See the Wild Places That May Lose Protections as National Monuments. BEARS EARS Named for two buttes that above the ridgeline, the monument encompasses 1.35 million acres of Utah’s spectacular red-rock country. It protects ancient cliff dwellings and one of the largest collections of tribal artifacts in the West, and is so remote it was one of the last places in the continental United States to be mapped.Photograph by George Frey, Getty Images GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE The monument takes its name from a series of plateaus extending over 1.7 million acres that descend like stairsteps from Bryce Canyon in southwestern Utah to the Grand Canyon and are named for their distinctive colors — the Pink Cliffs, Grey Cliffs, White Cliffs, Vermillion Cliffs and Chocolate Cliffs.
At 9,000 feet, the Kaiparowits Plateau is the highest, most remote part of the monument. Monument designation on Sept. 18, 1996 by President Clinton stopped a Dutch mining company from its plan to mine what Utah geologists estimated was 62 billion tons of coal. Religion Cheat Sheet. Share this infographic on your site! <a href=" src=" alt="Religion Cheat Sheet" width="500" border="0" /></a><br />Source: <a href=" Embed this infographic on your site!
<a href=" src=" alt="Religion Cheat Sheet" width="500" border="0" /></a><br />Source: <a href=" Surprised by your answer? Happy learning! Four female judges were the heroes of the fight against Trump’s executive order. Rashid Umar Abbasi/Reuters In 2005, Donald J. Trump told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush, “I'm automatically attracted to beautiful [women]—I just start kissing them. It's like a magnet. Just kiss. I don't even wait. In 2016, Donald J. Around 9 p.m. For those of you scoring at home, that’s four female judges and one male judge pushing back in a 12-hour span.
ACLU Received "Unprecedented" $19.4 Million. Many Americans are disgusted and disturbed by Donald Trump’s immigration bans, and one of the myriad ways they showed that was through donations to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). On Saturday, the ACLU and its state organizations helped argue the cases that resulted in a temporary stay against Trump’s executive orders. Yahoo! News earlier reported that the ACLU made $10 million dollars from 150,000 new members since Saturday.
Now, the reported numbers are even bigger. USA Today reports that the ACLU has raised $19.4 million from roughly 290,000 people. This is a 1,900% increase in the number of donations from January of 2016, and a huge overall increase for an organization that usually raises $4 million per year in online donations. In a phone interview with Yahoo, Anthony Romero, the executive director of the ACLU, said “I’ve never seen anything like this.
He echoed this sentiment to USA Today, saying, “It’s really clear that this is a different type of moment. A new study shows American democracy is getting weaker. And not because of Trump. Liana Finck's cartoon diary of the Women's March on Washington. Why We Should Talk More About the Victims of the Charleston Church Shooting. I’ll never forget June 18, 2015. I was having a lovely morning, making breakfast for my family. But then I felt that all-too-familiar gut punch when I logged on to Facebook to see that nine black members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, had been murdered in what they thought was a sacred place. The tears flowed as I as imagined the horror of the victims. Who were these people I wept for, and what had their last moments been like?
I didn't wonder much about the killer. I was also sure I’d learn more than I ever cared to know about the murderer’s life as the case unfolded. Now, I’m certainly not suggesting that the public doesn’t expect or deserve to know about the background and family of someone accused of such a heinous crime. While I don’t doubt that having a loved one murder nine innocent people is painful, we have to understand that these are the victims. Read about them. The myth of the Rust Belt revolt. Nova Safo/AFP/Getty Images Commentators in charge of explaining Donald Trump’s surprise victory seem to have settled on the idea that the white working class in the Rust Belt played a decisive role. In the New York Times, for example, Thomas Edsall notes that Trump won 14 percent more noncollege whites than Mitt Romney, and that those working-class voters Trump carried by “huge margins” were heavily concentrated in the Rust Belt states of Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin (which we will call the Rust Belt 5).
