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Past articles by Kelly:

Walgreens, caught in abortion pill debate, isn't currently providing the medication anywhere

Walgreens has issued seemingly contradictory statements on where it plans to dispense mifepristone, a pill used for medication abortions. Here’s what we can VERIFY. → Read More

Zelenskyy wasn’t talking about Ukraine war when he said U.S. would send ‘sons and daughters’

A video clip of Ukraine’s president is going viral, with some on social media claiming Zelenskyy said the U.S. would send soldiers to fight in Ukraine. That’s false. → Read More

Viral video of President Biden’s ‘hot mic’ after spy balloon press conference is doctored

A video clip falsely shows Joe Biden heard on a hot mic mocking reporters following briefing on balloons, or unidentified aerial objects. The video was doctored. → Read More

Yes, Pfizer and Moderna are increasing the cost of their COVID vaccines

The price could exceed $100 per dose for the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines in 2023, but the shots will likely remain free for people with health insurance. → Read More

No, there isn’t evidence Carole Baskin’s husband has been found alive

A 2021 interview in which “Tiger King” star Carole Baskin claimed her husband was found alive in Costa Rica recently resurfaced. Police say he’s still missing. → Read More

3 ways to avoid clicking on malicious links

VERIFY viewers reach out to us often about emails they get, or website links that might be suspicious. Here are three ways to tell if a link is suspicious. → Read More

Yes, a sitting member of Congress can be removed from office

George Santos said he won’t resign and Kevin McCarthy hasn’t voiced an opinion on what ethics committee next steps. What the rules are to remove someone from office. → Read More

Photo of a ‘Q shaman’ in Brazil is not from January Bolsonaro protests

A photo of a man dressed up as a ‘Q shaman’ has gone viral, with claims he was seen at recent political protests in Brazil. But the photo is more than a year old. → Read More

No, the speaker of the House does not have to be from the majority party

The House speaker doesn’t have to be Kevin McCarthy. The Constitution is vague on the selection. Colin Powell, Joe Biden, Rand Paul among some nominated before. → Read More

Video claiming to show Buffalo Walmart looting during blizzard is over two years old

Buffalo blizzard 2022: A viral video claiming to show a Walmart looted is actually from 2020 and was filmed in Philadelphia during Walter Wallace Jr. protests. → Read More

No, you can’t send Christmas cards to ‘recovering American soldiers,’ as meme claims

You can’t mail a Christmas card to an unnamed “recovering American soldier” this holiday season, as a meme claims, because the postal service won’t deliver it. → Read More

No, the Respect for Marriage Act doesn’t legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 states

The Respect for Marriage Act ensures marriage is recognized federally, regardless of sex, race or ethnicity. Here is what the bill does and doesn’t do. → Read More

Yes, anti-Elon Musk messages were projected on Twitter building in San Francisco

Alan Marling, a California-based projection activist, aired the messages on Twitter’s San Francisco building on Nov. 17 to protest Musk’s handling of the company. → Read More

Old video claiming to show Republican voter turned away at polling place resurfaces on Election Day

The video was taken at a Texas polling place in March 2022, not during the November midterm election. → Read More

‘Voting report card’ mailers are legal in most states

Several VERIFY readers have reached out to us about postcards that detail their participation in past elections. That’s legal in some states — here’s why. → Read More

Yes, the IRS can revoke tax-exempt status for churches that endorse candidates

Tax-exempt organizations like churches can’t endorse political candidates, but churches and clergy can take a position on issues like abortion or immigration. → Read More

No, the federal government doesn’t run elections – states do.

Federal and state elections are administered at the local level, and the specifics of how elections are conducted differ between states. → Read More

No, a viral video does not show Nancy Pelosi and Paul Pelosi falling down the stairs

A video doesn’t show Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her husband, Paul Pelosi, apparently drunk. It’s from 2019 and shows a couple at an Irish bed & breakfast. → Read More

Viral video of Shepard Smith giving dire hurricane warning is actually from 2016

A viral video clip showing former Fox News host Shepard Smith discussing the path of a hurricane isn’t about Hurricane Ian. It’s from 2016, shows Hurricane Matthew. → Read More

Yes, you can get the omicron COVID-19 booster and the flu shot at the same time

As flu season quickly approaches, the CDC and other medical experts say it’s safe to get your flu shot and omicron COVID-19 booster at the same time. → Read More