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3 Literary Agents Actively Looking for Writers

Here are three agents actively seeking clients. Lindsay Mealing (Emerald City Literary) is seeking science fiction and fantasy (adult). Gill McLay …

Writing

Our Best Party Appetizers

1 of 42<p>Firecracker Shrimp with Sweet Chili-Lime Dipping Sauce<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 42<p>Dungeness Crab Gratin<p>3 of 42<p>Blood Orange Tartlets<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 42<p>…

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Violent protests again draw attention to Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Viral videos of bloody skirmishes between right-wing activists and self-described anti-fascists have drawn national attention to Portland, Oregon — a city of storied political activism that has struggled to keep the peace at dueling rallies illustrating a microcosm of the …

Rights & Freedoms

10 Euphemisms for ‘Racist’ That Won’t Hurt White People’s Feelings

Have you ever referred to someone or something as racist? I have.<p>While many people shy away from using the word because of its incendiary nature, I …

Roseanne Barr

"Special" Roasted Potatoes Recipe

"The secret to these deliciously crusty potatoes is the pre-oven boiling in a salted and seasoned liquid. The potatoes not only absorb flavor and …

Recipes

25 Recipes for Pork, the Meat That Can Do Anything

To quote the venerable Homer Simpson, "Pork chops and bacon, my two favorite animals."<p>If you’re a child of the 80s or 90s, you might remember the inescapable advertising campaign from the National Pork Board hailing pig products as “The Other White Meat”—even though the USDA classifies it as a red …

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Poaching ring suspects killed hundreds of animals for 'thrill of the kill,' authorities say

<b>(CNN) —</b> The suspects documented their kill in graphic photos -- grinning near slumped over carcasses, posing with a decapitated elk head and taking a selfie with animal blood splattered over one of the alleged poacher's face.<p>Over text messages and social media, the poaching suspects boasted about …

Social Media

10 Weeknight-Friendly Pork Chop Recipes — Recipes from The Kitchn

Like chicken breasts, pork chops are weeknight wonders. Not only do they cook quickly, but they are also infinitely adaptable. That means you can …

Segregation is alive and well in America's so-called land of opportunity — just ask black and Latino children

Senator Bernie Sanders thinks every American “who wants or needs" a job should be able to have one. In fact, his office says they are proposing a federal job guarantee plan that would enable all citizens to have a $15-an-hour job with health care. Sanders says the plan will help reduce racial …

Private Sector

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

Cooking

The Latest: Jury suggests life with parole in family killing

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on sentencing for a 19-year-old Oklahoma man convicted in the deaths of five family members(all times local):<p>2:55 p.m.<p>Jurors have recommended a sentence of life with the possibility of parole for the younger of two Oklahoma brothers convicted of killing their parents …

Crime

Vermicelli Noodles with Lemongrass Pork Meatballs

These noodle bowls are great any time of year, but because the noodles are served cold, they’re especially nice on a sweltering day. In that case, …

Highway sniper who shot 2 idolized Nikolas Cruz, sheriff says

<b>(CNN) —</b> A sniper who targeted cars on a Georgia highway left behind a "hate-filled" document describing the Parkland high school gunman Nikolas Cruz as a hero, a sheriff said.<p>Authorities identified the sniper as Rex Whitmire Harbour, 26, of Snellville, Georgia.<p>He shot at cars in Gainesville on …

Man accused of killing Maine police officer arrested, ending 4-day manhunt

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police in central Maine arrested a man accused of killing a police officer this week, ending a four-day manhunt, a sheriff said Saturday afternoon.<p>John Williams, 29, of Madison, Maine, was captured, Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster said, following a search that authorities said …

Exclusive: U.S. team in refugee camps investigating atrocities against Rohingya

WASHINGTON/COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (Reuters) - The U.S. government is conducting an intensive examination of alleged atrocities against Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, documenting accusations of murder, rape, beatings and other possible offenses in an investigation that could be used to prosecute …

Is It Time to Admit the 'Grotesque Caricature' of White Evangelicals Is the Reality?

There’s no doubt that evangelicalism seems to have an image problem, especially since its overwhelming alliance with Trump.This week dozens of …

How to Cook Zoodles and Not Ruin Them

Before you discover the oodles of ways to dress zoodles, you need to know how to cook them. Our favorite methods involve sautéing zoodles on the stovetop, boiling them (like traditional pasta), and simmering them straight in some sauce. Cooking them is so easy that we have a hunch that zoodles will …

Food

Leaked neo-Nazi chat room shows a movement self-destructing in real time

When most people think of modern neo-Nazis, they’re often, without realizing it, thinking of the Traditionalist Worker Party. At the infamous Unite …

Parkland suspect Nikolas Cruz showered with fan mail, donations: report

Lovestruck groupies from around the country are showering the Parkland, Fla., gunman Nikolas Cruz with fan mail, including sexually provocative photos and donations, according to a Wednesday report.<p>One 18-year-old from Texas purportedly professed her love to Cruz in a March 15 letter adorned with …

Essential Rules for Living Life As a Writer

Living the Writing Life - Essential Rules for Authors<p>Updated February 26, 2017<p>How do you live the writer's life?<p>Over the years, this Book Publishing …

A platform that allows you to write short stories for money, like an Airbnb for writers.

Everyday, for each and every one of us, there are new events that could be another narrative. We tell them in different ways that serve a purpose, …

The 9 Best Zoodle Recipes that Taste Just as Good as Pasta

Carbs? Never heard of them.<p>March 26, 2018<p>For those of you who don't know, a zoodle is a zucchini noodle, which is just spiralized zucchini. Zoodles …

Israeli monitor: Settlements grew under Trump presidency

JERUSALEM (AP) — West Bank settlement construction surged during the first year of the Trump presidency, an Israeli monitoring group said Sunday, …

Sick: Trump Lovers Busted in Hate-Filled Minnesota Crime Spree

These three guys who worship Donald Trump blew up a mosque in Minnesota. They drove eight hours. Lots of closer mosques. Why? Good question.<p>Start …

Wear 'racist' like a badge of honour, Bannon tells French far-right summit

Former Trump aide Steve Bannon's shock cameo set the National Front (FN) convention abuzz on Saturday. Leader Marine Le Pen is assured of re-election, running unopposed - if not undisputed. Can Bannon's pep talk tame the elephants in the room?<p>So last-minute was the former White House strategist’s …

Donald Trump

Anti-Semitic Attacks Rose Faster Last Year Than Any Time in Nearly 40 Years, ADL Says

Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States increased nearly 60% from 2016 to 2017, according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League — the …

U.S. hate groups proliferate in Trump's first year, watchdog says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. hate groups expanded last year under President Donald Trump, fueled by his immigration stance and the perception that he sympathized with those espousing white supremacy, the Southern Poverty Law Center said on Wednesday<p>There were 954 hate groups in the …

Rights & Freedoms

In Italy's poorer south, populist party woos angry voters

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — In the Naples suburb of Torre del Greco, a port town at the foot of Mount Vesuvius, voters are steaming.Local seamen have jobs …

This Carne Asada Burrito Casserole Is a Highbrow Stoner's Delight

Hello, and welcome back to <i>Will It Casserole?</i>, the column where I take your delicious concepts and re-imagine them as delicious casserole creations. …

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Who Murdered Malta's Most Famous Journalist?

The assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia raises questions about the tiny island nation that has become a back door to Europe.<p>STRASBOURG—Daphne Caruana Galizia was less than a mile from home when her Peugeot 108 exploded and burst into flames last October, killing her instantly and sending …

Europe