Art

Alexander McQueen’s Most Spectacular Nature-Inspired Collections

Alexander McQueen’s Most Spectacular Nature-Inspired Collections

Alexander McQueen regularly referenced flora and fauna to inspire his incredible designs. Take a look back at Alexander McQueen's nature inspired collections on the catwalk. Full story

Education

Factbox: Canadian provinces and their plans to reopen schools amid COVID-19

Factbox: Canadian provinces and their plans to reopen schools amid COVID-19

(Reuters) - Schools across Canada were shuttered in March to curb the spread of COVID-19, impacting some 5.5 million children. FILE PHOTO: Green dots are placed in the schoolyard to help students keep distancing as schools outside the greater Montreal region begin to reopen their doors amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, Canada May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo. Planning is ... Full story

Economics

Congress Must Include Regular Payments to the People

Congress Must Include Regular Payments to the People

Congress Must Include Regular Payments to the People in CARES 2 - - -. We find ourselves in unprecedented times. The Coronavirus pandemic. An economic crisis similar in scope to the Great Depression. A grassroots uprising to demand the dismantling of racist systems and and end to murder and violence against black people. We are in the midst of a grassroots movement that demands our government puts the health and wellbeing of people first, ... Full story

Entertainment

Japan sees surge in online matchmaking during pandemic isolation

Japan sees surge in online matchmaking during pandemic isolation

Support our journalism. Subscribe today. So the now-familiar tool of pandemic-era business — the video chat and those little windows — became an unexpected opportunity for Japan's Cupids for hire. Online matchmaking in Japan has become a rare upbeat counterpoint to the economic slowdowns, shutdowns and restrictions during the covid-19 crisis. Matchmaking agencies say the video encounters have proved to be a hit, removing the pressures of ... Full story

Health

U.S. CDC reports coronavirus cases rise by 62,918 to 3.2 million total

U.S. CDC reports coronavirus cases rise by 62,918 to 3.2 million total

FILE PHOTO: People wear protective face masks outside at a shopping plaza after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said he would sign an executive order requiring people to wear face coverings outdoors to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Edgewater, New Jersey, U.S., July 8, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar. (Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported 3,236,130 cases of the new ... Full story

Law

US citizens warned they face arbitrary arrest in China | News | DW

US citizens warned they face arbitrary arrest in China | News | DW

Amid increased tensions between the two superpowers, the US State Department has issued a formal warning for US citizens in China. It said Americans may face deportation or detention without explanation. The US State Department has warned US citizens in China of an increased risk of arbitrary detention by authorities. The State Department specifically cautioned against the threat of deportation or detainment "for sending private electronic ... Full story

Living

Phoenix mayor says city still has "a real challenge with testing" as cases spike

Phoenix mayor says city still has "a real challenge with testing" as cases spike

Washington – Amid a spike of coronavirus infections across the Sun Belt and the West, Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego said her city still faces a "real challenge" with coronavirus testing, echoing the concerns governors on the East Coast raised as their own states battled rising infections earlier in the pandemic. "It continues to be a very difficult situation in the greater Phoenix area," Gallego said Sunday on "Face the Nation." "We are seeing ... Full story

Politics

Civil War descendants in Brazil fly Confederate flags  Washington Post

Civil War descendants in Brazil fly Confederate flags Washington Post

It’s one of history’s lesser-known episodes. After the Civil War, thousands of defeated Southerners came to Brazil to self-exile in a country that still practiced slavery. For decades, their descendants have thrown a massive party that now attracts thousands of people to the twin cities of Americana and Santa Bárbara d’Oeste to celebrate all things Dixie. The Confederate flag? Everywhere. Why do Brazilians and others around the world fly the ... Full story

Sport

Trump Boat Parade Breaks Guinness World Record with Over 3,000 Vessels » The Daily Gumbo

Trump Boat Parade Breaks Guinness World Record with Over 3,000 Vessels » The Daily Gumbo

Newsweek.com—”A boat parade honoring President Donald Trump over the Fourth of July weekend in South Carolina may have broken the world record, with thousands of vessels taking part. The “Trump Boat Parade” was held at Lake Murray on Sunday. Organizers originally thought around 1,500 boats would take part in the event, which was a display […] Full story

Technology

Fire Breaks Out on Ship at Naval Base in San Diego

Fire Breaks Out on Ship at Naval Base in San Diego

A fire broke out on the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard at the U.S. Naval base in San Diego on Sunday, the Navy said. The San Diego Fire Department said on Twitter that “several sailors” were being treated for “a variety of injuries.”. The Bonhomme Richard, an amphibious assault ship and light aircraft carrier, was docked for scheduled maintenance between deployments, said Krishna Jackson, a Navy spokeswoman. The sailors assigned to it were staying in ... Full story