U.S. Houses Passes $4.5 Billion Border Aid Bill Amid Mounting Concern For Detained Migrant Children

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U.S. Houses Passes $4.5 Billion Border Aid Bill Amid Mounting Concern For Detained Migrant Children

By Adam Willis. First published in The Texas Tribune.

As reports of migrant children being held in squalid conditions at federal facilities near the border continue to draw outrage, Democrats successfully pushed a $4.5 billion humanitarian aid package through the U.S. House late Tuesday evening with a vote of 230 to 195.

The passage of the bill marks a narrow victory for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who managed to coalesce a unified front after several days of uncertainty and division within the party. Ultimately, only four Democrats broke rank, none of them Texans. Among the Republicans from the state, U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-Helotes, was the only member to buck his party, voting in favor of the bill. Hurd's districts covers much of the state's border with Mexico.

Note: The Four Democratic women who broke with Pelosi are Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.).

A Vegan Meat Revolution Is Coming To Global Fast Food Chains -- And It Could Help Save The Planet

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A Vegan Meat Revolution Is Coming To Global Fast Food Chains -- And It Could Help Save The Planet

A few years ago, convincing meat-free “meat” was nothing more than a distant dream for most consumers. Meat substitutes in supermarkets lacked variety and quality. Plant-based burgers were few and far between in major fast food outlets – and meaty they were not.

But realistic alternatives to environmentally damaging meat are now big business – and global fast food chains are finally starting to take notice.

Burger King has announced that after a hugely successful trial, it will roll out its partnership with plant-based meat company Impossible Foods across the US. McDonalds recently introduced the similarly meaty Big Vegan TS in its outlets in Germany, one of its five largest international markets.

Condé Nast Sells W Magazine; Sara Moonves Installed As New Editor-in-Chief

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Condé Nast Sells W Magazine; Sara Moonves Installed As New Editor-in-Chief

‘W ‘ Style Director Sara Moonves in on the move again, this time into the top slot, replacing longtime W Magazine Editor-in-Chief Stefano Tonchi, as the magazine’s new owners announce their future plans.

Before moving toW’, Moonves worked for American Vogue as a contributing fashion editor and was previously senior fashion director at ‘T: The New York Times Style Magazine’. Sara is the daughter of former CBS Chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation tycoon Les Moonves.

Tonchi has been part of extensive efforts at Condé Nast to sell the publication, but bowed out on Monday when the owners of Surface and Watch Journal acquired W, as well as the license to WKorea, under the newly formed Future Media Group.

"I think he's done a wonderful job at the brand, but from an innovative standpoint and where we are looking to go, I think women's fashion should be seen through women's point of view," Future Media Chief Executive and Chairman Marc Lotenberg told ‘BoF’.

Amber Valletta's Fall Mood Is Lensed By Daniel Jackson For Sunday Times Style Magazine

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Amber Valletta's Fall Mood Is Lensed By Daniel Jackson For Sunday Times Style Magazine

Supermodel Amber Valletta is styled by Paul Cavaco in noble origins fall menswear looks lensed by Daniel Jackson for The Sunday Times Style Magazine UK June 23, 2019. / Hair by Teddy Charles; makeup by Romy Soleimani

Joan Smalls Sizzles In Flashy Looks Lensed By Arseny Jablev For Paper Magazine's 'Extreme Issue'

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Joan Smalls Sizzles In Flashy Looks Lensed By Arseny Jablev For Paper Magazine's 'Extreme Issue'

Top model Joan Smalls revs up Paper Magazine’s current digital cover of Zendaya’s Extreme Issue, styled by Ye Young Kim. Photographer Arseny Jabiev captures the Estee Lauder face in Prada, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga and more, riding high and fast as a featured speaker at the upcoming 25th Essence Festival in New Orleans July 5-7.

Sophie Ahrens Chills In 'Out of the Blue' By Laurie Bartley For ELLE France June 21, 2019

Sophie Ahrens Chills In 'Out of the Blue' By Laurie Bartley For ELLE France June 21, 2019

Model Sophia Ahrens is styled by Jeanne Le Bault in ‘Out of the Blue’, casual summer looks for nature lovers lensed by Laurie Bartley for ELLE France June 21, 2019./ Makeup by Ayami Nishimura; hair by Nicolas Philippon