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A drained swimming pool shows how racism harms White people, too

If you’re a White person who thinks racism only hurts people of color, the story behind an empty, abandoned swimming pool in Missouri might just change your mind. The Fairground Park pool in St. Louis was the largest public pool in the US when it was built in 1919. It featured sand from a beach,…MORE

What it says about us when we want a cook’s recipe but not their humanity

What it says about us when we want a cook’s recipe but not their humanity

Not everyone wants to cook mung bean popsicles. Judy Leung, one of the people behind recipe website The Woks of Life, understands that. So when she shared her recipe online, she opened her blog post by taking the reader back to Shanghai, where she grew up. There, she wrote, popsicle peddlers would ride through the…MORE

Tiger Woods told police after crash that he didn’t remember driving

Tiger Woods told police after crash that he didn’t remember driving

When Tiger Woods crashed his car in Southern California last week, he told sheriff’s deputies that he had no recollection of driving or how the accident happened, according to a Los Angeles County affidavit for a search warrant of the vehicle’s black box. Woods was driving February 23 in Rancho Palos Verdes, near Los Angeles,…MORE

Eleanor Roosevelt is the latest historical figure to get the Barbie treatment

Eleanor Roosevelt is the latest historical figure to get the Barbie treatment

One of the most influential women of the 20th century is being introduced as a role model to a new generation of girls. Former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt has been made into a Barbie doll as part of the company’s “Inspiring Women” series, which pays tribute to women throughout history. She’s the only first lady…MORE

Dallas police officer faces two capital murder charges

Dallas police officer faces two capital murder charges

A Dallas police officer is accused of offering to pay another person to kidnap and kill two people in 2017, Dallas Police Chief Eddie GarcĂ­a announced Thursday. Officer Bryan Riser, a 12-year veteran of the department, faces two counts of capital murder, the chief announced at a news conference. “This criminal investigation dates back to…MORE

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