An illustration showing the effects of domestic violence. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rusty Frank)
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FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday contradicted the White House’s claim that Rob Porter’s background check wasn’t complete. Porter stepped down as President Trump’s staff secretary last week following news that his two ex-wives and a former girlfriend accused him of domestic violence. We learn why Porter - plus Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner - were granted only temporary security clearance, and what the whole vetting process entails.
White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter resigned last week after his two ex-wives and a former girlfriend accused him of physical and emotional abuse. Domestic violence affects women across the board. Leslie Morgan Steiner knows firsthand. She’s a Harvard grad and well regarded author. She married a man who regularly beat her, held guns to her head, strangled her, and more. She shares her personal story and responds to the Porter scandal.
Leslie Morgan Steiner is the author of several books,
including "Crazy Love." Photo(s) by Joy Asico.
Leslie Morgan Steiner, author, 'Crazy Love'
Chile's government is forcing multinational companies like Kellogg’s and Pepsi to stop overtly marketing their products to kids, and to put warning labels on their food. Cartoon animals on sugary cereal boxes? Gone. Foods with hidden toys inside them? Banned. Craving a soda? You have to pay a nearly 20 percent sales tax.
In Pixar’s latest animated film “Coco,” young Miguel is an aspiring musician whose family has banned music in their home for generations. But he chases his musical passion into the Land of the Dead on Dia de los Muertos. “Coco” is nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated film this year.
Film stills from Pixar's "Coco." Photos courtesy of Disney.
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