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A Getty photographer tells the story behind a heartbreaking photo he took of a migrant girl sobbing while agents questioned her mom at the border

A two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker cries as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.

  • Getty photographer and Pulitzer Prize winner John Moore shared what it's like to take pictures of detained immigrant families at the border.
  • He has covered the US-Mexico border for a decade, and taken many iconic photos of the scene there over the years.
  • "As a father myself, it was very difficult for me to see these families detained, knowing that they would soon be split up," Moore said.

Getty photographer and Pulitzer Prize winner John Moore has taken some of the most iconic photos to emerge from the US-Mexico border, including one of an asylum-seeking young girl crying at a detention center as Border Patrol agents questioned her mother before separating them.

Moore shared what it's like taking pictures of detained immigrant families at the border, many of whom are now being separated as part of President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

"As a father myself, it was very difficult for me to see these families detained, knowing that they would soon be split up," he told Getty's blog Foto. "I could see on their faces that they had no idea what was about to happen."

Moore said he doubted many of the families coming to the border knew about the Trump administration's new immigration policy to separate families that cross the border.

"Most of these families were scared, to various degrees," Moore told Foto. "I doubt any of them had ever done anything like this before — flee their home countries with their children, traveling thousands of miles through dangerous conditions to seek political asylum in the United States, many arriving in the dead of night."

Border agents appear to have a feeling of "resignation" about implementing and enforcing the new immigration policy, according to Moore.

"Generally speaking, agents find the bureaucracy of processing so many asylum seekers tedious," Moore said. "Once families cross the Rio Grande from Mexico into Texas, they seek out Border Patrol agents and then turn themselves in. I'd say that many agents do have some compassion for them, but they don't think that the US should be responsible for accepting them."

In the instance of the young girl crying as her mother was questioned by border patrol agents, Moore said that she is two years old and from Honduras. The mother told him they had been traveling for a month to get to the US border and apply for asylum.

When the mother set her daughter down so that she could be searched and the young girl began to cry, Moore admitted that he "was almost overcome with emotion myself."

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Meghan Markle’s dad still hasn't met Prince Harry — but says he’s sure he’s a 'nice man'

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  • Meghan Markle’s father did not attend the royal wedding due to a medical emergency.
  • Thomas Markle revealed in a Good Morning Britain interview that he hasn’t met Prince Harry.
  • Thomas said that Harry asked for his daughter's hand over the phone.

Meghan Markle married Prince Harry on May 19, in front of 2,000+ people, but you may have noticed that her father Thomas Markle was not in attendance. 

Thomas had to bow out of the ceremony at the last moment for an emergency heart surgery, and there were reports that Meghan and Harry would stop off in Rosario, Mexico — where her father lives — shortly before or after their honeymoon. But apparently, that post-royal wedding reunion never happened which means that Thomas still hasn't met Harry.

It's true that Meghan and Harry married just two years after their first date, a timeline some might call "quick," and since Thomas lives in Mexico and Harry lives in UK, it seems their timetables never lined up.

Thomas revealed in a new interview with "Good Morning Britain" that he and Harry have only ever spoken on the phone.

"It's been over the phone, always over the phone. We have yet to see each other face to face," he revealed in an on-camera interview. "We've had interesting conversations on the phone. He's a smart guy."

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Thomas also called Harry a "very nice man. Gentleman. Very likable," though he said that he and Harry mostly talked politics and how Thomas was unhappy with President Trump.

"He was asking me how I was feeling that day, and I was telling him how unhappy I was with the president, or with the idea of Trump, and that’s how it began," he told GMB. 

Thomas also revealed that whenever he spoke to Meghan about her now-husband they would refer to Harry as "H," for privacy reasons.

The monarchy is steeped in tradition, so naturally, Harry needed to ask Thomas for Meghan's hand in marriage.

"Harry asked for her hand over the phone and I said, 'You're a gentleman, promise me you'll never raise your hand against my daughter and of course I will grant you my permission.'"

Thomas also had the best response to people who think it's unbelievable that his American daughter married into the royal family.

"Of course it's 'Wow,' it comes out as a 'Wow,' but this is my daughter and she's certainly a prize for him as well," he revealed. "He's great, an interesting guy, a prince, but my daughter's been a princess since the day she was born."

As for the royal wedding, Thomas watched his daughter's big day on television, like the rest of us.  

"She was so beautiful walking down that aisle, and so proud, and so gorgeous," he gushed. "I was so proud, I couldn't have seen a better moment in my life. I was upset it wasn't me, but everyone in the world was watching my daughter. I was very happy about that."

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5 TV shows that should rule the Emmys but probably won't get nominated

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The Emmy ballots are out. In 2018, there are 728 TV shows on the ballot and a daunting 2,372 performances. Members of the Television Academy have until June 26 to vote.

With so many shows and performances in the running, a lot of them won't get the recognition they deserve, even some of the year's best in TV. The slew of contenders especially doesn't help  shows in the drama category with "Game of Thrones" season seven being eligible this year. (It was excluded from the ceremony last year because the season premiered after voting already closed).

Award show favorites including "The Handmaid's Tale," "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," "Atlanta," and "Westworld" are all in the running in addition to "Game of Thrones" this year, which means that some of the lesser-known gems might miss out on deserved nominations. We picked a few of the best.

