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Corey Lewandowski confessed to gaslighting the press. CNN booked him hours later anyway.

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Group of 50 legal scholars call for 28th Amendment to overturn Citizens United: ‘A root cause of dysfunction in our political system’

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'Terrifying' New Climate Models Warn of 6-7°C of Warming by 2100 If Emissions Not Slashed

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As Greenland melts, something strange is happening to the ice sheet

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Baby boomers are going to face another problem: The baby bust

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