52 Simple Ways to Be Vegan

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Level up your animal-kind life with 52 Simple Ways to reduce your food budget, eat organics, and keep your diet super vegan-friendly. As you progress through each of the five levels, you'll find tips for ditching animal-based products at every mealtime. Learn surprising facts about the impact of meat and animal products on the environment and change your habits with do-it-yourself ideas. Start with small changes, like reducing your meat intake, and work your way up to replacing eggs, dairy, and even leather clothing. You can be cruelty-free every day of the year with 52 Simple Ways To Go Vegan.

 

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Deadly Force

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Ferguson became the impetus for a national movement. Soon, other fatal officer-involved encounters with black suspects drew similar scrutiny. In South Carolina, officer Michael Slager was charged with murder in the death of 50-year-old Walter Scott after cellphone video appeared to show the North Charleston officer shooting the man in the back. The death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray in Baltimore led to charges against six police officers and massive protests that in-cluded looting and violence. But it was Ferguson that changed everything, including how journalists respond to police shootings and address issues of eco-nomic disparity, especially between the races. With the well publicized tension between police and minorities, calls for more effective and humane policing are increasing. The Associated Press deals with this highly controversial topic through its reporting and cameras.
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52 Simple Ways To Start A Garden

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Level up your garden-knowledge with 52 Simple Ways to reduce your food budget, eat organic, and keep your home friendly. As you progress through each of the five levels, you'll find tips for greening up all areas of your garden. Learn surprising facts about your impact on the environment and change your habits with these do-it-yourself ideas. Start with small changes, like growing basic herbs, and work your way up to raising bees and composting your leftover food. Whether you want to be a green rookie or an eco-master, you can grow your own meals and help the planet every week of the year with these 52 Simple Ways To Start A Garden.

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Everybody Craps

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Sometimes a kid can be afraid to go potty, and that’s okay. It’s weird. It’s gross. But eventually the kid has to crap. For parents who are trying to persuade their little bundle of joy to do the deed on the toilet, here’s a book that understands the struggle. From roosters crapping in the morning to owls crapping in the evening, everyone hits the john at some point and it’s just a matter of convincing the little one it’s not so bad. Really. It isn’t. With this parody of potty-training books, parents can share in the common frustration over a little one who won’t go near the toilet, while enjoying the serene nature of origami animals taking a crap.

 

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Putin's Opponents

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Over the past decade and a half, a growing list of Russian journalists, human rights activists, political figures, and oligarchs have ended up on the wrong side of the law, in exile, or worse. Although much remains unsolved, these Russians all seem to have one thing in common – opposition to President Vladimir Putin. In this book, we trace the thread of circumstances and events affecting Putin’s opponents through the cameras and reporting of the Associated Press.
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The Boston Marathon Bombing

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New from AP Editions: The Boston Marathon Bombing. Be sure to check out the full line of breaking news books by the AP. http://www.ap.org/books/ The Boston Marathon isn’t just an athletic event – it’s a citywide celebration and a rite of spring. Begun in 1897, it is the world's oldest annual marathon, run every Patriots’ Day. The course winds its way through eight cities and towns, 26.2 miles that lead from suburban Hopkinton to the Boston's Back Bay. For Bostonians, the race marks the end of winter, a time to pull out lawn chairs, sit at the side of the course and cheer a global contingent of runners. In 2013, the event changed irrevocably when two bombs exploded near the finish line, killing three people and injuring more than 260 others. A manhunt ensued that paralyzed the city. At its end, Tamerlan Tsarnaev lay dead and his brother, Dzhokhar, critically wounded, was in law enforcement hands. Convicted and sentenced, Dzhokhar now faces the consequences of American justice. AP Editions takes a behind-the-scenes look at the case and the journalists who covered it, from the start of the race through the death penalty hearing.
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Baby Hacks Handbook

Parenting is hard. Your newborn is up all night and sleeps all day, it keeps vomiting all over their adorable onesie and it only wants to eat while Game of Thrones is on. What do you do when you have a new problem to solve every day? Baby Hacks Handbook has simple, innovative solutions for all your basic baby dilemmas. If it’s pregnancy, adoption or infant jitters you have, this book will help you out. With helpful statistics, infographics, and the latest research on all things "baby," it's the comprehensive guide to becoming the best parent ever.

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Gay America

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The United States has become a more colorful nation. The push to legalize gay marriage has grown out of a drastic shift in the country’s acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. From Stonewall to the Supreme Court, the struggle for equality has had many hurdles to overcome and many heroes to lead the way. Discover how far the gay community has come in its fight.
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The Horrible Life Lessons Tree

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Once there was a tree, and she loved a boy—and already, this story is getting weird. This tree did everything for the little boy, spoiled the heck out of him, only to raise a monster, proving to everyone that trees make terrible parents. But whoever thought trees would make good parents? In this satirical, cautionary tale about the consequences of over-coddling your kids, watch the downward spiral of bratty child turned evil lunatic against a tree who was just trying to live her tree life. Enjoy this dark parody of indulgent parenting gone horribly wrong.

