Do election ballots have serial numbers to protect against voter fraud? Yes, that's true, but those numbers are removed during processing to protect the identity of the voter. In an email to Lead Stories, Christopher B. Mann, an associate
The Transportation Department is proposing to require airlines to offer passengers a refund if their flight schedule is changed significantly or the airline makes major changes to their itinerary.
Kansas voters rejected a ballot measure that would have allowed the Republican-controlled Legislature to tighten restrictions or ban the procedure outright.
Political leanings: Democratic/liberal 2020 total spending: N/A Protect Our Future PAC was established in January 2022 to “help elect candidates who will be champions for pandemic prevention,” the group’s website says. The group is a hybr
On July 25 2022, a post to r/politics referenced an unnamed “GOP lawmaker” who apparently attended his gay son’s wedding — three days after voting against same-sex marriage: GOP lawmaker attended gay son’s wedd
Some 2,000 firefighters battled the Oak Fire, along with aircraft and bulldozers, facing tough conditions.
A video of an annual military drill in China's Shandong province has been incorrectly linked to bank protests in the Henan province.
The right to use contraceptives would be enshrined in law under a measure that Democrats pushed through the House.
“In Virginia, we actually do protect same-sex marriage.”
Firefighters were working in difficult terrain to protect the iconic trees and a small mountain town as the U.S. weathers another very active year for fires.
Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, more than a dozen states are moving toward outlawing or severely restricting abortion within their borders. Some abortion rights advocates have […] The post What protections would HIPAA prov
It appears Lesko mixed up wording in her speech in an unfortunate way on the U.S. House floor, which then went viral for all the wrong reasons.
Now that the Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade, some are wondering whether governments in states that are newly outlawing abortion could use medical records to surveil for possible abortions. Experts say the idea is by no means far-fetched.
Governors in states where abortion will remain legal are looking for ways to protect any patients who travel there for the procedure — along with the providers who help them — from being prosecuted by their home states.
Although Democrats already control the Senate by the narrowest of margins, there isn’t enough support within their caucus to change the filibuster rule.
Does an "official study" confirm that COVID-19 shots increase the risk of infection from the virus? No, that's not true: One of the authors of the study, Laith Jamal Abu-Raddad, said the article uses several numbers from the report out of
The proposal, announced on the 50th anniversary of the Title IX women's rights law, is intended to replace a set of controversial rules issued during the Trump administration.
Do plants produce oils that provide effective natural sun protection and do sunscreens cause cancer? No, neither is true: "There is no evidence that they afford even close to adequate protection," board-certified dermatologist Julie K. Ka
Three mass shootings were meant to distract from Hillary Clinton controversies.
A genuine photo? The longest wave series in the world? We had questions.
Federal authorities spent the past few years analyzing rules for the shipping industry and are now close to releasing fresh guidelines to help protect a vanishing species of whale.
Gun manufacturers are “the only industry in the country” that have immunity from lawsuits.
Videos posted on social media showed a young man in a wig and lipstick who had arrived in a wheelchair.
Does joining The Satanic Temple give a member legal protection to terminate a pregnancy? Not necessarily: According to legal experts, it could -- but joining "opportunistically" probably won't be applicable. Or as Mark Tushnet, the Willia
On May 9 2022, discourse about the SCOTUS/Roe v. Wade leak turned to ongoing protests outside the homes of Supreme Court justices — and a very popular tweet suggested that in the 1990s, that same court ruled that protests outside the homes of abo
Without changing voting rules in the Senate, Democrats don’t have the votes to pass legislation that would protect abortion access.
Bill Gates is planning to create a response team to help study and curb the current pandemic and any prospective ones.
The number of Grauer’s gorillas has declined, largely due to habitat loss and hunting.
REVIEW Skin cancer is the most frequent type of cancer in the U.S. Estimates indicate that up to one in five Americans will develop skin cancer over their lifetime, mainly associated with overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. T
Celebrities do perform a number of scripted skits at the Oscars.
Was Chris Rock's face fitted with some sort of prosthetic device to protect him from the staged and planned slap delivered by Will Smith at the Academy Awards ceremony? No, that's not true: A photo circulating on social media contains an
Responding to the Online Safety Bill, published today, Will Moy, chief executive of Full Fact, said: “As it stands, the Online Safety Bill falls short of the Government’s aim to make the UK the safest place to be online.” “Ultim
The director of Ukraine's largest art museum walked its hallways, supervising as staff packed away its collections to protect their national heritage.
The former Soviet republics of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are all NATO members.
State laws set policies that affect voting rights, and local officials administer elections. But the federal government can play a role in protecting voting rights, including funding for elections equipment and security.
REVIEW As of February 2022, more than 77 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infection, with more than 4 million requiring hospitalization, and more than 910,000 deaths. But many of these outcomes are preventable with vacc
Though high vitamin-D levels have been linked with less severe COVID-19 infection; however, the supplement doesn't protect against the virus.
SciCheck Digest A COVID-19 booster dose increases protection against the coronavirus. But in an interview, comedian Bill Maher incorrectly said COVID-19 booster shots were “useless” and could cause “immune system fatigue.” Online, others have m
There is no evidence to suggest that children are dying from COVID-19 vaccines.