Teens who have more in-person interaction than screen time are most satisfied with their lives

"Because of the work I do, it was no-brainer," said McCloskey, who is a master embroiderer by trade.

He hopes to inspire other seniors to get off the couch.

In the year since President Trump’s inauguration, Washington Post photographers set out to explore what unites Americans, through portraiture and audio interviews.

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The moment in the Oval Office was a high-stakes version of a dilemma faced by anyone who has heard a friend, a family member or even a stranger say something objectionable: remain silent or speak up in that moment? And if opting for the latter, how to do it?

Fourth-grader Wesley Trent Stoker's impassioned speech earned him first place in the annual Gardere MLK Jr. Oratory Competition in Dallas.

He was daydreaming about losing weight as he watched the gym members exercise.

“These are our kids. They’re our people. ...We have to learn to respect and not harm each other," said 81-year-old Rikki Spector.

The man responded to one of her tweets with a profanity. She wrote a series of sympathetic and compassionate tweets he said changed his outlook on life.

Without knowing his mother was watching, he grabbed the guitar he'd gotten for Christmas and sang a soulful rendition of “Remember Me” to the nook in the house where Ava's pictures and mementos are displayed.

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