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'Science is real,' marchers in nation's capital and worldwide declare

'Science is real,' marchers in nation's capital and worldwide declare

Scientists and their supporters took to the streets of Washington and other cities around the country and the world Saturday, with many expressing worries about a diminishing role for fact-based research under the Trump administration.

Waving signs with slogans like “Science is Real” and “Ask for Evidence,” the marchers in the nation’s capital gathered under drizzly skies at the base of the Washington Monument, a short distance from the White House. The crowd swelled by the thousands even as the light mist turned into a soaking rain.

The Earth Day event was billed as nonpartisan, with scientists, students, researchers and advocates worldwide seeking to promote the role of...

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