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Since her upset primary victory in the summer of 2018, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her progressive agenda have become a favorite target of the Right wing.

The party that claims to champion people who "pull themselves up by their bootstraps" often derides Ocasio-Cortez's former career as a bartender in Manhattan—a position she took after college when her father's death put her family in dire financial straits.

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It's a common Republican talking point that students—especially those in universities—are coddled by their professors, prioritizing students' feelings and strongly-held beliefs over a well-rounded education.

Yet, in a stunning rejection of scientific facts, the Ohio House of Representatives passed H.B. 164, or the Student Religious Liberties Act, on Wednesday. The bill allows public school students to give inaccurate answers to scientific questions, as long as their inaccuracies are religiously based.

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Last week, 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg gave a copy of The United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 2019 report to U.S. lawmakers as part of her congressional testimony on the climate crisis.

However, Pastor Robert Jeffress—an Evangelical Christian minister and vehement supporter of President Donald Trump—proclaimed that perhaps Thunberg should consult quite a different document.

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Fox News commentator Steve Milloy runs the website Junk Science. With it Milloy issues reports and press releases to refute scientific findings.

In his press releases, Milloy makes sure to cite credible sources. Like the time he sent "a news release issued by Steve Milloy repeatedly quoting Steve Milloy, including bolstering an argument made by Steve Milloy by quoting a [Wall Street Journal] article written by Steve Milloy."

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Around 6 pm on Thursday night, the Japanese spacecraft Hayabusa 2 touched down on Ryugu—a distant asteroid.

The craft wasn't there to make friends, something it promptly proved by firing a bullet into the asteroid. The goal, according to officials at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, is for Hayabusa 2 to collect debris from the asteroid to bring back to Earth for testing.

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Though many still deny it, climate change poses an existential threat to humanity and other life everywhere.

Shifts in climate are triggering evolutional adaptation in a range of plants and animals, from owls to salmon to thyme to snails to fruit flies.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 30: (AFP OUT) U.S President Donald Trump looks on during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Oval Office of the White House on June 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Trump and President Moon will hold an Oval Office meeting and then give joint statements in the Rose Garden. (Photo by Olivier Douliery - Pool/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump tweeted Monday night that frigid temperatures in the Midwest were reason to distrust the scientific consensus on global warming.

Trump took the cold weather as evidence that climate change isn't a threat to the earth and humanity, mockingly imploring global "waming" to "please come back fast, we need you!"

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