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?
World South Korea Kim Jong Un Lotte French urban freeclimber Alain Robert was arrested in South Korea after attempting to scale the world's fifth tallest building without permission nor safety gear on Wednesday morning. Robert was bare-handed and did not use any ropes to climb the Lotte World Tower in Seoul. He scaled 75 floors for about two hours as security pursued him from the inside, before he gave himself up. "I climbed about 75 stories and then after that, it was a bit like cat and mouse," he told Agence France-Presse. "Finally, I decided to surrender." Police said that Robert was lifted to the rooftop on a maintenance cradle, arrested and charged with "obstruction of business," according to South Korean news agency Yonhap. "Robert was not wearing proper safety gear," authorities were quoted as saying. "We'll decide how to handle him after investigating his motive for the crime and other details." French climber Alain … [Read more...] about French ‘Spiderman’ Climbs Skyscraper to Thank Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in for Peace Efforts
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