Carolyn Kaster / AP File (2017) President Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he finishes speaking in April 2017 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pa. Today marks the second anniversary of Trump’s inauguration, and the nation is divided on whether to give the president a thumbs-up or a thumbs-down on his first two years in office. By Sun Staff (contact) Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019 | 2 a.m. On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump took the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States. The two years since have generated a ceaseless swirl of news about chaos and dysfunction in the West Wing, divisive comments and tweets from Trump, a simmering investigation into the Trump team’s involvement with Russian nationalists, and many other topics. The stories came so fast it could be difficult to keep up with them. In the short time since Trump was sworn in, four of his former associates have been convicted of felonies and 10 of his original … [Read more...] about Two years of Trump: Dizzying dysfunction, controversies, mark first half of president’s first term
Baby face heat rash
Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Chapter 1 “Inmates Run This Bitch” Chapter 2 Prison Experiments Chapter 3 The CCA Way Chapter 4 “You Got to Survive” Chapter 5 Lockdown Chapter 1: “Inmates Run This Bitch” Have you ever had a riot?” I ask a recruiter from a prison run by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). I take a breath. Am I really going to become a prison guard? Now that it might actually happen, it feels scary and a bit extreme. From the editor: Why we sent a reporter to work as a private prison guard I started applying for jobs in private prisons because I wanted to see the inner workings of an industry that holds 131,000 of the nation’s 1.6 million prisoners. As a journalist, it’s nearly impossible to get an unconstrained look inside our penal system. When prisons do let reporters in, it’s usually for carefully managed tours and monitored interviews with inmates. … [Read more...] about My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard: A Mother Jones Investigation
Lucy Wiese’s birth in June 2008 at a hospital in Richmond, Va., followed an uneventful pregnancy. Doctors noted what they characterized as a benign newborn rash that blanketed her body. To her mother, Jan Wiese, the rash looked like little freckles, which scabbed over and then fell off. Lucy also had a mild case of jaundice — common in newborns — which required a week of light-exposure therapy at home. At nine months, she developed an infection near her toenail. The area grew swollen and pus-filled, but it wasn’t painful. The pediatrician drained it and the toe healed. Three months later, something similar happened to two of Lucy’s fingers, which she habitually sucked. Lucy was given antibiotics, and the doctor advised that she be prevented from sucking her fingers — easier said than done, her mother observed. Lucy had also developed periodic patchy outbreaks on her face and torso that resembled a heat rash and puzzled her doctors. Wiese and her … [Read more...] about Medical mystery: She had rashes. But don’t all kids?
Sandra G. Boodman, The Washington Post Published 7:35 am PDT, Monday, July 30, 2018 Photo: Wiese Family Photo Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Lucy Wiese, who just turned 10, was diagnosed at age 3 with a very rare disorder called Jobs syndrome, which can result from a spontaneous genetic mutation. Lucy Wiese, who just turned 10, was diagnosed at age 3 with a very rare disorder called Jobs syndrome, which can result from a spontaneous genetic mutation. Photo: Wiese Family Photo She had rashes. But don't all kids? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The pediatrician was blunt but not unkind. Even so, her unequivocal message made Jan Wiese bristle. "You know, this is really not normal," the doctor told Wiese after seeing 2-year-old Lucy Wiese for the first time. Struck by the little girl's medical history, especially … [Read more...] about She had rashes. But don’t all kids?
Bill Schmick Contributing columnist Updated 3:45 pm CDT, Saturday, July 7, 2018 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Schmick Schmick Schmick: How a heat wave impacts the economy 1 / 1 Back to Gallery It’s been more than 90 degrees on several days. If you are like most of us, it’s a bit harder to give it your all at work, even if you have an air-conditioned office job. Now, imagine the same thing happening to millions of workers all over the nation. Heat waves like this one can have a devastating effect on productivity. As the thermometer climbs, workers feel decreased energy. Loss of concentration, muscle cramps, heat rash and, in some cases, heat exhaustion or heatstroke. The impact is even worse if you live in a big city. If you have ever walked down a mid-town street in Manhattan or Boston on a hot summer day, it feels like an oven. That’s because it is. Concrete, asphalt, underground pipes, heating systems and … [Read more...] about Schmick: How a heat wave impacts the economy