White House President Donald Trump began Sunday with tweets about terrorist attacks in the Asian nation of Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people. “Heartfelt condolences,” he tweeted, “from the people of the United States to the people of Sri Lanka on the horrible terrorist attacks on churches and hotels that have killed at least 138 million people and badly injured 600 more. We stand ready to help!“Story Continued Below Shortly thereafter, the president added: “138 people have been killed in Sri Lanka, with more that 600 badly injured, in a terrorist attack on churches and hotels. The United States offers heartfelt condolences to the great people of Sri Lanka. We stand ready to help!“ According to the Associated Press, eight coordinated blasts rocked churches and hotels, killing at least 207 people. The violence was the worst to hit the island nation since the end of a brutal civil war in 2009. That war, which lasted more than 25 years, ended … [Read more...] about Trump offers condolences on lethal Sri Lanka Easter attacks
SOMERVILLE, N.J. — It was a Friday in March at 5:00 p.m. on the dot. Rep. Tom Malinowski and I had just sat down in his largely empty temporary congressional office here when special counsel Robert Mueller informed Attorney General William Barr that his 22-month investigation was complete, prompting a dizzying whirlwind of speculation about what comes next. Malinowski, a Democrat, took his iPhone out of his pocket to quickly glance at the update but appeared largely disinterested — and disappointed. He put his phone on his desk and immediately changed the subject to something that had happened a mere three hours ago and was clearly at the top of his mind.Story Continued Below President Donald Trump had just reversed — via tweet, no less — his own Treasury Department’s decision to impose new sanctions on North Korea, with the White House press secretary explaining that Trump personally “likes” Kim Jong Un and therefore believes the harsh new … [Read more...] about Meet the Democrats’ new voice on foreign policy
By Michelle Pitcher | PUBLISHED: April 21, 2019 at 6:48 am | UPDATED: April 21, 2019 at 7:02 am The video, a little over six minutes long, has been viewed more than 100 million times. It tells the story of Eric O’Grey, who, facing a grim prognosis from his doctor due to a slew of weight-related health problems, got some intriguing advice from a nutritionist. The prescription: a shelter dog. O’Grey goes on to adopt Peety, a middle-age dog who had developed arthritis after being confined in a backyard, and the two transform together. O’Grey loses more than 140 lbs and runs a marathon. Peety loses some weight, too, and the two live happily together until Peety passes away at an old age.The video premiered on Valentine’s Day of 2016. It was the first project of the newly formed Mutual Rescue initiative from Humane Society Silicon Valley, a campaign aimed at creating nationwide awareness for the mutual benefits of pet adoption. Since then, the group has produced … [Read more...] about Humane Society head wrote the book on Mutual Rescue
If you know anything about "To Kill a Mockingbird," you know that there are some mighty big shoes to fill – and maybe no one knows that better than Jeff Daniels, the actor who puts on a light-colored suit and becomes Atticus Finch in the Broadway play each night. When asked if he'd had doubts about taking on a role made famous by Gregory Peck, Daniels said he didn't: "I think it's the age. I think I've been around long enough to know, if you want challenges, then this is a great one." The play is based on Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about racism in the Deep South – an innocent black man on trial for his life in front of a bigoted jury. Most people read "Mockingbird" in middle school, and if you ever pass through Harper Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Ala., you'll find a statue – her book immortalized in the hands of a young schoolgirl. But now, Broadway producers are putting their play in kids' hands as well. Ever since it opened last December, the … [Read more...] about “To Kill a Mockingbird”: A story for our time
Printers across the country went into overdrive the moment the Mueller Report went public on Thursday, and it seemed like just about everyone started devouring its 448 pages. Wasting no time, President Trump tweeted "Game over" with an image inspired by the TV show "Game of Thrones,' and boasted at a White House event that he was having a "good day," while repeating his assertion that there'd been "no collusion, no obstruction." But it's not so clear-cut. The report paints a vivid picture of how the Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election with hopes of helping Donald Trump win. Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no "members of the Trump campaign conspired" with the Kremlin, but on obstruction he wrote, "… while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him." "I think it's one of those moments where everyone sees exactly what they want to see, as well as some things they didn't want to see," said … [Read more...] about The Mueller Report: Road map to … where?