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The Smithsonian revealed on Friday the two artists set to paint official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama, and the former first couple’s choices are inspired.  Kehinde Wiley, well known for portraits of young black men that incorporate elements of Western art, will paint the former president. Baltimore artist Amy Sherald will paint the former […]

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To Kill a Mockingbird has a long history atop banned books lists, but here’s a new reason: the 20th century classic about racism in small-town Alabama “makes people uncomfortable.”  The Biloxi School District in Mississippi removed the novel by Harper Lee from an eighth-grade reading list after receiving complaints about the book’s language, the Biloxi […]

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The Smithsonian revealed on Friday the two artists set to paint official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama, and the former first couple’s choices are inspired.  Kehinde Wiley, well known for portraits of young black men that incorporate elements of Western art, will paint the former president. Baltimore artist Amy Sherald will paint the former […]

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After decades of operating in the shadows of the web, online racists are now the focus of deserved intense anger and sudden action by the entities that once blithely hosted them. While there’s never been a tacit endorsement from the internet’s gatekeepers (those who host content, services, product offers, etc.), neo-Nazis, white supremacists, and racists […]

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Presented by Coors Light Nicole Sherry, one of only two women in Major League Baseball to have the title of Head Groundskeeper, shares her experience leading her team. Mashable’s series ‘How She Works’ highlights amazing women in diverse occupations.  John Legend sings about erections in hilarious ‘Carpool Karaoke’ clip Scary video shows a bear charging […]

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When it comes to eating oysters, the journey from the ocean to your table is one that requires a wealth of skills, training, and attention.   Hana Nelson of Afishionado Fishmongers in Halifax, Nova Scotia, knows first hand how much work goes into raising these oysters for market.     “It’s pretty incredible what farmers have to do and how […]

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The Department of Justice wants to know the IP addresses of more than a million visitors to a website that organizes protests against Donald Trump — a request the website’s host has called “a clear abuse of government authority   SEE ALSO: Donald Trump’s teleprompter is back from vacation to denounce racism The site in question […]

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The largest elephant relocation effort in history has finally come to a successful end.  A total of 520 elephants were taken from two separate conservation spaces — Liwonde National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve — and moved more than 200 miles to their new home in Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve.  SEE ALSO: Intense video shows elephant […]

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Violence erupted again in Charlottesville, Virginia on Sunday after “Unite The Right” organizer Jason Kessler was swarmed and attacked by protesters while attempting to hold a news conference. Thousands of protestors descended upon the city this weekend to oppose a racist gathering called Unite The Right. Clashes between protesters and racists on Saturday led to […]

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The eyes of the nation — and the world — turned to Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday after a “Unite the Right” white supremacist rally descended into chaos. The rally brought together the members of various white nationalist hate groups, including neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and their smaller sub-factions. They were greeted by an army […]

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A local organization in Georgia is poised to make a difference for their community with a two-day volunteering event that will rock their town. It’s the largest event like it in the United States, so even though the event isn’t until October, they’re gearing up now. The organization – the Gwinnett Coalition for Health and […]

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Calls to emergency services could become just a fingerprint away, thanks to Apple’s latest innovation. SEE ALSO: The iPhone 8’s biggest new feature could be standard for all iPhones by 2018 A patent application from Apple published Tuesday, according to CNBC, described technology that would trigger a 911 call in a way that is designed […]

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Raise your hand if you’ve been to the Northern Territory before.  Thought so.  We’re all guilty of getting a little too comfortable where we currently are, so it can take some serious motivation to go anywhere else. Or you’ll go all out and travel to another country, because who wants to stay in Australia? You […]

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