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TSA Finds an Actual Missile Launcher in a Traveler's Luggage

TSA Finds an Actual Missile Launcher in a Traveler's LuggageFortunately the launcher was not live



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Trump, sounding off on climate change, loses an argument to actual climatologists — government ones

Trump, sounding off on climate change, loses an argument to actual climatologists — government onesWhile Trump may not understand how global warming can lead to extreme cold, members of his own government made a point of reminding Americans of just that Tuesday.



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Trump Boasted 10% Raises to the Troops He Visited. The Actual Raise Is Much Lower

Trump Boasted 10% Raises to the Troops He Visited. The Actual Raise Is Much LowerTrump shared some inaccurate details about the raises



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The Folks At Lego Built An Actual Drivable Bugatti Chiron

The Folks At Lego Built An Actual Drivable Bugatti ChironRemember when you were a kid and you built cars out of Legos, and your parents



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Mattis says U.S. "looking for the actual evidence" of chemical attack in Syria

Mattis says U.S. "looking for the actual evidence" of chemical attack in SyriaIn testimony before Congress, Defense Secretary James Mattis said the investigation into a possible chemical attack in Syria is ongoing. His testimony comes before an international team of experts is set to arrive in the country. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports.



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Leaked EPA email tells staff to play up climate denial, ignore actual data

Leaked EPA email tells staff to play up climate denial, ignore actual dataIt's no secret that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt disagrees with the overwhelming evidence tying human emissions of greenhouse gases to increasing global average temperatures, sea level rise, and a host of other problems for humanity.  He has, after all, moved to scuttle the Obama administration's regulations that would limit such emissions from power plants, ordered the EPA's climate change websites to go dark, and advocated for a televised debate on climate science, among other actions.  Now comes word that on Tuesday, EPA officials distributed talking points about climate science to its top public affairs staff throughout the country, providing eight talking points about the agency's work on helping America adapt to a warming planet.  SEE ALSO: In court, oil company admits reality of human-caused global warming, denies guilt The talking points, first reported by the HuffPost, are contradicted by both the agency's previous climate science website as well as a federal climate report that EPA scientists contributed to.  The email including the new talking points was sent on behalf of Joel D. Scheraga, the agency's senior advisor for climate adaptation — a program that, ironically, Pruitt has sought to eliminate.  I think it’s only fair that if climate scientists have to explain AGAIN why we’re warming the planet, physicists should have to explain how come stuff falls down t.co/CNxwYz60gb — Kate Marvel (@DrKateMarvel) March 28, 2018 According to the email in the HuffPost report, which the EPA confirmed to them as authentic, two of the bullet points outright contradict and distort the findings of mainstream climate scientists, saying: 
"Human activity impacts our changing climate in some manner. The ability to measure with precision the degree and extent of that impact, and what to do about it, are subject to continuing debate and dialogue."
"While there has been extensive research and a host of published reports on climate change, clear gaps remain including our understanding of the role of human activity and what we can do about it." A federal report published in November, known as the Climate Change Special Report, states clearly and unequivocally that the burning of fossil fuels for energy and other human activities cause global warming.   The report — which is the most which is the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to climate science findings — states (original emphasis included): (In the language of the report, "extremely likely" means a greater than 95 percent chance.) Global annual average radiative forcing change from 1750 to 2011 due to human activities.Image: NCA 4, CSSR. Presumably, these inaccurate EPA talking points will now be parroted by EPA public affairs officials when they deal with the media and the public, since the email was sent to communications directors and regional public affairs chiefs. That could, in effect, spread Pruitt's climate denial around the country under the guise  of a respected government agency. Pruitt has often said it's uncertain how much global warming is natural versus human-caused, a point included in the email that was leaked to the Huffington Post.  However, the November 2017 federal report specified the exact range of what the human contribution is, something that previous climate studies had not done.  It found that human activities have likely contributed between 92 percent and 123 percent of the observed temperature change from 1951 to 2010. (The contribution may be above 100 percent because, absent human activities, it's likely the climate would be cooling over time.) Earth’s average global temperature from 2013 to 2017, as compared to a baseline average from 1951 to 1980.Image: NASA/GSFC/Scientific Visualization Studio."The
likely contributions of natural forcing and internal variability to global temperature change over that period are minor," the dozens of scientists who wrote that report concluded.  "This period is now the warmest in the history of modern civilization," the report found. The EPA's now archived climate change website was also unambiguous about what is causing global warming, stating that "humans are largely responsible for recent climate change." It also explains that global warming "… is caused mostly by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere." For Pruitt, conceding the reality of human-caused global warming would necessitate pursuing a radically different policy agenda at the EPA. To date, Pruitt's approach has been to try to dismantle the EPA, particularly its work on climate change but also in other areas — the science be damned.  These bullet points mark the spread of his climate science denial beyond EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., to the agency's offices around the country.  WATCH: 'Supercolony' of 1.5m penguins discovered in Antarctica  



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An Actual Nazi Is About To Be The Only GOP Candidate In A Congressional Race

An Actual Nazi Is About To Be The Only GOP Candidate In A Congressional RaceA former leader in the American Nazi Party is about to get the Republican nomination for a U.S. congressional seat in Illinois.



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The Actual Rohingya Death Toll Is 22 Times Higher Than Official Estimate, Survey Shows

The Actual Rohingya Death Toll Is 22 Times Higher Than Official Estimate, Survey ShowsThe outbreak of violence against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority has reportedly killed thousands more people than the government admits.



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Susan Collins Never Had An Actual Deal On Taxes

Susan Collins Never Had An Actual Deal On TaxesWASHINGTON ― Before she voted for the Senate version of the Republican tax bill, Sen. Susan Collins saw that Congress would soon be passing separate spending deals, and she had demands.



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Actual prime ministers trolled President Trump's orb and I am so embarrassed to be alive

Actual prime ministers trolled President Trump's orb and I am so embarrassed to be aliveMuch like a curious infant or panting dog,  President Trump couldn't have been more excited to touch a shiny ball while visiting Saudi Arabia last week. And he certainly didn't care that the most powerful leaders of the world were watching him.  After the photo of Trump touching the orb in Riyadh went viral, the internet trolled him as they do. But over the weekend, a group of Nordic Prime Ministers — you know, the respected foreign leaders who are supposed to be our principal allies — decided that they would troll him, too. SEE ALSO: President Trump left TripAdvisor reviews for the Middle East and just, wow The leaders, including the prime ministers of Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, and Iceland, decided to replace the orb with a soccer ball.  Just look at their faces. Let's be honest: prime ministers don't exactly have the best reputation for comedy. They're like your dad —  they
love that they're making a potentially funny joke. People are going to laugh! They should've been stand up comedians! nordic prime minister meeting. the orb of world domination loses power and is somewhat less threatening on these latitudes. pic.twitter.com/t5K7NfQOqu — Jussi Karlgren (@jussikarlgren) May 29, 2017 Kudos to them: frankly, it is funny. Look, President Trump is completely redefining America's relationship to the world. It is just so, so comforting to know that our president has become an international tragic clown. WATCH: Someone has invented a simple wheelchair that gives users the freedom to move upright



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