Since Henry Clay in 1852, the U.S. Capitol Rotunda has been used as a place to pay tribute to the Nation’s most distinguished citizens. Made available for public viewing in the Capitol, persons who have “lain in state” traditionally have been...
NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps will make history next year when she becomes the first Black female astronaut to be a crew member of the International Space Station, the space agency announced on Tuesday.
Vivian SalamaStumbled upon this story. It’s a couple of weeks old but definitely worth recirculating! 💪🏻💪🏼💪🏽💪🏾💪🏿
Vivian SalamaTHIS IS SOMETHIN’: The U.S. Energy Department proposed easing water efficiency requirements for shower heads Wednesday following multiple complaints from President Donald Trump about how low water flow is impeding his ability to properly wash his hair.
No coin shortage here: While it's closed for the pandemic, the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores has drained a 30-foot waterfall and cleaned off 100 gallons of pocket change.
Vivian SalamaCash-strapped Carolina Aquarium — which is soon to enter its 6th month of closure because of the coronavirus — decided to drained a large waterfall at the facility and dredged up all the coins thrown in by wishful visitors in an effort to pay its bills.
A Moscow court sentenced former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed to nine years in prison Thursday for endangering "life and health" of Russian police officers in an altercation, state-run news agency TASS reported -- a sentence that drew swift condemnation...
Vivian SalamaA Moscow court sentenced former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed to nine years in prison Thursday for endangering "life and health" of Russian police officers in an altercation - my latest.
More than a century ago, epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Tuttle prescribed face masks and social distancing to slow the influenza pandemic. He made a lot of enemies—but it worked.
Vivian SalamaThe Dr. Fauci Of The 1918 Spanish Flu —- More than a century ago, epidemiologist Dr. Thomas Tuttle prescribed face masks and social distancing to slow the influenza pandemic. He made a lot of enemies—but it worked. @forbes
When the coronavirus crisis is over, China will be forced to embrace a less ambitious future.
Vivian SalamaChina is simultaneously starting a border skirmish w/ India, militarizing the South China Sea, cracking down on Hong Kong, pressuring Taiwan, confronting Japan over disputed islands, and quelling internal unrest—all while fighting a coronavirus outbreak.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The posters started blanketing light posts just a few weeks after the city entered what would be a monthslong stay-at-home order. Vividly colored and bearing a three-headed...
Vivian SalamaIf the signatures hold up through the verification process, voters in the nation’s capital will face a November ballot initiative that would decriminalize psilocybin “magic” mushrooms and other natural psychedelics like mescaline.
New York City health officials reported zero deaths related to the novel coronavirus four months after the state’s first official death was recorded on March 11. According to initial data reported by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene,...
Vivian Salama(!!!!) New York City health officials reported zero deaths related to the novel coronavirus for the first time since the start of the pandemic, almost exactly fourth months after the state's first official death was recorded on March 11.
For months, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's hair kept growing.
Vivian SalamaCoronavirus; border closures; & an uncertain general election are all factors that prompted Justin Trudeau to skip out on today’s WH USMCA event, sources tell me & @Kevinliptakcnn.Mexico’s AMLO flew in yesterday,riding coach on a commercial airline
Containing the pandemic has allowed a handful of countries to reopen their economies sooner and with greater confidence than harder-hit U.S. states or the U.K.
Vivian SalamaEstonia detected only 12 infections in the past 2 weeks; Iceland, 40. Norway reported 187; Ireland 148. The latter two are each comparable in population to South Carolina,which over the same period reported almost 17,000 new COVID cases
Despite dropping infection rates in the region, organizers and city officials decided the risks of running a race with 50,000 participants were too high.
Vivian SalamaThe New York City Marathon, the world’s largest marathon and one of the city’s biggest annual spectacles, has been canceled this year as concerns about the spread of the coronavirus continue to dash hopes of holding large-scale events, organizers announced
The senior fellow at Brookings and expert on modern Russia had hoped to guide the U.S.-Russia relationship. President Trump had other ideas.
Vivian SalamaQuite a read: Trump’s interpreter, Yuri Shkeyrov..."told them that Trump had assured Putin that he believed his denials, & that Trump had confiscated his notes. (Shkeyrov declined to comment.)At the end of the meeting, Putin told Trump, 'Let’s talk later'"
On Friday, June 19, Mayor Bowser will announce when Phase Two will begin. Phase Two will start on Monday, June 22, or thereafter. Phase Two Guidance
Vivian SalamaDC Mayor Muriel Bowser announced today that Phase Two will begin on Monday, June 22, 2020, allowing certain businesses to reopen and activities to resume under specified conditions outlined at