Nominations are announced July 12 and the Emmy ceremony, hosted by Colin Jost and Michael Che, airs September 17.

From AMC's "Halt and Catch Fire" to Netflix's "American Vandal," here are 5 TV shows that deserve Emmys this year, but probably won't get any nominations:

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"The Good Place" — NBC

Nominations it deserves: Best comedy series, best actor in a comedy series (Ted Danson), best supporting actress in a comedy series (D'Arcy Carden), best supporting actor in a comedy series (William Jackson Harper)

"The Good Place" is the most ambitious show on TV (including "Westworld"). Unfortunately, it didn't get any recognition at the Emmys in 2017. In season two, the writers delivered more and more unexpected narrative and character twists, and broadened its fictional world without, like "Westworld," confusing fans or making them exhausted from many dramatic eye-rolls. Its season-two finale teased a completely different format for the series that promises an even bigger, better, and more gutsy third season. The performances, particularly from Ted Danson and the supporting cast, make it even more special.



"Trust" — FX

Nominations it deserves: Best limited series, best supporting actor in a limited series (Brendan Fraser)

"Trust" tells the story of the Getty family — more specifically the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III in 1973 (sans Christopher Plummer). It's glamorous and stylish thanks to executive producer Danny Boyle, who directed a few episodes. But what is truly the best thing about "Trust" is Brendan Fraser, who carries this limited series with his unfiltered performance as James Fletcher Chase (the role Mark Wahlberg plays in "All the Money in the World"). 



"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" — The CW

Nominations it deserves: Best comedy series, best actress in a comedy series (Rachel Bloom), best supporting actress in a comedy series (Donna Lynne Champlin)

In season three, "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" challenged itself more than ever. Within the first few episodes of the season, Rebecca Bunch (played by co-creator Rachel Bloom) attempts suicide. In the aftermath, she gets diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. While "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" isn't the first TV show to cover mental illness, it is the first to approach it in such a deeply personal and vulnerable way. Bloom, along with co-star Donna Lynne Champlin, keep the comedy and quirky spirit of the show afloat during an incredibly dramatic season of television. 



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The best way to save money, based on your zodiac sign

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Every personality type has its own particular way of dealing with money. So it'd make sense that changing your personality would help you better handle money. But that's not the case.

"The key for all of these different personality types, and where traditional financial planning is lacking, is not to try and change someone's personality," Anthony Badillo, a certified financial planner at Gen Y Planning, told INSIDER. 

With his clients, Badillo sees greater success by letting people indulge their natural tendencies as part of a sound financial plan rather than just telling them they can't do something.

"It's akin to trying to get someone to stick to a strict diet versus allowing them to eat right 80% of the time, but indulge the other 20%" he said. "One is restrictive and focuses solely on elimination, thus setting one up for failure. The other is a healthy lifestyle change that allows for indulgences and sets someone up for success over an entire lifetime."

Here's the money advice you need to know based on your astrological sign.

Aries are compulsive shoppers who value quantity and quality.

The first sign of the zodiac lives in the present, according to Astrology Zodiac Signs, which isn't always the best trait when it comes to making financial decisions.

Because Aries tend to be compulsive and not think things through before doing them, you definitely need to watch out for impulse buys.

"I have clients who like to shop tell me all the time they value quality over quantity, but when we look at their spending, we often come to the conclusion that it's the act of shopping that she actually enjoyed," Pamela Capalad, a certified financial planner and founder of Brunch & Budget, told INSIDER. "I think it's important to acknowledge that you like to shop and figure out what about the act of shopping is fulfilling for you. For most people, you can have quality or quantity, not both. Either spend $200 on the high-quality jacket or spend $200 on five different jackets."

If you have a tendency to shop online and take advantage of Amazon Prime's free two-day shipping, Badillo recommended taking a breath before hitting "buy."

"One of the tips that I like to give is to have someone set an item they intend to buy in their online shopping cart and then wait 24 hours," he told INSIDER. "If they still want it the next day, then that's an item they can purchase. More often than not, they realize that they don't really need the item so I have them transfer the money they would have spent on the item into savings."



A Taurus loves the luxurious life.

Bulls tend to be responsible, reliable, and crave stability, meaning they're probably pretty good at saving money and planning for your financial future.

But a Taurus also has a love for luxury and material objects, so there's always a risk of letting your expensive taste put a dent in your finances.

"If you have champagne tastes, my biggest piece of advice would be to remember what you're working toward big picture," Stefanie O'Connell, a financial advisor for millennials and author of "The Broke and Beautiful Life," told INSIDER. "Define what you want beyond what's in front of you and remember what you want in the next year, five years or 10 years. When we can zoom out and remember that every dollar we spend right now is a dollar we don't get to spend tomorrow elsewhere, it can provide the perspective we need to make savvier spending choices."



Geminis struggle to put money aside for the future.

Geminis are known for being fickle and unpredictable — and this can extend to their finances, as well.

You might be responsible a lot of the time, but then turn around and make an impulsive purchase or other risky financial moves.

"You're eternally young, so putting money aside for your old age is a challenging concept for you," Stephanie Dempsey wrote at Daily Horoscope.

Your best money moves may be to set up automatic transfers to your savings and retirement accounts to keep yourself on track, she said.



