A white teacher at an affluent New York private school has been accused of holding a mock slave auction for her students in which white fifth-graders pretended to bid on their black peers.
On Tuesday, March 12, in Washington, DC, the House Oversight Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy decided to focus its first meeting of 2019 on baby powder. Specifically, its aim was to examine the potential health hazards of talc, the stuff that makes baby powder powdery, and whether stricter federal regulation was needed.
The details of the revelations that wealthy parents allegedly paid a consultant hundreds of thousands of dollars to portray their children as successful athletes, thus giving them a leg up in elite college admissions, are enticingly, delightfully juicy. (Jane Coaston’s explainer has some of the best anecdotes, including students being portrayed as top recruits in sports they’d never even played.)
Moments after a federal judge handed down a second prison sentence to Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager discovered his legal woes were far from over: Prosecutors in Manhattan have now indicted Manafort on 16 felony charges in New York state.
Both of Paul Manafort’s prison sentences are in — and together, they add up to 7 and a half years, meaning he’s gotten the longest sentence yet for any defendant in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.
The Trump administration agreed on Tuesday to allow some 60,000 immigrants from Honduras and Nepal to retain their temporary legal status — pending a decision in a different case in federal court.
Minutes after former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort was sentenced to an additional 43 months in prison for conspiracy against the United States and conspiracy to obstruct justice, his attorney Kevin Downing falsely told reporters outside the courthouse that the judge in the case had exonerated the Trump campaign of collusion with Russia.
The first Democratic presidential debate in June is likely to feature a lot of familiar faces: Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Amy Klobuchar, maybe Joe Biden or Beto O’Rourke if they decide to run.
The second deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max model airplane within months of the first has put flyers around the world on edge. Multiple countries have grounded the planes as a result, including, after coming under pressure, the United States.
While many people know that smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the US, it’s less appreciated that some of those deaths are newborn babies.