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For eight years since leaving the White House, George W. Bush has refused to criticize publicly those who succeeded him, saying he didn’t want to make an already tough job any harder for President Obama and, now, President Trump. “I don’t like the racism and I don’t like the name-calling and I don’t like the people feeling alienated,” Bush, 70, tells PEOPLE in an interview for the new issue of the magazine on newsstands Friday. The former president, joined by his wife Laura, spoke with PEOPLE in the third-floor painting studio of their Dallas home to launch his first art book, Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors. The collection of portraits of the wounded warriors of America’s war on terror aims to raise awareness and funds for the post-9/11 veterans’ health care and employment programs of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
A Florida woman needed advice on cutting the strength of her heroin supply. So she turned to her incarcerated boyfriend. “You’ll figure it out,” Robert Rigby, in jail on drug charges, told Melissa Winings in a phone call. “If you get hit in the head enough times you learn to wear a helmet.” A day later, Winings was arrested, charged with manslaughter. Police say she gave carfentanil to a 34-year-old Sarasota man who then died. Rigby, 42, gave Winings a set of numbers to reduce the potency of her drugs. “Will you do that for me now on, not guesstimate and use those numbers?” Rigby asked. “Yes, baby,” the 25-year-old Nokomis woman said. But in the early hours of Aug. 29, 2016, Sarasota County Sheriff’s
Angry social media users flew into an uproar Monday evening after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued a statement that some said ignored the context under which historically black universities were created. The statement called historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) “real pioneers when it comes to school choice,” and came shortly after President Donald Trump held a meeting with several HBCU leaders on Monday. Some social media users said DeVos ignored the history of how black Americans were denied access to higher education.
Twitter is in an uproar over a photo of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway sitting on a couch in the Oval Office with her feet tucked under her and her shoes on the sofa.
Apple will ditch the Lightning connector on the iPhone 8 in favor of the industry's standard USB Type-C connector, The Wall Street Journal reports.
There was plenty of excitement and drama going on at last night’s Oscars to keep us all entertained, but that didn’t stop Chrissy Teigen from taking a little nap.
For decades, the oil market has been dominated by Saudi Arabia, because it not only produced the most oil on a daily basis but also controlled the most oil underground. Those oil resources, known as reserves, gave the country leverage because it could ramp its output up or down to respond to market conditions. It often used that advantage to keep oil prices at a level of its choosing by putting pressure on other members of OPEC to follow its lead. That said, there's a new kid it town that, thanks to advances in drilling technology, now has more reserves than the Saudis. That surprising newcomer is none other than the United States of America, which, according to one estimate, has the world's
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“It consumed me,” Bush tells PEOPLE of his just-published Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors, a collection of paintings honoring the military men and women who have served the country since the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001. Speaking with PEOPLE in the spotless attic that serves as his Dallas home studio, TV room and office, Bush said he worked for a year—mostly at night—to paint more than 100 of the wounded vets he’s befriended since he left the White House in 2009. “I was thinking of their stories, their troubles, their joys,” he says of his subjects.
The teen notorious for her “cash me outside” remark on the “Dr. Phil” show has found herself in the middle of trouble again. Police are investigating a brawl involving Danielle Bregoli, 13, and three others early on Sunday morning outside of a bar in Lake Worth, Florida. Bregoli, who made headlines earlier this month for a Spirit Airlines altercation, was caught on camera exchanging words with another female bar patron in a video shared to YouTube. According to the post, the woman had suggested that Bregoli was out past her curfew. In response, one of Bregoli’s friends hurled ice cream at the woman and then made a break for it. The food fight led to more altercations that were not seen on the
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On Monday night, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued a statement celebrating historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), as some 90 of their leaders are in Washington to meet with congressional Republicans and President Trump. DeVos started off by lauding HBCUs for helping "students to reach their full potential," ever since their founding. "They started from the fact that there were too many students in American who did not have equal access to education," she said. "They saw that the system wasn't working, that there was an absence of opportunity, so they took it upon themselves to provide the solution." Then DeVos really doubled down on the self-serving euphemisms. "HBCUs are
The Redskins intend to put the franchise tag on quarterback Kirk Cousins. While the argument can be made whether or not Washington should sign Cousins to a long-term deal, the tag clearly shows the organization wants to keep their passer, at least for the 2017 season. For weeks it's also been clear that the 49ers, with Kyle Shanahan now in charge, also want Cousins.
By now you’ve heard the stories about the Best Picture snafu at the 2017 Academy Awards. Presenter Warren Beatty was handed the…
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Two white parents in Georgia were sentenced to prison time for using racial slurs and threatening people at a black child's birthday party with a Confederate flag group.
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