(CNN) With Team USA's Olympic trials around the corner, 100-meter hurdler Dawn Harper-Nelson has enlisted the help of a new assistant coach -- although not the kind you might expect. Like other coaches, the new recruit will watch closely from the sidelines, shouting instructions as Harper-Nelson, a gold medalist at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, undertakes sprints and speed drills; the only difference is that this coach also happens to be her one-year-old daughter, who hasn't entirely grasped what's going on. "Having her at the track is hilarious, tiresome and wonderful all in the same," Harper-Nelson tells CNN Sport . Whether she's at the track or in the gym, her daughter, Harper, is often close by. "It's funny the things she catches on to," Harper-Nelson adds. "She's playing with her toys that we bring out, you're not realizing how much she's really absorbing everything around her. She does a countdown: 'Three, two, one, go!' And she'll start … [Read more...] about ‘I felt my body was still capable’: Meet the moms hoping to shine at the Olympics
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WASHINGTON - Note: This report contains language or content that some may find disturbing or offensive. “I was very young when I was introduced to a pedophile,” said Lisa, 41, a survivor of sex trafficking who asked that her real name not be used. Raised on an Indian reservation in South Dakota, she cites a family history of sexual abuse. “My mother was sent to a boarding school where the dean raped her repeatedly,” she said. She believes she is the product of that rape. “Later on, my mother got involved with men who were part of a pedophile ring. I’d wake up in the middle of the night, and I’d see prominent people from the community at our house — even the local sheriff.” Sometimes, she said, her stepfather would “rent them out” to the landlord to cover the monthly rent. Julie, a 31-year-old trafficking survivor grew up in foster care on a different South Dakota reservation. When she was 13, her foster father, a long-distance trucker, began taking her along on road … [Read more...] about Sex Traffickers Target Native American Children in South Dakota
By Bethlehem Feleke , Eliza Mackintosh , Gianluca Mezzofiore , Katie Polglase , Nima Elbagir , Barbara Arvanitidis and Alex Platt , CNN Updated 1100 GMT (1900 HKT) March 20, 2021 Hamdayet, Sudan -- More evidence of sexual violence being used as a deliberate weapon of war is emerging from Ethiopia's northern Tigray region , where an armed conflict has been raging for months. Women are being gang-raped, drugged and held hostage, according to medical records and testimonies from survivors shared with CNN. In one case a woman's vagina was stuffed with stones, nails and plastic, according to a video seen by CNN and testimony from one of the doctors who treated her. CNN has spoken with nine doctors in Ethiopia and one in a Sudanese refugee camp who say they've seen an alarming increase in sexual assault and rape cases since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed launched a military operation against leaders in Tigray, sending in national troops and fighters from … [Read more...] about ‘Practically this has been a genocide’
“Countdown,” Keith Olbermann’s hour-long weeknight news and political commentary program that aired on MSNBC from 2003-2011, included a segment called “The Worst Person in the World.” Introduced by Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, the feature began with bronze and silver level “worse” and “worser” nominees before naming the gold star winner. I propose reviving the “worst person” contest. In deference to the resurgence of “America First,” I think eligibility should be restricted to citizens of the United States. The musical background should be Beyonce’s rendition of “Proud To Be An American.” And I think the winners for March 2021 would be: ADVERTISEMENT Worse: During the 2020 presidential campaign, radio and television personality Mark Levin Mark Reed Levin Newsmax anchor Greg Kelly to host New York radio show It will be Vice (or) President Harris against Gov. DeSantis in 2024 — bet on it Pence to narrate Limbaugh documentary series for Fox Nation … [Read more...] about Worst person in America contest?
Flowers left on the fencing surrounding the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, on Tuesday. Photo: Chet Strange/Getty Images What we know The Attack | The Victims | The Shooter | The Response | Ten people were killed, including a police officer, after a gunman opened fire at a large grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday afternoon — the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. in nearly two years . On Tuesday, local officials publicly identified both the victims and the alleged shooter, 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa. He was taken into custody and is speaking to investigators, but the motive for the attack is not yet clear. In the meantime, more information about the victims and the suspect continues to emerge, and the shooting has once again reignited calls for stronger gun-control laws. Below is everything we know about the attack and the aftermath. What Happened Police responded to a call of shots fired around … [Read more...] about What We Know About the Boulder Supermarket Shooting