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Facebook labeled part of the Declaration of Independence as 'hate speech'

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When Facebook removed a piece of "hate speech"  from its platform, it raised quite a few eyebrows. The reason? It was part of the Declaration of Independence. 

A Texas newspaper, The Liberty County Vindicator, was sharing the historical document in "small bites" to make it a "little easier to digest" for readers leading up to July 4. Everything was going fine until the paper's 10th post, which included this passage from Thomas Jefferson on King George III's abuses against the colonies: 

“He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.” Read more...

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Sexist Portrayals of 1940s Wartime Women

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From Careless Talk to Loose Lips to VD – In stark contrast to the positive empowerment images of women in the 1940s, government warnings to service men to ‘keep mum’ and ‘chaste’ depicted women in time honored fashion; the female stereotype, addled of the mind, untrustworthy and ridden with venereal diseases. During the Second World War women […]
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You just lived through the hottest May on record in the contiguous U.S.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced today that the lower 48 U.S. states recently experienced their warmest May on record. 

Records have now been kept for 124 years.

"Last month, the U.S. sizzled with record warmth," the government agency said in a statement. NOAA reports that temperature records in more than 8,590 locations were broken, or tied, in May 2018. 

The May record, which is more than 5 degrees above average, is part of Earth's continuing warming trend, something NASA scientists say has been particularly rapid in the last 40 years.  Read more...

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50 years later, busboy who held dying Robert F. Kennedy speaks of lingering pain

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“People often say I was at the right place at the right time...No, the right place at the right time would have been me ... taking that bullet.”



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Remembering Kate Spade's Iconic Style

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We were so saddened to hear that Kate Spade was found dead by apparent suicide today. Her influence on the world of design and fashion is immeasurable and we will so miss her iconic style.

From her handbags to her home goods, Kate brought delight into our lives by approaching simple items with a sense of joy and whimsy.

Her iconic trademarks—the little spade stamped on every bag, her love of polka dots, and her quirky, inspiring sayings—have captivated her fans for years, while her bold, sparkly aesthetic has inspired countless trends.

She encouraged people to tap into their playful side with a sense of confidence, and for many women a Kate Spade purse felt like their first step into adulthood.

Without Kate Spade, pineapples and flamingos would never have become must-haves and the world of design would be much less playful.

And as journalist Yashar Ali pointed out on Twitter, she was a trailblazer for women creating their own brands.

Celebrities and fans alike are speaking out on Twitter about the memories her designs evoke and the impact her style has had on their life.

Mindy Kaling shared how connected she felt to Kate's colorful aesthetic and female empowerment.

Former First Daughters Chelsea Clinton and Jenna Bush Hager both tweeted about receiving their first Kate Spade bags in college.

"Shameless" star Emma Kenney reminisced about how strong she felt wearing Kate's designs.

While Lena Dunham perfectly encapsulated the wide-reaching appeal her designs have.

And journalist Natalie Daher pointed out how Kate's designs appealed to women of all ages.

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London cawing crow, acrylic painting on cardboard

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London cawing crow, acrylic painting on cardboard

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