Chris Berdik, The Washington Post Published 6:51 am PST, Monday, December 24, 2018 PORTLAND, Maine - On a recent fall morning in the library of King Middle School here, four seventh-grade girls interviewed an immigrant from Peru named Luis Millones who is a Spanish professor at Colby College. One girl asked Millones what he missed about the country he left nearly three decades ago. "I miss the sound of the language, because it kind of fades away," he said. "I miss the sunset over the ocean. I miss the smell of earth in the highlands right after it rains. I miss also some tastes, like Peruvian chili and fruits like the lucuma, which I can never find anywhere else." The girls took turns asking Millones other questions. Why did he come to America? What were his first impressions? Did he ever feel mistreated as an immigrant? They split up other tasks, too, such as taking notes, recording video, requesting photographs and emailing follow-up questions. In the weeks ahead, the … [Read more...] about What if personalized learning was less about me and more about us?
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DONALD Trump has taken to Twitter to lash out at a new book by infamous Watergate journalist Bob Woodward, which paints a dysfunctional White House. The explosive book, titled Fear: Trump in the White House, openly critiques his presidency and describes the administration as having a “nervous breakdown of executive power”. But who wrote it and what claims have been made? Who is Bob Woodward? Bob Woodward is a long-serving investigative journalist, associate editor and author who is best known for his work on the Watergate scandal. The now 75-year-old is one half of the Washington Post reporting team that helped bring down Richard Nixon's presidency in the early 70s. The collaborative work of Woodward and Bernstein during the scandal was described as "maybe the single greatest reporting effort of all time" by long-time journalism figure Gene Roberts. Woodward continued to work for The Washington Post after his reporting on Watergate and is now the paper’s associate … [Read more...] about Who is Bob Woodward, what did his book Fear say about Trump and what claims did he make about Watergate?
The US has announced plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium from the EU starting at midnight. US President Donald Trump announced in March that he would slap a 25% tariff on imported steel and a 10% tariff on imported aluminium, citing national security interests.But he had granted an exemption to the EU and other allies, including Canada and Mexico.That exemption was due to expire on Friday.US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said talks with the EU had made progress but not enough to continue the exemptions.Talks with Canada and Mexico over the North American Free Trade Agreement had been "taking longer than we had hoped", he said.He added: "We look forward to continued negotiations, both with Canada and Mexico on the one hand, and with the European Commission on the other hand, because there are other issues that we also need to get resolved."European and US equities lost ground slightly on fears the US measures could spark a trade war.The UK government said it was "deeply … [Read more...] about US to slap tariffs on EU steel and aluminium
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Stephanie Ebbert Globe Staff May 25, 2018 CAMBRDGE — Eighteen months after she lost the presidential election to Donald Trump, Hillary Rodham Clinton received something of a hero’s welcome Friday, as she accepted the Radcliffe Medal, an award given annually to an individual who has had a transformative effect on society.“We honor her today for all of her battles, won and lost,” said Lizabeth Cohen, dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, which presents the award. The medal recognized Clinton for her decades of public service as an attorney, first lady, US senator, secretary of state, and the first woman nominated by a major party for the US presidency. Advertisement “Hillary Clinton is a unique figure in America’s history,” said former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, who received … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton honored at Harvard ‘for all of her battles, won and lost’
The three Siberian huskies were born Sept. 4, 2017.They were housed together in a large, metal warehouse in this small farming community that is home to one of north-central Iowa’s most prolific canine dealers.When the puppies were 59 days old, the local veterinarian inspected the trio and cleared them for travel across state lines. Four days later, the huskies were fed at 3 a.m, packed in a vehicle and driven to Illinois, where records show the dogs’ fates diverged.One puppy was delivered to a suburban pet shop with her pedigree papers.The other two — confirmed littermates — were declared “rescue dogs” and sold to a pet shop in Chicago. With that rescue label firmly attached to their cages, the store could sell the dogs for more than $1,000 apiece and still be in compliance with a city ordinance that bans shops from offering commercially bred pets.The ordinance, which went into effect in 2015 to prevent Chicago businesses from sourcing dogs from … [Read more...] about Designer and purebred puppies from other states sold as rescue dogs in Chicago, outsmarting city ordinance