Margaret CHO checks out ways to restart her career.
The cops check out what everyone in the circumference of the crime scene has to say about what went down.
to ’check something out'. Not like years of research, but like to google it or try to find it on a map － to look up in a dictionary, to check tomorrow's weather report. To find out about the blood type of your favorite singer.
the condition something's in. Can be used with a living thing or object. Always used only with いい or 悪い. Usually emphaizes the LONG TERM condition. Although hungover people have been heard to remark, 調子が悪い！
an investigation. Emphasizes that there are no correct answers, and implies that the investigators are talking to someone, asking questions directly. (usually used about polls, surveys, and detectives questioning suspects and/or witnesses)