 

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Beyonce

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Her fans call her Queen Bey and they roar when she sweeps onto the stage with a hand on her hip and looks out into the crowd. What began with the highly successful, all-girl group, Destiny’s Child culminated with Beyoncé Knowles becoming one of the most influential solo female musicians today. A feminist in her own right, Beyoncé’s fans see her as a shining example of a strong, independent woman. Even her personal life is of great interest around the world as she holds onto power couple status with her husband, rapper, Jay Z, and recently added another title to her impressive repertoire: mother. Queen Bey’ jaw-dropping performances, her creativity and personality are revealed through the stories and images of AP journalists.
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Michael Jordan

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There will never be anyone like Michael Jordan, an icon beyond the hardwood. From his famous shrug through the flu game, His Airness has provided some of the most memorable moments in sports history. Arguably one of the greatest competitors and basketball players of all time, Jordan transformed what it meant to be a global athlete. A marketing pot of gold, an ambassador for basketball, and a business savvy professional, Michael experienced all the highs that basketball had to offer. And all the lows. Passed up in the draft and bullied by the bad boy Pistons, he prevailed in his sport. Follow Associated Press reports and photographers as they tell the whole story.
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Bob Dylan

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He’s an American folk singer for the ages and the songwriting poet of the 20th century with a Pulitzer Prize to prove it. His musical legacy has inspired generations but he still thinks of himself as Robert Allen Zimmerman, the small-town boy from Minnesota. The world knows him as Bob Dylan. A bit of a recluse, the man behind the music is an enigma to his fans. He has avoided the trappings of celebrity, instead devoting his life to music and his never-ending tours across the globe.
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Boko Haram

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In April 2014, the Nigerian-grown extremist group Boko Haram abducted nearly 300 young girls from a school in northeastern Nigeria, prompting an international movement to “Bring Back Our Girls.” Now, many have been sold into a medieval kind of slavery, forced to become brides of Boko Haram fighters. Meanwhile, Boko Haram has formed an alliance with the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq and increased the level of violence in Nigeria and its neighboring countries. Follow this developing story of Islamic extremism through the AP’s stories and images.
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Defeating the Islamic State Group

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In September 2014, Islamic State group fighters captured about 300 Kurdish villages near Kobani, Syria, and then thrust into the town itself, occupying almost half of it and sending tens of thousands of refugees fleeing into Turkey. Unsure if Kobani would hold, U.S. officials including Secretary of State John Kerry spent weeks saying the town wasn't a U.S. priority. But, a small makeshift coalition of Kurdish Peshmerga forces from Iraq, Kobani Kurds (including Kurdish women fighters) and combatants from the Free Syrian Army refused to give in to the Islamic State militants. Under a steady pounding from U.S. – led air power and the tenacity of the Kobani defenders, IS was forced to retreat in January 2015, leaving over 1,000 of its best fighters dead. Follow the weeks of fighting through the photos and stories of Associated Press journalists, as Kobani became proof that the Islamic State group can be defeated.
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Muhammad Ali

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Born in January of 1942, Cassius Clay Jr. would go on to win the world heavyweight championship, join the Nation of Islam, change his name and captivate the world with his political stance on Vietnam, social justice and race. His decorated career is only matched by his controversial and polarizing personality. Presented through the notepads and cameras of Associated Press journalist and photographers, this is Muhammad Ali, Athlete of the Century.
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Christians Under Attack

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Around the globe, churches have been torched, bombed and defaced by those who oppose Christianity and its followers. From Lebanon to China, religious persecution remains a daily fact for people of all faiths. In the last two years, a startling number of Christians have suffered at the hands of those who oppose their beliefs. The journalists and photographers of the Associated Press have captured these terrible acts and their impact on Christian communities. Recorded in the close aftermath of when they occurred, they shed light on the challenges Christians face in the modern world.
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Pope Francis

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Pope Francis has started a revolution in the Roman Catholic church that has charmed millions. But, the enthusiasm isn’t shared across the board. Traditionalist Catholics greeted Francis’ election with concern, and their fears are being realized. Associated Press journalists and photographers chronicle the pontiff’s journey as he goes about reforming Vatican bureaucracy.
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The Fall of the Berlin Wall

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On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell after nearly three decades as a barrier dividing the city. AP was there. Reporters witnessed the construction of the wall in August 1961 and reported its collapse to the world in 1989. Relive the immediate reactions of those who lived to see the fall of a former behemoth: the Soviet Union. With on-the-ground reporting and stunning photography, AP was there to provide a unique look at the story.
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