PFLUGERVILLE, Texas - He worked with his dad around their modest yellow house on Second Street, fixing up a newly purchased home in an old-fashioned, close-knit neighborhood - the kind of place where residents checked in on one another. Mark Anthony Conditt seemed to fit in. The 23-year-old was used to being around his parents, having been home-schooled. As he neared graduation, he took a government course at Austin Community College and described himself on a class blog as conservative but "not that politically inclined." People who knew him say Conditt was quiet and shy.
WASHINGTON - Congressional leaders reached a tentative $1.3 trillion spending deal Wednesday to keep government agencies operating through September, unveiling legislation that would make good on President Trump's promises to increase military funding while blocking much of his immigration agenda.
T.J. Oshie left the University of North Dakota after three years to pursue his professional hockey career, so he once tried to take an online class and inch closer toward finishing his degree. He was promptly booted from the course because of his checkered past on campus. "I don't think I looked at the emails, but apparently I still have unpaid parking tickets, and I got kicked out of the class," Oshie admitted sheepishly. "I must have missed the email. I didn't think they were that serious, but they're serious."
The first time 10-year-old Jordie Rowland came into the barber shop it was a "disaster," barber Lisa Ann McKenzie said. Jordie, who has autism, struggled with his parents to run back outside the moment he got in the shop, which is in Brisbane, Australia. McKenzie ended up walking around the barber shop with Jordie that day two years ago, even lying on the floor with him. She got in a few snips but stopped the haircut when she saw that Jordie was agitated. The stimulation of a haircut can be painful and terrifying for some children with autism. Jordie was no different.
Column by Margaret Sullivan. Sullivan is The Washington Post’s media columnist. Previously, she was the New York Times public editor, and the chief editor of the Buffalo News, her hometown paper. Consider the plain gray T-shirt. Or the pious talk about connecting the world, through a tech platform, into one big group hug. Or the wide-eyed references to "our community."
Throughout history, the United States has been a beacon of hope for the world - especially for people who appreciate and respect that we are a country founded on laws that have been enacted to guard our freedom and keep us safe.
Displeased Americans have found myriad ways to show that they are not particularly pleased with the words President Donald Trump has used when talking about women. Thousands of pink-hat wearing protesters descended on Washington, D.C. and other cities the day after Trump was inaugurated - then many came back a year later. The faculty at one university tried to revoke his honorary degree. And even politicians in Trump's own party have taken to Twitter to tell him his words were less than presidential.
The University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point has proposed dropping 13 majors in the humanities and social sciences - including English, philosophy, history, sociology and Spanish - while adding programs with "clear career pathways" as a way to address declining enrollment and a multimillion-dollar deficit.
A bedridden woman was found living in squalor in her home in northern Georgia, partly decomposing and covered in cockroaches and maggots, authorities said.
YouTube, a popular media site for firearms enthusiasts, this week quietly introduced tighter restrictions on videos involving weapons, becoming the latest battleground in the U.S. gun-control debate.