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Obama thanks ‘Mythbusters’ for proving moon landing was real

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President Barack Obama thanked the “Mythbusters” for proving American astronauts actually did land on the moon.

The popular Discovery program will air its final episode Saturday at 8 p.m., and the president recorded a brief message to express his admiration of the long-running TV show, reported Entertainment Weekly.

The show produced 248 episodes over 14 seasons.

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Obama had challenged hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to prove the 1969 moon landing when the program recorded an episode in August during a visit to the White House.

The president said he was a big fan of the program, although he complained Savage and Hyneman wouldn’t let him blow anything up when they visited the Executive Mansion.

“Thank you for inspiring our young people to ask the big questions about our world, and to seek the answers through math, science and engineering,” Obama said.

Conspiracy theories doubting whether the moon was real or staged have persisted since Apollo 11 landed on the moon and astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldin became the first human to walk on its surface.

Watch the president’s statement posted online by Entertainment Weekly:

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Incel blew his hand off — and may have been planning for suicide bomber attack on ‘hot’ cheerleaders: report

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A young man in Virginia was photographed for his mugshot with extensive facial injuries.

"A 23-year-old Virginia man who appeared to be planning an incel bomb attack on "hot cheerleaders" accidentally blew off his hand with explosives, authorities say," BuzzFeed News reported Saturday. "Cole Carini was charged in federal court on Friday connection with the plot after he allegedly lied to FBI agents by saying his extensive injuries were the result of a lawnmower accident."

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Big turnout for protest in Texas town known as a ‘haven’ for the Ku Klux Klan

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Protesters gathered in Vidor, Texas on Saturday for a rally against racism and police violence.

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The East Texas town has long had a reputation for racism.

Vidor is a small city of about 11,000 people near the Texas Gulf Coast, not too far from the Louisiana border. Despite the fact that Beaumont, a much bigger city just 10 minutes away, is quite integrated, Vidor is not. There are very few blacks there; it's mostly white. That is in large part because of a history of racism in Vidor, a past that continues to haunt the present," Keith Oppenheim reported for CNN in 2006.

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BUSTED: Key Trump aide caught pushing racist vigilantism on social media

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Video of a chainsaw-wielding Texas man threatening protesters while shouting the n-word went viral on Friday.

While many people were shocked by the video, one of President Donald Trump's top advisors supported the racism and vigilantism in documented in the video, according to a new report.

"President Donald Trump and his allies for years have amplified racist messages on Twitter while simultaneously reaching out to black and Hispanic voters, a dissonant balancing act that’s now rocking the GOP amid nationwide racial-justice protests," Politico reported Saturday. "The two competing forces collided Saturday on the Twitter feed of Trump campaign senior adviser Mercedes Schlapp, when she boosted a tweet that lauded a man in Texas in a viral video as he yelled the n-word and wielded a chainsaw to chase away anti-racism demonstrators."

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