In this Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, photo, a volunteer irons a handmade cotton mask in Hong Kong. Volunteers from a Hong Kong theater group are turning their backstage skills to helping out against the new coronavirus, sewing reusable protective masks for those who can't access or afford them. Jo Ngai, a drama lover and founder of the Nonsensemakers, along with her friend Jessie Han, have turned a theater rehearsal room into a temporary handmade mask factory. less … [Read more...] about Hong Kong volunteers make homemade masks to combat virus
When I walk into the Chappaqua dining room in which Hillary Clinton is spending her days working on her new book, I am greeted by a vision from the past. Wearing no makeup and giant Coke-bottle glasses, dressed in a gray mock-turtleneck and black zip sweatshirt, Hillary looks less Clinton and more Rodham than I have ever seen her outside of college photographs. It’s the glasses, probably, that work to make her face look rounder, or maybe just the bareness of her skin. She looks not like the woman who’s familiar from television, from newspapers, from America of the past 25 years, but like the 69-year-old version of the young woman who came to the national stage with a wackadoodle Wellesley commencement speech in 1969. With no more races to run and no more voters to woo with fancy hair, Clinton appears now as she might have if she’d aged in nature and not in the crucible of American politics. Still, this is not Hillary of the woods. She is reemerging, giving speeches … [Read more...] about Inside Hillary Clinton’s Surreal Post-Election Life
The trio was arrested along with two other suspects, Siraj Wahhaj and Jany Leveille, after authorities raided their ramshackle compound on Aug. 3. During the raid, police discovered 11 malnourished children living in squalor, as well as the remains of a 3-year-old boy who was later identified as Siraj Wahhaj’s missing son, Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj. All five defendants were subsequently charged with 11 counts of felony child abuse. … [Read more...] about Stunning Prosecutor Error Caused New Mexico Judge To Dismiss Charges Against ‘Jihadi’ Compound Suspects
Berman’s adopted son defended Durst in his interviews for the documentary. But in 2012, during its making, he called Smerling to say he found a 1999 letter from Durst to Berman — with the same misspelling and block handwriting as the so-called cadaver note. It was a clincher worthy of Sherlock Holmes. … [Read more...] about The stranger-than-fiction twists that led to Robert Durst’s Los Angeles murder trial
Strengths: Leads a city that’s more populous than 23 states and can claim outsider status because the city isn’t Washington. “Mayors are deal-makers,” said a Republican, “and he can talk about passing that bond,” a $120 billion transportation measure that L.A. County voters approved in 2016. … [Read more...] about Every Democrat in California wants to run against Trump. Who’s for real?