A new study found there was no negative effect on sperm levels in men after receiving the COVID-19 vaccines, undercutting suggestions that the shots affect male fertility. But social media posts have made the baseless claim that vaccinated men "are effectively sterile."
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When presidents enjoy a unified government, meaning the same party controls the House, Senate and White House, they rarely veto legislation. But Republican Sen. John Barrasso left the misleading impression that it would be some sort of historic anomaly if President Joe Biden doesn't veto a bill in this session.
A chemical widely used to sterilize medical devices is also used for nasal swabs in COVID-19 testing. But a viral video misleadingly suggests that the swabs are dangerous -- saying that the chemical causes cancer and can alter DNA. Experts say the chemical's use in this context does not pose a threat to human health.
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A viral Facebook post, which links to a webpage that misrepresents itself as a Fox News report, pushes the false story that evangelical Christian leader Charles Stanley sells CBD, a cannabis product. Stanley’s organization said the story is a "scam."
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Clinical trials and medical studies have indicated that the COVID-19 vaccines are safe for pregnant people. But online posts misrepresent unverified reports submitted to vaccine monitoring systems in the U.S. and Europe to misleadingly suggest "920 women" lost babies because they received COVID-19 vaccines.
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On June 8, a bipartisan group of senators released a report on the security and intelligence failures related to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The report did not "single out" former President Donald Trump "for inciting ... the riots," as a Facebook post from the advocacy group Occupy Democrats could lead social media users to believe.
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Thousands of pages of redacted emails to and from Dr. Anthony Fauci are now publicly available, thanks to journalists' Freedom of Information Act requests. Some of those messages have been distorted in viral posts, particularly about face masks, the origins of the coronavirus and the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine.
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 fetal remains, regardless of when or how the pregnancy ends. Experts say such requirements could translate to additional costs for women or their insurers.
“PA Legislature fines women for Miscarry”
Is this a true statement?
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In five of the states the Senate majority leader mentioned, new voting laws have enjoyed bipartisan support.
At least 14 states have enacted new voting restrictions this year, some of them based on Donald Trump's false election claims.
The department filed statements of interest in lawsuits that seek to overturn new laws.
Carnival Corp. said that a data breach might have exposed personal information about customers and employees on Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, and Princess Cruises.
A purported secret call recording was published by Politico.
As both summer and the scheduling of a recall election date loom, Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to make sure Californians know about the cash payments and prize money he is doling out.
There is such thing as a hairy frog, but this?
According to TikTok comments, the "secret brick" was repaired with "fresh cement" after it appeared in popular videos.
Scotch single malt whisky makers breathed a sigh of relief after the United States agreed to suspend tariffs on one of Scotland's main exports.
Juneteenth commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union soldiers brought the news of freedom to enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas — two months after the Confederacy had surrendered. That was also about 2 1/2 years after the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in the Southern states.
Veterinarians found a possible link between the food and a rare blood deficiency disease.
Akamai, which runs one of the internet's main content-delivery systems, said the outage was not caused by a cyberattack.