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Sean Hannity Gets Weird In Super-Awkward Exchange With Laura Ingraham


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Millions of old phones, laptops, and smart gadgets could stop working later this week for a weird reason


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An FBI tipster claims she saw a man that may be Gabby Petito’s fiancée Brian Laundrie ‘acting weird’


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Teen said he had ‘weird feeling’ that he was about to be robbed of gun — so he shot first


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Trump’s Weird New Rant About Robert E. Lee Contains A Baffling 3-Word Claim


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Republican Sen. Sasse slams Nebraska GOP for “weird worship” of Trump after state party rebuke


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GOP Sen. Ben Sasse slams Nebraska GOP over censure: ‘Politics isn’t about the weird worship of 1 dude’


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Matt Gaetz: ‘I Think it’s a Little Weird’ that Giuliani is in Ukraine Meeting with Government Officials

Matt Gaetz: ‘I Think it’s a Little Weird’ that Giuliani is in Ukraine Meeting with Government OfficialsTrump ally Matt Gaetz (R., Fla.) distanced himself from the president’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani during an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo Thursday night.“I think it’s a little weird that Rudy Giuliani is over in Ukraine right now, and I’m not here to defend Rudy Giuliani,” Gaetz told Cuomo.Cuomo began by asking Gaetz what he made of Giuliani’s presence in Ukraine, where he met this week with government officials as part of his ongoing effort to prompt the opening of a corruption investigation that would benefit Trump politically.Giuliani met on Thursday with a KGB-trained member of Ukraine’s parliament to discuss a possible investigation into Hunter Biden, son of former vice president Joe Biden. In November, news broke that Giuliani considered taking Ukraine’s top prosecutor as a client earlier this year, as he urged the prosecutor and other Ukrainian officials to investigate former vice president Joe Biden.Gaetz replied by saying that Giuliani deserved “to get the benefit of the doubt” due to his past credentials, but was not shy about voicing some skepticism.“As you point out, there’s some ambiguity about the role that Rudy Giuliani’s playing, and I think it probably would be helpful if Rudy clarified the role that he was playing in these different circumstances, and if he’s acting for other clients or other entities, that would be helpful information to have,” Gaetz said. The Florida congressman added that “if Mayor Giuliani did something wrong, which I haven’t seen evidence of, then of course there’s a process to deal with that.”> "There is some ambiguity about the role that Rudy Giuliani is playing," says GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz about the President's personal attorney's efforts in Ukraine. "It probably would be helpful if Rudy clarified the role that he was playing in different circumstances." pic.twitter.com/uepPuBECW9> > — Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) December 6, 2019Gaetz was also quick to defend Trump when Cumo pressed on whether Giuliani’s work was proof of the crimes Democrats are mulling in drafting articles of impeachment.“When it comes to the president, which is what this impeachment is about, you have a long-held criticism and concern about foreign aid, you have a legitimate concern about Ukraine — the third-most corrupt country in the world — and you also have specific legitimate concern about Burisma,” Gaetz said.“It was in fact Mr. Kent, who testified that there was such substantial concerns about Burisma, that our own embassy had to pull out of a private partnership with them out of fear that we would be smeared with this type of corrupt behavior. So, with all of that being a legitimate question, the president should not never be impeached on it.”Giuliani continues to publicly claim that he is in possession of evidence that proves Joe Biden abused his position as vice president to benefit his son.> …to the US assisting Ukraine with its anti-corruption reforms. > > The American people will learn that Biden & other Obama administration officials, contributed to the increased level of corruption in Ukraine between 2014 to 2016. > > This evidence will all be released very soon.> > — Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) December 5, 2019



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Weird, Windy Weather Is Fueling Wildfires Across California

