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U.S. Will No Longer Fund Peace-Building Programs For Palestinians

The Trump administration has confirmed it will no longer fund peace-building programs for Palestinians and Israelis — including an interfaith youth program and a project for children with disabilities.<p>It's the latest in a series of announcements of the U.S. cutting hundreds of millions of dollars …

West Bank

China urges U.S. to 'abandon prejudice' over Xinjiang

BEIJING (Reuters) - China urged the United States on Wednesday to abandon its "prejudice" over Xinjiang, as the Trump administration considers sanctions against Chinese officials and companies linked to allegations of human rights abuses in the Chinese region.<p>Discussions have gained momentum within …

Human Rights

2 Position Guitar Scale System Tutorial

In the 2 Position System we are able to cover the whole fretboard, including open positions, with just two scale patterns thereby reducing the time …

Tutorials

The Broiling Days of Summer: Make This Easy Blueberry "Pie" in Your Cast Iron Skillet

<b>Editor's Note:</b> We're very excited to welcome writer, photographer, and cook Michael Harlan Turkell back to the virtual pages of Serious Eats. In this series, Michael will share some of his favorite recipes that use the broiler, one of the most powerful and underutilized tools in the home kitchen.<p>I …

Cast Iron Skillet

Inside Stephen Miller’s hostile takeover of immigration policy

The 33-year-old policy adviser has made unprecedented power grabs as he seeks to slash immigration to America.<p>When the White House held a series of meetings last year to discuss how to deal with nations that refuse to take back their citizens whom the U.S. is trying to deport, one voice in the room …

Donald Trump

Kelli Ward said McCain announcement about ending treatment was timed to hurt her campaign

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As the nation mourns the passing of Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republicans are holding a Senate primary Tuesday in which one of the candidates suggested the announcement that McCain was stopping medical treatment was timed to hurt her campaign.<p>Kelli Ward, a former state senator …

Jeff Flake

The Scientist Who Scrambled Darwin’s Tree of Life

On Nov. 3, 1977, a new scientific revolution was heralded to the world — but it came cryptically, in slightly confused form. The front page of that day’s New York Times carried a headline: “Scientists Discover a Form of Life That Predates Higher Organisms.” A photograph showed a man named Carl R. …

Long-form Journalism

Sacha Baron Cohen Didn't Return to Humiliate Republicans. He's Here to End Careers.

Who Is America? is the comedian's most savage work since Borat.<p>At one point during the first episode of Showtime's <i>Who Is America?</i>, Larry Pratt, executive director of firearms lobbyist group Gun Owners of America, is cracking up over the idea of a man raping his own wife. This is before Sacha Baron …

Video shows Cameroon army killing women and children, says Amnesty

Government denies military involvement in shootings but has launched an investigation<p>Footage showing two women, a child and a baby being shot dead by armed men in Cameroon has led to accusations by Amnesty International that the country’s army may be carrying out killings.<p>In the video, which has …

Africa

Raising the American Flag Made in China

Is the banner’s patriotism undermined when it’s manufactured abroad? An Object Lesson.<p>As the world confronts President Donald Trump’s “America First” protectionism, one product stands at the symbolic center of today’s trade war: American flags made in China. A harbinger of economic globalization …

White Woman Threatened To Call Cops On 8-Year-Old Girl Selling Water

Alison Ettel told HuffPost she was only "pretending" to call the police.<p>An apparent competition over who can threaten to call the police on people of color for no good reason is really ramping up.<p>In a video posted to Instagram on Saturday, a white woman in San Francisco was captured apparently …

As Carbon Dioxide Levels Rise, Major Crops Are Losing Nutrients

Plants need carbon dioxide to live, but its effects on them are complicated.<p>As the level of carbon dioxide in the air continues to rise because of human activity, scientists are trying to pin down how the plants we eat are being affected.<p>Mounting evidence suggests that many key plants lose …

Carbon Dioxide

Christian Leaders To Jeff Sessions: The Bible Does Not Justify Separating Families

“It goes against pretty much the entire Bible in the ethos of Jesus, and it’s deeply un-Christian.”<p>WASHINGTON ― Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems to think Jesus would love his policy of separating immigrant families at the border.<p>Christian leaders say otherwise.<p>“While protecting our borders is …

DHS: 2,000 children separated from parents at border

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US government has separated at least 2,000 children from parents at the border since implementing a policy that results in such family separations, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed Friday.<p>From April 19 through May 31 of this year, 1,995 minors traveling with …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Trump's personal attorney splits with his own legal team

