Donald J. Trump was facing financial disaster in 1990 when he came up with an audacious plan to exert control of his father’s estate. Trump’s sister Maryanne Trump Barry was recorded by her niece in January 2019 expressing outrage over her brother’s efforts to change the will. “Dad was in dementia,” Barry said.
The demonstration by the group — which has earned a reputation for politically motivated violence — was intended to bring adherents from across the nation to a city that has become a magnet for ideological brawls, some of them deadly.
It has been more than 30 days since anyone has heard from or seen Li Tsz-yin and the 11 other Hong Kong residents whose speedboat was intercepted by the Chinese Coast Guard as they were fleeing to Taiwan.
As coronavirus cases in the region hit their lowest levels in months, school systems in Maryland, Virginia and the nation's capital are pledging to gradually usher pupils back into classrooms, and onto sports fields, over the next several weeks.
From the nation's capital to New York to Los Angeles, hopes of a quick recovery for deserted central business districts have sputtered and fear is rising that the collapse of downtown economies could be irreversible.
More than 17 million Americans are dealing with this tough commitment. Many of them pay a steep price in stress, frustration and depression and often say they feel neglected by policymakers, unrecognized by health systems and underappreciated by society.