President Trump’s secretaries have found themselves softening, explaining and sometimes outright contradicting him. It adds to the sense of chaos and turmoil emanating from the White House, sending agency heads scrambling to interpret their boss’s exact positions and leaving other nations confused as to who, exactly, speaks on behalf of the administration.
Former labor secretary Thomas Perez narrowly defeated Rep. Keith Ellison — the choice of the party’s liberal wing — to become the first Latino chairman of the Democratic National Committee. After the vote, Ellison said, “We don’t have the luxury to walk out of this room divided.”
A newfound fear of the future has already cast a pall over the tomato farms and strawberry fields in the largely undocumented migrant communities east of Tampa, where children have stopped playing in parks, businesses have grown quieter, and most everyone is looking for a lawyer.
The league that oversees sports in Texas public schools ordered Beggs to continue competing in the girls division despite heavy uproar and a lawsuit this month. The hundreds of people who gathered to watch as Beggs cruised to a state title had no choice but to confront one of the nation’s most divisive and highly charged issues.
President Rodrigo Duterte is backing a bill that would lower the age of criminal responsibility, which is now 15, giving a police force known for violent impunity more room to target "suspects" who still have their baby teeth.
For years, runners have believed they can improve by using yoga to lengthen their muscles and become more flexible. It turns out, though, that the opposite may be true: Experts now say bending like Gumby may cause problems.