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, has split with the legal team that has shepherded him through a criminal investigation that included a high-profile FBI raid, a source familiar with the change said Wednesday.<p>The split could signal a shift in legal strategy and …

Donald Trump

Gorsuch just wrote an opinion so radical that Clarence Thomas wouldn’t join it

Not even Justice Thomas would sign onto the paean to the Gilded Age that Gorsuch enshrined in his most recent dissent.<p>For more than a quarter …

Trump: First lady had 'big operation,' can't fly for a month

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday amped up the mystery surrounding his wife Melania's recent hospitalization for a kidney condition, revealing that she had had a "big operation" that lasted close to four hours but is "doing great."<p>Trump said he was attending meetings in Canada and …

Multistate salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon

<b>(CNN) —</b> A multistate outbreak of salmonella linked to pre-cut melon has sickened at least 60 people, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Saturday. A recall has affected nine states, the CDC said.<p>Six people are sick in Illinois, 11 in Indiana, 32 in Michigan, 10 in Missouri …

FDA

Nearly 1,800 immigrant families separated at US border in four months

• Figures cover period from October 2017 to February<br>• Senior official: separations have risen sharply in recent weeks<p>Nearly 1,800 immigrant families were separated at the US-Mexico border from October 2016 until February of this year, as Donald Trump implemented stricter border enforcement policies, …

Immigration

Corruption Hits the Small Time

Of course Donald Trump is corrupt. Everyone with any sense knew he would be, although the scale of his personal profiteering, the strong likelihood that his family’s financial interests have distorted U.S. foreign and national security policy, have startled even the cynics. And, of course, the …

Senate Investigators May Have Found a Missing Piece in the Russia Probe

An ex-congressman allegedly has ties to the Trump campaign—as well as to powerful figures in Russia and Ukraine. Finding out what he knows is crucial, a top Democrat in the Senate says.<p><i>Updated June 8, 2018 at 5:28 p.m. ET</i><p>An ex-congressman has attracted scrutiny from the Senate Judiciary Committee, …

Russia

There Is Only One Trump Scandal

The myriad Trump scandals can obscure the fact that they’re all elements of one massive tale of corruption.<p>The sheer volume of Trump scandals can seem difficult to keep track of.<p>There’s the ongoing special-counsel investigation into whether the Trump campaign aided a Russian campaign to aid Trump’s …

Donald Trump

“This Could Go to Hell in a Handbag”: Is John Bolton Playing Games with Trump?

The national security adviser is “creating a power dynamic that leads straight to him,” one source says. Another calls his lean new N.S.C. a “Republican wet dream.” Is he trying to outflank the secretary of state on North Korea?<p>After weeks of cheery rhetoric between President <b>Donald Trump</b> and North …

Trump picks bigot pastor who claims Jews are going to Hell to lead prayer at new Jerusalem embassy

<b>Pastor Robert Jeffress</b>, a Fox News contributor, megachurch Baptist preacher from Dallas, and close Trump ally and surrogate, has been chosen by the …

Donald Trump

Underwater Choreography Performed in the World’s Deepest Pool by Julie Gautier | Colossal

<p>AMA is a short film performed and directed by deep sea diver and underwater filmmaker Julie Gautier. The work follows Gautier through several …

Century-Old Film Footage Edited to Present a More Dynamic View of New York City Life in the Early 1900’s | Colossal

<p>Videographer Guy Jones edits century-old film to more accurately match the video standards of the present day. For the black and white clip of New …

Trump May Already Be Violating the Iran Deal

The deal’s opponents keep saying Tehran has failed to live up to its commitments to the U.S. But what if it’s the other way around?<p>As anyone who reads the news knows, Donald Trump will decide by May 12 whether to “withdraw from” or “pull out of” or “abandon” or “scrap” or “jettison” (the synonyms …

South Asia

The Slow, Awkward Death of the White House Correspondents' Dinner

Michelle Wolf’s biting mockery of it was only the latest reminder: The annual event’s contradictions have become too heavy to bear.<p>The first White House Correspondents’ Dinner was held in 1921, at the Arlington Hotel in Washington, D.C., a couple blocks north of the presidential residence. The …

Trump Attacks Comey and Haberman, Goes on Misspelling Rampage

Hours before Barbara Bush’s funeral (which he is not attending), Donald Trump reminded the world that “presidential” means something very different …

Trump's score-settling creates jarring contrast

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's wild weekend showed just how abnormal his presidency has become, even if his breaching of conventional decorum has lost the power to shock.<p>The President, ensconced at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, spent Saturday and Sunday on Twitter venting at the FBI director he fired, …

Donald Trump