Some on the political right are trying to give the term “grooming” a new definition — one that suggests kids who are exposed to LGBTQ ideas are being pressured to reject the gender they were assigned at birth. Experts say there’s no evidence to
Here's what we know about the current baby formula shortage in the United States.
Without changing voting rules in the Senate, Democrats don’t have the votes to pass legislation that would protect abortion access.
A lot of Americans on both sides of the abortion debate are certain that public opinion is on their side. But measuring public opinion on abortion is much trickier than advocates on either side would like to believe.
Alaska follows the lead of Maine and multiple cities in Utah as well as New York City to adopt ranked choice voting. Democracy experts say that the method makes it harder for extreme candidates to win with narrow margins.
In November 2020, it took days for key states in the U.S. to count ballots and report preliminary results to project a winner in the presidential race. But that’s not […] The post France reports election results faster than the US. Here’s
Do fully vaccinated people account for 92 percent of COVID-19 deaths in England? Yes, it's slightly exaggerated but true: However, simple ratio analysis based on that statistic doesn't fully tell the story. The report these figures come f
Ohio Senate candidate J.D. Vance said that in France “polls closed a few hours ago and they already know who the winners are.” Many read his tweet as making a comparison to the US. Vance’s tweet omits context about how French administer elections.
It has been reported that the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s wife, Akshata Murty, does not pay UK tax on foreign earnings by virtue of having non-domicile status. Being non-domiciled means you live in the UK, but your “permanent home”
A how-to guide to reading scientific research.
It’s hard for fact-checkers to admit it, but sometimes all the evidence, sources and citations in the world won’t change people’s minds. Our work is beloved by those who are […] The post Why Arnold Schwarzenegger’s video to Russians i
A post from Twitter, versions of which have been widely shared on Facebook, claims that while the cost of petrol in the UK is much higher now than in 2008, the price of oil is actually lower, suggesting that retail fuel prices don’t mirror crude
Economists typically focus on the three big macroeconomic variables: gross domestic product, unemployment, and inflation.
Two years ago we were “drilling our own oil for $27 a barrel.” Now, thanks to Joe Biden, we’re “paying $105 a barrel to Russia.”
Russia has been a popular destination for WNBA players like Brittney Griner over the past two decades because of the money they can make playing there in the winter.
Will Biden’s Russia oil ban drive up gas prices? It will contribute. But post-pandemic recovery snags were already pushing prices upward.
A very short summary of a very long, troubled history.
Twitter users said that Democrats or Republicans were denied ballots on primary election day in Texas. That stems from how the state handles primary elections and a staff shortage.
It's all in the name of love.
Do fully vaccinated people account for nine in every 10 COVID-19 deaths in England? Yes, it's slightly exaggerated but true: However, simple ratio analysis based on that statistic doesn't fully tell the story. The report that these figure
Aside from their love for adornment, urchins are also known for interesting habits.
Russia’s expulsion from the Eurovision music competition in February 2022 for invading Ukraine was a reversal of course from contest organizers — but not a first-time ocurrence. “The decision reflects concern that, in light of the unp
As Russian troops amassed at Ukraine's borders in February 2022, Facebook posts listed more than 30 purported reasons as to why the country held a place of unique importance.
Special counsel John Durham made a court filing that excited Trump and his supporters, but the allegations are murky and disputed. Here's an explainer to bring you up to date.
We looked to historical records to find answers about why the famous warrior-emperor chose the stylish stance.
On November 10, 2021, Lead Stories published a fact check about an article published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on November 2, 2021. In response, the BMJ published an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg on December 17, 2021, calling
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. likened the experience of anti-vaccine activists to the plight of Jews who were persecuted and systematically murdered during the Holocaust. This historically inaccurate comparison has become common among some anti-vaccine activi
The Freedom to Vote Act is “a sprawling takeover of our whole political system.”
Soon after positive omicron COVID-19 cases exploded across the U.S., hospitalizations followed. Many states are seeing their highest levels of COVID-19-related hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic nearly two years ago. […] The post
Democrats want same-day registration in every state, which has faced opposition from some Republicans. About 20 states already use same-day registration, which is popular with students.
So-called 'incidental' COVID-19 hospitalizations do not indicate the pandemic is overblown. All patients with COVID-19 require more resources, like personal protective equipment and isolated rooms, in a time when hospitals are operating with severe sta
An online advertisement teased an 80-page article about the purpose of installing red balls on power lines.
Vaccines are why flights have been shut down worldwide.
An article from the blog, The Exposé, claims that fully vaccinated people accounted for nine in 10 Covid-19 deaths in Scotland over the past four months. Screenshots of the article’s headline, including this claim, have also circulated on
Trump has offered conflicting opinions of the Fifth Amendment over the years.
A post on Facebook draws apparent links between the Delta and Omicron Covid-19 variants and the Illuminati. It claims that the Greek letter Delta is shaped like a pyramid, and that the equivalent letter for Omicron in the Phoenician alphabet is s
The House-passed Build Back Better bill is a “government takeover of child care.”
Why you can't find cheap at-home COVID-19 tests
The annual federal holiday recognizes U.S. military veterans.
President Joe Biden faced an awkward moment during the international climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, when he was asked at a press conference about inflation back home, including gasoline prices. “If you take a look at gas prices a