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Pope Francis to spend time with D.C.'s 'most vulnerable'

WASHINGTON — A van pulls up in front of Catholic Charities around 4 p.m. on a sticky afternoon. Strolling tourists and harried office workers spill down the sidewalk past a few of the city’s needy sitting on a bench with a “homeless Jesus” statue, waiting for something to eat.<p>“Together let us do …

Obama has vastly changed the face of the federal bureaucracy

Friday afternoon announcements in Washington are usually aimed at attracting as little attention as possible, but last Friday was different. President Obama’s decision to nominate Eric Fanning — an openly gay man — to head a branch of the military which only four years ago did not allow gays and …

African-American News

The American Pope

Francis may be the first pontiff from the New World, but heirs to St. Peter’s throne have long loomed large in the American imagination.<p>When the chartered Alitalia jet known as “Shepherd One” touches down in Maryland this week, Pope Francis will become just the fourth leader of the Roman Catholic …

Christianity

Pope Francis Visits Havana, Cuba: Pictures

Fighting for Identity: The Life of a Transgender Kickboxer in Rural Thailand

Fightland Blog<p>Photos by Lindsey Newhall<p>In her color-coordinated training attire and fashionably fit tops, Rose is easy to spot at her tiny dirt-floor gym in rural Thailand. Her hot pink top clings snugly to her compact, lean torso. Bra straps in a delicate petal pink peer through at the shoulders. …

‘The Prancing Elites Project’: How Men Twerking in Leotards Became TV’s Most Inspiring New Show

A group of black LGBT men in leotards and heels have a simple mission: to change the world by doing a fabulous dance. Finally, a reality TV series to …

The 7 Most Gloriously Disgusting Ballpark Snacks of 2015

Who needs hamburger buns when you can use two entire funnel cakes?<p>Sunday is Opening Day for the 2015 Major League Baseball season, which means this is the week the public found out what to expect on the only official roster that really matters: The ballpark menu, of course.<p>The New York Mets, the …

'Walking Dead' finale: Gale Anne Hurd promises 'sad losses'

Gale Anne Hurd is a damn busy woman. She is now executive producing not one, but two <i>Walking Dead</i> shows for AMC and also has a new documentary about …

25 Dumplings for Chinese New Year and Beyond

Whether we’re talking gnocchi or dim sum, we’ve yet to meet a dumpling we haven’t liked. By design, they know how to deliver pure comfort in just a bite or three, and this collection of 25 parcels all bundled up in a thin wrap is no exception. You’ll find an assortment of traditional Chinese …

Food & Dining

Wolves interested in Kevin Garnett

The Minnesota Timberwolves ‎are making an 11th-hour push before Thursday's trade deadline to try to reacquire Wolves legend Kevin Garnett in a swap …

Game Day Nachos That Don't Skimp on the Toppings

<i>For those nights when you get home hungry, stressed, and impatient, Hangry is here to help. Each Monday, Kendra Vaculin will share quick, exciting meals to rescue anyone who might be anxiously eyeing a box of minute rice.</i><p><i>Today: How do you make nachos an appropriate snack for a group of mature</i> …

9-year-old twins left mostly alone as parents took trip to Africa

An uncle left his two 9-year-old twin nephews mostly alone in a New Hampshire apartment when the boys' parents took three siblings to Nigeria for four months.<p>Manchester police said 25-year-old Giobari Atura told the boys he would stop by every couple of days to drop off food, but when police got …

Florida sees increase in calls to human trafficking hotline

Florida child welfare officials say calls reporting suspected human trafficking in Florida have doubled since 2010.<p>The hotline received nearly 1,000 …

Human Trafficking

Trafficked Chinese boy reunited with family after 24 years apart

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> A Chinese man has been reunited with his father 24 years after he was abducted as a toddler from a vegetable market.<p>In 1991, 4-year-old Sun Bin was taken by child traffickers from his hometown in Sichuan province and sold to a family thousands of miles away, in Jiangsu province on …

Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn joined their work together again after the best-selling “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for …

International students forced to work for just $8 an hour

A young Italian student said she was working up to 70 hours each week - at a coffee shop and an Italian restaurant - as well as spending four hours …

The day Australia melts: Towns warned to brace for 50-DEGREE temperatures - the hottest day on record for nearly 20 years

• <b>The Bureau of Meteorology warns that the remote West Australian towns of Marble Bar and Newman could face 50 degree temperatures on Friday</b>• <b><br>A large</b> …

Barcroft Media photographer Mike Kline captures the frozen landscape after a winter storm hits South Haven in Michigan

Photography

Welcome to Marble Bar, Western Australia, where 48C is just another summer day

Thomas Fox doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about.<p>As publican of the Ironclad Hotel, one of the most easily-identifiable buildings in Marble Bar, in Western Australia’s Pilbara region, he has been fielding calls from the media all day.<p>Shortly before he spoke to Guardian Australia he took a …

Australia

How to Make Chicharrones at Home

<i>Every Friday, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook helps us get to know our favorite cuts of meat a little bit better – and introduces us to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: The holy grail of crispy skin.</i><p>If former articles in this column are any …

Photographer Suing Nike for Ripping Off His Photo for Its Iconic Jordan ‘Jumpman’ Logo

A photographer has filed a copyright lawsuit against Nike, accusing the global athletic brand of ripping off his photograph of Michael Jordan to …

Shoes

Chobi Mela VIII: Bangladesh Photo Festival - Photographs by the photographers of Chobi Mela Festival | LensCulture

Quiet moments, tender thoughts, wistful emptiness make up our love songs. Raindrops on misty windowpanes, the cool breeze of dusk, dry leaves, fill our odes to belonging. We pine. Almost inaudibly we whisper, I miss you. Intimacy is most intensely felt through absence. The warmth of togetherness, …

Love Songs

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

Alaska can't change name of tallest US mountain, thanks to Ohio

Ohio is one of the flattest states in the US, but due to a quirky rule held by the federal board in charge of geographic names, the state effectively has control over the name of the country's highest mountain and is blocking efforts to change the name of the Alaskan peak that holds that …

10 Surprisingly Stylish Gadgets to Make Your Life Easier in 2015

Discovering an object that makes your life easier is like sleeping on a comfortable mattress for the first time: You’ll never understand how you lived without it. To inject that same feel-good philosophy into your life, we found the best gizmos and gadgets that will enrich and enhance your …

US man walks free after 40 years wrongly imprisoned

A 70-year-old man from North Carolina has been released after serving four decades in prison for a crime he did not commit<p>A panel of judges has found Joseph Sledge was wrongly convicted in the stabbing deaths of a mother and daughter nearly four decades ago.<p>After his release on Friday, the …

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