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Only in America: The language of liberals

Virginia Republicans insist that the "left-wing" term "sea-level rise" be struck from a flooding report — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

Virginia lawmakers had to omit any reference to "climate change" and "sea-level rise" in funding a study of a growing flooding problem. Scientists say sea levels along the state's coast have risen more than a foot and are still rising. Republicans conceded that flooding is a growing problem, but said there could be no mention of "sea-level rise" because it's a "left-wing term."