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The Secret to Juicy Shrimp

Step 1. Soak shrimp in brine.<p>Soak quickly in brine to keep lean seafood moist as it cooks and season it throughout. A solution of 1 tablespoon kosher …

Cooking

Assault Weapons Not Protected by Second Amendment, Federal Appeals Court Rules

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland's ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent.<p>In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the guns …

Guns

Exclusive: Group chat messages show school shooter obsessed with race, violence and guns

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a private Instagram group chat, confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz repeatedly espoused racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views and displayed an obsession with violence and guns.<p>Wednesday, 19-year-old Cruz opened fire at the school that expelled him, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High …

Nikolas Cruz

Two US grocery chains are on the verge of bankruptcy as Amazon moves in

Bloomberg reports that Winn-Dixie parent Bi-Lo and Tops Friendly Market could both declare bankruptcy this month, an ominous shakeout in a grocery industry that is bracing for new competition from Amazon and its newly acquired Whole Foods subsidiary.<p>Dig a little deeper and the situation is more …

Jeff Bezos

Kratom is hailed as a natural pain remedy, assailed as an addictive killer. The U.S. wants to treat it like heroin.

Andrew Turner’s years in the military left him suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, back pain and the effects of an injury that mangled his hand. “I was a broken toy,” he said. Tossed aside. Barely able to get off the couch.<p>Then he started using an herbal supplement that he says …

Scott Gottlieb

Venezuela’s economy is so bad, parents are leaving their children at orphanages

CARACAS, Venezuela — “Would you like to see the little ones?” asked Magdelis Salazar, a social worker, beckoning me toward a crowded playground.<p>We were at Venezuela’s largest orphanage, just after lunch. The yard was an obstacle course of abandoned children. A little chunk of a boy, on the cusp of …

Venezuela

Painkiller that once cost $138 is now $2,979

An Irish drugmaker has jacked up the price of a painkiller to nearly $3,000 a bottle. The drug is 22 times more expensive than when the company acquired it in late 2013.<p>The sticker shock for Horizon Pharma's Vimovo drug is magnified by the fact that the painkiller's two main ingredients can be …

CNN

The Sackler family's drug money disgraces museums around the world

The Sacklers have made a fortune from OxyContin, the painkiller blamed for sparking the deadly opioid crisis. They cloak their shame with philanthropy<p>There is no Pablo Escobar Wing at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and no El Chapo Guzman gallery at the Guggenheim. Columbia University doesn’t …

Philanthropy

Billion Dollar Legacy: Reginald F. Lewis’ Incredible Life Story Comes to Film

Reginald Lewis may not be well known to millennials, and that’s a shame because his life and work is black excellence personified. His rich legacy of …

Black History

The Only French Fries You Should Make at Home

Let's talk about french fries at home. I haven't ever experienced a french fry from my own kitchen that truly rivals a fast food fry. I've tried …

Recipes

Maldives Crisis Could Stir Trouble Between China and India

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — As the Maldives’ autocratic president, Abdulla Yameen, cracks down on opposition to consolidate power ahead of another election, analysts and diplomats warn that the small nation’s troubles could provoke a larger crisis that draws in China and India, which have long competed …

Abdulla Yameen

Meet Cyril Ramaphosa, South Africa’s New President and a Mandela Favorite

JOHANNESBURG — Cyril Ramaphosa, who was sworn in Thursday as South Africa’s president, recently did what many politicians do at pivotal points in their careers.<p>He released a book.<p>The book told of one of his passions — his love for a Ugandan breed of royal cattle that he imported to South Africa at …

South Africa

These Words and Phrases Have Racist Origins

The English language is constantly evolving, with new words and phrases spreading among us like an infection—we hear things, then we say those …

Language

‘Resist White Supremacy’: A sign. A farm. And the fury that followed.

It had been a week since the road sign had gone up near the entrance of their 116-acre farm in Northern Virginia, and the furious emails, calls and Facebook messages were still pouring in. The responses didn’t surprise the owners of Cox Farms, who had long taken politically charged stands on their …

Rights & Freedoms

Justice minister: Israel must keep Jewish majority even at the expense of human rights

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said Monday that if not for the fence erected some years ago on the Egyptian border, “We would be seeing here a kind …

Israel

German law under fire for turning social media companies into ‘overzealous censors’

A new German law compelling social media sites to remove hate speech and other illegal content has come under fire for turning private companies into “overzealous censors.”<p>The Network Enforcement Act, or NetzDG, which came into force on January 1, requires large social media platforms to quickly …

Green Party

French Muslims urge Macron not to interfere in Islam

Macron said he is considering a profound reorganisation of the way in which Islam is funded and its preachers schooled.<p>A leading representative of French Muslims has urged Emmanuel Macron not to interfere in the organisation of the country's second-largest religion, days after the president said he …

North Africa

Death threat for first Muslim US mayor aspirant

Regina Mustafa, seeking to become mayor in a city in the US state of Minnesota, receives threat on Google Plus.<p>A woman seeking to become the first Muslim mayor of a city in the US state of Minnesota has claimed receiving death threat online.<p>Regina Mustafa, running for mayor in the city of …

Google Plus

9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

Leadership

“Resist White Supremacy”: A sign. A Virginia farm. And the fury that followed.

It had been a week since the road sign had gone up near the entrance of their 116-acre farm in northern Virginia, and the furious emails, calls and …

Rights & Freedoms

Europeans had school shootings, too. Then they did something about it.

BERLIN — Contrary to what you may sometimes hear, school shootings are not unique to the United States. Germany, for instance, went through a string of devastating attacks between 2002 and 2009. Between 1996 and 2008, major school shootings also occurred in Finland and Scotland, among other …

Guns

How to Reduce Mass Shooting Deaths? Experts Say These Gun Laws Could Help

Some gun limits are considered effective and would have public support.

Guns

What We Thought We Knew About Africa and Slavery Might Not Be Right

• <b>Circumstances More Complex Than Most Report</b>• <b><br>Defiant Immigrant Dad Leads ‘CBS Evening News’</b>• <b><br>Sinclair Wants News Directors to Pay Into PAC</b>• <b><br>Joy Reid ‘a</b> …

Journalism

Second Federal Court Blocks Trump From Rescinding DACA

A federal judge in New York has ruled that the Trump administration cannot end the Obama-era program designed to protect from deportation young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.<p>The ruling by U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn is the second court ruling …

Immigration

This Teenager Accused Two On-Duty Cops Of Rape. She Had No Idea The Law Might Protect Them.

When Anna said she was raped by two on-duty cops, she thought it would be a simple case. She had no idea she lived in one of 35 states where officers can claim a detainee consented.<p><b>Anna was sitting</b> in the parked car with two friends when a charcoal gray van pulled up and flashlight beams …

Crime

Sudan: Proposal to Dissolve ‘Islamic Movement,’ Integrating it in Ruling Party

A senior committee within the Islamic Movement in Sudan proposed dissolving the movement and integrating it in the ruling party in Sudan or turning …

Islamism

Two-nation theory and role of forgotten Muslim, who saved India

As was evident during the recent debate in Parliament, ‘who broke India’ is a question that Hindutva zealots throw at every given/grabbed/taken …

India

New Wisconsin Muslim Journal aims to fill information gap

Buy Photo<p>Milwaukee-area Muslims are used to others trying to tell their story.<p>Now, a local Muslim nonprofit has launched an online publication where …

Nonprofits

Kestaneli Kuzu (Lamb with Chestnuts)

In my fourth year of college, I made the slightly unorthodox decision to study Turkish. Maybe it was because I loved Ottoman history, maybe because I …

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