Britain's Prince William, Prince Charles, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke of York, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, from let, during the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (Jonathan Brady/pool photo via AP) … [Read more...] about Royal wedding photos: See the guests, the fashion and the crowds at Windsor Castle
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A federal appeals court on Tuesday invalidated a key U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service review of the Dominion Energy-led Atlantic Coast Pipeline, a decision environmental lawyers who argued the case say should halt construction of the contentious natural gas project.Dominion vowed to continue to press forward on the project, asserting Tuesday night that the ruling covers only portions of the proposed route for the 600-mile pipeline.A three-judge panel of the Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with pipeline opponents, who argued that the federal review known as an incidental take statement — meant to set limits on killing threatened or endangered species during construction and operation — was so vague as to be unenforceable.“We conclude, for reasons to be more fully explained in a forthcoming opinion, that the limits set by the agency are so indeterminate that they undermine the incidental take statement’s enforcement and monitoring function … [Read more...] about Federal appeals court nullifies key permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline; construction could be halted
A college degree has long been touted as society’s great leveler, essential for entry into the middle class. Nearly 20 million students enrolled in an undergraduate program in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Education. Movies and television tend to portray an idealized college experience, featuring 18- to 21-year-olds who attend four-year institutions and live on campus. But in reality the college experience is far more varied. Only 15 percent of the undergraduate population fit the traditional profile in 2015, compared with 35 percent in 1986. A college student today is more likely to be female, to attend a four-year public college full time, to live off campus and to graduate with student loan debt. About 43 percent of full-time undergraduate students also work at least part time.To try to capture a more representative snapshot of what college looks like today, we dispatched two reporters to shadow two undergrads — Sheila Suarez, 23, a commuter at the … [Read more...] about One day, two students: What college looks like from opposite ends of the income gap
DISPUTANTA, Va. - Long before American independence, before the Pilgrims even landed at Plymouth Rock, there was Martin's Brandon Church.And now, the Rev. Eve Butler-Gee looks at her flock at the same Martin's Brandon Episcopal Church in amazement. "They're faithful. Every single one of them is engaged and active," she said. But then again, it's no wonder: "They've been doing this for 400 years, and they're not about to stop now."The church, one of the oldest in the United States that still operates, celebrates its 400th birthday this year. And for many families in the rural congregation, the pink-colored house of worship near the James River has been part of their family stories for a very large portion of that time."We've been coming here for seven generations. At least. We don't have any records before the Civil War," said Alecia Redfearn, 31, as the sixth-generation Martin's Brandon mom juggled Caroline, 3, and Bennett, 4 weeks - the seventh generation.Redfearn spent her childhood … [Read more...] about This 400-year-old Virginia church is older than almost any institution in America
WACO, Texas — A Waco couple clever with building and home design who came to national attention during their appearances with Chip and Joanna Gaines on “Fixer Upper” will put their own work on national television starting Wednesday night on the DIY Network.Kelly and Clint Harp, owners of Harp Design Co., go front and center with their workers in “Wood Work,” a six-episode weekly series starting at 9 p.m. Wednesday.The series will follow the Harps and their co-workers as they design and build various projects in rooms and spaces that they have also designed. The first episode involves turning out multiple tables for different customers on a tight timetable.While “Fixer Upper” often caught Clint Harp, 40, and his crew in their shop working on a piece for Joanna, “Wood Work” will be more project- and team-oriented, showing what is involved not only in creating furniture, but a space for it.“Clint and I work together on the big … [Read more...] about For years, he brought Joanna Gaines’s vision to life on ‘Fixer Upper.’ Now Clint Harp and his wife have a show of their own.