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'Onion' Photo Pokes Fun At Outgoing Energy Secretary

It's a fake story from The Onion with a doctored photo showing Energy Secretary Steven Chu in bed with a solar panel. Chu played along. On Facebook, he said he wouldn't confirm or deny the charges, but clarified his stepping down is unrelated.

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene with this headline: "Hung-over Energy Secretary Wakes Up Next to Solar Panel." It's a fake story from The Onion, with a doctored photo showing Secretary Steven Chu in bed with a solar panel. Chu played along. On Facebook, he said he won't confirm or deny the charges, but clarified his recent announcement that he's stepping down is unrelated.

He even gave a plug to the energy source, saying: It's no surprise lots of Americans are falling in love with solar.

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