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In Sunday night's Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, the HBO program host enlisted the aid of Bill Nye the Science Guy. Nye—who holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell—is best known for teaching children the basics of science on his Emmy winning television show.

But his appearance on HBO Sunday was strictly for the adults. Oliver asked Nye to explain carbon pricing as it relates to climate change and global warming.

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Nearly every Broadway show has them and sometimes they can be a defining moment of theatre magic. They're called "quick changes" in the biz and according to's glossary of theatre terms, they're defined as, "A change of costume that needs to happen very quickly [that] takes place close to the side of the stage." They add, "Costume designers need to know about the need for a quick change so that the costume is made incorporating elements such as velcro and zips rather than buttons."

Have you been amazed by a quick change before? Sometimes they're so fast, we wonder how they happened.

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Actress Carol Channing arrives at the 26th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala Presented By Cartier at Palm Springs Convention Center on January 3, 2015 in Palm Springs, California. (Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Carol Channing passed away this morning at the age of 97, according to her publicist Harlan Boll. The legendary actress was famous for starring in Broadway and film musicals, most famously Hello, Dolly! in 1964, for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Her life is recounted beautifully in her memoir, Just Lucky I Guess.

While the Broadway community mourns, here are some of the best clips from Channing's storied career:

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Former George W. Bush senior adviser Karl Rove appears on Fox News America's Newsroom program, August 6, 2018. (Fox News/YouTube)

Karl Rove—Republican consultant and frequent policy advisor—knows his way around the political game. The man credited with the rise of George W. Bush, President Bush himself referred to Rove as "The Architect" in his 2004 reelection victory speech.

Rove became Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to Bush at the White House as well as head of the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison and the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives. Needless to say, Karl Rove knows all about political rhetoric.

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To say the Trump Administration has a credibility problem is like saying the Titanic had minor issues with customer satisfaction. In the last week, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News and scores of other newspapers and magazines did stories on the lies told by President Donald Trump with headlines like "All the President's Lies" and "Trump lies. And lies. And lies."

And that reputation extends beyond the United States border. The Toronto Star established a Trump fact checker. According to the introduction, the Canadian news organization is "keeping track of every false claim U.S. President Donald Trump has made since his inauguration on Jan. 20, 2017. Why?"

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President Donald Trump answers questions for reporters in the White House cabinet room. (CNN/YouTube)

President Donald Trump stated Tuesday afternoon that he has "a full faith in our intelligence agencies." But less than 24 hours later, Trump contradicted his own national security advisers again in front of cameras by claiming Russia was no longer targeting the United States.

On Monday, Dan Coats, Trump's hand-picked Director of National Intelligence, stated,

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Trevor Noah provides commentary on the Helsinki meeting aftermath on Comedy Central's The Daily Show (The Daily Show/YouTube)

President Donald Trump returned to Washington, DC, Monday night after his trip to the United Kingdom and then Helsinki, Finland, for a closed door meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. But damage control for remarks the President made during that trip dominated the agenda on Tuesday.

Trump drew harsh criticism for his repeated statements —on Twitter and during a highly criticized press conference which earned the hashtag #TreasonSummit— against the United States and favoring Russia. But Tuesday he attempted to walkback his remarks, focusing on only one of his many comments, by claiming he was simply confused by the words "would" and "wouldn't."

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