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The facts about Trump’s policy of separating families at the border

<i>“I hate the children being taken away. The Democrats have to change their law. That’s their law.”</i> <b><br>— President Trump, in remarks to reporters at the White House, June 15</b><p><i>“We have the worst immigration laws in the entire world. Nobody has such sad, such bad and, actually, in many cases, such horrible</i> …

Immigration

Teens in Netherlands regularly top life satisfaction tables, with schooling playing a big role<p>In a biology class at a secondary school near Rotterdam, Gerrit the skeleton is not the only one with a permanent grin.<p>The Groen van Prinstererlyceum, which first trialled happiness lessons a decade ago, …

Europe

Nationwide protests against Trump’s family separation policy planned for June 30

Progressive groups are organizing rallies in Washington, DC, and other cities.<p>Activists are organizing a nationwide effort on June 30 to protest the Trump administration’s policy of separating families at the US-Mexico border.<p>A #FamiliesBelong Together march is planned for Washington, DC, in …

Rights & Freedoms

Trump associate Roger Stone reveals new contact with Russian national during 2016 campaign

MIAMI — One day in late May 2016, Roger Stone — the political dark sorcerer and longtime confidant of Donald Trump — slipped into his Jaguar and headed out to meet a man with a “Make America Great Again” hat and a viscous Russian accent.<p>The man, who called himself Henry Greenberg, offered damaging …

Donald Trump

Democrats are divided over whether to run a woman against Trump in 2020 - Vox

Liberals can’t decide how to deal with Trump in the era of #MeToo.<p>Democrats agree that Donald Trump’s history of bragging about groping and assaulting women is unacceptable, but they don’t agree about how to deal with it in 2020.<p>The tension has spilled into the open in the ongoing debate about Sen. …

Government

The U.S. diet is a climate disaster. Here are four easy fixes.

If your household is anything like the American average, your diet generates lots of greenhouse gas emissions: about the same amount in a single week, a new study finds, as a drive from D.C. to Trenton, N.J.<p>Food requires huge amounts of energy to grow. It must be transported from farms in rail cars …

Agriculture

Why Michael Cohen is possibly the biggest threat to Trump

Michael Cohen began working for President Trump as his personal attorney over a decade ago, well before Trump was seriously considering running for president — back, in fact, when Trump was still a Democrat. Cohen’s role at the Trump Organization was broad, involving him in potential real estate …

Donald Trump

Inside Casa Padre, the converted Walmart where the U.S. is holding nearly 1,500 immigrant children

BROWNSVILLE, Tex. — For more than a year, the old Walmart along the Mexican border here has been a mystery to those driving by on the highway. In place of the supercenter’s trademark logo hangs a curious sign: “Casa Padre.”<p>But behind the sliding doors is a bustling city unto itself, equipped with …

Immigration

How to Clean Your House Like a Professional Housekeeper

There will come a time in your life where you look around your home and decide you need professional intervention for the mess you’ve made or accrued …

Cleaning

The DNC Will Refuse Donations From Fossil Fuel Companies

<i>This story was originally published by</i> HuffPost <i>and appears here as part of the</i> Climate Desk<i> collaboration.</i> The Democratic National Committee voted …

Middle-class

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump Earned $82 Million in Outside Income While Working for the White House

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, unpaid senior White House advisers, earned at least $82 million in outside income in 2017, the Washington Post …

Donald Trump

We Now Know More About Why Rand Paul’s Neighbor Tackled Him Over Landscaping

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul was hospitalized in November with broken ribs and bruised lungs after his next-door neighbor tackled him on his own lawn. The …

Rand Paul

The Fight Over Who’s a “Real Indian”

After decades of tribes aggressively kicking members out, the disenrolled are kicking back.<p>It was an early morning in May 2012 when Eddie Crandell …

Native Americans

Mueller’s ‘witch hunt’ snags another witch

On Friday afternoon, the 24th and 25th shoes dropped on Paul Manafort.<p>Earlier this week, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III filed court documents alleging that Manafort and an unnamed individual had tried to tamper with a potential witness in the case. Then, a superseding indictment: Manafort …

Donald Trump

An Indian state banned pesticides. Tourism and wildlife flourished. Will others follow?

SORENG, India — Fifteen years ago, the tiny Indian state of Sikkim launched a radical experiment: Its leaders decided to phase out pesticides on every farm in the state, a move without precedent in India — and probably the world.<p>The change was especially significant for India, a country whose …

Agriculture

Mister Rogers wasn’t just a nice guy. This new documentary proves he was a quiet radical.

