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A Studio Interview with Embroidery Portrait Artist Cayce Zavaglia | Colossal

<p>Embroidery artist Cayce Zavaglia (previously) creates mesmerizing portraits of everyday people using cotton thread and wool. In this thoughtful …

Color Mixing: Master Your Palette Course

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Free Art Tutorials: Painting & Drawing Lessons

Free art tutorials is a cornerstone of Artists Network. We are committed to providing artists of all skill levels accessible and up-to-date …

A revolutionary, not a liberal: can a radical black mayor bring change to Mississippi?

34-year-old attorney Chokwe Lumumba sees his election win as proof that even in a red state in the age of Trump, many people are ready to be progressive<p>The day Chokwe Lumumba’s father died in 2014, he asked for a moment to be alone in the room with the man he’d long considered his best friend. He …

‘Uncontacted’ Amazon Tribe Members Reported Killed in Brazil

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — They were members of an uncontacted tribe gathering eggs along the river in a remote part of the Amazon. Then, it appears, they had the bad luck of running into gold miners.<p>Now, federal prosecutors in Brazil have opened an investigation into the reported massacre of about 10 …

ICE Twitter messages fuel deportation fears for student, 19

<b>(CNN) —</b> Elias Rosenfeld, who emigrated from Venezuela to the United States as a boy in 2004, has faced a precarious future for most of his young life.<p>A few years after their family arrived in Florida, his mother died of cancer. Elias and his sister moved in with their undocumented father.<p>But the …

Trump administration withdraws federal protections for transgender students

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Trump administration on Wednesday night withdrew Obama-era protections for transgender students in public schools that let them use bathrooms and facilities corresponding with their gender identity.<p>The announcement is a significant victory for opponents of the Obama …

Title IX

The House Just Voted To Allow States To Defund Planned Parenthood Protections

Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to overturn an Obama administration rule that protected Planned Parenthood funding.<p>An overwhelming …

Scott Pruitt Confirmed To Lead Environmental Protection Agency

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has been confirmed as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, an agency Pruitt has long criticized.<p>The Senate approved Pruitt on a 52-46 vote Friday afternoon, with two Democrats — Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North …

EPA

I ran Clinton's campaign, and I fear Russia is meddling with more than elections | Robby Mook

Vladimir Putin wants to extend his influence beyond the ballot box and into the very fabric of our public life. We must take action before it’s too late<p>The Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and members of Hillary Clinton’s campaign is being treated too much like a novelty …

No, This Arkansas Law Does Not Allow Rapists To Sue Victims Seeking An Abortion

But it does let spouses who rape their wives sue the doctors performing the abortion.<p>After the governor of Arkansas signed a law last week banning a type of late-term abortion, many people and news outlets became pretty confused about what exactly the law meant — including the governor himself, Asa …

The Coretta Scott King letter Elizabeth Warren was trying to read

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 1986, Coretta Scott King, the widow of Martin Luther King Jr., wrote a letter to Sen. Strom Thurmond criticizing Jeff Sessions, who was then a nominee to be a federal judge.<p>On Tuesday night, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren attempted to read part of the letter on the Senate floor. …

Rights & Freedoms

Does Having More Black Officers Reduce Police Violence?

The unrest in Ferguson, Mo., following the death of Michael Brown in summer 2015 drew renewed scrutiny to police violence and revealed just how little the public knew about its pervasiveness. At first, there were widespread calls to address what officers <i>looked</i> like since Brown was African-American …

New York's governor has a backup plan in case the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to write Roe v. Wade into the state’s constitution. It’s more than a symbolic gesture.<p>New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that he will propose an amendment to codify <i>Roe v. Wade,</i> the 1973Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion,into the New York state …

U.S. State Supreme Courts

11 Must-Watch Movies That Expire From Netflix in February 2017

Clear your schedule.<p>While many moviegoers will spend the next few weeks catching up on acclaimed theatrical releases ahead of this year's Oscars telecast, many more will be content to stay at home and enjoy the great selections available on Netflix. As is the case every month, however, some of …

Is Trump's 'extreme vetting' immigration order unconstitutional?

Supreme court has often deferred to the president on immigration, but civil rights groups will challenge on grounds of intent to discriminate by religion<p>New “extreme vetting” measures for people entering the US announced by Donald Trump on Friday will almost certainly test US law on religious …

How Does Trump's Immigration Freeze Square With His Business Interests?

Even as President Trump takes steps to restrict visitors from some majority-Muslim countries, he and his family continue to do business in some of the others.<p>Ethics experts question whether that might indicate conflicts between Trump's business interests and his role as U.S. president.<p>The executive …

Donald Trump

NYC Mayor: 'We will go to court immediately' if funding halted over 'sanctuary city' executive order

<b>(CNN) —</b> New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said his city will use the courts to fight President Donald Trump's executive order to block federal funding going to "sanctuary cities," following executive action Trump announced Wednesday.<p>"We think it's very susceptible to legal challenge," he told …

Immigration

WATCH: Minnesota protesters erupt after Republicans pass bill to charge demonstrators for police overtime costs

<b>(Tim Nelson, MPR News)</b><p>Chants of “shame, shame!” forced lawmakers to flee after voting for measure to sue “disruptive” protestors<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>January 26, 2017 9:59am (UTC)<p>Protesters on Tuesday shut down a Minnesota House of Representatives hearing after lawmakers voted to pass a GOP-led measure …

Rights & Freedoms