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Microsoft is facing online outrage and calls for a boycott over its ICE contract

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  • Microsoft is being criticized for their contract with ICE for cloud computing software.
  • In a blog post from January, Microsoft said they were "proud to support" ICE with their software.
  • ICE has been heavily criticized for their detention centers for families and children, as well as for separating families at the border.

Microsoft has come under fire after a blog post from January resurfaced , detailing how the company is "proud to support" Immigration and Customs Enforcement with a contract for their Azure Government Cloud software. 

Azure Government is a cloud computing software that Microsoft sells to various government agencies, but the contract with ICE has received criticism in light of ICE's detention centers and family separation policies. ICE has been at the forefront of news cycles lately, largely because of their detention centers (some of which house thousands of children separated from their parents) and their tendency to separate families at the border.

 

Around 1 p.m. ET Monday, the section about ICE on the blog post appeared to be removed, only to reappear about 20 minutes later. 

Microsoft told Wired reporter Nitasha Tiku that the removal of the portion referencing ICE was a "mistake," and attributed it to an employee editing the blog after seeing discussions about it on social media. The section on ICE has since been added back in.

Amid the backlash against Microsoft on social media, one website developer, Mat Marquis, wrote on Twitter that he was ending his business with the company over its ICE contract.

 

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A child broke a $132,000 piece of art, and his parents are being asked to pay for it

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  • A five-year-old in Kansas playing at a community center knocked over a one-of-a-kind statue.
  • The unprotected work of art turned out to be valued at a whopping $132,000.
  • The child’s parents say that they cannot pay for damages, but the city could take legal action.

In a surveillance video from Overland Park, Kansas, you can see a five-year-old child trying to "hug" a work of art during a wedding reception at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center. The statue quickly topples over, and luckily the child scrambles away without serious injury.

While no one was physically harmed, it turned out that the art, titled "Aphrodite di Kansas City" by the artist Bill Lyons, carried an incredible $132,000 price tag, and the child’s parents don't want to be held financially responsible.

 

 

 

The child’s mother, Sarah Goodman (who you can see in surveillance footage sitting on a couch in the room where the incident happened), emphasized that her children were well-supervised and she should not be considered negligent under the common law in Kansas that holds parents responsible for supervision of minor children.

"It’s clear accidents happen and this was an accident," Goodman told the Kansas City Star. "I don’t want to diminish the value of their art. But I can’t pay for that."

Those who share the parents’ perspective wonder why such a hugely valuable work of art would be displayed without protective barriers around it. Unlike other pieces in the exhibition, the statue appeared to be unsecured and could have hurt the child as it fell.

All online debates aside, Overland Park, Kansas, the home of the community center, has filed an insurance claim that may compel the parents to pay up.

 

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19 things you never knew about McDonald's

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McDonald's is, hands-down, the most popular fast food restaurant in the US and one of the most popular franchises in the world. Each day, the restaurant serves about 1% of the world's population, which is a staggering 68 million people. It's not unlikely that somewhere, someone reading this is eating food from McDonald's.

McDonald's is a huge part of life for most Americans, including the president. I, for one, consider myself an expert of the Golden Arches, but even I have to admit that there's a lot I don't know about the beloved restaurant.

Here are 19 things you may not have known about the place you've been eating all your life.

McDonald's was started by two brothers in California.

In 1937, Richard and Maurice McDonald (who went by Dick and Mac) were running a failing movie theater when they decided to buy a hot dog stand nearby. The Airdrome Hot Dog Stand would be their first foray into the restaurant business.



The first McDonald's opened as a barbecue restaurant.

The brothers opened the first drive-in McDonald's Bar-B-Que in 1940 in San Bernardino, California. It wasn't until 1948 that it was re-branded as a place for burgers and fries.



The oldest McDonald's is in Downey, California.

That first restaurant is no longer around, but you can still visit one of the earliest locations. The oldest one still in operation is in Downey, California, which became the fourth McDonald's ever opened in 1954. It's even maintained some of the original branding.



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The founders of viral photo app Prisma are quitting to launch an AI startup

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  • The founders of viral photo app Prisma have quit to launch a new AI startup called Capture Technologies Inc.
  • They have raised $1 million in seed funding from investors, including KPCB, Social Capital, Dream Machine VC, Paul Heydon, and Mail.Ru Group.
  • The app will use an AI algorithm to connect people, but details on how it will work are thin.


The creators of the photo app Prisma, which went viral back in 2016 for making images look like works of art, are quitting launch an AI startup.

Prisma CEO Alexey Moiseenkov and CMO Aram Hardy have raised $1 million (£750,000) in seed funding for Capture Technologies from investors, including Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield, and Byers, and Russia's Mail.Ru Group.

Other backers include Social Capital, Dream Machine VC, and Paul Heydon. Additionally, Josh Elman from Greylock Partners will join Capture as an advisor.

Moiseenkov and Hardy told Business Insider that they were leaving Prisma in good shape. Prisma is an app which uses AI-informed filters to turn photographs into works of art.

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"Prisma is doing really great, it even became profitable recently," said Hardy. The app has several million monthly active users, he said, but declined to be more specific about user numbers.

