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Next Time Your Stubborn Uncle Says Global Warming Isn't A Thing, Show Him This Map About Winters

Yes, of course, there are fluke cases of cold snaps that global warming skeptics like to point to as some sort of definitive proof. But that doesn't erase a hundred years of evidence that winters are becoming less winter-y. Numbers don't lie. MAP HINT: Click on a state to see its history and where it ranks in the fastest-warming states for a 43-year span. Toggle to the 100-year map to get a glimpse of those stats, too. Click "back to map" in the upper-right to get back to the U.S. map.

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When Jonathan Irons was 16, he was put on trial for burglary and assault with a weapon. According to CBS Sports, Irons was tried as adult, and an all-white jury found him guilty—despite there being no witnesses, no fingerprints, no footprints, and no DNA proving his guilt.

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Maya Moore is arguably the most decorated professional women's basketball player in the U.S. A first-round draft pick in 2011, she's played for the Minnesota Lynx, where she became a six-time WNBA All-Star, a five-time All-WNBA First Team player, a four-time WNBA champion, and the WNBA Most Valuable Player in 2014.

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