The federal government will investigate its past oversight of Native American boarding schools and work to “uncover the truth about the loss of human life and the lasting consequences” of the institutions.
Republicans in Arizona are still pushing the myth that President Joe Biden stole the 2020 election — a falsehood that ultimately culminated in the Jan. 6 violent attack on the U.S. Capitol. The falsehood lives on in the review of about 2.1 million ba
Just as Major League Baseball seemed to have emerged from the steroid scandal, revelations of the Houston Astros’ electronic cheating scheme in 2017 and 2018 further sullied baseball’s image.
The registration requirement is one of the few remaining places where federal law treats men and women differently.
The NFL has pledged to halt the use of “race-norming” — which assumed Black players started out with lower cognitive function — in the $1 billion settlement of brain injury claims.
SciCheck Digest The COVID-19 vaccines have been the subject of peer-reviewed studies that found they were effective and safe, but a meme has been circulating on social media falsely claiming that no such studies have been conducted.
For all the talent involved, “Friends: The Reunion” doesn’t offer much more than television anniversary specials you’ve seen — and forgotten about — before.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s behavior was “beyond the pale” and raised the possibility of an ethics investigation.
Did U.S. first lady Jill Biden have a medical license stripped from her by a medical board? No, that's not true: Biden is not a medical doctor and the publication that made the claim is a known satire website. The claim appeared in an art
More than 1 million people, most of them Jews, were killed by the Nazis at Auschwitz during World War II.
A Facebook post states that the Covid-19 vaccines will not have finished testing until 2023. The post says that therefore the vaccinations are unsafe and suggests that as a result, fact checkers have been spreading disinformation regarding the safety o
Attorney General Merrick Garland ordered a review of how the Justice Department can best deploy its resources to combat hate crimes during a surge in incidents targeting Asian Americans.
Concerns over the clotting led more than a dozen European countries to suspend use of the vaccine, even though the company and international health agencies said there was no indication the vaccine caused the clotting and recommended continuing inocula
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said it was the “intention” of the Biden administration to close the detention facility.
From COVID-19 rumors to protest hoaxes, from election disinformation to the truly bizarre, it's been quite a year for fact checkers.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai has apologized for how a prominent artificial intelligence researcher's abrupt departure last week has “seeded doubts” in the company.
If the vaccine is ultimately given the green light, the first recipients would be health care workers and nursing home residents according to plans laid out by each state.
Sen. Kamala Harris, the Democratic vice presidential nominee, urged her Twitter followers “to help post bail for those protesting on the ground in Minnesota.” That appeal is now being used in an attack ad to portray her as helping to free a
The pipeline was the subject of months of protests, sometimes violent, during its construction near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.
Native American advocacy groups have tried for decades to force Washington, D.C.'s football team to change their name.
Since the election of Sir Keir Starmer as leader of the Labour party earlier this year, there has been a lot of discussion online and in the media about the role Mr Starmer played in the Jimmy Savile scandal and the decision not to prosecute him in 200
People who participated in a town hall hosted by Los Angeles County Sheriff voiced concerns that the two men may have been lynched.
News media reports run the gamut from saying hydroxychloroquine is 91% effective to it being both ineffective and dangerous. How do people know what to believe?
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Police Chief Steve Conrad have asked the U.S. Justice Department and the FBI to investigate Breonna Taylor's death.
The new figures resulted from an in-depth review of deaths during a response that was chaotic in the early days.
U.S. District Judge James Boasberg wrote that the easement approval for the pipeline remains “highly controversial” under federal environmental law.
In a tweet which became a Facebook post, @zenalbatross reported that Wuhan’s clever schoolchildren “defeated the app assigning them homework” by spamming it with one-star reviews to trigger its deletion from an app store: good morn
Alabama was set to execute an inmate for the 2004 slayings of three police officers shot by another man at a suspected crack house, but the U.S. Supreme Court halted plans at least temporarily to review his appeal.
Former national security adviser John Bolton's team accused the White House of trying to suppress his unpublished book after word surfaced that the National Security Council had sent him a letter expressing concerns that the manuscript contained classi
The decision makes it unlikely the justices would rule on the fate the law popularly known as 'Obamacare' until after the 2020 election.
As we wrap a decade that saw dangerous and alarming trends in misinformation, we are thankful Snopes readers were there every day, calling ’em out.
The “individual mandate” of former President Barack Obama’s health care law is invalid, but other parts of the law need further review, a federal appeals court has ruled.
The man leading the inquiry into the origins of the Russia probe is no stranger to politically sensitive investigations.
Other tech companies have also been resuming the practice after giving more notice.
It is unclear what potential crimes are being investigated or what prompted the change.
The House Ethics Committee said it is reviewing allegations of wrongdoing against Michigan Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Bill Huizenga, and Florida Rep. Ross Spano.
According to this email, which purports to be from PayPal, your transaction is being reviewed. Supposedly, PayPal's "system has detected that you are using a new unknown device". The post ‘Your Transaction is Being Reviewed’ PayPal Phishi
Bill Cosby's lawyers will fight to overturn his sexual assault conviction as the 82-year-old comedian serves a three- to 10-year prison term in Pennsylvania.
Organizers hope that technology will lead to more precision in scoring.
The former vice president hit Trump on the economy — an issue the president often promotes as his chief strength in a time of low unemployment.