Rating: 4 stars<p>“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” Morgan Neville’s admiring portrait of public television pioneer Fred Rogers, feels reverse-engineered to soothe the rapidly fraying nerves of a country mired in political and pop-culture food fights. Revisiting Rogers’s signature TV show, “Mister Rogers’ …

Fred Rogers

The Washington Post

This is what it feels like to be black in white spaces

Long before the election of Donald Trump, black people believed the average white person was against them and their kind<p>Most white people have little idea, and many are willfully ignorant, of challenges black people face in white spaces<p>Almost every black person in America has experienced the sting …

Civil Rights

Mueller just added more charges to Paul Manafort — and indicted Konstantin Kilimnik

These are the first new charges filed in more than three months in the Russia investigation.<p>Special counsel Robert Mueller filed a new indictment Friday that added more charges against former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and brought the first charges against a longtime associate of Manafort’s …

Paul Manafort

5 baking soda hacks to keep your laundry smelling super fresh

As the buzz around multi-tasking ingredients and pantry-staples hacks reaches an audible roar, happy news: Another ingredient is about to join the …

Cleaning

The Best Baked Beans Are Made in Your Slow Cooker

Meet your new favorite summer party recipe: slow cooker baked beans. Long loved for their sweet, tangy flavor and tender, creamy texture, baked beans …

Cooking

He Started Vaping As A Teen And Now Says Habit Is 'Impossible To Let Go'

The debate over the health risks of Juul, vaping and e-cigarettes is now spilling into the public square. In one of the most restrictive measures nationwide, San Francisco voters this week upheld by what looks to be a large majority — nearly 70 percent in a preliminary tally — a ban on the sale of …

Public Health

Samantha Bee’s apology for calling Ivanka Trump the c-word is perfect

Sorry seems to be the hardest word, especially when you’re in the public eye. After all, if you take just 2017—the year of sociopathic baby men and pathetic excuses—it’s no wonder apologies are so hard to get right.<p>Except that’s what comedian Samantha Bee did on her TBS show <i>Full Frontal</i> last night …

Donald Trump

Get to know Elliott Broidy, the next major Trump scandal figure

Like any good drama, the Trump omni-scandal, a story of corruption and greed that crosses years and continents, has a collection of colorful supporting players. It can be hard to keep up with them all — you surely know Michael Cohen and Stormy Daniels, but only true aficionados are aware of the …

Donald Trump

Robert Mueller just accused Paul Manafort of attempted witness tampering

Here are the details.<p>Paul Manafort has already been indicted on 23 counts by special counsel Robert Mueller’s team — but in a new filing Monday night, Mueller accused the former Trump campaign chair of yet more wrongdoing: attempted witness tampering.<p>Though Mueller hasn’t filed new charges yet, he …

Corruption

What’s it like to be 6ft 8in tall?

Still I kept growing, taller than anyone on either side of my family had ever been<p>I walk the streets at night in strange cities with impunity and am rarely harassed about anything other than my size<p>We very tall people live in the open, attracting incredible attention, yet remain a mystery<p>This is an …

Zip-lines

Cross-Training in the Garden: A Lesson From Alignment to Zucchini

Movement ecologist Katy Bowman offers 9 tips on how to cross-train in the garden.<p>Because we are such a sedentary culture, movement recommendations …

Saudi Arabia issued its first driver’s licenses to women. But activists remain behind bars.

Ten Saudi women have received their driver’s licenses.<p>When Saudi Arabia announced last September that it would lift its ban on women driving, activists celebrated a step toward women’s equality in a nation known for restrictive, patriarchal laws. This week, the first driver’s licenses were issued …

Human Rights

Mehrsa Baradaran loves giving book recommendations

The author of The Color of Money thought carefully about the books she’d recommend on The Ezra Klein Show.<p>On his episode of <i>The Ezra Klein Show</i>, Ta-Nehisi Coates said that in order to convince him that white supremacy was over in America, we’d have to fix the 20-to-1 racial wealth gap. That …

Books

How the media ignored Puerto Rico, in one chart

Puerto Rico coverage faded — and with it, the president’s attention.<p>This week, we learned that Hurricane Maria may be the deadliest natural disaster on US soil in the past 100 years, according to a new study published in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine.</i> The study found that most of the estimated …

Puerto Rico