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Tucker Carlson slapped down by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after complaining that 'feminists do science'

Tucker Carlson slapped down by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after complaining that 'feminists do science'Tucker Carlson has been criticised by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after lamenting the fact feminists “do science” in America.The Fox News host, who has faced an advertising boycott over sexist and racist remarks, made the comment while discussing academic research into how men perceive environmentally sustainable behaviour to be a threat to their masculinity.Speaking to climate change sceptic Mark Steyn during his show on Thursday, Carlson said: “How did we wind up with a country in which feminists do science? I mean … we're sort of bound to get a study like this, right?”Ms Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic congresswoman, responded on Twitter: “Democracy and civil rights is how we got a country where ‘feminists do science.’”She added it “tells you a lot” that the Fox News presenter is “drumming up fear around women’s rights to create suspicion around climate change policy”.Mr Carlson has previously attacked the New York representative over her calls for action to combat climate change, deriding her as “a 29-year-old former bartender [here] to teach you about science”.He devoted a whole segment on his Monday programme to Ms Ocasio-Cortez and the Democrats’ Green New Deal, proposals designed to tackle the impacts of global warming.During the show, he said: “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a moron and nasty and more self-righteous than any televangelist who ever preached a sermon on cable access. She’s not impressive, she’s awful.”The Democrat responded in a tweet: “You know we’re winning when the GOP resort to vapid, personal insults.”Mr Carlson’s discussion with Mr Steyn – a regular Fox News commentator – focussed on research which shows environmentalism is perceived to be feminine.A 2016 study by academics at five US and Chinese universities found that, as a result of this stereotype, suggested men “may be motivated to avoid or even oppose green behaviours in order to safeguard their gender identity”.The research, led by James Wilkie, assistant professor of marketing at Indiana's University of Notre Dame, found men were more willing to buy environmental products if they were marketed and packaged as "more masculine".Mr Steyn mocked the study, saying it was "very difficult to tell … whether or not it's an ingenious parody", before ranting about US universities spending money on social science research.



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Chip and Joanna Gaines of 'Fixer Upper' Fame Slapped With $40,000 Fine Over Lead-Based Paint

Chip and Joanna Gaines of 'Fixer Upper' Fame Slapped With $  40,000 Fine Over Lead-Based PaintThe Environmental Protection Agency says it reviewed several seasons of the Gaines' hit show to find that 33 properties were renovated "without adequate lead paint protections."



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Paul Teutel Sr. Slapped with Fraud Lawsuit

Paul Teutel Sr. Slapped with Fraud LawsuitPaul Teutel Sr. Slapped with Fraud Lawsuit Paul Sr.'s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad decade continues With reality TV star Paul Teutul already scheduled to appear in court later this month due to the foreclosure of his multi-million dollar New York



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Israel indicts teenage Palestinian girl who slapped soldiers

Israel indicts teenage Palestinian girl who slapped soldiersRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An Israeli military court on Monday indicted a teenage Palestinian girl who was filmed last month in the West Bank slapping Israeli troops who refused to respond.



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Singer Joy Villa Says 'Boorish' Corey Lewandowski Slapped Her Behind After She Told Him Not To

Singer Joy Villa Says 'Boorish' Corey Lewandowski Slapped Her Behind After She Told Him Not ToVilla, a Trump supporter, is accusing his former campaign boss of sexual assault.



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Japan's Tepco gets slapped with new U.S. lawsuit over Fukushima

Japan's Tepco gets slapped with new U.S. lawsuit over FukushimaTokyo Electric Power Co Holdings said on Thursday it has been hit with another lawsuit filed in a U.S. court seeking $ 5 billion for compensation over the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, the second filed against the utility in a U.S. court. The suit filed by 157 individuals is seeking that amount to set up a compensation fund for the costs of medical tests and treatment they say they need after efforts to support the recovery from the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986. The utility, known as Tepco, is being sued regarding improper design, construction and maintenance, claiming compensation for physical, mental and economic damages, the company said in a statement.



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Warrant in Minnesota police shooting says woman slapped squad car

Warrant in Minnesota police shooting says woman slapped squad carThe detail came in an application for a search warrant, made public Monday in court documents, from state investigators examining what led to the July 15 shooting of Sydney native Justine Damond, 40. The fatal incident outraged the public in Australia and Minnesota, and led to the resignation of Minneapolis’ police chief.



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