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Has anyone been in contact with +rare avis lately?

I am generally somewhat indifferent to newspapers in terms of reporting, and I read articles from a variety of sources. I have a NY Times subscription because Google gave me a digital code as part of the Guides program, so I do read their articles on a more regular basis than any paper except my local. Even before that, though, I was a regular reader of one section: NYT Cooking.

I love the cooking section. I enjoy the recipes, and in general they have clear directions and explanations. More than that, though, I enjoy the articles. The voice and tone of the articles is comforting and soothing to me, and rarely do I find an article with that pretentious tone that makes cooking new dishes seem unavailable to those of us with only average skill in the kitchen. So, thank you, NYT for the emails that improve my week, even when I haven't got the time or inclination to do much more that spaghetti. +The New York Times
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A quick explainer on the mess that is US immigration law & why DACA is a special case. If you have trouble plowing through this article, imagine what non-US-citizens go through. (Obviously, this is not legal advice. It's just the tip of the ICE iceberg.)

The section on why DACA is a special case (many hyperlinks; click article to see them):
Young people who are currently protected by DACA get work permits as opposed to visas. Anyone covered by DACA whose benefits will end between September 5, 2017 and March 5, 2018 can submit renewal requests through October 5, 2017, according to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Renewals typically last for two years.

Some DACA recipients may not be able to renew their status or continue to work after their DACA protections expire, absent a change in the law. But because some 15 states, including New York, have sued to block DACA’s termination, the program’s fate is still very much up in the air.

If the suit fails, “many folks will return to an undocumented status when their DACA expires,” Malone explained. If your benefits are expiring, your best option is to do an intake interview with an immigration attorney or take an online screening to determine if you are eligible for immigration relief.

You might be told you must leave the United States temporarily, but it’s important to understand that you may actually be barred from re-entering the U.S. after you leave. That’s because being in the country unlawfully for more than 180 days after turning 18 triggers a bar on re-entering the U.S. for either three years or 10 years, with the 10-year bar applicable if you were “unlawfully” present in the country for more than one year.

Now, if you obtained DACA protection shortly after turning 18, this bar won’t apply to you, Axelrod said, because you did not “accrue unlawful presence” that counts against you. But, if you were in the U.S. after turning 18 without DACA protection, the bar will make you ineligible for most employment-based immigration visas for a long time, unless you get a waiver because you have a U.S. citizen spouse or parent.

Another problem: While you don’t accrue unlawful presence for being in the country before age 18 — which means you don’t start the clock on that 3-month or 1-year period that triggers the ban — you do trigger a permanent ban if you were in the U.S. for a year or more, left briefly and then returned, even if this exit and entry happened when you were a child.

“If you came to the U.S. at age 2, your parents took you back to their home country when you were 5 for a funeral of a grandparent or to see family, and you then came back to the U.S., you’ve triggered a permanent bar,” Axelrod said. This means you’d have to leave the country for 10 years, and after a decade, could apply for a waiver to return only if you have a spouse or parent that’s a U.S. citizen.
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I forgot to post +Robert Hancock II​ 's new setup. It's currently holding a keg of 512 Pecan Porter, amongst other things. 😁
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Could we get someone to bring back #autoawesome? I really miss the #twinkle and #snow effects. For that matter, I miss all the effects. For a while there, Google Photos was the most amazing mobile photo product on the market, and now it's just a storage facility. I can't even figure out how to use frames anymore. 😓
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Well fuck. With Pennsylvania flipped, I think that's the end of the game.
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+Sean Cowen​, a friend recently bought me this radio/clock at an estate sale. Ever seen one like it? I'm hoping we might know someone with more experience with vintage radios and I can actually get it working. When I plug it in all I get is a loud buzzing noise, and the clock doesn't seem to keep time.
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We are a little more than two weeks out. My personal goal has been met, but we are still working on a team goal of $500. (Thanks to you, G+!) If you are able to make a donation, wonderful! If not, I'd appreciate if you could share this post. We would also love to have people join our team and come walk with us!
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My walk is less than a month away. I haven't done much fundraising this time around; just thinking about the disease is hard for me since we had to move Grandma into a care facility. I've decided that needs to give me more inspiration to fight, not scare me away.

If you can help, I appreciate it. My personal link is in the video, and my team link (my team is just my daughter and I) is in the comments. We have a team goal of $500.
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