Capture Technologies, which is based in California and Moscow, is looking to launch its social app in the final three months of 2018. Its goal, as stated on Capture Technologies' website, "is to bring an absolutely new and unique experience to how people interact with each other," using AI.

"The app itself is going to connect people via different contexts," said Hardy. "The context can be anything, either a song you’ve just listened to, or a movie you’ve just watched, or an event you’ve just attended, or a cat which just crossed the street in front of you."

Exactly how the app will work is yet to be revealed, but Hardy confirmed that "camera has a special place within the Capture app."

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This impact investor says stop trying to help people without including them in the conversation

  • Morgan Simon learned that she could impact change in a big way when she was a student in college. Simon compelled Lockheed Martin to change their LGBTQ policies by convincing her college to file a shareholder resolution.
  • She has since spent nearly 20 years in impact investing and helped influence about $150 billion invested in the space.
  • Simon says impact investing can often fall short or be somewhat misguided. She says, "we're often making decisions from the 30th floor of a high-rise on Wall Street, and not taking our orders from affected communities."
  • Simon says investors can start small by simply considering where they bank. 

Following is a transcript of the video, which has been edited for clarity.

Sara Silverstein: Over the course of your nearly 20-year career in impact investing, you've helped influence $150 billion in impact investing. Can you tell me what got you interested in this area?

Morgan Simon: I've been a social activist all my life, Sara. And I think like a lot of people who are interested in a number of social issues from housing to food to education, it's really all intertwined and at the end of the day, it has to do with how the economy is structured. So I was excited about social investing as a way of really looking at how we could change the fundamental building blocks of the economy. And I started off as a college student looking at the $400 billion that's managed across the country, filing shareholder resolutions at corporations, like Lockheed Martin, to see about changing their practices for social good, and over time got really interested in impact investing, the more proactive art of saying, let's make sure that we have positive social and environmental impact in every investment that we make.

Silverstein: And you actually did impact change while you were in college, right?

Simon: Absolutely, and as part of a broader coalition of work that has swept the country with regards to gay rights, that we convinced Lockheed to add sexual orientation to their non-discrimination clause, and start giving domestic partnership benefits, and I think it's a great example of that alliance between how do you make profit and value for shareholders while benefiting people that they are integrally aligned. Because if you are a CEO and you tell 10% of your potential employees, "You're not welcome here." Well, that's not good for business, right? So, I think we see time after time that social values help to build stronger corporations.

Silverstein: And this is something that we've been hearing more about lately, the disconnect between "Should companies just focus on making profits?" or "Should they focus more on maximizing other parts for their employees and their customers?" Where do you fall on that?

Simon: I think that we all, as human beings, are about maximizing value at the end of the day, and that value is a number of factors collectively. When I think about the money that I invest or that I save, and I'm thinking about what I'm gonna tell my grandchildren in 40 years, which is "I created this wealth for you so that you could have opportunities in life." But I don't wanna say that I hurt other people in order to create it. I think that that is a major value that people care about in how we think about supporting our families and our communities of making sure we that generate wealth in ways that we can really be proud of.

Silverstein: And you've been in impact investing for a long time, what sorts of things have you learned, or noticed, or what do we need to improve on?

Simon: So one of the things that I'm very proud of, in terms of impact investing over this last decade, we've proved that it's market rate, where we've proved you can do it across asset classes, right? That it's really easy to implement, whether you have a hundred dollars or a hundred million, there's opportunities for you. I think the challenge that we have for the next decade is to make sure that the impact is real. That when you think even of the definition of the word impact, Merriam Webster would say, "to impinge upon, especially forcefully." And that doesn't always sound good. That it's up to us, as imperfect human beings, to figure out if that impact is going to be positive or negative, and that's where I think we need to put in the work over this next decade.

Silverstein: And how do you figure that out when you're looking at impact investing, where it's supposed to be positive, the impact is supposed to be positive, how do you look at it or when does it get misaligned?

Simon: So I'm also co-founder of a non-profit called Transform Finance, which abides by three principles in its work to bridge finance and social justice. And we really look a lot at how do you add more value than you extract. To make sure we're not just making people a little better off but focusing on fairness. And that's often where we've gotten it wrong, and starting off with something that is positive but stopping short at something that would really change the structure of the economy. The second is that we're often making decisions from the 30th floor of a high-rise on Wall Street, and not taking our orders from affected communities, to really make sure that we're benefiting people in the way that they want, and not just in the way that we think the world should be.

Silverstein: How important is diversity in that, in the people that are making these investment decisions and at the tops of these companies?

Simon: I think diversity is critical from two perspectives. One is that in any organization it just leads to better decision making. When you look at global assets under management, less than 1% are managed by firms owned by women or by people of color. "Or," which is really incredible. And what investors are losing is diversity of perspective, right? Of knowing that the pattern recognition that I might have is going to be different than a male investor, and when you put the two of us together, right, then we're covering 100% of opportunity out there. And then the second is when we think about going back to how do you make sure that things aren't just a little bit better but actually fair, is to look at the roots of structural inequality in this country. Recently, The Boston Globe had put out this series of articles on the average net worth between black and white families. White families in Boston having over $200,000 of net worth, and black families having an average of $8. So when we look at opportunities to support job creation, it's great to create jobs, it's great to create higher paying jobs, but if we don't start looking at the distribution of assets, and that means looking at who is going to profit when corporations do well, it can't just be the same group of investors and founders. How do we make sure we're really diversifying the founder base, and then supporting companies that are very thoughtful about distributing benefit across multiple people?

