Editors USA TODAY Published 11:55 AM EST Dec 22, 2018 In 2018, the eyes of the nation were again fixed on President Donald Trump, whose second year in office was no less remarkable than his first. It was a year that saw the president open up trade wars, meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, spar with the press and defend hush money payments to women he allegedly had affairs with, all while new revelations and indictments poured out of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling. Policies and politics divided us. We found ourselves embroiled in a fierce immigration debate. Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh ascended to the high court despite sexual assault allegations from Christine Blasey Ford. Nature humbled us. California burned as the Camp Fire became the most destructive in state history. Hurricane winds and floods battered the Carolinas. But other stories made us proud. Team USA brought home 23 Olympic … [Read more...] about 2018 news year in review: Stories across United States that moved us
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Samuel Stebbins, Grant Suneson and Michael B. Sauter 24/7 Wall Street Published 7:30 AM EDT Oct 22, 2018 There are nearly 20,000 villages, towns, and cities, across the nearly 3.8 million square miles that comprise the United States. More than 1-in-10 Americans move each year, and suffice it to say, when it comes to choosing a place to settle down, they have options. For many, deciding on a place to call home is influenced by subjective or personal variables like climate, proximity to friends and family, or a job opportunity. For those with greater flexibility, however, there are dozens of objective factors to consider, as overall quality of life can vary considerably from town to town and city to city. In an ideal community, the streets are safe and those who want a job have little difficulty finding one. An ideal city is also an affordable one, a place where residents can keep more of their disposable income. A range of transportation options and easy access to entertainment … [Read more...] about What are the best cities to live in? These 50 top the list in the US
U.S. UPDATED Oct. 23, 2018 201 lost jobs or major roles 123 replacements: 53 women and 70 men Who Was Ousted and Who Stepped In Harvey WeinsteinOct. 5, 2017 Producer and co-founder, the Weinstein Company Interim Andy Mitchell Co-president of Lantern Entertainment Milos Brajovic Co-president of Lantern Entertainment Permanent Andy Mitchell & Milos Brajovic Co-presidents of Lantern Entertainment Charlie RoseNov. 20, 2017 Television host Permanent Christiane Amanpour Host, “Amanpour & Company” ▼ View all 201 cases below They had often gotten away with it for years, and for those they harassed, it seemed as if the perpetrators would never pay any consequences. Then came the report that detailed Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assaults and harassment, and his fall from Hollywood’s heights. A year later, even as the #MeToo movement meets a crackling backlash, … [Read more...] about #MeToo Brought Down 201 Powerful Men. Nearly Half of Their Replacements are Women.
Opinion OCT. 3, 2018 Opinion The Senate Should Not Confirm Kavanaugh. Signed, 650+ Law Professors. The following letter will be presented to the United States Senate on Oct. 4. It will be updated as more signatures are received. Judicial temperament is one of the most important qualities of a judge. As the Congressional Research Service explains, a judge requires “a personality that is even-handed, unbiased, impartial, courteous yet firm, and dedicated to a process, not a result.” The concern for judicial temperament dates back to our founding; in Federalist 78, titled “Judges as Guardians of the Constitution,” Alexander Hamilton expressed the need for “the integrity and moderation of the judiciary.” We are law professors who teach, research and write about the judicial institutions of this country. Many of us appear in state and federal court, and our work means that we will continue to do so, including before the United … [Read more...] about The Senate Should Not Confirm Kavanaugh. Signed, 650+ Law Professors.
Diverse Leaders Selected for Their Groundbreaking Work Advancing Opportunity for Children and Families With Low Incomes. /EIN News/ -- Washington, DC, Sept. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Aspen Institute announced today the 2018 class of Aspen Institute Ascend Fellows. The Ascend Fellowship invests in diverse, entrepreneurial leaders from a range of sectors who have breakthrough ideas to build economic security, educational success, and health and well-being for families in the US.http://ascend.aspeninstitute.orgThese leaders are on the front lines of new solutions to address inequality for children and their parents. Among their ideas and innovations: applying behavioral science and trauma-informed research to child welfare and other systems serving families; leading systemic shifts in state human services, early education, and Medicaid through a two-generation approach that focuses on children and their families together; changing the narrative and opportunities for families … [Read more...] about Prestigious Aspen Institute Ascend Fellowship Announces 2018 Class of Leaders