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Sinclair Forces Local Stations to Discredit Outrage Over Family Separation

Sinclair Broadcasting Group is the largest owner of local television news stations in the United States. It currently airs original programming on …

Donald Trump

Jim Crow Laws - Facts Summary

BLACK CODES<p>The roots of Jim Crow laws began as early as 1865, immediately following the ratification of the 13th Amendment freeing four million …

Black History

Jeff Sessions Cited the Bible to Separate Families. Moderate Christian Republicans Should Condemn That Extremism.

Moderate Muslims are always told to condemn their extreme elements. Why aren’t Christians asked do to the same?<p><i>“Dear moderate Christian Republicans,</i> …

Religion

Sausage-and-Grits Quiche Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Thaw spinach; drain well, pressing between paper towels.<p>Step 2<p>Cook sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring …

Recipes

30 Mexican Breakfast Recipes to Start the Day Off Right

Tacos for breakfast? Yes, please! Wheather you need a grab-and-go option or want to host a weekend brunch, these Mexican breakfast recipes are the …

Cooking

The stock market has been booming. That doesn’t mean the economy is too.

We explain what the stock market is actually measuring in the latest episode of our new Netflix show.<p>Politicians and business execs cheer when the stock market is booming. The Dow is trotted out as a sign that the economy is thriving — and people panic when the market is down.<p>But a soaring stock …

Stock Markets

How the Koch Brothers Are Killing Public Transit Projects Around the Country

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A team of political activists huddled at a Hardee’s one rainy Saturday, wolfing down a breakfast of biscuits and gravy. Then they descended on Antioch, a quiet Nashville suburb, armed with iPads full of voter data and a fiery script.<p>The group, the local chapter for Americans for …

Middle-class

WATCH: Armed pro-Trump militia harasses peaceful protesters outside Phoenix ICE facility

A protest outside an immigration jail in Phoenix, Arizona got heated as armed pro-Trump militia “got in the faces” of peaceful human rights …

Human Rights

The Gates of Hell are Closing Behind us: US-Saudi Horror Show Heats up in Yemen

Middle East

Unwanted Sterilization and Eugenics Programs in the United States | No Más Bebés | Independent Lens | PBS

Coerced sterilization is a shameful part of America’s history, and one doesn’t have to go too far back to find examples of it. Used as a means of …

Santa Barbara

ICE Is Bullying Iraqi Detainees Here To Sign On for ‘Voluntary Deportations,’ Says ACLU

A judge will consider an emergency motion Monday in the latest twist to ICE’s attempt to deport 1,400 Iraqis, many of them Chaldean Christians who …

Immigration

Video Shows Border Patrol SUV Hitting Native American Man, Then Driving Away

ALBUQUERQUE — Tensions flared on Friday between federal authorities in Arizona and residents of a Native American reservation straddling the border with Mexico after a video surfaced in which a Border Patrol vehicle appears to hit a man from the tribe before driving away.<p>The video, which was …

United States

Pence turns VP’s office into gateway for lobbyists to influence the Trump administration

Vice President Pence has transformed his office into a new entry point for lobbyists seeking to influence the Trump administration across federal agencies, according to federal records and interviews.<p>About twice as many companies and other interests hired lobbyists to contact the vice president’s …

Donald Trump

U.S. builders say Trump's tariffs are adding $9,000 to new home prices, and that's not all

LAS VEGAS — Higher lumber costs, labor shortages and growing regulations are holding U.S. builders back as they try to ramp up construction to meet …

Real Estate

Pence Has Turned Office Into Gateway for Lobbyists

“Vice President Pence has transformed his office into a new entry point for lobbyists seeking to influence the Trump administration across federal …

Joe Biden

FEMA Blamed Delays In Puerto Rico On Maria; Agency Records Tell Another Story

<b>Updated at 5:50 p.m. ET</b><p>A month after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan stepped off a helicopter in the town of Ceiba with a mission: Get relief supplies to people in need.<p>He and FEMA's regional administrator, Thomas Von Essen, told the town's mayor and other mayors …

Caribbean

Psychedelic Drugs May Help the Brain Repair Itself, Study Finds

In recent years, psychedelic party drugs such as LSD and MDMA have been studied by scientists for their potential ability to treat mental health …

Neuroscience

Slaves, Dinosaurs and White Jesus, Oh My! How Taxpayers Fund Crazy Christian Conservative Education

Slaves who accepted Jesus into their hearts were better off than the ones who held on to African religions. Black people were pretty happy under Jim …

U.S. Dept. of Education

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

Handy

President Trump Is What Happens After Republicans Spend Decades Rebranding Knowledge as Elitism and Ignorance as Bliss

‘I don’t think I have to prepare very much’ for the upcoming meeting with Kim Jong Un, Trump says. Here’s how we ended up with president who’s all …

Donald Trump

Recipe: Firecracker Chicken Thighs — Recipes from The Kitchn

There is one important thing you should know about getting this chicken on the dinner table: You're gonna need to put out plenty of extra napkins. …

Cooking

The Dabbing Dude Meme Is Pure, Uncut Schadenfreude

This guy's face perfectly captures the feeling of profiting from others' misfortune.<p>In the classic 1983 film <i>WarGames</i>, a supercomputer running nuclear war simulations comes to the conclusion that "the only way to win is not to play." Not everyone has the luxury of opting out of a conflict, but the …

Bitcoin Cash

Here are 10 historical 'facts' only a right-winger would believe

As you may have noticed by following their writings, conservatives are not sticklers for historical accuracy, especially when they have a point to …

Civil Rights

Watermelon Margarita Pops

Step 1<p>Grate zest from 1 lime to equal 1 tsp. Squeeze juice from limes to equal 1/2 cup. Process lime juice and watermelon in a blender until smooth. …

Recipes

Israel Says Palestinian Medic’s Death in Gaza Was Unintentional

Israel’s military said Tuesday that the killing of a young Palestinian volunteer medic at a Gaza fence protest last week was unintentional and that only “a small number of bullets were fired” by its soldiers.<p>The comment by the Israel Defense Forces, posted on its English-language Twitter account, …

Israel

Curator and potter Joanna Bird has turned her garden into an lush exhibition space

Nestled under a spreading lilac, terracotta chimney pots made by Mick Pinner poke their heads from a bed of ferns, wood anemones, Solomon’s seal and</i> …

Landscaping

Matcha-Dipped Strawberries Are the Dessert We're Bringing to Every Summer Hang

Edible Arrangements who?<p>Chocolate-covered strawberries are cheesy. Not that I haven't impulse-bought a few during the post-Valentine’s Day clearance sales, but the designated dessert of romance has long been ripe for a revamp. And it deserves one! Because chocolate-covered strawberries are a pretty …

Recipes

After a $66 billion merger, Monsanto is disappearing — sort of

The German drugmaker and chemical company Bayer has finalized a $66 billion blockbuster deal to gobble up the agricultural giant Monsanto.<p>In a statement on Monday, Bayer said it planned to drop Monsanto's 117-year-old title and would henceforth be known only as Bayer.<p>"Bayer will remain the company …

Agriculture

Want to Close the Sale? Do This 1 Thing

Top sales people know that you greatly improve your odds of closing the sale by what you do in the first few minutes of your sales conversation. Here is an insider technique to use up front that will help you close more business in the end.<p>Every sales person thinks the sale is made in the final …

Business Strategy

Trump plan to bail out coal industry punishes red states the most

Trump plans to enrich his rich crony friends at the expense of American consumers.<p>President Trump has ordered Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to take …

Fossil Fuels