But this emerging consensus around a Rust Belt revolt is wrong. People like Edsall have missed the real story: Relative to the 2012 election, Democratic support in the Rust Belt collapsed as a huge number of Democrats stayed home or (to a lesser extent) voted for a third party. Trump did not really flip white working-class voters in the Rust Belt. Mostly, Democrats lost them. 1. Konstantin Kilibarda and Daria Roithmayr 2. 3. 4. A letter to America from Leslie Knope, regarding Donald Trump.
Cyberbullying | girlshealth.gov. Computers, cellphones, and other kinds of technology can be great. But sometimes they can be used to really hurt someone. Keep reading to learn more about cyberbullying: What is cyberbullying? Top Cyberbullying is hurting someone again and again using a computer, a cellphone, or another kind of electronic technology. Examples of cyberbullying include the following: Texting or emailing insults or nasty rumors about someonePosting mean comments about someone on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sitesThreatening someone through email or other technologyTricking someone into sharing embarrassing informationForwarding private text messages to hurt or embarrass someonePosting embarrassing photos or videos of someonePretending to be someone else online to get that person in trouble or embarrass herCreating a website to make fun of someone Did you know?
Teen girls say meanness lurks on social media. Can you take a second to rewind and be kind before you post? Donald-Trump-Makes-History-With-Zero-Major-9887263. With just a little over a month until election day, Donald Trump has racked up zero major newspaper endorsements, a first for any major party nominee in American history. While newspaper endorsements don’t necessarily change voters’ minds, this year’s barrage of anti-Trump endorsements could actually move the needle come November, experts say. “It’s significant,” Jack Pitney, professor of government at California’s Claremont McKenna College, told TheWrap.
“The cumulative effect of all these defections could have an impact on moderate Republicans.” Also Read: Hillary Clinton Wins Presidential Endorsement From Arizona Republic Some conservative papers, which have endorsed Republicans for decades, are now breaking with tradition to endorse Hillary Clinton or, at the very least, urge their readers not to vote for Trump. Several have taken a stand even at the expense of losing subscribers at a time when newspapers are barely staying afloat. Some papers have received death threats. Donald Trump Threatens the Ghostwriter of “The Art of the Deal” When Tony Schwartz, Donald Trump’s ghostwriter for his 1987 memoir “The Art of the Deal,” decided to tell the public about his concerns that Trump isn’t fit to serve as President, his main worry was that Trump, who is famously litigious, would threaten to take legal action against him.
Schwartz’s premonition has proved correct. On Monday, July 18th, the day that this magazine published my interview with Schwartz, and hours after Schwartz appeared on “Good Morning America” to voice his concerns about Trump’s “impulsive and self-centered” character, Jason D. Greenblatt, the general counsel and vice-president of the Trump Organization, issued a threatening cease-and-desist letter to Schwartz. (You can read the full letter at the bottom of this post.) Greenblatt demands that Schwartz send “a certified check made payable to Mr. On Thursday, reached by e-mail on an airplane, Schwartz said that he would continue to speak out against Trump, and that he would make no retractions or apologies. Tiny wall built around Trump's Hollywood Star.
On Tuesday, the same day Trump was officially nominated as the Republican Party's presidential candidate, a wall sprung up around his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. The tiny wall, complete with barbed wire and "Keep Out" signs, was constructed by popular Los Angeles street artist Plastic Jesus. The artist posted a photo of it to Instagram and wrote: "Hollywood sight-seers on the famous walk of fame were confronted with an unusual edition to Trump's Famous Star. Someone had built a 6″ tall grey concrete wall around it.
Complete with 'Keep out' signs and topped with razor wire. The unofficial addition to the iconic star appeared early Tuesday afternoon, to the amusement of onlookers. " The wall alludes to one of Trump's most controversial proposals -- the erection of a wall along the US border with Mexico in order to halt the flow of illegal immigrants.
