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SCOTUS nixes part of law requiring deportation of immigrants convicted of some crimes

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court on Tuesday invalidated a provision of federal law that requires the mandatory deportation of immigrants who have been convicted of some "crimes of violence," holding that the law is unconstitutionally vague.<p>The case, Sessions v. Dimaya, had originated during the Obama …

Immigration

At rally, Parkland shooting survivors rail against gun laws, NRA and Trump

"If all our government and president can do is send ‘thoughts and prayers,’ then it’s time for victims to be the change,” said one student.<p>One by one, students and staff members who survived alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz’s deadly rampage at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School stepped up to a podium …

Guns

The Economics of Hosting the Olympic Games

The costs of hosting the Olympics have skyrocketed, while the economic benefits are far from clear. This has led to fewer states interested in …

Russian President Vladimir Putin signs bill targeting U.S. and foreign media

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a bill allowing Russia to register international media outlets as foreign agents — a move largely seen as retaliation against the U.S. for similar crackdowns on Kremlin-funded media outlets.<p>Putin signed the bill into law Saturday after the upper …

Russia

Get Out Proves That ‘Nice Racism’ and White Liberalism Are Never to Be Trusted

<i>Editor’s note: This article contains major spoilers about the plot of</i> Get Out.<p>Last year was a difficult time for many black people in America. We saw …

Joe Biden

Challenge Yourself With Some Simple DIY Storage Ideas

A well-organized home is also a comfortable one. Having enough storage for everything offers a really nice sense of accomplishment and only in time …

Biggest street-gang trial in recent Chicago history begins

CHICAGO (AP) — Six purported leaders of Chicago's powerful Hobos street gang went on trial Wednesday in a case that could provide a rare look inside the kind of criminal activity fueling gun violence in the nation's third-largest city.<p>A prosecutor displayed photos of killing scenes and held up …

Crime
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Inside the 'Most Intense Public Enemy Record of the Century'

Chuck D talks about the group's 13th album 'Man Plans, God Laughs'<p>"We want to create a new standard for the over-50 rap acts," says Public Enemy …

A Light Bulb Shows How Solar And Wind Beat Coal

What would you rather do: burn 714 pounds of coal or put up 100 square meters of solar power?<p>Good Magazine performed an interesting experiment which underscores the benefits of renewables while simultaneously showing off the shortcomings of coal, nuclear and natural gas. It calculated how much …

The Ice Cream Sandwich: Updgraded

Why not upgrade that childhood favorite, the ice cream sandwich, to a delicious new level of sweet sophistication?<p>Ice cream sandwiches are ideal to serve at a barbecue, after a buffet-style dinner, and especially at a children's birthday party. Fun and festive, they bring out the kid in all of …

Dessert

Build a Wine Bottle Tiki Torch

The Secret To Perfect Pizza Dough - Wine & Glue

The Secret to Perfect Pizza Dough! Easy to follow step by step photos that will give you the perfect pizza dough!<p>I’ve been wanting to write this post …

Camera Strap Cover: Free Crochet Pattern

Tired of your same old uncomfortable camera strap? If you have a DSLR, you know as well as I do, those things can get heavy. Why not make a durable, …

Crochet Chunky Basket - Free Pattern!

An easy pattern for a functional and pretty crochet basket! I use this basket for my crochet projects and feed the yarn through the handles so my …

An Insane Custom Closet That'll Get You On An Organization Kick

<i>Clos-ette’s Melanie Charlton practically invented the idea of a custom closet, so it’s only natural that she’s always peeking in everyone else’s.</i> …

The Rainbow Connection

Perk up with red carpet looks that pack a colorful punch.<p>Some might call it the doldrums, Holly Golightly went with "the mean reds," and then, of course, there's always the blues. Whatever the name, it appears red carpet ladies are doing their part to drag the sad masses out of their real and …

Oscar de la Renta

Michelle Obama's Birthday Was Basically A National Holiday

Welcome to the 50+ club!<p>We know Michelle Obama's birthday was <i>yesterday</i>, but we're already reflecting -- it's our FLOTUS, for goodness' sake! If you didn't get to check Twitter, she took over our feeds with everything from The White House posting her childhood pic (that's the ultimate TBT) to folks …

Succulents for Two: A Tarnished Tea Party

What would Miss Havisham serve trick-or-treaters at teatime? Not miniature Snickers.<p>I am always looking for an excuse not to polish my sterling …

Shopper’s Diary: Berries and Branches from a Charleston Florist

Floral designer Lily Peterson splits her time between two jobs: one in wine, the other in flowers. With her husband Nat, she lives on the Charleston, …

The future of fashion: Project Runway's Dom Streater

7 Unmissable Tips for Better Flower Photos

People and flowers are two of the most frequently photographed subjects. That’s not a groundbreaking revelation, and it makes sense given that …

Landscape Photography

succulent wedding favors planted in votive candle holders

succulent wedding favors planted in votive candle holders

Quick and Easy Pasta With Mushrooms and Brussels Sprouts

Some folks see marriage and relationships as some sort of magical game of acceptance of differences; loving the other person for exactly who they are, no changes required. I see it as a gradual wearing-down process. A long, determined badgering that slowly breaks down your mate and rebuilds them …

61 Easy Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Lose the jarred sauce—we're confident you won't need it with these easy pastas in your weeknight dinner arsenal.<p>When it comes to quick and easy weeknight pasta, you can lose those jars. And boxes. And packets of powder (ew). There’s no need for the pre-made stuff, because you can pack serious …

Cooking

5 Favorites: Raised Beds for the Garden

The geometry of raised beds in a garden is enough to win me over. Here’s a collection of pre-made (for us hammer-shy types) raised garden beds, all …

Gardening

DIY Bouquet: Needs No Water, Lasts a Month

Who among us has not have fallen in love with a cute-as-a-button baby succulent, only to have it grow into an awkward, leggy teenager with thick, …