payal Kohli speaks with VERIFY about Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. She explains what it is, who is most affected by it and the screening process.
Published: 2:47 PM EDT June 17, 2022
Social media users have posted a lot of questions about monkeypox; some are worried about another global pandemic while others ask about vaccines. See our interview.
Published: 7:25 PM EDT May 26, 2022
While Supreme Court leaks are rare, they have happened, but they were of decisions — never the full text of a draft opinion. We spoke to Ben Barton for more context.
Published: 6:29 PM EDT May 4, 2022
After the leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion on Roe v. Wade many people are wondering if health data from period-tracking apps are covered under HIPAA.
Published: 12:40 PM EDT May 23, 2022
VERIFY spoke to Liza Fuentes, senior research scientist at Guttmacher Institute, about what SB8 and Oklahoma’s bill could mean for women in Texas seeking abortion.
Published: 12:53 AM EDT May 4, 2022
December 2021, VERIFY interviewed Dr. Saralyn Mark to answer questions viewers had about vaccine efficacy, omicron severity, variant tests, and break-through cases.
Published: 1:25 PM EDT May 3, 2022
Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos spoke with VERIFY to answer the question, "Do any at-home remedies really work to treat the common cold or are they all just myths?"
Published: 11:01 PM EDT May 2, 2022
VERIFY talks to Dr. Anahita Dua to answer questions about blood donations during the pandemic and if blood type affects severity in COVID-19 symptoms and contagions.
Published: 5:16 PM EDT May 2, 2022
In this interview with Dr. Kate Williamson, we discuss how children can be affected by COVID long-haul syndrome and other symptoms at varying degrees of vaccination.
Published: 3:29 PM EDT May 2, 2022
Check out our Expert Interview with Shanté Nicole to learn useful tips and tricks for increasing your credit score and what viral claims are actually false.
Published: 2:14 PM EDT May 2, 2022
As Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, news outlets have reported that Russian leaders, including President Vladimir Putin, could face war crimes charges.
Published: 3:39 PM EDT April 29, 2022
VERIFY spoke with Dr. Emmanuel Emenike to learn more about how our bodies react to alcohol, what you should know about hangovers and if they get worse with age.
Published: 8:53 PM EDT April 27, 2022
Russia's invasion left many wondering, is Ukraine part of the E.U. and, if not, would they receive stronger support if they were? Watch our interview to learn more.
Published: 4:49 PM EDT April 27, 2022
VERIFY spoke to Shean Huff, a staff researcher at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory about the best ways to improve your car's gas mileage.
Published: 10:01 AM EDT April 27, 2022
A divorce cannot be legally finalized in Missouri if the wife is pregnant, but spouses can still file for divorce and begin certain aspects of the divorce process.
Published: 3:57 PM EDT July 20, 2022
The VERIFY team fact checks a viral meme comparing the impact state abortion bans could have on paid family leave.
Published: 3:47 PM EDT July 15, 2022
Are state abortion bans considered forced pregnancy, an international crime against humanity? The VERIFY team confirms this is false.
Published: 4:50 PM EDT July 13, 2022
A viral TikTok claimed the Supreme Court overturned the Clean Water Act. That’s false.
Published: 6:28 PM EDT July 6, 2022
The Supreme Court’s decision eliminated the constitutional protection for abortion, but didn’t immediately affect the right to access birth control.
Published: 5:31 PM EDT June 30, 2022
The court struck down a New York law that required people have a specific reason to obtain a concealed carry permit. But other types of requirements can remain in pl
Published: 6:59 PM EDT June 29, 2022
According to historical records, the Supreme Court has overturned more than 100 decisions to set new precedents.
Published: 4:15 PM EDT June 27, 2022
The three justices said Roe v. Wade is an important Supreme Court precedent, but none said they wouldn’t overturn it.
Published: 4:49 PM EDT June 24, 2022
Some states previously passed laws banning or restricting access to abortions. Those laws are now set to go into effect.
Published: 2:24 PM EDT June 24, 2022
Claims the Supreme Court allowed warrantless home searches within 100 miles of the U.S. border are false. Here’s what the court actually did.
Published: 2:21 PM EDT June 22, 2022
Can states pass their own abortion laws if Roe v. Wade is overturned? The VERIFY team confirms this is true.
Published: 2:42 PM EDT May 6, 2022
A viral tweet claimed a new law passed in Tennessee made it a crime to order emergency contraceptives. That’s false.
Published: 2:53 PM EDT May 11, 2022
Published: 2:24 PM EDT May 5, 2022
While leaks of Supreme Court votes are rare, they have happened. But past leaks were of decisions — never the full text of a draft opinion.
Published: 6:24 PM EDT May 4, 2022
Under a recently proposed Rhode Island Senate bill, eligible residents would have to get the COVID-19 vaccine or face a monthly fine and pay double their income tax.
Published: 12:45 PM EDT May 4, 2022
Can Congress pass a law that supersedes a Supreme Court ruling? The VERIFY team confirms this is true.
Published: 5:30 PM EDT May 3, 2022
Viral memes claim Judge Janice Rogers Brown was the first Black woman to be nominated to the Supreme Court, not Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson. That’s not true.
Published: 5:46 PM EDT April 5, 2022