As a teenager, Mitchell imagined heroin to be glamorous, but she found it wasn’t once she became an addict. She tells Fresh Air’s Terry Gross that the drug ruined her health and her self esteem. She lived in an alley, shot drugs into the bottom of her feet, sold her body for money and was jailed several times.
Perhaps most perplexing, though, are some of Edelman’s interviews with friends and former friends of Simpson’s, like Mike Gilbert, the ex agent who now claims Simpson acknowledged guilt to him. Gilbert also seems to have been one of the people Simpson suspected of stealing from him, which led to that bizarre sports memorabilia incident that put Simpson back in jail in 2008, convicted of kidnapping and armed robbery. One telling moment: the point at which Gilbert says he concluded Simpson was guilty was well before Ron Goldman’s family obtained a wrongful death judgment, but says he still helped haul valuables out of the house to hide them from becoming seized assets.
That’s because Californians voted for Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that would, once again, restrict legal marriage to heterosexual couples. District Judge Vaughn Walker, who after lengthy deliberation, declared Proposition 8 invalid and prepared to allow marriages of same sex couples to resume. The 9th Circuit has put a hold on that until it makes its own decision in a case that begins Monday..
John Glenn On February 20, 1962, astronaut John Glenn (July 18, 1921 December 8, 2016) became the first American to orbit the Earth. A combat fighter pilot in World War II and the Korean War, Glenn was one of the seven original Mercury astronauts, and the last surviving member of the team that took America first steps off of Earth, at a time when the Soviet Union was making momentous advances into space. Senator from Ohio, Glenn was also a onetime Democratic presidential candidate, and the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In 2010, the NPR News Code of Ethics included a concise, seemingly straightforward rule concerning marches and rallies. It read, in its entirety: journalists may not participate in marches and rallies involving causes or issues that NPR covers, nor should they sign petitions or otherwise lend their name to such causes, or contribute money to them. The gathering a mashup of Stewart to Restore Sanity and Colbert to Keep Fear Alive was clearly satirical.
We know so much about Keckly today because of her friendship with Lincoln. Keckly first dressed the first lady in 1861, shortly after her husband became president. Lincoln was a fashionista and is said to have ordered more than two dozen dresses each season.