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Trump gives away the game on outrageous talk

Trump gives away the game on outrageous talk

08/11/16 08:59PM

Steve Kornacki shows how politicians like John Kerry have been hurt by statements that left room for misinterpretation, but in an interview today Donald Trump revealed that making outrageous statements that warrant clarification is part of his strategy for holding the spotlight. watch

An outburst of Perseid meteors lights up the sky in August 2009 in this time-lapse image.

Moment of Geek - Perseid Meteor Shower

08/11/16 01:50AM

Heads up, space fans! We are in the midst of one of the best annual meteor showers - the Perseids, so called because they appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus.

The Perseids are well loved because they are fairly reliable and because you don't have to get frostbite to see them, like some other meteor showers. The only sacrifice they require on your part is to either stay up quite later or get up before the Sun. This year, I'd actually recommend the latter since the moon is waxing and will be full next week. We astronomers aren't usually anti-Moon, but you'd be surprised at how much of the sky a bright moon can wash out. It's like nature's own form of light pollution.

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Governor Christie 'flat out lied': aide

Governor Christie 'flat out lied': aide

08/10/16 09:52PM

Matt Katz, reporter for WNYC radio, talks with Steve Kornacki about new details in the New Jersey bridge scandal in which documents show an aid to Governor Chris Christie accused Christie of lying about the involvement of senior staff in the bridge lane closures. watch

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