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Confederate monuments, more than 700 across USA, aren’t going away anytime soon – USA TODAY

CLOSE x Embed x Share After decades standing sentinel, New Orleans’ Confederate monuments are all gone, with a likeness of Gen. Robert E. Lee the last to go amid debate over whether they represented Southern heritage or were symbols of slavery and oppression of blacks. (May 19) AP In this July 2, 2015, file photo, the Confederate Memorial Fountain is shown in Helena, Mont.(Photo: Matt Volz, AP) After the church…

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

More than 600K foreigners overstayed visas in 2016 – USA TODAY

CLOSE x Embed x Share A new Homeland Security report states that “visa overstays” make up 40% of the undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Ryan Sartor (@ryansartor) has that story. Buzz60 A sign points passengers to the mobile passport control window set up for international travelers arriving at Miami International Airport on March 4, 2015, in Miami, Fla.(Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images) More than 600,000 foreign travelers who legally entered…

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Trump administration extends protections for Haitians for six more months – USA TODAY

Nurse Suzan Johnnson from Boston checks the arm of an orphan after being vaccinated at the Be Like Brit orphanage in Grand Goave, Haiti, on Jan. 8, 2015.(Photo: Thomas Freteur) The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday that it will extend immigration protections for 58,000 Haitians living in the United States for six more months, but urged them to start returning to the poverty-stricken Caribbean nation as the protections may not…

Posted: Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Michael Flynn refuses Senate subpoena, invokes Fifth Amendment – USA TODAY

CLOSE x Embed x Share Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has refused to cooperate with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee. Video provided by Newsy Newslook In this Feb. 13, 2017, file photo, Michael Flynn arrives for a news conference in the East Room of the White House.(Photo: Evan Vucci, AP) WASHINGTON — Embattled former national security adviser Michael Flynn is asserting his right against self-incrimination in declining…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Confederate monuments, more than 700 across USA, aren’t going away anytime soon – USA TODAY

CLOSE x Embed x Share After decades standing sentinel, New Orleans’ Confederate monuments are all gone, with a likeness of Gen. Robert E. Lee the last to go amid debate over whether they represented Southern heritage or were symbols of slavery and oppression of blacks. (May 19) AP In this July 2, 2015, file photo, the Confederate Memorial Fountain is shown in Helena, Mont.(Photo: Matt Volz, AP) After the church…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

North Korea says it will mass-produce ballistic missile – USA TODAY

CLOSE x Embed x Share North Korea claims it has test launched and is ready to deploy a medium-to-long range ballistic missile that it calls an “answer” to President Trump’s policies. It says the missile is capable of reaching Japan and major US military bases there. (May 22) AP In this undated photo distributed by the North Korean government on May 22, 2017, a solid-fuel Pukguksong-2 missile lifts off during…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Gender confirmation surgeries on the rise shows report by American Society of Plastic Surgeons – USA TODAY

Surgeons conduct an operation.(Photo: Christopher Furlong, Getty Images) Gender confirmation surgeries are on the rise in the United States, according to newly released data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  There has been an almost 20% increase in gender confirmation surgeries from 2015 to 2016, with more than 2,300 gender confirmation surgeries being performed in 2016, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which has been tracking national statistics…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Young Guns Sargent, De La Torre Fire USA to 3-3 Comeback Draw in World Cup Opener vs. Ecuador – U.S. Soccer (press release) (registration) (blog)

INCHEON, Korea Republic (May 22, 2017) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team used Luca De La Torre’s cool finish in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time to earn a valuable 3-3 draw against Ecuador in the opening match of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup at Incheon Football Stadium. The goal came on the heels of a brace from U-20 MNT debutant Josh Sargent, whose two goals…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Supreme Court ruling wipes out Republican-drawn House districts in NC – USA TODAY

The U.S. Supreme Court is reviewing stays of executions for two Arkansas inmates scheduled to die on April 24, 2017.(Photo: Win McNamee, Getty Images) WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that racial considerations pervaded the way North Carolina lawmakers drew congressional maps after the 2010 Census in order to maximize Republicans’ advantage. The 5-3 ruling, written by Justice Elena Kagan, was the latest in a series of decisions by the justices…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Do You Know Where Your Beauty Products Come From? – Forbes

Argan oil, shea butter and coconut oil are just a few examples of hero ingredients that have become ubiquitous in beauty products. But have you ever wondered where they come from? While the ingredients are the same, there are plenty of ways to source them. When you buy Fair Trade certified—meaning the producers in developing countries were paid a fair wage—you’re ensuring that the ingredients were environmentally, socially and economically…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

