Tag: Career

Merrick Garland vows to lead Capitol attack prosecutions if confirmed as attorney general

Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland will pledge to take the lead in prosecuting those charged over the U.S. Capitol siege and vow prosecutorial independence from President Biden at his confirmation hearing Monday.Why it matters: As attorney general, Judge Garland would…

/ February 21, 2021
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Scott Morrison Under Fire After Text Suggests His Office Knew Of Rape Allegations In 2019

Newly revealed text messages undermine Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s claim that his office only learned of former staffer Brittany Higgins’ allegation of rape at Parliament House last week, according to news reports.  In text messages obtained by The Australian and…

/ February 19, 2021
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‘I’m the Ice Man’: How a Retiree in a Small New England Town Found a New Career Photographing Winter Frost

On cold winter mornings, 83-year-old Len Burgess wakes up before dawn, picks up his camera, and checks the storm windows on his Danvers, Massachusetts, home. When conditions are just right, he can photograph delicate ice crystals that form on the…

/ February 8, 2021
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A New Show Places Emma Amos, Whose Art Captured the Civil Rights and Feminist Movements, Where She Belongs: the 20th-Century Canon

The artist Emma Amos died in May, at age 83, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. But even as her illness progressed, the painter, printmaker, and weaver was sustained by the knowledge that her seven-decade career was finally on the brink of her…

/ February 2, 2021
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‘A 6-Year-Old In A 90-Year-Old’s Body’ – The Children Devastated By Long Covid

“He’s like a six-year-old in a 90-year-old’s body,” says Chris Ward of his son Thomas, who first fell ill last February with a fever, breathlessness and aches all over his body.Thomas was assessed at A&E where the family was asked…

/ January 27, 2021
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Senate confirms retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as first Black defense secretary

The Senate voted 93-2 on Friday to confirm retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense. Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) were the sole "no" votes.Why it matters: Austin is the first Black American to lead the…

/ January 22, 2021
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I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here Australia: Who Is Alli Simpson

On Tuesday afternoon Alli Simpson confirmed she’s the newest star to enter the ‘I’m A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!’ jungle, teasing viewers they will watch her “fall apart on national tele & get to know me reaaaaal well”. …

/ January 12, 2021
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‘The Police Didn’t Know What Was Going to Happen’: 5 Photographers on What It Was Like to Document the Storming of the US Capitol

What has historically been the routine task of ratifying the results of the US presidential election devolved into unprecedented chaos on Wednesday as insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, overrunning law enforcement and vandalizing the building in a brazen attempt to interrupt…

/ January 8, 2021
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‘My Practice Looks Very Different Today’: 15 Artist-Mothers on Balancing Work and Family After a Year Like No Other

The events of 2020 turned the world upside down for everyone. But the burden of life in lockdown has predominantly fallen on women, and on mothers in particular, with many pressured to leave the workforce entirely to focus on childcare…

/ January 4, 2021
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Man Called Most Prolific Serial Killer In US History Dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man authorities say was the most prolific serial killer in US history, with nearly 60 confirmed victims, died Wednesday in California. He was 80.Samuel Little, who had diabetes, heart trouble and other ailments, died at…

/ December 31, 2020
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Joe Biden Alleges Trump Administration Obstructing National Security Transition

President-elect Joe Biden on Monday said President Donald Trump’s administration is blocking his transition planning in key areas of national security.“We have encountered roadblocks from the political leadership at the Department of Defense and the Office of Management and Budget,”…

/ December 29, 2020
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MasterChef Australia’s Melissa Leong And MKR Judge Manu Feildel’s Throwback Snap Is A True Blast From The Past

‘MasterChef Australia’ has been the hero of TV during the coronavirus pandemic and not just because of the delicious food, but because of the touching stories of its contestants and judges.  So as 2020 nears its end, we decided to…

/ December 24, 2020