Here's what we know about the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical
Here's what we know about the Lin-Manuel Miranda musical
In Iraq’s holiest city, a pontiff will meet a revered ayatollah and make history with a message of coexistence in a place plagued by bitter divisions. One is the chief pastor of the world-wide Catholic Church, the other a pre-eminent figure in Shiite Islam whose opinion holds powerful sway on the Iraqi street and beyond. Pope Francis and Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani are to meet on Saturday for at most 40 minutes, part of the time alone except for interpreters, in the Shiite cleric’s modest home in the city of Najaf.
The Duchess of Sussex faced several bullying complaints from members of her staff during her time as working royal, it was claimed on Tuesday night, as tensions between the couple and Buckingham Palace deepened. She was accused of driving two personal assistants out of the household and undermining the confidence of a third employee, The Times reported. A spokesman for the Sussexes told The Telegraph: "The Duchess is saddened by this latest attack on her character, particularly as someone who has been the target of bullying herself and is deeply committed to supporting those who have experienced pain and trauma. "She is determined to continue her work building compassion around the world and will keep striving to set an example for doing what is right and doing what is good." Jason Knauf, the couple's communications secretary at the time, submitted a formal complaint about the claims in October 2018 in an apparent bid to protect his staff. In his email, he said: "I am very concerned that the Duchess was able to bully two PAs out of the household in the past year. The treatment of X was totally unacceptable. The Duchess seems intent on always having someone in her sights. She is bullying Y and seeking to undermine her confidence. We have had report after report from people who have witnessed unacceptable behaviour towards Y."
When the 'Punky Brewster' star embarked on a new documentary, she found that confronting her past, including surviving sexual assault, was the only way forward.
Three men and a woman pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a charge of criminal damage over their alleged role in the toppling of a statue of 17th century slave trade magnate Edward Colston in Bristol in southwest England last year. The statue was pulled down and tossed into Bristol harbour during an anti-racism demonstration on June 7 that was part of a global wave of Black Lives Matter protests. The toppling of the statue led to other memorials of figures linked to the slave trade being taken down or their future being debated, triggering a backlash from government ministers who said this amounted to censoring history.
First they came for Mr. Potato Head (except they didn't). Then they came for Dr. Seuss (except they didn't). House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) invoked the children's book author while debating a voting rights bill on Tuesday, claiming an unnamed "they" had moved to "outlaw" Dr. Seuss. Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) debating the voting rights bill: “First, they outlaw Dr. Seuss and now they want to tell us what to say.” pic.twitter.com/825wEN6uKQ — The Recount (@therecount) March 2, 2021 Aside from the fact that McCarthy is a lawmaker who would theoretically have some say in what is or isn't outlawed, he was seemingly referencing a debunked claim that Dr. Seuss had fallen victim to cancel culture at a Virginia school district. Dr. Seuss Enterprises decided for itself on Tuesday it would cease publication of six of the author's most offensive books, saying they "portray people in ways that are hurtful and wrong." Educators and parents have for years debated Dr. Seuss' legacy, considering he published many racist works before he reportedly pivoted to children's books and expressed regret for his previous images. But the Virginia school district simply moved to reframe its Read Across America Day as not explicitly tied to Dr. Seuss' birthday. Contrary to what several conservative outlets and pundits have asserted, the district assures everyone the books "have not been banned and are available to students in our libraries and classrooms." Fox & Friends is Completely Offended about "the cancel culture canceling Dr. Seuss," because one (1) school district isn't making Seuss the focus of its Read Across America Day activities. Kilmeade literally doesn't understand how one could even think a Seuss cartoon was racist. pic.twitter.com/94mVgW9NIl — Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) March 2, 2021 As writer Charlotte Clymer notes in a fact-check on the claim Dr. Seuss has been "banned," the reality is that eight of the 10 most challenged books in 2019 were challenged for containing LGBTQ themes, often opposed by socially conservative groups arguing the content was inappropriate. None of the 10 books were challenged or banned for racist imagery. More stories from theweek.comThe biggest jazz star you've never heard ofArizona GOP lawyer tells Supreme Court the party needs certain voting restrictions to compete with Democrats7 scathingly funny cartoons about Trump's CPAC appearance
"Like, there are five people dead, two that took their own life on top of that, as a result of what you did," Kinzinger said of Hawley.
From Meghan Markle to Michelle Obama, every state has been home to strong, powerful women.
House Democrats are poised to pass a sweeping elections and ethics bill, offering it up as a powerful counterweight to voting rights restrictions advancing in Republican-controlled statehouses across the country. House Resolution 1, which touches on virtually every aspect of the electoral process, would restrict partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts, strike down hurdles to voting and bring transparency to a murky campaign finance system that allows wealthy donors to anonymously bankroll political causes. “If this were to become law it would be the largest expansion of the federal government's role in our elections that we’ve ever seen,” said Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill.
An Insider reporter struggled to book an appointment and had to wait in line for hours to get the first dose of the Moderna vaccine.
Paying ransoms to kidnappers is fuelling the mass abduction of students in northern Nigeria, analysts say.
John Brennan says ‘there are so few Republicans in Congress who value truth, honesty, and integrity’
The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the killing of three women working for a local radio and TV station in eastern Afghanistan, the latest in a spike in targeted killings across the war-tor country. Dozens of people gathered Wednesday for the funerals of the three media workers. The women were gunned down on Tuesday in separate attacks, according to the news editor of the privately owned station and officials in Nangarhar province.
Biden's White House has essentially leaned on the importance of the diplomatic relationship with Saudi Arabia in defense of its actions.
When Eddie Murphy made the original “Coming to America,” he was, almost indisputably, the funniest man in America. Murphy was at the very height of his fame, coming off “Beverly Hills Cop II” and the stand-up special “Raw.” Arsenio Hall, Murphy’s longtime friend and co-star in “Coming to America,” remembers them sneaking out during the shoot to a Hollywood nightclub while still dressed as Prince Akeem and his loyal aide Semmi.
The military veteran announced his campaign on social media as Georgia Democrats aim to oust the freshman representative. Sgt. Marcus Flowers has announced his official campaign against Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for her seat in Georgia’s 14th Congressional district. In his newly released campaign video shared on social media, the military veteran laid out his case as a Democratic candidate.
The de facto U.S. and Canadian embassies in Taiwan on Tuesday praised the quality of pineapples grown on the island, depicting photographs of their top diplomats in Taipei with the fruit after an import ban by China. China last week stopped the import of Taiwanese pineapples, citing "harmful creatures" it said could come with the fruit. Infuriated Taiwanese authorities called the ban a political move to further pressure the island, a charge that China denied.
The comic legends told Jimmy Kimmel that Louie Anderson was cast in the classic 1980s comedy because he was one of three names given to them.
President Biden's failure to punish the Saudi crown prince defies justice and weakens the rule of law everywhere.
Health experts in China say their country is lagging in its coronavirus vaccination rollout because it has the disease largely under control, but plans to inoculate 40% of its population by June. Zhong Nanshan, the leader of a group of experts attached to the National Health Commission, said the country has delivered 52.52 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Feb. 28. The target is the first China has offered publicly since it began its mass immunization campaign for key groups in mid-December.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki addresses allegations against the New York governor, responding to questions from Fox News White House correspondent Kristin Fisher.