Silverstein: And what advice do you have for people who do want to get involved in this movement and want to make a difference, but are skeptical and don't know where to start?

Simon: So in the book, "Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change," I offer four steps for an ick-free life. The idea that ick being the feeling of not knowing where your money spends the night. And the first is to really look at where you bank. That's one of the easiest steps to make sure you're getting the exact same services and financial return, but can do it in a way where you know that your money is supporting the environment, or worker's rights, or other values that you may hold. And then the second is to look at your retirement options. It may mean talking to your employer about, is it possible to add a social option? You know, things where you can really check the box and be able to go on your way. These are easy starting places, but then coupled with the fact that we need to continue to be conscious consumers of impact investment to really hold financial institutions accountable to being accountable to affected communities.

Silverstein: What do you think people get most wrong about impact investing?

Simon: I think — I think what we often do as impact investors is we focus on the what instead of the how. The what being, we say, well if it's microfinance, or it's food, or it's farming, or it's forest-related, then it must be positive because those are things that are always positive, right? And then we forget that you have to really pay attention to the how. Did we do it in a way that was non-extractive? Did we make sure that the people we say are the beneficiaries also got to be the protagonists that we're engaging in communities in design, governance, and ownership, not just as being the consumers, right, or the workers in a transaction? So these are some of the pieces where, if we focus not just on what the industry is, but how that industry is working, we can really get to greater levels of structural change.

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23 of the most stunning parks and gardens around the world

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Whether you're seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life or just want someplace quiet to think, gardens provide an oasis of tranquility.

From Norway's Tromsø Arctic-Alpine Botanical Garden — the northernmost botanical garden in the world — to Sigiriya, an ancient rock fortress in Sri Lanka that boasts some of Earth's oldest landscaped gardens, there's a verdant enclave to suit every taste. 

Read on to learn about 23 of the most stunning gardens around the world. 

The Gardens of Versailles in Versailles, France

André Le Nôtre,"king of gardeners and Gardner to the King," was charged with designing the gardens of Versailles in the 1660s. 

Thousands of workers helped orchestrate the design, which involved trees imported from various regions of France. 

Le Nôtre's plan was so complex that it required that the gardens be replanted about once every 100 years. Louis XVI and Napoleon III each did their part to revitalize the grounds, and most recently they were replanted following a severe storm in 1999.

In total, the gardens span 1,976 acres and are dotted with more than 200,000 trees. 



Torre Guinigi in Lucca, Italy

Built in the 14th century by silk merchants, the Torre Guinigi is a 145-foot-tall brick tower topped by a magnificent array of holm oak trees. It was used as a defensive tower during a time when Italy was plagued by raids and violence.

To ascend the tower, you need to climb 230 steps, but the view is worth the effort.



Le Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech, Morocco

Cultivated by Jacques Majorelle, a French painter, this 110,000-square-foot garden of exotic and rare plants is accented by pops of cobalt blue. In fact, he trademarked the color — found on fountains, garden walls, and other features throughout the garden — and named it "Majorelle blue."

It's also known as the "Yves Saint-Laurent garden" because the fashion designer and his partner Pierre Berge bought the property in 1980, saving it from demolition 18 years after Majorelle's death.

 

 



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Chief border patrol agent says many migrant children are 'hardened adults' who 'have been working for years'

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  • Chief border patrol agent Rodney Scott said that many of the children separated from their parents at the border and placed in government custody are "hardened adults."
  • Scott said teenagers as young as 14 years old are recognized as adults in other countries, and often have been "working for years."
  • The Trump administration has come under fire from both sides of the aisle for the controversial "zero-tolerance" border separations policy.

A chief border patrol agent in San Diego justified the Department of Justice's controversial practice of separating families who cross the southern border of the US illegally by asserting that many of the children taken from their parents and placed in government custody are not even children at all.

Speaking to Politico on Monday, agent Rodney Scott stated, "I would like to remind people too, what we look at as a child in the United States and say 'oh that 14 year-old young man,' that’s an adult in a lot of other countries, that kid's been working for years, may or may not have been associated with the gangs."

It was not clear which countries Scott was referring to. There are no Latin or Central American nations which legally recognize people under 18 years old as adults. The few countries in which the age of majority is under 18 are located in Asia and the Middle East. 

In discussing the media coverage of the border separations, Scott said, "People get the picture in their head that it's the kid who lives next door to you and it's not. Some of these kids are hardened adults."

The Trump administration is struggling to defend its "zero-tolerance" policy of separating families at the border and placing children in shelters. Several key Republican leaders have broken with Trump and  publicly denounced the policy as cruel. 

While President Donald Trump has consistently decried the policy and claimed it was result of legislation passed by Democrats, even though no such legislation exists, both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House adviser Stephen Miller have not only defended it, but identified themselves as the architects of the policy. 

Earlier on Monday at a law enforcement conference, Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen stated her department would "not apologize" for the separations and said, "It is important to know that these minors are very well taken care of." Just a day earlier, Nielsen denied the very existence of the policy on Twitter. 

