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Texas Church Offers 'Free Mom Hugs' At Pride Parade To Those Who Need Them

Because there’s just nothing quite like a good mom hug<p>Members of a Texas church showed up to the Austin Pride parade this weekend and offered free …

LGBTQI

What Sunday’s Unite the Right 2 rally tells us about the state of the alt-right in America

Attendance might be low, but we can learn a lot from the rally, counterprotests, and the broader response.<p>On Sunday, “white civil rights activist” Jason Kessler will lead an undetermined number of alt-right, far-right, and white supremacist individuals and organizations in the “Unite the Right 2” …

Rights & Freedoms

Tiny Bouquets: 8 Ideas for Floral Arrangements in Miniature Vases

A miniature vase can have maximum impact. Read on for New York City–based events designer David Stark’s eight top tips for creating tiny bouquets …

Miniature

Best Curb Appeal 2018: Urban Oasis Landscape Design’s Vibrant Mediterranean Front Yard

The winner of the 2018 Gardenista Considered Design Awards Best Curb Appeal project is Urban Oasis Landscape Design for their Vibrant Mediterranean …

Landscaping

To Write a Great Essay, Think and Care Deeply

The nonfiction writer Lucas Mann offers advice for essayists worried about whether they have anything interesting to say.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Karl Ove Knausgaard, Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled</b> …

Literature

Introducing the Strategist

Welcome to the Strategist, a new site for helping you shop the internet. It is edited by people (not robots), and is designed to surface the most …

Using the Power of the Crowd to Document Hate — ProPublica

Today we’re debuting a documentary with Frontline that chronicles some of our reporting on hate groups over the past year.<p>Reporters A.C. Thompson and …

Los Angeles

Blueprint For Better, Part 1 WIRED

A 6-Year-Old Girl Was Sexually Abused in an Immigrant-Detention Center

Ari HonarvarSeparated from her mother by Trump’s zero-tolerance policy, the child was forced to sign a statement confirming that she understood it …

Immigration

We Might See Trump’s Tax Returns After All

WASHINGTON — Lawyers battling to prevent President Trump from profiting off of his private businesses — and to potentially force him to divest from …

Donald Trump

Trump event touted 'made in America' goods. A lot of his merchandise couldn't be featured.

President Donald Trump on Monday hosted his second White House event to promote American-made products — this time as trade battles loom.<p>"We’re here today to celebrate the greatest products in the world, products made with American heart, American sweat, and American pride," Trump said at the event …

Donald Trump

American Hate Group Looks to Make Allies in Europe — ProPublica

Robert Rundo, a leader of the violent white supremacist group known as the Rise Above Movement, pounded the man, hitting him with a series of …

“There Is a Reason We Tried to Kill This”: After Helsinki, the Deep State Fears Trump Cannot Be Saved

As John Bolton grapples with the fallout from the president’s harrowing performance in Finland, the analysts and experts who comprise the national-security apparatus brace themselves for what might come next. “The president might think it’s us being ‘deep-staters,’ but the reality is we were trying …

BuzzFeed launches a new website for its real journalism

It’s not news at this point that BuzzFeed has a serious news organization — one whose reporting on Russia made it a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize this year.<p>But it’s also a news organization whose stories are published alongside the social media friendly quizzes and lists that BuzzFeed remains known …

Social Media

Judge Orders Maria Butina, Linked To Russian Spy Agency, Jailed Ahead Of Trial

<b>Updated at 3:50 p.m. ET</b><p>A federal magistrate judge ordered Wednesday that a Russian woman charged with being a Russian agent in the United States must be jailed ahead of her trial after prosecutors said she was a flight risk.<p>The woman, Maria Butina, has been in regular contact with Russian …

Corruption

When a teen's hot dog stand was shut down for not having a permit, this city helped him get one

<b>(CNN) —</b> Instead of shutting down a teen's hot dog stand after a complaint, the city helped him start a business.<p>Thirteen-year-old Jaequan Faulkner had been cooking hot dogs outside his home in North Minneapolis to raise money for new clothes, his family said. It's something he started doing in …

Butina arrest: 6 things to know from court documents

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Justice Department on Monday charged a Russian national, Mariia Butina, also known as Maria, with conspiring against the US as a secret agent.<p>Here are six takeaways from the court documents:<p>Russians sought back channels into the US government<p>Butina and her mentor, Alexander …

NRA

14 Things Designers Notice the First Time They Enter Your Home

It only takes minutes for them to reshuffle all of your furniture in their minds.<p>The first rule of design is: everyone's taste is different. But interior designers know so much about trends and style that they can't help but make some judgments (good and bad!) when they enter someone's home. In …

Wave of condemnation hits Trump after summit with Putin

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Bizarre." ''Shameful." ''Disgraceful."<p>That's the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a stunning appearance in Helsinki — and that's just from the Republicans.<p>Lawmakers in both …

Donald Trump

FEMA admits failures in Puerto Rico disaster response, in after-action report

The Federal Emergency Management Agency experienced personnel shortages, was caught with a critical lack of aid supplies, had trouble coordinating logistics and found itself struggling to do the work of the territorial government while responding to Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico last …

ICE Officers to Asylum Seekers: ‘Don’t You Know That We Hate You People?’

The Trump child-separation horror is far from over. According to the government’s own numbers, released late last week, as many as 3,000 children …

Mitch Landrieu Wants to Know: Does He Have to Run for President?

A remarkably candid interview with the former New Orleans mayor about race, political ambition and America under Trump.<p>There he was, on the shore of Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish, the lieutenant governor leading the evacuation as Hurricane Rita hit.<p>He could feel when the hurricane wasn’t there, …

Gripping photos show what life was really like for African-Americans in the ’50s

When photography first emerged in the mid-1800s, few embraced the medium with as much fervor as the abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who sat for his …

10 best dusting tips for your home

If the Oxford Dictionary definition of dust (a dry powder made up of "tiny particles of earth or waste matter") isn't enough to make you toss aside …

Juventus, Olympic gold, a World Cup final and then obscurity: the coach England shunned

Image: Popperfoto<p>Image: Popperfoto<p>GEORGE RAYNOR DIED in November 1985.<p>There was no minute’s silence at games. No black armbands. There wasn’t a …

7 Clever Ways To Clean All Of The Stubbornly Dirty Things

Disclaimer: Just so you know, if you order an item through one of our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.<p>[1. Yellowing Pillows<p>We ask a lot …

Cleaning

Mamá Compra Unos Bloques De Cemento Y los Usa En Formas Que Nunca Imaginaste - Aquí hay 40 ideas Asombrosas

More from Home Hacks<p>15 Ways To Use Old Doors In Your Garden15 Ways To Use Old Doors In Your Garden<p><i>by</i> D.G. Sciortino<p>June 11th, 2018<p>15 Unconventional …

10 weird gardening hacks that keep pests away and improve growth

Working in the garden can be time-consuming, especially if you're having a hard time getting your plants and veggies to cooperate. But sometimes the …

Mom Always Kept Hydrogen Peroxide At Home - Here Are 40 Nifty Benefits You Didn't Know Before

Please <b>SHARE</b> this with your friends and family.<p>Home Hacks<p>Join your friends or be the first to like our page<p>More from Home Hacks<p>40 Practical Uses For …

Cleaning