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Recent articles by Matt:

Virginia is for scorned lovers: How Taylor Swift ended up in the Governor's race

A McAuliffe ad claims opponent, Youngkin, had a role in the controversial music sale. Is that true? → Read More

VERIFY: Is the U.S. the only country donating COVID-19 vaccines?

The U.S. is leading the effort to vaccinate the world against COVID-19, but it isn't doing it alone. → Read More

Verify: Fact-checking the Virginia Governor's Debate

We looked into some of the claims made by the two candidates for Virginia's governor. → Read More

VERIFY: Do you need travel insurance if you're not vaccinated?

Florida has a ban on requiring vaccines for entry to businesses. How did cruise ships get around it? → Read More

VERIFY: Here's why the CDC recommends masks for vaccinated people

COVID19 cases are rising across the country behind the fast-spreading Delta Variant. Now, the CDC says vaccinated people should wear masks in certain areas. → Read More

VERIFY: Yes, Japan has a vaccination plan

People claim Japan has no plan to vaccinate the public. It's not true. Here's why. → Read More

VERIFY: Why aren't Americans getting back to work?

There are 9.6 million unemployed Americans. Businesses have 9.3 million openings. Why aren't more people at work? It is a complex answer. → Read More

How does 'inflation' actually affect you?

Do you see prices at the grocery store going up? That is inflation at work. We asked the experts how long it should last. → Read More

Verify: A closer look at two key Supreme Court rulings on Affordable Care Act and same-sex couples

Throughout June the Supreme Court issued several landmark rulings. Here is a closer look at what they decided. → Read More

Verify: How do the vaccines do against the Delta Variant of COVID-19?

We are still learning about the new more contagious strain of the coronavirus. So far, at least one of the vaccines appears to be effective against it. → Read More

VERIFY: The recovery rate for COVID-19 infections is not 99.9%

The recovery rate for COVID-19 is closer to 98%. However, that small statistical gap represents more than 595,000 deaths. → Read More

VERIFY: Are there billions of dollars in unclaimed savings bonds?

There are more than 75 million savings bonds unclaimed. The government has a website to let you see if any of those bonds belong to you. → Read More

Memorial Day events honor the fallen at the National Mall

Several memorials will honor those who gave their lives in service to our country with wreath laying ceremonies. → Read More

DC Inspector General will investigate the District's Unemployment Services

Months of complaints about DC unemployment system got the attention of the District's Office of the Inspector General. The office announced it would investigate. → Read More

VERIFY: Early results of vaccines for people with suppressed immune systems aren't great

A study from Johns Hopkins University showed that 46% of organ transplant recipients did not get antibodies from the vaccines. → Read More

How to treat a rare disease: Zach's story

A Northern Virginia family is trying to raise awareness about their son's rare disease. The hope is to jumpstart research and find a cure. → Read More

Verify: Study claims vaccines cause neurological diseases

There is an article pushing this false claim online. It uses a study that experts say isn't founded in science. → Read More

Belly flop: Chlorine shortage could disrupt summer pool fun

The pandemic shutdowns hit all sectors of the economy. One you might not expect: pools. This summer pool owners will have to deal with a chlorine shortage. → Read More

VERIFY: Consumer prices may have skyrocketed in a year. Here's what we learned

A meme shows consumer prices have skyrocketed since May of 2020. It's true. But the insinuation that a presidential administration is misleading. → Read More

VERIFY: What is causing the car shortage in the U.S.?

New cars are hard to come by and used car prices are through the roof. Early pandemic shutdowns and a computer shortage have plagued automakers in 2021. → Read More