U.S. National Archives
This undated photo discovered in the U.S. National Archives by Les Kinney shows people on a dock in Jaluit Atoll, Marshall Islands. A new documentary film proposes that this image shows aviator Amelia Earhart, seated third from right, gazing at what may be her crippled aircraft loaded on a barge. The documentary "Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence," which airs Sunday, July 9, 2017, on the History channel, argues that Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, crash-landed in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands, were picked up by Japanese military and that Earhart was taken prisoner.

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Last week, the world thought it might have found Amelia Earhart in a photo showing her held captive by the Japanese. A facial recognition expert told the History Channel it was highly likely a man in the photo was her navigator, Fred Noonan. But then an intrepid blogger found that exact photo in a Japanese book published two years before Amelia disappeared. The History Channel is planning a new show in which experts clearly find egg on the face of the facial recognition expert.

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The History Channel's new theme music should be a chorus of sliding trombones.

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This is so disappointing. I mean, the History Channel has been so spot on in its Ancient Aliens series.

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“When you see the analysis that’s been done, I think it leaves no doubt to the viewers that that’s Amelia Earhart and Fred Noonan,” a former assistant director for the FBI told the History Channel for its exclusive report. Too bad that analysis didn't include a simple Google image search.

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Amelia Earhart's fate will remain one of the many unsolvable mysteries of the intensely mysterious 20th century. Who really sank the Maine? Did Kennedy steal the 1960 election? Did Hauptmann really kidnap the Lindbergh baby? How did that magic bullet end up on John Connally's gurney in Dallas? Who shot J.R.? What happened to all the mates for the socks I've lost through the years?

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Adobe Inc. announced last week it will expand its Utah facility with a new $90 million facility. Am I the only one who thinks the company ought to be required to build the whole thing out of adobe?

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I wouldn't say things are partisan in Washington, but word has it the latest version of the health care bill would allow medical treatment only for registered Republicans.

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The White House apparently thinks we should be OK with Donald Trump Jr.'s admission in an email last year that he would "love it" if a Russian attorney had dirt on Hillary Clinton, because after all, no such information was obtained. Sure, just like you should be OK if your spouse admits to really wanting an affair but was unsuccessful in making it happen.

Jay Evensen is the senior editorial columnist at the Deseret News. Email him at even@deseretnews.com. For more content, visit his website, jayevensen.com.