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With bold brush strokes and luminous neon, L.A. painter Mary Weatherford comes into her own

The turning point was a Bakersfield sky. Roughly five years ago, artist Mary Weatherford was driving around the city at dusk, a time when the heavens frequently take on otherworldly tints of sapphire, pink and orange, and the neon signs click on, one by one, their insect hums buzzing above evening...

South Korea's ousted President Park Geun-hye is arrested in connection with bribery scheme

South Korean authorities on Friday arrested former President Park Geun-hye in connection with the corruption investigation that led to her ouster, saying she abused her office and participated in a bribery scheme involving at least one of the nation’s largest companies. The scandal-marred former...

Arkansas Passed an Aggressive Law Fighting Sex-Selective Abortion. Fortunately, That’s Not a Real Problem.

For a party that claims to loathe government excess and overreach, Republicans have a remarkable knack for ginning up legislation to solve problems that don’t exist. In-person election fraud is basically a myth, for example, but Republican state legislatures have enacted law after law making it harder to vote. Show More Summary

Argentina suspends Canada's Barrick mining over spill

Argentina suspended Canadian mining company Barrick Gold on Thursday after the firm admitted to a new spill at a mine in the Andes mountains, its third in two years.

Trump harps on the New York Times -- again

Everything President Trump has tweeted (and what it was about) March 30, 2017, 11:50 a.m. His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up - or down - and galvanize the American public.We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication...

Former 'Power Rangers' actor sentenced to six years in prison for killing roommate

An actor who once held a starring role in one of the “Power Rangers” series was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for killing his roommate with a sword, officials said. Ricardo Medina, 38, received the sentence two weeks after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the 2015 slaying...

Trump’s team: A network of ties to Russia

Trump attacks House Freedom Caucus as Republican in-fighting intensifies March 30, 2017, 11:42 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: Trump threatens to fight his own party's hard-right flank in 2018 electionsSenate Intelligence Committee vows to follow facts...

Watch a player with no arms drain three-pointers for his middle school basketball team

Jamarion Styles lost both of his arms when he was a baby because of a rare bacterial infection. But the 13-year-old from Delray Beach, Fla., never seems to let that prevent him from achieving his goals. Months after making headlines because of his drumming skills, Styles is showing what he can...

Trump's big threat against GOP conservatives

Everything President Trump has tweeted (and what it was about) March 30, 2017, 11:50 a.m. His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up - or down - and galvanize the American public.We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication...

Daily Dose of Cute

Contemplative Sophie. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

NASA examines the rainfall left behind from ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie

Tropical Cyclone Debbie generated a lot of rainfall before and after it made landfall in Queensland, Australia, and NASA analyzed how much rain fell from a vantage point of space. NASA's Terra satellite provided a look at the remnants early on March 30 is it lingered near Australia's Gold Coast.

Massive, computer-analyzed geological database reveals chemistry of ancient ocean

A study that used a new digital library and machine reading system to suck the factual marrow from millions of geologic publications dating back decades has unraveled a longstanding mystery of ancient life: Why did easy-to-see and once-common structures called stromatolites essentially cease forming over the long arc of earth history?

HHS Secretary Sells Off Controversial Stock Amid Questions Over His Ethical Judgment

Price may hope the divestitures will bring an end to the questions over his judgment when it came to investing in companies whose futures he could help determine. Yet, there is enough information on the public record to continue to cast the specter of doubt. The post HHS Secretary Sells Off Controversial Stock Amid Questions Over His Ethical Judgment appeared first on Rewire.

Planned Parenthood’s Swanky New $20 Million Abortion Clinic Proves It Doesn’t Need Our Tax Dollars

The word “swanky” glares off the screen of the Washingtonian’s latest article about Planned Parenthood’s giant new abortion clinic in Washington, D.C. The word conjures images of excessive wealth, luxury and pomp. And that’s basically how the D.C. magazine described the architecture and design of the new $20 million mega abortion facility. Planned Parenthood appears […]

Here’s how environmental justice leaders are pushing forward in the Trump era

We gathered an impressive cadre of leaders from across the country to talk about their challenges and strategies.

Who will be California's next governor? New poll shows Newsom leads with 1 in 3 voters undecided

California politics updates: ICE director's appearance at Sacramento immigration forum draws protestors March 30, 2017, 10:49 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones...

6 Charts That Show Trump Isn’t Stopping the Renewable Energy Revolution Any Time Soon

The solar industry was responsible for creating one out of every 50 new jobs in the U.S. last year and the country’s fastest-growing occupation is wind turbine technician — so no matter one’s feelings on climate change, the renewable energy train has left the station, according to a new report.  “ It’s at the point of great return. Show More Summary

SHAMEFUL: NC Lawmakers and Governor Cooper Sell Out LGBTQ Community With Discriminatory HB2 “Repeal”

Today, HRC, Equality North Carolina, and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), strongly condemned North Carolina’s shameful new legislation that lawmakers and Governor Cooper touted as a “repeal” of their discriminatory...Show More Summary

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