The children's home was a must-stop destination for the powerful. In the 1960s, first lady Jackie Kennedy, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., and Vice President Hubert Humphrey were just a few of the important figures to pay visits to Junior Village, Washington's renowned refuge for impoverished children. Lady Bird Johnson and Pat Nixon sponsored Christmas and Thanksgiving parties at the White House for handpicked Junior Village children, according to The Washington Post.
As Iran girds for possible war with the United States, President Donald Trump may turn out to be the best friend it has. Despite the saber-rattling of senior aides and Trump's own tweets, when push has come to shove over the past two years, the president has repeatedly backed away from the threatened use of military force.
In the fall of 2017, Clare Winter, a single mother of two in Charlottesville, Virginia, thought she had done everything an outraged citizen was supposed to do. She'd marched in protests, called her congressman's office, joined Indivisible meetups. But she also felt like she was getting "absolutely nowhere."
The ongoing, record-high influx of migrant families crossing into the United States along its southern border has strained U.S. Border Patrol resources so far beyond capacity that, for the first time, the Trump administration's border crisis is spilling out into America's interior. A senior official at U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said Friday that federal officials are in the process of identifying locations hundreds of miles from the border that have the capacity to take on some of the arriving migrants, but said no location has been finalized.
An Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from 1979 to 1996, and school officials failed to take appropriate action despite being aware of numerous reports of the physician's misconduct over the 17-year period, according to an investigative report released Friday. The abuse included athletes from at least 15 sports and also encompassed other students who saw physician Richard Strauss at the school's student health center and an off-campus clinic.
RICHMOND, Va. — When Mary Gregory filled out the registration form to compete in a local weightlifting event, she checked the box that read "female" without hesitation. "I mean, that's my gender," she said "I didn't even think about it. That's who I am." If any eyebrows were raised, Gregory didn't notice, and on April 27, after months of training, she strode onto the platform at the Best Western hotel just east of Charlottesville, Virginia, and wowed the spectators and fellow powerlifters in attendance.
WASHINGTON - Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Friday rejected a subpoena from House Democrats demanding copies of President Trump's tax returns, setting the stage for a court battle over the documents. Mnuchin said the House Ways and Means Committee's request "lacks a legitimate legislative purpose," citing the legal advice of the Department of Justice, and said he was not authorized to hand over the returns. "We are unable to provide the requested information in response to the Committee's subpoena," Mnuchin wrote. Last week, Committee Chair Richard Neal, D-Mass., issued subpoenas t
WASHINGTON - The House passed sweeping legislation Friday to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity after an emotional debate that underscored the divide between the two parties. Democrats cast the decades-in-the-making move to change the 1964 Civil Rights Act as a historic step to extend protections to LGBTQ Americans, with several gay and bisexual lawmakers emphasizing the need for the bill called the Equality Act. Republicans warned of the threat to religious freedom and argued that the measure could undermine women's rights, with men who identify as women ta
Britney Spears walked out of a Los Angeles courtroom last week wearing a red skirt, black T-shirt and no shoes. Moments earlier, in a closed hearing room with paper covering the windows, her parents and their lawyers discussed with a judge the status of Spears' conservatorship. The court-supervised arrangement gives her father control over her $47 million estate and personal affairs; it has been in place since Spears suffered a very public breakdown in 2008. Outside, a group of fans hoisted signs in front of news cameras: "FREE BRITNEY" and "Human Rights Matter!
WASHINGTON - The United States has agreed to lift its tariffs on industrial metals from Mexico and Canada, clearing a major obstacle to congressional passage of President Trump's new North American trade deal. The bargain calls for Mexico and Canada to adopt tough new monitoring and enforcement measures to prevent Chinese steel from being shipped to the U.S. via their territory. U.S. tariffs are to be lifted in 48 hours.