Data from the Department of Homeland Security shows that almost 2,000 children were separated from their parents and put in government custody in a six-week period between April 19 and May 31.

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$2 billion SurveyMonkey just confidentially filed to go public after almost 20 years as a private company

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  • SurveyMonkey's parent company, SVMK Inc., has confidentially filed to go public.
  • SurveyMonkey was last valued at $2 billion in 2014, though we don't have any indication that it will go public at that valuation.
  • It would be the latest enterprise software company to go public in a wild year for initial public offerings.

SurveyMonkey, a dot-com-era survey-software company, has made a big move toward going public.

SVMK Inc., the survey site's corporate parent, confidentially filed a draft S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it announced on Monday.

It isn't clear how many shares would be offered and at what price, though the company said its initial public offering "is expected to commence" once the SEC reviews its documents.

SurveyMonkey, founded in 1999, was last valued at $2 billion in a 2014 private-equity growth round, according to PitchBook.

It's been a busy year for enterprise tech companies looking to enter the public markets. Dropbox went public at an $11 billion valuation at the end of March and is now worth about $17 billion.

The software companies Zscaler, Zuora, and Smartsheet all went public in the first half of the year.

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Croatian striker sent home from World Cup after refusing to play as a sub in opening match

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  • Croatia will play the rest of the World Cup with just a 22-man squad after sending home AC Milan forward Nikola Kalinic.
  • Kalinic was reportedly sent home after refusing to enter the team's match against Nigeria as a substitute on Saturday.
  • While Kalinic cited a back injury as the reason for his refusal, many believe that it was due to his frustration with being left out of the starting lineup.


Croatia started off its 2018 World Cup run about as well as could have been hoped, looking pretty fit in a 2-0 victory over Nigeria to earn three points towards advancing out of what appears to be a highly contested Group D.

But while the team is in as good a position as they could hope after one match in the World Cup, Croatia is not without problems of its own. On Monday coach Zlatko Dalic confirmed that AC Milan striker Nikola Kalinic had been sent home for the remainder of the tournament after refusing to enter the match against Nigeria as a substitute.

Kalinic had been asked to enter the match in the 85th minute but refused to do so, citing a back injury. According to Dalic, it wasn't the first time he had invoked an injury to not come off the bench.

"The same thing happened during the Brazil friendly in England, as well as before the practice session on Sunday," Dalic said. "I have calmly accepted that, and since I need my players fit and ready to play, I have made this decision."

Regardless of the veracity of Kalinic's claimed injury, Croatian media reported that he had been sent home specifically for his refusal to come on as a substitute, frustrated with his role outside of the starting lineup.

Kalinic has helped the Croatian side to success in recent years, including scoring in the team's upset win over Spain in the group stage of Euro 2016. At 30-years-old, it remains a question as to whether or not Kalinic will ever don a national jersey again.

Despite sending Kalinic home, Croatia doesn't have an opportunity to replace him on the squad, leaving the team to play the remainder of the tournament with just 22 men. The short-handed Croatian squad will take on Argentina on Thursday, where an upset win would punch the team's ticket to the knockout stage of the tournament.

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Investors said Domo was worth $2.28 billion — but when it has its IPO, it could be worth just $511 million

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  • Domo, last valued at $2.28 billion, could go public at a valuation of $511 million — bad news for investors.
  • Domo updated its S-1 filing to say that it had undergone a reverse stock split: Every 15 shares of the company is now combined into one. 
  • The updated filing gives a middle-of-the-range price of $20.50 per share, letting us calculate the new valuation. 
  • Domo also says that it's cutting off its business relationships with companies owned or co-owned by CEO Josh James.

When Domo filed to go public just a few weeks ago, its last known valuation was $2.28 billion. Now, in an updated filing with the SEC on Monday, Domo says that it could go public at a valuation of just $511 million — an unencouraging sign for the IPO.

Domo unveiled an expected price range on Monday for its upcoming IPO, with shares to be priced between $19 and $22 each. At the $20.50 per share midpoint of that range, Domo would be worth $511 million when it goes public.

That's bad news for investors including BlackRock and Benchmark, which threw $689.7 million in total venture funding at Domo.

That's not a great look for a company that's already come under close scrutiny.

Domo also said in its updated filing that it had implemented 15-to-one reverse stock split. In other words, for every 15 shares that the company was going to offer on the public markets, Domo will now offer just one. 

In its original filing, Domo said that it had $72 million in the bank, and had exhausted its credit. The filing warned that Domo needed to raise capital by August or else it will be forced to "significantly reduce operating expenses," explaining why it would choose to go public even under these circumstances.

The original filing revealed that the company generated $108.5 million in revenue in 2017 — but recorded an overall net loss of $176.6 million. That's still better than 2016, when Domo posted a net loss of $183.1 million on revenues of $74.5 million. All told, the filing says, Domo has accumulated a deficit of $803.3 million as of the end of April.

Also buried in the updated filing is word that Domo is ending its business relationships with companies owned or co-owned by Domo CEO Josh James.

The original filing showed that Domo had spent about $700,000 last year to lease a private plane from JJ Spud, a company controlled by James. Similarly, Domo had spent $300,000 in each of its last two fiscal years with a caterer co-owned by James and one of his brothers, and $200,000 at an interior design firm partially owned by James.

