What it’s like to be black when your state is 94% white.

When Cherie Buckner-Webb was 5 or 6 years old, someone burned a cross in the front yard of her Boise home. Buckner-Webb and her family had every reason to leave the neighborhood, or even Idaho, after that. Instead, her mother turned an act of bigotry into a powerful teachable moment. “My father would’ve liked to…

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With Trump’s travel ban still in flux, these lawyers created a brilliant way to help.

When President Trump passed an executive order temporarily banning travelers from “terror-prone” countries, Seattle attorney Takao Yamada hurried to the airport.He was one of the first lawyers on the scene to lend a helping hand to innocent people who might be affected by the order.”It was chaos,” Yamada says. Families waiting on loved ones, panicked.…

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Why hundreds of people showed up outside Mitch McConnell’s house in Kentucky last Friday.

“I feel like people feel like everything has to be this huge thing. This was not a lot of work,” says Molly Shah, a stay-at-home mom who helped convince a few dozen of her neighbors to protest outside Mitch McConnell’s house in Louisville, Kentucky, last Friday.The Louisvillians swarmed the Senate majority leader’s residence on Feb.…

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Trump’s EPA nominee isn’t sure about climate change. He should see this Antarctica photo.

Oh, great! Photo via NASA Earth Observatory Just another Manhattan-sized chunk of Antarctica breaking off and scooting fancy free into the ocean. Photo via NASA Earth Observatory. The Pine Island glacier, where the break took place, also experienced large ice losses in 2014 and 2015. This cleavage is smaller, but still alarming to scientists, who…

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Trump agrees to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus after a press conference flub.

On Jan. 19, the Congressional Black Caucus sent Trump a letter. On Feb. 16, he answered.There were plenty of highlights (and lowlights) from Trump’s wild first solo press conference as president, but one moment in particular stood out.Trump called on April Ryan, a reporter for American Urban Radio Networks, who asked if Trump planned to…

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