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Trump budget plans would slash HIV/AIDS funding

Donald Trump’s budget plans include a massive slash to HIV funding.<p>The GOP billionaire has come under fire from LGBT groups following the release of …

George W. Bush

Incentives matter: after back surgery, a routine urine test resulted in a $17,800 bill the patient was expected to pay

At a followup visit a year after Elizabeth Moreno had a disk removed to successfully treat her crippling pain, her doctor asked her to leave a urine …

Cory Doctorow

Top German diplomat: 'We no longer recognize our America'

MUNICH (AP) — Germany's foreign minister slammed the "America first" approach of President Donald Trump's administration Saturday, saying that close U.S. ties with a strong European Union are as much in Washington's interest as they are in Europe's.<p>German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told world …

Europe

The Secret to Never Getting Lost in Central Park

There are many places in New York City where you can easily get lost, but none are quite so confusing as Central Park.<p>The beautiful, expansive, and …

National Parks

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

Taking a Train Through the Great Smoky Mountains Needs to Be on Your Bucket List

If you've never been to the most visited national park in the U.S., you should make a train trip through the Great Smoky Mountains a priority.<p>The …

National Parks

'I love you forever': Teenage brothers' heartbreaking text messages as gunman killed 17 at their Florida high school

Text messages exchanged by two teenage brothers as they hid from a gunman who killed 17 at a Florida high school reveal the terror that students and …

Crime

Obama tried to close a big pollution loophole. Trump wants to keep it.

The EPA is using a shady study to carve out a massive pollution exemption for dirty glider trucks.<p>The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to protect a loophole that allows vastly more pollution than is typically permitted from heavy-duty commercial vehicles — all in the name of helping out a …

Scott Pruitt

3 billboards near Miami are trolling Sen. Marco Rubio after the Florida school massacre

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Slaughtered in school"<p>"And still no gun control?"<p>"How come, Marco Rubio?"<p>That's the message scrawled across three mobile billboards seen Friday near Sen. Marco Rubio's office in Doral, Florida.<p>The moving missive aims to call out Rubio just days after a gunman with what police say was an …

Marco Rubio

10 Healthy Alkaline Breakfast Recipes You Must Try

Looking for some delicious alkaline breakfast recipes? We have some of the best ones enlisted for you! They taste great and offer you a large number …

Breakfast

A host called Ted Cruz ‘afraid’ to talk guns on CNN. Then the senator showed that he had.

In the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., this week, CNN host Chris Cuomo called out prominent Republicans on air by name, saying they were “afraid” to face questions about gun violence, unless they were on Fox News.<p>One politician, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.), shot back with a photo of an …

Government

Distraught dad lashes out at funeral: ‘You killed my kid!’

“You killed my kid!” the father of Florida school shooting-victim Meadow Jade Pollack, 18, railed during her funeral Friday.<p>“This is just …

Nikolas Cruz

Students’ Texts To Parents During Florida Shooting Will Break Your Heart

One message from a student to her parent reads: “If I don’t make it, I love you”<p>Many parents experienced their worst nightmare yesterday afternoon in …

Glenn Greenwald

An Instagrammer found a totally unexpected way to use tweezers and it's genius

Bold, defined eyebrows have always been on-trend. And up until now, we thought we knew every and any way to shape them, including, but not limited to: using scissors, tape, spoons and even soap to perfect our arch. Well, we have one more to add to that list: tweezers— and not in the way you're …

Beauty

Baby with eczema so bad it 'looked like she'd been burnt' cured by bargain cream

WARNING: DISTRESSING CONTENT. Little Kelisha's mum used to dread taking her outside.<p>A baby whose eczema was so bad she looked like she had severe …

Skin Care

Why women in Arizona are sending a state representative pads and tampons

<b>(CNN) —</b> Women across Arizona are bombarding a Republican representative's office with tampons and pads.<p>The #LetItFlow campaign began over the weekend as a direct response to a bill that stalled in the House of Representatives.<p>House Bill 2222 looks to provide female inmates in Arizona with an …

CNN

Mom outraged after daughter told she can’t say no to boys at school dance

At first, Natalie Richard didn’t believe her daughter when she said she wasn’t allowed to say “no” to boys at the school dance.<p>The Utah mom told …

Parenting

The Right Way to Take Breaks, According to Science (and an 8-Year-Old Kid)

My son--and best-selling author Daniel Pink--are on to something: for optimal productivity, you need to work on your timing.<p>To wrap up 2017, I scheduled "one-on-one" lunches with my two kids as an opportunity to reflect on the year and plan for the new one. I asked Adam, my 8 year old, to share …

Time Management

These Breathtaking Morocco Travel Destinations Will Stop You in Your Tracks

Morocco is easily one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The vast, breathtaking landscapes—from charming beachside towns to sweeping …

Travel

Coming soon to US national parks: Oil and gas pipelines, thanks to Trump's new plan

The Trump administration's big infrastructure plan, unveiled Monday, amounts to the largest rewrite of one of the nation's bedrock environmental laws …

Ryan Zinke

Trump Administration Wants To Decide What Food SNAP Recipients Will Get

The Trump administration is proposing a major shake-up in one of the country's most important "safety net" programs, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Under the proposal, most SNAP recipients would lose much of their ability to choose what food …

Agriculture

Man Wears Vulgar 'F**k Trump' Shirt to Texas Restaurant — It Goes Like You'd Expect

He wore a vulgar T-shirt about President Donald Trump, and he certainly paid for it.<p>Visiting a local restaurant over the weekend, Andy Ternay, a …

Donald Trump

How to Eat For Less Than $5 in NYC

For most New Yorkers, the places we truly love to eat are our best-kept secrets -- that food cart in Washington Heights doling out $2 arepas, that …

Manhattan

Grieving Parents Share Photos of 2-Year-Old's Final Moments to Encourage Organ Donation

During the final few hours of her life on January 26, 2-year-old Adalynn Grace Rogers had her parents and three siblings by her hospital bedside, …

Medicine

How To Grow Rosemary And Other Plants For Free

Not everyone has the finances to grow numerous plants or even form their own garden. However, you don’t have to throw enormous sums of money to grow …

Gardening

How to tackle London's 10 best museums – from 'secret' exhibits to dodging the crowds

Planning a trip to one of London's museum heavyweights? Already hyperventilating at the thought of having to contend with selfie-snapping tourists and rambunctious school groups? Look no further than Telegraph Travel's guide to how to visit London's best museums like a pro. Here you'll find the …

Museums

We had a great day at the park with our autistic son, until someone called the police

It had been a good day at the park. A miracle day, in fact, for our family. Our 5-year-old son, Johnny, who is moderately autistic and prone to violent outbursts and self-injurious behavior, had sailed through the outing without a meltdown. So it was all the more shocking when the police approached …

Parenting

Thousands Say This Is The Best Cleaning Product For Removing Pet Urine Stains And Odors

Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator is nothing short of a godsend for owners of pee-happy pets.<p><i>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in</i> …

Pets

The most over-the-top attractions in the US

What's more over-the-top than mountains?Shutterstock/ eyeCatchLight Photography<p>There may be seven established natural wonders of the world, but each state in North America is home to its own extraordinary attractions, be they natural or man-made.<p>Instead of highlighting the "best” tourist attraction …

National Parks

Meet the Native American Artist Whose Hand-Beaded Skate Shoes Have Become a Sensation

The Native American artist Charlene Holy Bear’s first foray into fashion came four years ago, when she made a last-minute decision to attend the annual Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque, a pan-tribal festival also known as “North America’s largest powwow.”<p>“Everyone gets all dressed up in their …

Native Americans