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Yes, you can get the COVID-19 vaccine and the flu shot at the same time
October is the ‘sweet spot’ for getting flu shots, and for many people it can be convenient to combine their flu and COVID vaccines into one appointment.
Blue skies, leaf colors and pumpkin spice: 4 Fast Facts about fall
Fall is in the air and the VERIFY team is answering four questions about autumn.
Yes, the FTC Fortnite settlement is real
You could get some money back if you or your child bought in-game Fortnite items. The FTC said the game’s payment system was confusing and led to surprise charges.
Yes, the FDA is allowing Elon Musk’s Neuralink to begin human trials
Neuralink is recruiting patients for its first human clinical trial. We VERIFY the steps that companies have to take in order to do this.
USPS doesn’t send unsolicited texts about undelivered packages. Those messages are scams
Have you received an unsolicited text appearing to be from the postal service, claiming you have an undelivered package? Here’s why that message is a scam.
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Yes, summer weather conditions do affect the timing of fall leaf colors
No, UAW workers are not paid $75 an hour
A video of a mom tearing down a pride flag isn’t real, it was a skit
Social Security checks aren't affected by government shutdown
No, a government shutdown would not stop or delay Social Security payments
Several VERIFY readers asked if they’ll still receive their Social Security checks in the event of a government shutdown. Here’s what we found.
No, United Auto Workers are not paid $75 an hour
We VERIFY how much the Big Three car companies actually pay their workers, who just went on strike.
Yes, the government is sending out free COVID-19 tests again
Starting Sept. 25, all U.S. households will be able to order up to four free at-home COVID-19 tests through the website COVIDTests.gov.
Video of a mom tearing down a pride flag isn’t real. It was a skit
A video appearing to show an angry mom ripping a pride flag off a classroom wall was actually a pre-planned skit.
There’s no evidence linking vaccines to autism
The claim gained momentum after a 1998 study suggested the MMR vaccine caused autism in children. But that study was retracted more than a decade ago.
6 VERIFIED ways to protect yourself from wildfire smoke
Wildfire smoke can make the air unhealthy to breathe. We VERIFY what you need to know about how to stay safe outdoors and in your home.
Yes, a nationwide emergency alert test will happen on Oct. 4, 2023
The test will be sent to radios, televisions and cell phones in order to confirm the systems used by the government can effectively inform people of an emergency.
No, the federal government does not give undocumented immigrants $2,200 per month
Multiple VERIFY readers asked us about claims that undocumented immigrants get a monthly stipend from the government. Here’s what we found.
Viral photo of Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce is fake
Amid dating rumors, a photo of Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift appearing to disembark a plane together in Jacksonville went viral. The photo is not real.
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