‘Tre45on’ Trends After Bombshell Story Claiming Trump Knew Putin Had Bounty On U.S. Troops

Critics erupted Saturday after an explosive New York Times story asserting that Russian President Vladimir Putin secretly offered a bounty to Afghanistan militants for American soldiers they killed — and that Donald Trump knew about it. Both the White House and Putin denied the story Saturday. But it was concerning enough that several critics spoke out. The hashtag “Tre45on” — using 45...

South Korea’s coronavirus success story underscores how the U.S. initially failed

But elsewhere there are greater signs of encouragement. Apart from China, South Korea was one of the worst-hit countries in the early stages of the coronavirus outbreak. But an aggressive response has made it one of the exemplars in the midst of the pandemic — thanks to its swift implementation of a mass-scale testing regime as well as its consistent, transparent messaging to the public...

Jeff Davis High School band leader’s real story

MONTGOMERY, ALA. – It’s dusk and just outside the windows of Room 107 at Jefferson Davis High School in Montgomery, Alabama, the final remnants of the band are leaving practice the same way they came: blaring and filling the now chilled crisp of the December air with the powerful and royal tones of brass.Justin Heideman, better known as “Vanilla Funk” or “that boy John,” shifts...

Jill Barker on fitness: Runner’s story launches demand to #FixGirlsSports

Since runner Mary Cain’s story about body-shaming became public, other athletes have come forward with similar stories, using the hashtag #FixGirlsSports. JOHANNES EISELE / AFP via Getty Images When 23-year-old Mary Cain talked to the New York Times about her experiences as part of the Nike’s Oregon Project, an elite professional U.S. running club, she said her weight was continually a topic...