Domo terminated its agreement with JJ Spud this month, says the updated filing, and will not seek new business with the caterer or interior design firm.

The Domo IPO is under the microscope: CEO Josh James is well-known in the tech industry for founding Omniture, a data analytics startup which was sold to Adobe for $1.8 billion in 2009. Domo, founded in 2011, came out of stealth mode in 2015 with a $1 billion valuation and a lot of hype. When Domo does go public, under the ticker symbol "DOMO," we'll get to see if James' next act is as successful as his last. 

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11 creepy things kids have said to their parents that will make you shudder

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  • A Reddit user who goes by the name MeanMaybe asked parents to share the creepiest things their children have ever said.
  • MeanMaybe's thread was sparked after their daughter said she would eat her own hand if she got lost in the woods. 
  • Many parents replied with stories about kids saying they saw people who weren't there, and who talked knowingly about death. 

 

Kids say the darnedest things — and also the creepiest. 

Reddit user MeanMaybe recently created a thread prompting users to post the most chilling things they've heard kids express. MeanMaybe wrote that when their family was discussing hiking, their 8-year-old daughter said if she got lost she would cut off her hand and eat it. "Seriously kids are WEIRD!" they wrote. "I'm still spooked." 

MeanMaybe told INSIDER, they started the thread hoping they wouldn't feel so "alone and creeped out" by their daughter.

"Kids say the weirdest things, things that we as adults, most of us anyways, would feel ashamed to even think about, never mind say it out loud," MeanMaybe told INSIDER. "And usually when the happens your mind goes racing thinking 'where is this coming from?' But I’ve learned that being a parent is just, well, hard, a there is never a dull moment when you have kids."

A host of parents replied, sharing their own stories. 

INSIDER was unable to independently authenticate all of these stories, but they are still enjoyable.

 

1. "That's the lady that tickles my feet!"

"This was my cousin a while ago....He was maybe 6? He had been telling his mom that a lady comes in his room and tickles his feet at night. Everyone was like, okaaaaay? Then one day they were going through old family photos and he came across a photo of his grandmother who had passed away when he was a baby. He pointed to the photo and told his mom, 'THAT'S the lady that tickles my feet!' Still spooks me to think about it." -mrs_barney



2. "Bye bye babies."

"We were walking in the local cemetery (it was originally designed as a park) and my lo [little one] pointed out where the children's section was by saying 'Bye bye babies'. I had not told him those were the children's graves....." -FitAnteater



3. "My four-year-old daughter insisted one night that she has another set of parents."

"My four year old daughter insisted one night that she has another set of parents. I told her a couple times that we are her only mommy and daddy and she was getting really frustrated with me. I asked her what made her think she had another mommy and daddy. She told me they went to the store one day without her and she felt alone and looked for them. She said it was dark and got cold. Then she hugged me and said 'And now I live with you!' Among other creepy things, but that's by far the most WTF one." -aNervousSystem



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Dead fish and fake farts: A billionaire Wall Street titan allegedly pranked his ex-wife after moving out of their seaside mansion (JNS)

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  • Billionaire PIMCO founder Bill Gross allegedly used dead fish and prank smell sprays to make his ex-wife's life miserable following their divorce.
  • The couple split in October after 31 years of marriage, with his ex getting their 13,000-square-foot Laguna Beach mansion.
  • Sue Gross also created a fake Picasso painting to fool her ex-husband, according to court documents.

Bill Gross, the billionaire cofounder of PIMCO, allegedly left dead fish and other vile smelling liquids in the Southern California mansion he once shared with his ex-wife Sue Gross, the New York Post first reported Sunday.

Court documents reported by the paper outline how the Los Angeles bond king — who later joined Janus Capital — left the six bed, eight bath home in Laguna Beach "in a state of utter chaos and disrepair" following the couple's divorce that was settled in October. California's tax assessor values the home at more than $11 million.

Photos published by the paper from the case show a lineup of foul smelling sprays, including "puke smell" and "fart prank," that were allegedly used by Bill.

Sue also alleges the 74-year-old hired an "army of spies" to monitor and harass her and her family members, the paper reported. It also reported that a source close to Bill "denied the house was left in disarray."

Janus Capital did not return messages seeking comment in time for publication. 

Last month, Sue testified that she fooled her ex-husband into thinking he was sleeping in the presence of a Picasso painting for several months after she swapped the priceless piece of art for a fake she had created herself.

Read the full New York Post report of the proceedings here. 

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Trump says 'thieves and murderers' are coming into the US as he responds to outrage over immigration policy

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  • President Donald Trump pointed blame again at Democrats for the current state of US immigration policy.
  • The US has the "worst immigration laws in the world," Trump said. 
  • Trump has previously blamed Democrats for his administration's "zero-tolerance" policy that separates children from their parents at the US-Mexico border.

President Donald Trump continued to blame Democrats for the current state of US immigration Monday, amid rising outcry over his administration's zero-tolerance policy.

Trump was speaking at a press conference for the signing ceremony of a neighborhood development grant act when he said problems with US immigration are "the Democrats' fault."

"The United States will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility," Trump said. "Not on my watch."

But Trump also repeated his past characterization of immigrants, saying they "are thieves and murderers" that bring "death and destruction."

