Tag: food

House passes $1.9 trillion COVID relief package

The House approved President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief package on a 219-212 vote early Saturday morning, sending it to the Senate for a possible rewrite before it gets to Biden's desk.The big picture: The vote was a critical first…

/ February 27, 2021
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In photos: Water crisis in Texas continues

Power has returned to most of Texas after a week of statewide blackouts caused by historic winter storms, but millions still don't have access to safe or running water.The big picture: A Texas Commission on Environmental Quality spokesperson told CNN…

/ February 22, 2021
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‘La!’ The Queer Code In It’s A Sin And The Story Behind It

Channel 4It's A Sin's Olly Alexander as Ritchie and Lydia West as Jill“La!”The notifications on my phone were spilling over with the same comment from all my queer friends after they watched Russell T Davies’ new show, ‘It’s A Sin.’…

/ February 8, 2021
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Designer Ron Rael, Whose See-Saws at the Border Captured the World’s Imagination, Returns to Mexico With an Ambitious New Project

It was an image that quickly captured the imagination: an austere black barrier seeking to prevent migrants from entering the US over its southern border suddenly transformed into a place of joy and connection, a hot pink beam slid between…

/ February 5, 2021
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The Indoor-Dining Debate Isn’t a Debate at All

Last Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that New York City restaurants would be allowed to resume partial-capacity indoor dining on Valentine’s Day—in a non-pandemic year, one of the hospitality industry’s busiest nights. The following Monday, at his daily media briefing,…

/ February 5, 2021
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Shark And Ray Populations Have Fallen 71% Since 1970, Study Finds

Populations of sharks and rays, the apex predators of the open ocean’s food web, have fallen by more than 70% since 1970, according to a troubling new study published Wednesday.A team of researchers, led by Nathan Pacoureau, a postdoctoral fellow…

/ January 29, 2021
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Tech Genius Nathan Myhrvold Says He Shot the Highest-Resolution Images of Snowflakes Ever Taken—See the Pictures Here

You’ve probably heard that no two snowflakes are alike—but you’ve never seen crystal formations in such stunning detail as in a trio of three new photographs by Nathan Myhrvold, who claims to have captured the world’s highest-resolution images of snow. The…

/ January 27, 2021
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The rise and rise of Aldi: two decades that changed supermarket shopping in Australia

Twenty years ago, on January 25 2001, a virtually unknown German supermarket chain quietly opened its first stores in Australia. The two stores – one in Sydney’s inner-west suburb of Marrickville, the other in the outer south-west, near Bankstown Airport…

/ January 21, 2021
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Uniformed Man Knelt By Beau Biden’s Grave During Inaugural Address

As President Joe Biden was sworn into office Wednesday, a uniformed man was seen paying silent tribute at the grave of Biden’s son Beau. Delaware News Journal reporter Patricia Talorico captured the poignant image, showing the man kneeling with head bowed by…

/ January 21, 2021
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25 Of The Funniest Tweets About Cats And Dogs This Week (Jan. 2-8)

Woof — it’s been a long week.If you feel like you’ve been working like a dog, let us offer you the internet equivalent of a big pile of catnip: hilarious tweets about pets.Each week at HuffPost, we scour Twitter to…

/ January 11, 2021
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Ethical minefields: the dirty business of doing deals with Myanmar’s military

Myanmar’s transition from five decades of military rule is a work in progress. Despite the junta’s formal dissolution in 2010, the release of political prisoners including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, and democratic reforms allowing National League Democracy to…

/ January 7, 2021
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Pikas are adapting to climate change remarkably well, contrary to many predictions

Climate change is harming many special places and iconic species around our planet, from Glacier National Park’s disappearing glaciers to California redwoods scorched by wildfires. But for the animal I study, the American pika (Ochotona princeps), there’s actually some good…

/ January 7, 2021
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‘My Practice Looks Very Different Today’: 15 Artist-Mothers on Balancing Work and Family After a Year Like No Other

The events of 2020 turned the world upside down for everyone. But the burden of life in lockdown has predominantly fallen on women, and on mothers in particular, with many pressured to leave the workforce entirely to focus on childcare…

/ January 4, 2021
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Humans learn from mistakes — so why do we hide our failures?

A few years ago I had the pleasure of listening to the highly-influential legal scholar Cass Sunstein speak in the flesh. Cass wrote the best-selling book Nudge, along with his long-time collaborator Richard Thaler. Thaler subsequently won the Nobel Prize…

/ December 27, 2020