By SAM ANDERSON MARCH 20, 2019 The travel guru believes the tiniest exposure to other cultures will change Americans’ entire lives. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time The Mystery Gift at the End of the World It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The travel guru believes the tiniest exposure to other cultures will change Americans’ entire lives. By SAM ANDERSON photo illustrations by: Zachary Scott Rick Steves can tell you how to avoid having your pocket picked on the subway in Istanbul. He can tell you where to buy cookies from cloistered Spanish nuns on a hilltop in Andalusia. He can tell you approximately what percentage of Russia’s gross domestic product comes from bribery. He can teach you the magic idiom that unlocks perfectly complementary gelato flavors in Florence … [Read more...] about Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time
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By CAITY WEAVER MARCH 20, 2019 The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue The particular sheen of America by Amtrak. By CAITY WEAVER photographs by: Holly Andres Tell your fellow americans that you plan to cross the United States by train, and their reactions will range from amusement at your spellbinding eccentricity to naked horror that they, through some fatal social miscalculation, have become acquainted with a person who would plan to cross the United States by train. Depending how you slice it — time or money — there are either 61 or 960 immediate reasons not to travel by Amtrak trains from New York City to Los Angeles. Those are the extra hours and dollars, respectively, that you might reasonably expect to … [Read more...] about There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway.
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index After serving time for a crime I committed at 16, I discovered how hard it is for a felon to get a second chance. Credit Credit Mamadi Doumbouya for The New York Times Supported by ByReginald Dwayne Betts Oct. 16, 2018 One afternoon in the fall of 2016, I sat in a windowless visiting room at the Manson Youth Institution in Cheshire, Conn. A recent graduate of Yale Law School, I was a certified legal intern on a fellowship in the New Haven public defender’s office. J., a lanky 18-year-old brown-skinned kid sitting across from me, was my first client. He didn’t talk. Instead he stared at me as if I were the police. Sanford O. Bruce III, my supervising attorney, listened as I explained to J. (one of his initials) what we knew of the charges against him. A young man with whom J. attended high school had claimed that J. and another kid he didn't know had threatened him with a pistol, then … [Read more...] about Could an Ex-Convict Become an Attorney? I Intended to Find Out
Keith BieryGolick Cincinnati Enquirer Published 1:54 p.m. UTC Jul 13, 2018 A 5-year-old who can’t count to 10. A 3-year-old taken away from his parents after a skull fracture at just a few weeks old. A 7-year-old who had four surgeries before he turned three. A 2-year-old it took years to potty train. A 5-year-old with PTSD after being burned with cigarettes. A 14-year-old scared to be left alone. These are some of the damaged children in the Warren County foster care system. The parents who adopted them have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing Warren County officials of lying about the amount of money they can receive and manipulating financial support they do provide so the county doesn’t have to spend its own money. According to the lawsuit, Warren County provides the lowest subsidies after adoption in Ohio. About 40 percent of the 162 families eligible for such benefits in the county receive $0, the lawsuit states. Another 40 percent receive … [Read more...] about Addicted, abused and unable to count: a federal lawsuit about damaged kids in Warren County
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByMiriam Jordan, Katie Benner, Ron Nixon and Caitlin Dickerson July 10, 2018 PHOENIX — One mother had waited four months to wrap her arms around her little boy. Another had waited three months to see her little girl again. When the reunions finally happened Tuesday in Phoenix, the mothers were met with cries of rejection from their children. “He didn’t recognize me,” said Mirce Alba Lopez, 31, of her 3-year-old son, Ederson, her eyes welling up with tears. “My joy turned temporarily to sadness.” For Milka Pablo, 35, it was no different. Her 3-year-old daughter, Darly, screamed and tried to wiggle free from her mother’s embrace. “I want Miss. I want Miss,” Darly cried, calling for the social worker at the shelter where she had been living since mother and … [Read more...] about As Migrant Families Are Reunited, Some Children Don’t Recognize Their Mothers