Why an Heiress Spent Her Fortune Trying to Keep Immigrants Out – The New York Times

Cordelia Scaife May’s Colcom Foundation finances several “nativist” organizations and causes.

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Trump pictured at New Jersey golf club in midst of shooting fallout – Business Insider

trump golf

Trump was pictured smiling and greeting guests at a wedding reception hours after 20 people were killed and 26 injured in an El Paso Walmart.

Source: Trump pictured at New Jersey golf club in midst of shooting fallout – Business Insider

BBC – Travel – The US island that speaks Elizabethan English

The island of Ocracoke in North Carolina is known for its distinct ‘Hoi Toider’ brogue (Credit: Credit: Peter Ptschelinzew/Alamy)

Native Americans, English sailors and pirates all came together on Ocracoke Island in North Carolina to create the only American dialect that is not identified as American.

Source: BBC – Travel – The US island that speaks Elizabethan English

Grand Canyon Will Soon Be a Dark Sky Park | Smart News | Smithsonian

Grand Canyon Milky Way

After three years of retrofitting lights, the national park will soon be certified by the International Dark Sky Association

Source: Grand Canyon Will Soon Be a Dark Sky Park | Smart News | Smithsonian

Trump’s transportation secretary used her profile to help her family’s business interests in China, NYT reports

I wonder if Trump got a cut, not just of this, but other administration members’ rackets.

According to an NYT investigation, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has “repeatedly used her connections and celebrity status in China to boost the profile” of her family’s shipping company. This has resulted in the company seeking benefits from the expansive industrial policies in Beijing.

Navajo Nation homes get electricity after years in the dark

Jimmie Long Jr. places the glass on an oil lamp inside his Kaibeto home on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.

The Navajo Tribal Utility Authority typically connects from 400 to 450 homes a year, chipping away at the 15,000 scattered, rural homes without power on the 27,000-square-mile reservation that lies in Arizona, New Mexico and Utah.

Source: Navajo Nation homes get electricity after years in the dark

E.P.A. Plans to Get Thousands of Pollution Deaths Off the Books by Changing Its Math – The New York Times

The E.P.A. plans to change the way air pollution health risks are calculated in a way that would sharply lower estimated deaths from new, looser rules for coal plants.