How Trump can avoid nuclear war with North Korea – USA TODAY

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on May 14, 2017.(Photo: Korean Central News Agency, via AFP/Getty Images) Today, for the first time in seemingly a generation, the possibility of nuclear war looms over daily life once again. North Korea is now regularly testing ballistic missiles, including two so far this month alone. I’ve spent the last five years studying the U.S. government’s Doomsday plans through the Cold War, examining how shifting eras,…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

The prom dress: An anthropological history of America’s sexual coming-of-age costume – Quartz

A strange ritual takes place across the United States each spring. It shares elements with the Hindu marriage ceremony, in which the young bride is wrapped in a red sari, and joined with her life-mate amid elaborate festivities. Or Japan’s Seijin-no-Hi, when young women adorn themselves in beautifully detailed kimonos and men don their smartest suits. Or the Ghanaian puberty rite of Dipo, in which girls wear ceremonial cloths as…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Young Guns Sargent, De La Torre Fire USA to 3-3 Comeback Draw … – U.S. Soccer (press release) (registration) (blog)

INCHEON, Korea Republic (May 22, 2017) – The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team used Luca De La Torre’s cool finish in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time to earn a valuable 3-3 draw against Ecuador in the opening match of the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup at Incheon Football Stadium. The goal came on the heels of a brace from U-20 MNT debutant Josh Sargent, whose two goals…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Donald Trump to America: Please impeach me – USA TODAY

CLOSE x Embed x Share Learn the laws, steps and votes needed in the Presidential impeachment process. An earlier version of this video incorrectly identified one of the president’s who was impeached. USA TODAY President Trump shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the White House, May 10, 2017.(Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry Photo via AP) Donald Trump is doing an excellent impression of a president who desperately wishes…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Reports: Ford CEO Mark Fields is being ousted – USA TODAY

CLOSE x Embed x Share Ford Motors is expected to give current CEO Mark Fields the boot and promote Jim Hackett. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland). Buzz60 Ford CEO Mark Fields discussed the company’s future mobility initiatives in a presentation in January. Fields has recently come under pressure to do something about Ford’s lagging stock price.(Photo: Ford Motor Company) Ford Motor’s board is expected to announce Monday that it has…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

The prom dress: An anthropological history of America’s sexual coming-of-age costume – Quartz

A strange ritual takes place across the United States each spring. It shares elements with the Hindu marriage ceremony, in which the young bride is wrapped in a red sari, and joined with her life-mate amid elaborate festivities. Or Japan’s Seijin-no-Hi, when young women adorn themselves in beautifully detailed kimonos and men don their smartest suits. Or the Ghanaian puberty rite of Dipo, in which girls wear ceremonial cloths as…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Reports: Ford CEO Mark Fields is ousted – USA TODAY

Ford CEO Mark Fields discussed the company’s future mobility initiatives in a presentation in January. Fields has recently come under pressure to do something about Ford’s lagging stock price.(Photo: Ford Motor Company) Ford Motor’s board is expected to announce Monday that it has ousted CEO Mark Fields, according to multiple reports late Sunday night. Former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett, head of the company’s “mobility” division and a favorite of Ford executive…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

Curtain falls on final Ringling Bros. circus performance – USA TODAY

CLOSE x Embed x Share The Associated Press spent the final days with the cast and crew of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, seeing the lives they leave behind on the circus train as the show draws to a close. (May 17) AP Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns stage their final farewell on May 21, 2017 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondaele, New…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

In protest, students walk out on Mike Pence’s Notre Dame commencement speech – USA TODAY

CLOSE x Embed x Share The Notre Dame student organization WeStaNDFor led a walkout during Vice President Mike Pence’s address during the school’s commencement. Laken Litman/IndyStar Vice President Mike Pence also delivered the commencement address at Grover City College in Pennsylvania on Saturday.(Photo: AP) SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Vice President Mike Pence called Notre Dame a “vanguard of freedom of expression and the free exchange of ideas” during his commencement address…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017

UCONNHUSKIES.COM :: Dangerfield and Walker Named to USA … – UConn Huskies

May 21, 2017 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Rising sophomore Crystal Dangerfield and incoming freshman Megan Walker were each selected to the 2017 USA Basketball U19 World Cup Team as announced by USA Basketball on Sunday afternoon.  The team was selected by the USA Basketball Junior National Team Committee following four days of trials at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Six-time defending FIBA U19 World Cup for…

Posted: Monday, May 22, 2017