Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByVivian Yee and Miriam Jordan Oct. 8, 2018 The youngest child to come before the bench in federal immigration courtroom No. 14 was so small she had to be lifted into the chair. Even the judge in her black robes breathed a soft “aww” as her latest case perched on the brown leather. Her feet stuck out from the seat in small gray sneakers, her legs too short to dangle. Her fists were stuffed under her knees. As soon as the caseworker who had sat her there turned to go, she let out a whimper that rose to a thin howl, her crumpled face a bursting dam. The girl, Fernanda Jacqueline Davila, was 2 years old: brief life, long journey. The caseworker, a big-boned man from the shelter that had been contracted to raise her since she was taken from her grandmother at the border in late July, was … [Read more...] about Migrant Children in Search of Justice: A 2-Year-Old’s Day in Immigration Court
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Amelia Bates/Grist Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Mary Elizabeth, a redheaded woman in exercise clothes, is holding an extremely bald, blubbery baby when she answers her door. She’s smiling through the exhaustion of new parenthood and is almost gushingly friendly. She wants to let the Environmental Voter Project intern on her doorstep know that she really appreciates what her visitor is doing, really. And yes, of course she’s going to vote in the upcoming election, it’s so important! But she can’t really talk right now. I’m standing on the porch with said intern—Adrienne La Forte, a junior at Tufts University who looks like a cross between Zooey Deschanel and Frances Bean Cobain, but in Tevas—to get that exact promise. So we don’t really need more of Mary Elizabeth’s … [Read more...] about The Environmental Voter Project Knows Who You Are, and How to Trick You Into Saving the Planet
"What if I told you I think Clifford is one of the greatest films of all time?" Steve Martin and Martin Short bring their duo show, An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life, to the Edgefield this Sunday. It’s riotously expensive and may sound about as appealing as Sunday school to some of you. But these guys are giants and no one lives forever. The great thing about seeing successful artists who clearly don’t need to do this kind of work is that it forces you to consider why, in fact, they do it. And the answer is always because it’s what they are supposed to do. And because they love it. I hope that's true. (And if you don't have a spare few hundred dollars lying around to get your hands on any remaining tickets, a version of An Evening You Will Forget... is also currently on Netflix.) How different is the live show from the Netflix special?Steve Martin: I'll tell you, it goes in and out. We have a lot of new material, which we worked on very hard since … [Read more...] about “Are You Talking to Both of Us?” A Long Q&A with Steve Martin and Martin Short
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest How old should kids be before going to the Indy 500? Indy 500 with kids? Here's what you need to know: ticket prices, tips, what they might see and hear. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Amy Haneline, [email protected] Published 6:00 a.m. ET May 2, 2018 CLOSE Going to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? Don't bring these things. Amy Haneline / IndyStar CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The Indy 500 is rooted in tradition — a love affair that gets passed down from one … [Read more...] about How old should kids be before going to the Indy 500?
Lan Thi Kim Do, of Rochester, last saw her mother or had any connection with her family when she was 10 years old.Lan was living with her stepdad in a farming village outside of Saigon, Vietnam when her mom left. She never saw her mom again or her half sisters or half brother.Then four decades later, Lan’s seemingly rootless life reconnected with a branch of her family tree she never know existed.Now a U.S. citizen and owner of D Nails on South Broadway in Rochester, Lan obtained a DNA test kit from Ancestry.com and sent a sample of her saliva to a laboratory.She didn’t know her dad and didn’t think much would come of the test. She didn’t know his name. She had no photo or address or memories of him. She had not the slightest shred of evidence that he was even alive.All Lan knew about him (and this is what her mom told her years ago) was that he was an American service member who had served in Vietnam during the war.But Lan had agreed to go through the DNA test … [Read more...] about ‘Hi con gai, how are you doing today?”