CNN's Stella Chan and Cheri Mossburg contributed to this report. Exclusive: Marvel’s New Iron Man Is a Black Woman. Kids form human arrow to point police towards suspects. The children and their families had gathered together on Good Friday for an Easter egg hunt in a field in Capel, located in Surrey. But an intrusion at a building nearby brought a dramatic police helicopter chase right to them, Surrey police said. With a chopper buzzing overhead and two men suddenly racing across the field, those in the group quickly realized they were witnessing a police pursuit. The kids dropped to the ground and lay out in an arrow-shaped formation to point the authorities the right way. "The children quickly formed an arrow on the ground in the middle of a plowed field to guide the helicopter in the direction of the fleeing pair," a statement from police said.
"The helicopter crew relayed this information to officers on the ground and a short time later two men were arrested. " Sgt. Paul Sochon with the National Police Air Service likened it to "an Enid Blyton adventure," referencing the British author of the popular children's detective novel series "Secret Seven. " Brexit was fueled by irrational xenophobia, not real economic grievances. Just one day after the results of Brexit, Britain’s vote to leave the EU, were announced, we’ve already begun to see some disturbing reports from Britain. Specifically, troubling stories about xenophobic incidents have been popping up across the country. This isn’t surprising.
The pro-Leave camp claimed that Britain needed to quit the EU to close its borders to more EU migrants, that the country had reached a "breaking point," and needed to shut its doors. Pre- and post-election polling suggests that this was the pro-Leave argument that most resonated with British citizens, and was in large part responsible for Leave’s victory. Now some pundits are suggesting that the real lesson of Brexit is that ordinary Britons are bearing an unacceptable economic cost from immigration, and that elites should heed that lesson and think about restricting immigration to other Western countries to prevent a similar populist backlash. There’s just one problem: this narrative isn’t actually true. Suburban 8th-Grader Impersonates Presidential Candidates in Entertaining Graduation Speech.
Whoever wins this year’s presidential election might want to call this Chicago-area eighth-grader up as a speech writer. Jack Aiello is a young teen with big dreams ahead of him — and potentially a slot on "Saturday Night Live" or in the White House. The Arlington Heights middle schooler has quickly garnered Internet praise for his hilarious graduation speech, which included impersonations of the 2016 presidential candidates. Aiello’s entire roughly 350-student graduating class was tasked with writing a graduation speech as part of an English assignment. The speeches were then evaluated by teachers and staff before three finalists were selected. "He was hands down No. 1 because it was going to speak to the kids," principal Brian Kaye said. Video of the eight-minute speech was posted to YouTube last week and has since received more than 23,000 views. It was also shared on Twitter by his school, Thomas Middle School.
Each impression was met with laughs and cheers from the crowd. How Hillary Clinton's win changes the game for girls. They were told to not express their opinions too strongly -- it's not polite. To not challenge a man -- it's not ladylike. For those girls -- many of them now mothers with little girls of their own -- what happened Tuesday night was more than a political triumph. Regardless of party persuasion, Hillary Clinton's victory is the definition of historic: She became the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. Her chances of becoming president -- the first woman head of state in America's 238-year history -- are now much closer to reality.
"When I was a kid I was never told, 'You could be president one day.' My brothers were," Emily Dreyfuss, a writer with Wired magazine, tweeted Tuesday. "I could be an actress, a teacher, a mother, a writer! " Be what you want to be The impact of the moment was not lost on Clinton. Before she took the stage to a euphoric victory rally, she posted two photos to her Instagram page. The first was a picture of her in a hallway with a little girl. This Video Explains How Analog Film Works. 5 0ShareNew While most of us love movies, we don’t necessarily know much about the little strips of celluloid that, for over a century, have made them possible.
Though more and more movies are being made digitally these days, many filmmakers still insist on shooting on film, while others, though shooting digitally, are influenced by earlier film aesthetics. In the short video “What is Film,” YouTube user What Is delves into the most overlooked aspect of 20th century filmmaking: the film, itself. In just over five minutes, the fascinating video touches on everything from aspect ratio and film stock to the chemical makeup of a film strip. Explaining how all the little bits and pieces—from the holes in the film (perforations) to the sprockets they latch onto—go together, the video is essential viewing for anyone who calls themselves a cinephile.
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