Jolee Meyer

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Trump, again and again, describes a world detached from reality

This week repeated a striking, if familiar, pattern: President Trump described a world detached from reality.<p>On Twitter, at the White House, and on …

Donald Trump

Keystone Virus Makes First Known Jump From Mosquitoes To Humans

<b>Updated at 10:45 a.m. ET Friday</b><p>Just in time for the hot, humid, bug-bite-riddled summer: Researchers from the University of Florida have confirmed the first known case of a human infected with the mosquito-borne Keystone virus.<p>A 16-year-old boy in North Central Florida went to an urgent care clinic …

Public Health

Why Trump Keeps Creating Crises

He needs them to maintain his support.<p>It’s easy to survey the last 10 days in America and be flabbergasted at President Trump’s tendency to inflict politically bruising crises on himself. I know this because I had just that reaction on Wednesday, trying to make sense of his abrupt signing of an …

Donald Trump

Trump flips on North Korea, declaring country still an 'extraordinary threat'

Donald Trump has declared that North Korea still poses an “extraordinary threat” to the United States, just days after saying that the country’s nuclear program no longer constituted a danger.<p>In an executive order on Friday, the president extended for one year the so-called “national emergency” …

North Korea

What we know about the facilities holding migrant children

<i>This is a developing story. This page will be updated.</i><p>President Trump has signed an executive order to halt the family separation process he created, but at least 2,500 children have already been taken from their parents and sent to shelters in at least 16 states. Some are as young as a few months …

Immigration

Families will no longer be separated at the border. But where are my clients’ kids?

I sat across from my new client, a petite woman from Central America in her late 20s or early 30s, behind the plexiglass at the El Paso County Detention Facility. She had fled her country with her preteen son. Like many of the clients I’ve represented in the past four weeks, she had been charged …

Immigration

The chaotic effort to reunite immigrant parents with their separated kids

BROWNSVILLE, Tex. — Each of the mothers had a different memory of the moment she was separated from her child.<p>For some, it was outside a Border Patrol station just north of the Rio Grande, shortly after being apprehended. For others, it was after an interrogation by federal authorities in a …

Immigration

10 healthy road trips to take this summer

Summer’s the perfect time to cross a wellness retreat, weekend reset, or trip to a far-flung healthy destination like Ubud or Cape Town off your …

Santa Barbara

Is this super-simple hack the key to finally nailing your headstand?

Headstands are hard. Anyone who’s learned to do the inversion can recall that “OMG! I can’t do this” feeling of those first few dozen attempts. If …

How to make your own signature scent with just essential oils

There’s plenty of fun to be had spritzing and sniffing perfumes in a store. But creating your own fragrance can be straight-up magical—not to mention …

How to make your cheap grocery store flowers look like an expensive bouquet

A vase of fresh flowers can breathe new life into any room—literally—but so often, a bouquet of blooms is thought of as an unnecessary indulgence. …

Bouquets

Your summer travel horoscope: This is the ideal vacay for every sign

Let’s face it: You’re kinda stressed. And while you could flip through your horoscope to figure out the best way to decompress, why not hit up the …

Dominican Republic

How to decorate your home with summer blooms on the cheap

Adorning your space with seasonally apropos flowers rarely comes cheap. Pick up a bouquet for your kitchen island, one for your bedside table, plus, …

Facelifts

Unapologetic Trump digs in on immigration despite outrage

WASHINGTON (AP) — An unapologetic President Donald Trump defended his administration's border-protection policies Monday in the face of rising national outrage over the forced separation of migrant children from their parents. Calling for tough action against illegal immigration, Trump declared the …

Immigration

Democrats, activists rally against Trump's family separation policy

ELIZABETH, N.J. (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers joined protesters outside immigration detention facilities in New Jersey and Texas on Sunday for Father's Day demonstrations against the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.<p>"This must …

