Former NESN reporter Jenny Dell and her husband, former Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks, have welcomed their first child. Madison Dell Middlebrooks was born at 10:10 a.m. on Oct. 10, according to a post Dell shared on social media Wednesday afternoon. The baby girl weighed six pounds and 14 ounces, per Dell. Madison’s birth caps an emotional journey for Dell and Middlebrooks, who have been open about their struggles with infertility and decision to turn to in vitro fertilization. In May, Dell announced she was finally pregnant after “two and a half years, 524 shots, over 1,000 pills, multiple procedures, and countless tears.” “Thankfully, there’s modern medicine that’s able to help out with having babies,” Dell told Boston.com in an interview in June. “It’s a long journey, and it’s a painful one and a stressful one, but the fact that we were able to get to the end of it and now be pregnant with a beautiful little … [Read more...] about Jenny Dell and Will Middlebrooks welcome their first child
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THE LIGHTBULB Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt leaves a "National Day of Prayer" event in the Rose Garden of the White House earlier this month. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) When Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt wanted to set up opposing teams to debate the science of climate change, his staff sought advice primarily from well-known climate doubters at conservative think tanks. Those largely left out: Researchers, both inside and outside the agency, who study climate change for a living. A new cache of emails show Pruitt’s schedulers, press aides and other political appointees collecting information from outside conservative advocates who have worked for years at the fringes of mainstream climate science in preparations for the “red team-blue team” exercise, I reported Wednesday. In interviews with news outlets, Pruitt had pitched the two-side, military-style exercise as a way to suss out the … [Read more...] about The Energy 202: Scott Pruitt’s ‘red team-blue team’ debate prep largely left out mainstream climate scientists
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Energy and Environment by Dino Grandoni by Dino Grandoni Email the author May 9 at 3:40 PM Email the author Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt listens as President Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Emails and other documents from the Environmental Protection Agency shed new light on internal deliberations behind one of the most colorful proposals to come out of the agency during Administrator Scott Pruitt’s tenure — an ill-fated attempt to set up opposing teams to debate the science of climate change. Pruitt pitched the so-called … [Read more...] about Emails show EPA turned to climate skeptics to craft ‘red team-blue team’ exercise
Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis, The Washington Post Published 9:05 am, Thursday, April 12, 2018 Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has used four separate agency email addresses since taking office, according to Senate Democrats and an EPA official, prompting concerns among agency lawyers that the EPA has not disclosed all the documents it would normally release to the public under federal records requests. Two Democrats on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Tom Carper of Delaware - sent a letter Tuesday to the EPA's inspector general asking the office to probe the matter. "We write to share our deep concern over Administrator Pruitt's reported use of multiple email accounts," they wrote in the letter, which was obtained by The Washington Post. "It is imperative that there be an investigation into whether the agency has properly searched these email addresses for responsive documents in response to … [Read more...] about Scott Pruitt has four different EPA email addresses. Lawmakers want to know why.
THESE are the sick online taunts of London gang members boasting about killing a 17-year-old teenager in Tottenham. The chilling Instagram posts appear to claim responsibility for the shooting of Tanesha Melbourne on Monday night. An Instagram story using The Sun Online's report of the teenager's murder was uploaded with #NPK, believed to be a Tottenham gang name. A screenshot of the story - which reveals Tanesha was visiting her boyfriend when she was gunned down - was overlaid with the sick message. Along with laughing emojis, it said: "If your chillin with my ops I ain't gonna adjust my aim for you" - appearing to suggest Tanesha was caught up in gang crossfire. Another chilling post said: "We got him down in Tinseltown & his girl down by Chalgrove." The post references a fight in Tinseltown diner, Faringdon - which is believed to have led to her death - and boasts they "got her". The Sun Online has passed these Instagram posts to the Metropolitan Police to help with the … [Read more...] about Gang members boast about killing Tanesha in Tottenham shooting with sick online taunts