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What We Know About the Claims of Military Dogs Left in Kabul

September 1, 2021 /

Q: Did the U.S. abandon its military dogs during its withdrawal from Afghanistan? A: The Department of Defense maintains that none of its military service…

Understanding Pennsylvania’s Proposed Bill on Handling Fetal Remains

June 4, 2021 /

Q: Did Pennsylvania lawmakers vote to “fine” women who miscarry?  A: No. But a bill proposes to mandate that health care providers bury or cremate…

What Do the New Coronavirus Variants Mean for the Pandemic?

January 16, 2021 /

Q: What are the risks of the newly identified coronavirus variants? A: There’s no clear evidence yet that mutant versions cause more severe disease, although some…

Can You Change Your Vote? Probably Not.

October 31, 2020 /

Q: Can people who cast their ballots in early voting change their vote? A: In most states, no. By our count, there are eight states…

Kamala Harris, Honest Abe and the Supreme Court

October 9, 2020 /

Q: Was Sen. Kamala Harris’ story at the vice presidential debate about President Abraham Lincoln’s 1864 Supreme Court vacancy correct? A: There’s no evidence that…

Video Manipulated to Show Biden Asleep

September 2, 2020 /

Q: Does a video shared on social media show Joe Biden sleeping during a live television interview? A: No. The video was manipulated to make…