Laura Meckler, The Washington Post Published 11:15 am PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 A large group of boys at a rural Wisconsin high school prom was photographed displaying what appears to be the Nazi salute, prompting international outrage and a local investigation. In the photo, more than 50 boys from Baraboo, pose on outdoor steps. The vast majority are shown hoisting their right arms stiff and straight into the air, fingers pointed out, as Nazis did in Adolf Hitler's Germany. One boy in the front row has his arms down but his right hand is forming the OK sign, a symbol adopted by the white power movement. The photo was posted Sunday on Twitter by an account called @GoBaraboo, with the caption, "We even got the black kid to throw it up #BarabooProud." That account has since been made private. Lori Mueller, the Baraboo School District superintendent, wrote to parents Monday, saying the photo was taken last spring. She said it was not taken on school property or at a … [Read more...] about Apparent Nazi salute in Wisconsin prom photo prompts outrage
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By Barbara Ortutay Published 4:18 pm PDT, Friday, September 7, 2018 Kathy and Steve Dennis display several of their own cell phones and tablets along with their 1980s-era Apple II+ computer bought for their then-young sons. Kathy and Steve Dennis display several of their own cell phones and tablets along with their 1980s-era Apple II+ computer bought for their then-young sons. Photo: Elaine Thompson / Associated Press Nancy Armstrong, a teacher at the Marshall elementary school in Harrisburg, Pa., assists her students in the use of really big computers. They are so big, of course, because this was taken in 1980. Nancy Armstrong, a teacher at the Marshall elementary school in Harrisburg, Pa., assists her students in the use of really big computers. They are so big, of course, because this was taken in 1980. Photo: Paul Vathis / Associated Press 1980 … [Read more...] about Before parental screen time concerns, there was radio
A man who set out to find his birth parents ended up playing matchmaker. Martin Schmidt knew he was adopted, but it wasn't until he found out he was going to be a father that he decided to seek out his birth parents. The next four years unfolded like a movie. Martin, 36, was a newborn when he was adopted. His birth mother, Michele Newman, was just 16 years old when she found out she was pregnant, several months after she and her high school boyfriend, Dave Lindgren, broke up. "I struggled with this decision," Michele told CBS News correspondent Vladimir Duthiers, "but I just prayed… adoption was the best choice." She said she "never" stopped thinking about the child. Michele and Dave went their separate ways after Martin's adoption. Michele moved to Hawaii. Dave stayed in Wisconsin and had several children and step-children. In 2014, when Martin had a baby of his own on the way, he got in contact with his birth mom. She, in turn, reached out to Dave."We talked until 2 o'clock … [Read more...] about Man who set out to find birth parents ends up becoming matchmaker
President Trump steps off Air Force One yesterday in West Palm Beach, Fla. The president is at Mar-a-Lago for a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images) With Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve. THE BIG IDEA: Hope Hicks announced her departure as White House communications director in February, but President Trump has yet to name a replacement. Instead, he continues to do the job himself. He drafts talking points. He organizes surrogates. He oversees rapid response. He maintains relationships with key media figures over dinners, rounds of golf and long phone calls. And, of course, he manages his own social media presence. Since the 2016 election, five people have now done six stints as Trump’s communications director. One reason it’s an impossible job is that the former reality television star who occupies the Oval Office will always consider himself his own best spokesman. -- The Jim Comey kerfuffle spotlights the extent to … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Trump fills the job of White House communications director — with himself
Close 1 of 71 Buy Now PROVIDED Katelyn Marie Elwell, 18, of Mays Landing“She was a loving friend to everyone she met and had an infectious laugh.” -Susan Elwell, her mother Facebook Twitter Email Print Save PROVIDED Ashley Gitto, 25, of the Lower Bank section of Washington Township.“We will love you and miss you FOREVER 💔” -Matt, Kathy & Courtney Gitto Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Buy Now PROVIDED Andy Dietrich, 37, of Margate“Loved life and playing volleyball on the beach with his brothers.” Facebook Twitter Email Print Save PROVIDED Michael Firrincilli, 37, of Galloway TownshipDied from a heroin overdose on Sept. 28, 2015. He left behind his two daughters, 4 and 19, his long-time girlfriend and his family. He is missed every single day.“While he wasn’t … [Read more...] about Should N.J. adopt involuntary commitment for addiction?