Trump called for Democrats to lean in to reformulating immigration policy, continuing a face-off that's present in several of his recent tweets. He has previously tweeted the Democrats are "weak and ineffective" and refuse to work with Republicans to "fix their forced family breakup at the Border." 

“If the Democrats would sit down instead of obstructing, we could have something very quickly,” Trump said Monday of fixing the "worst immigration laws in the entire world."

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the policy last month after March saw a peak in illegal immigration since Trump took office. Trump echoed his administration's hard line on immigration in his comments Monday, saying "a country without borders is no country at all."

The Washington Post reported Friday that Trump was using the zero-tolerance policy to bring about immigration policy that's more in line with measures he has touted since his 2016 campaign. Trump seemed to hint at major potential reform, saying future US immigration policy could be "something for the world to watch." 

Top White House counselor Kellyanne Conway backed up Trump's targeting Democrats this weekend, saying instead of ending the separation policy, he is "ready to get meaningful immigration reform across the board."

However, many lawmakers have spoken out for Trump to end the policy as soon as possible, including Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham. 

"President Trump could stop this policy with a phone call," Graham said Friday on CNN. "I'll go tell him. If you don't like families' being separated, you can tell DHS: 'Stop doing it.'"

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One disturbing tactic of border agents telling migrant parents they're taking their kids to get baths illustrates how Trump's 'zero tolerance' policy is being carried out

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  • Agents at the US-Mexico border have reportedly separated children from their parents by telling them they must be bathed, only for them to never be reunited.
  • A Houston nonprofit director told Texas Monthly that threats and lies are among the variety of tactics agents are using to enforce President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy that separates families at the border.
  • After families are separated, she said, parents aren't given any information as to where their children are being held, and in some cases are deported without them.

One of the tactics agents at the US-Mexico border reportedly use to separate children from their parents is to tell them they're taking the kids to get a bath. But then they keep them detained away from their families.

In an interview with Texas Monthly, Houston-based executive director of an immigration nonprofit Anne Chandler said border agents use a variety of tactics to separate parents from their children, including demands, threats, and lies.

"The officers say, 'I'm going to take your child to get bathed' — that's one we see again and again," Chandler said. After the parent asks about their child, agents have said "This is a long bath", or "you won't be seeing your child again", she added.

Chandler runs the Tahirih Justice Center's Houston office, which specializes in cases of immigrant women and girls. She said they have helped hundreds of children navigate the legal process after the Office of Refugee Resettlement releases them from custody.

Almost 2,000 children have been separated from their families at the border over six weeks under the "zero tolerance" policy, according to government data obtained by the Associated Press.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the policy in May as a deterrence measure, saying at the time, "If you don't like that, then don't smuggle children over our border."

Chandler said "there is no one process" to carry out the policy, leaving agents to coerce migrant parents by whatever means possible to take their children away.

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She said agents either ignored or denied one mother's request for more time to say goodbye to her child, even after the child started vomiting and crying hysterically. She said agents have also threatened parents with additional charges if they did not let their child go.

Chandler said her office was working with nine parents who had been given no information as to where there child was after they were taken in May.

"None of them had direct information from immigration on where their child was located," she said. "The one number they were given by some government official from the Department of Homeland Security was a 1-800 number. But from the phones inside the detention center, they can't make those calls."

In some cases, Chandler said, parents have even been deported back to their home countries without their children.

Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg, legal director of the immigrant advocacy program at the Legal Aid Justice Center in Virginia, said that practice will cause even more problems.

"Look six months out from now," he said in an interview with the AP over the weekend. "Are these moms going to stay in Guatemala? Hell no, they're going to come back looking for their kids."

Chandler said the hard-line policy completely disregards the spectrum of migrant statuses that are established by law.

"The idea of zero tolerance under the stated policy is that we don't care why you're afraid," Chandler said. "[The policy is saying] we don’t care if it's religion, political, gangs, anything. For all asylum seekers, you are going to be put in jail, in a detention center, and you're going to have your children taken away from you. That's the policy."

Read her full interview with Texas Monthly here »

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This 40-second video is an adorable but important reminder that Twitch streamers are real people, too

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Live-streaming video games to sites like Twitch and YouTube has become very popular these days, for good reason: There's an audience for it, and the technology that makes it possible is highly accessible.

But while many people think streaming is an easy way to make money, most streamers would argue that it's incredibly taxing both physically and emotionally. Many streamers will sit in front of their computers or game consoles for the whole day, every day of the week, which they say takes a toll on their personal lives. So yes, streaming is often about entertainment, but it's still all too easy to forget that these streamers are people, too.

The video above is a heartwarming example of this: On Monday morning, Twitch streamers Ninja, DrLupo, and TimTheTatman were playing "Fortnite" together when DrLupo's wife and young son came into the shot — DrLupo's young son was sick, and he wanted to see his dad. So DrLupo put his son on his lap, and let him play "Fortnite" a bit. After that led to a quick death, DrLupo put his headphones over his son's head and let him talk to the other two streamers.

Of course, the chatrooms in all three Twitch channels were lit up with mentions of DrLupo's young son.

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The takeaway: It's common to dismiss people who play video games for a living, but seeing them interact with their families — while at work, in such a highly visible way — demonstrates how streaming for a living can be a difficult balancing act.

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