Weird, Windy Weather Is Fueling Wildfires Across CaliforniaPhilip Pacheco/AFP/GettySummer might be over, but California is currently facing a wildfire outbreak so severe that California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency, citing “historic” winds and “unprecedented” fire weather conditions. The Kincade fire, which is wreaking havoc north of San Francisco, has burned over 73,000 acres in the state’s iconic wine country. As fires rage 300 miles north, Southern California’s Getty fire has burned over 600 acres in West Los Angeles and is poised for greater destruction. The area is scrambling to grapple with its own potentially catastrophic weather, as a potentially record-setting Santa Ana wind event sweeps in Tuesday night.Cal Fire officials are saying the Kincade fire could burn for “weeks if not months”—unusual considering that the normal summer wildfire season was considered “calm.” The National Weather Service, in an unprecedented move, has issued an “extreme red flag warning” for residents of much of Los Angeles and Ventura counties near the Getty fire due as winds pick up and threaten to spread the fire farther, faster. On top of all of this, nearly one million California residents are without power after the Pacific Gas and Electric Company shut off power in hopes of preventing additional fires from starting. The company has been accused of being responsible for multiple major fires, including two over the weekend in the Bay Area, when compromised power lines and high winds combined to dangerous result in spite of intentional blackouts in nearby areas.If you feel like California’s problem with wildfires keeps getting worse, you’re right. Fifteen of California’s 20 largest fires on record have occurred in the past two decades, and scientists find climate change to be the unambiguous cause fueling these fires to become bigger and more destructive. A study published in July found the amount of land wildfires burn in California annually has increased by 500 percent since 1972. The researchers analyzed nearly 40,000 wildfires over that time period and found an increase in daytime temperatures was a major factor in why more land was burning. The researchers believe that California’s warm season days have seen temperatures increase by nearly 3 degrees Fahrenheit since the 1970s. While other environmental factors are also at work, at the most basic level the increase in temperature contributes to an arid environment—meaning the plants and soil become dried out—which makes it so fires are more likely to consume larger areas. Alex Hall, a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences and director of the Center for Climate Science at UCLA, tells The Daily Beast that temperature increases driven by climate change are certainly a major factor. “Especially in the last five years, there’s been a dramatic increase in the intensity of wildfires. That is, in part, driven by an increase in temperature,” Hall said. “The winds tend to be drier, and they are more likely to spread fire. Warmer temperatures also dry out vegetation more quickly.”The state has also experienced longer dry seasons recently. California’s fire season used to start part-way through the summer and end sometime in the early fall when the wet season began. As we’re seeing now, the dry season has at times extended into November or December in recent years, expanding the opportunities for catastrophic fires to engulf large parts of the state.“The moment when the rainy season begins is the moment when the fire season largely comes to an end, so there is definitely a timing factor there,” Hall said, noting that there is some variability in the start of the rainy season from year to year. But more precipitation can complicate things even further. During wetter years, there’s more opportunity for vegetation to grow, creating fuel that could burn during the next dry year. In a study published in Nature Climate Change last year, Hall examined this phenomenon, finding that California experienced “extreme wetness during the 2016–2017 winter” after a number of dry years. The state went on to experience disastrous fires in the years that followed. California saw its costliest and most destructive fire season in the state’s history in 2017, which was followed by another costly and destructive fire season in 2018.“There’s a huge swing between the summer and the winter, in terms of precipitation in California, and then there are huge swings from winter to winter in how much precipitation is received,” Hall said. “That variability is projected to increase in the future due to a changing climate.”Scientists expect that dry years in California will soon be drier and the wet years will soon be more wet. Hall explained that there could be multiple wet winters in a row, allowing growth to lay in wait.While some effects of California’s destructive fire cycle appear now to be inevitable, what we can try to do now is mitigate the severity events like the fires raging in both halves of California.“A certain amount of climate change is inevitable,” Hall said. “But that certainly doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do anything about reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Because if we don’t, the outcomes are just far worse.”Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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NASA Stumped by Weird Green Blobs

NASA Stumped by Weird Green BlobsWhat are they doing up there?



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