Family members and friends surround Laura Calderwood, center, at a news conference in Montezuma, Iowa, on Aug. 21, the day the body of her daughter, Mollie Tibbetts, was found in a cornfield. (Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press) Laura Calderwood puts things back on the bed in Mollie’s bedroom, where everything has been kept as it was. She still sits there, looking at the walls covered with photos. After Mollie died, Laura faced a decision of whether to take in an immigrant teenager whose parents fled the dairy farm where her alleged killer worked. Laura asked herself what Mollie would do. MUST CREDIT: Photo by Rachel Mummey for The Washington Post Fields of corn dominate the landscape around Brooklyn. Mollie’s body was found hidden by cornstalks in a field outside Guernsey, Iowa. (Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post) Ulises Felix is pictured in an undated family photo. After Mollie was killed and his parents moved to Illinois, he went to live with her … [Read more...] about Trump used death of Mollie Tibbetts to rail against illegal immigration. Her mom chose a different path.
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Kevin Sullivan and Maya Averbuch, The Washington Post Published 12:38 pm PDT, Thursday, November 1, 2018 Ingrid Hernandez Mejia walks with her 17-year-old son, Moises, and 2-year-old daughter, Francis, near a border crossing in Tijuana. Ingrid Hernandez Mejia walks with her 17-year-old son, Moises, and 2-year-old daughter, Francis, near a border crossing in Tijuana. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Carolyn Van Houten Moises carries his younger sister, Francis, on his shoulders through the streets of Tijuana. Moises carries his younger sister, Francis, on his shoulders through the streets of Tijuana. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Carolyn Van Houten Central American migrants approach the San Ysidro border crossing in Tijuana to seek shelter in the United States. Central American migrants approach the San Ysidro border crossing in Tijuana to … [Read more...] about Fleeing murder and threats, a family seeks asylum in America
Last of two parts“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” Charles Dickens wrote in 1859. Nearly 60 years later it was an apt description of life in Philadelphia. World War I was winding down, victory in sight. The city had proudly and vigorously raised millions of dollars to support the local soldiers on the battlefield. The patriotism and excitement was palpable: the boys would be coming home soon.But in late summer 1918, the city was in “the grippe” of a second wave of a Spanish influenza epidemic sweeping the United States. The city was quickly plunged into misery. Illness and death and decay was everywhere. Dread and despair tormented the living. Unspeakable indignities visited the dead and alive. For two weeks in September and October, from the start of the epidemic through some of its darkest days, the city’s newspapers chronicled the misery in the streets of Philadelphia. But they also shared tales of heroism, hope, frustration and … [Read more...] about In 1918, Philadelphia was in ‘the grippe’ of misery and suffering