Immigration

Officials quoting a holy text to justify repressive policies is something we who grew up in the Arab world have seen before<p>If there was a dictator’s playbook, the Donald Trump administration would now be on the “Instrumentalise Religion” chapter. Last week, in what sounded like the launch of a US …

Trump Administration

Flooding from sea level rise threatens over 300,000 US coastal homes – study

Unfortunately, many coastal communities will face declining property values as risk perceptions catch up with reality<p>Sea level rise driven by climate change is set to pose an existential crisis to many US coastal communities, with new research finding that as many as 311,000 homes face being …

Climate Change

Trump told 4 lies about the inspector general report in one short Fox News hit

So many lies, so little time.<p>President Donald Trump went on <i>Fox & Friends</i> to talk about the inspector general report on the FBI’s handling of the 2016 election on Friday. His comments contained at least four significant and demonstrable lies.<p>Let’s go through them.<p>Lie 1: the FBI was working against …

Donald Trump

Trees That Have Lived for Millennia Are Suddenly Dying

The oldest baobabs are collapsing, and there's only one likely explanation.<p>Around 1,500 years ago, shortly after the collapse of the Roman Empire, a baobab tree started growing in what is now Namibia. The San people would eventually name the tree Homasi, and others would call it Grootboom, after …

Southern Africa

Trump directs creation of 'space force' as sixth branch of military

President Donald Trump announced Monday that he has ordered the creation of a new military branch, adding the "Space Force" to the Army, Navy, …

Donald Trump

Sessions’s Use of Bible Passage to Defend Immigration Policy Draws Fire

Attorney General Jeff Sessions turned to the Bible this week to defend the Trump administration’s immigration policy. His use of religious text to justify a federal policy drew some fire; the text itself drew more.<p>Many were concerned that Mr. Sessions’s chosen chapter, Romans 13, had been commonly …

Immigration

2,000 kids separated from parents under Trump border crackdown

The Trump administration separated nearly 2,000 immigrant children from parents or guardians at the border over the span of six weeks, a Department of Homeland Security official said on Friday.

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Sanders to leave White House at end of year: CBS

<b>White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is planning to leave the Donald Trump administration by the end of the year, according to a new</b> …

Donald Trump

10 jobs that pay over $100,000 with the least competition

It's no surprise that tech jobs can offer sky-high salaries. But to land a coveted job at a company like Facebook or Google, applicants have to …

Employment

‘Don’t You Have Any Empathy?’: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Confronted Over Families Separated at Border

The White House press secretary on Thursday was forced to defend as sound policy the separation of babies from their mothers at the U.S.-Mexico …

Immigration

New York sues Trump, 3 eldest children over 'illegal conduct' at foundation

<i>By David A. Fahrenthold</i><p>The New York attorney general on Thursday filed suit against President Donald Trump and his three eldest children alleging …

Donald Trump

The Trump Foundation Apparently Donates a Ton of Money to Donald Trump

The New York attorney general’s office seeks to shutter the president’s charitable organization for good.<p>Although the president began his Thursday morning just as he begins a lot of mornings—by watching <i>Fox & Friends</i> and unleashing a delusional tweetstorm about the latest efforts of law enforcement …

Donald Trump

A New Kind of Photosynthesis Has Been Discovered, Pushing The Limits on Life

Our living world is just incredible.<p>A type of chlorophyll discovered just a few years ago is pushing the limits of photosynthesis and the role this …

Imperial College London

West Antarctic ice melt poses unique threat to U.S.

News of Antarctica's accelerating ice melt garnered worldwide headlines yesterday, as scientists revealed that 3 trillion tons of ice has been lost …

Global Warming

People Can't Pay Rent, Debt Is Insane, and the Economy Is Somehow 'Great'

Decades of the government helping the rich are coming home to roost.<p>It's not exactly a secret that the way America measures economic growth can leave regular people wondering why and how they're still struggling just to survive. Unemployment, as President Trump took care to remind us with another …

Housing