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Protesters Outside Kirstjen Nielsen’s House Play Audio Of Detained Migrant Children

Protesters Outside Kirstjen Nielsen’s House Play Audio Of Detained Migrant ChildrenALEXANDRIA, Va. ― Protesters gathered outside Homeland Security Secretary



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Melania and Ivanka attempt to play nice cops on family separation

Melania and Ivanka attempt to play nice cops on family separationThe day after the White House began a retreat from a border crisis of its own making, the Trump women began a charm offensive to blunt the impact of images of young children separated from their parents.



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Prosecutor: No evidence of any foul play in Bourdain death

Prosecutor: No evidence of any foul play in Bourdain deathPARIS (AP) — There's no evidence of foul play or violence in celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's death in a French hotel room, a French prosecutor said Saturday.



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As G7 feuds, Xi and Putin play up their own club

As G7 feuds, Xi and Putin play up their own clubThe leaders of China and Russia Sunday praised the expansion of their regional security bloc at a summit which put on a show of unity contrasting with the acrimonious G7 meeting. President Xi Jinping gave the leaders of Pakistan and India a “special welcome” to their first summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao, since their countries joined the group last year. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, whose country is an observer member, also attended the meeting as he seeks Chinese and Russian support following the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal with Tehran.



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California votes today, with control of Congress in play

California votes today, with control of Congress in playFor the next 24 hours, California will be the center of the political universe — with repercussions that will almost certainly reshape this fall’s high-stakes midterm elections. Here’s everything you need to know about Tuesday’s key Golden State primaries.



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Former WH Counsel: Manafort’s wealth is ‘perfectly' in play

Former WH Counsel: Manafort’s wealth is ‘perfectly' in playSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller has charged Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, with white collar crimes including fraud. Manafort’s lawyers claim Mueller has overstepped his jurisdiction.



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Arizona Republicans seek law change in case John McCain seat in play

Arizona Republicans seek law change in case John McCain seat in playJohn McCain, a six-term Arizona senator, was diagnosed last summer with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Arizona lawmakers are debating legislation that would keep John McCain’s Senate successor off the ballot in November’s midterm elections, should the seat become open before the end of next month. The bill, which could come up for a vote this week, would change the state’s process for replacing members of Congress who resign or die in office.



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`I Don`t Play Mega Millions:` New Jersey Man Comes Forward as $533 Million Winner

`I Don`t Play Mega Millions:` New Jersey Man Comes Forward as $  533 Million WinnerFood processing plant manager Richard Wahl says he`s only played Mega Millions once before he won a major jackpot.



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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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IBM's Michelle Peluso Thinks Men Play a Key Role in the Fight for Gender Equality

IBM's Michelle Peluso Thinks Men Play a Key Role in the Fight for Gender EqualityWe must all roll up our sleeves



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