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Nancy Reagan: President’s Wife, King’s Daughter

President Ronald Reagan and Mrs. Nancy Reagan greet reporters on the South Lawn of the White House shortly after their return from the presidential retreat at Camp David, Md., on July 22, 1984. The Reagan’s spent the weekend at Camp David. (AP Photo/Tim Aubry)Her style captivated us, her social grace motivated us, and her presence enlivened her husband. President Reagan, in a letter to Nancy on their thirty-first anniversary, wrote, "I more than love you, I'm not whole without you. You are life itself to me. When you are gone I'm waiting for you to return so I can start living again." Nancy Reagan, at the age of ninety-four, joined her Savior and Mr. Reagan late Sunday afternoon.

Born July 6, 1921, a young Nancy grew up in New York City. She took an interest in acting from a young age, following after her mother. Attending various schools on the east coast, Nancy eventually graduated from Smith College, where she majored in English and Drama.

From there, her star took off. She had various roles in eleven feature films from 1949 to 1956. But trouble lay on the horizon when she found out that another actress with the same name appeared on the Hollywood blacklist. Concerned about confusion, Nancy sought to sort this out by meeting with the president of the Screen Actors Guild, Ronald Reagan.

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Racism at Trump Rally? Golden Rule or Golden Advice

A protestor leads a chant against a group of supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump after a rally Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in Louisville Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)Earlier this week at a Donald Trump campaign rally in Louisville, video captured a black woman aggressively pushed around by men. Reports indicate that she was protesting loudly. In characteristic fashion, Trump from the stage declared, "Get her out of here, get her out." What followed is what one observer described a "modern day lynch mob," with white men pushing her to the exits and screaming derogatory words her way.

Watching this video is like putting a pot of water over a fire—it will cause boiling. And if you watch long enough, you will boil over. But as mothers around the world have always said, you can't trust everything you see on TV. Are appearances deceiving or is what you see what you get?

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Erin Andrews, Terry Crews, and the demand for porn

Sportscaster and television host Erin Andrews, center, stands with attorney Scott Carr, left, as the jury leaves the courtroom Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Andrews has filed a $75 million lawsuit against the franchise owner and manager of a luxury hotel and a man who admitted to making secret nude recordings of her in 2008. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, Pool)Acclaimed writer Henry David Thoreau once remarked that "most men live lives of quiet desperation." Similar to a volcano, men give the appearance of calmness on the exterior, all the while deep yearnings for something more boil within. Eruptions can be beautiful to watch from afar, but tragedy too often results.

This week, former ESPN reporter Erin Andrews relived such a tragic instance. She took the stand and tearfully testified against the Nashville hotel where she was videotaped undressing through her hotel room peephole. Michael David Barrett, who served two and a half years in federal prison after pleading guilty to interstate stalking, followed Andrews for months as he sought to invade her privacy for his benefit.

Andrews shared that ever since she was little, she wanted to be a sportscaster, but now she is taunted and shamed doing the very thing she loves. "I wanted to be the girl next door who loved sports, and now I'm the girl with a hotel scandal," she said.

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Why evangelicals are supporting Trump

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump participates in a campaign rally in Baton Rouge, La., Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)Donald Trump's success in his bid to be the Republican presidential nominee has far exceeded what anyone (other than him) could have predicted last June. But while that success has been surprising, the reason for it is even harder for many pundits to fathom. You see, one of the main reasons that he has distanced himself from the other candidates is the support of evangelical voters. Roughly one-third of evangelical Republican voters in South Carolina cast a ballot for Trump, and he has received similar support in the other states so far.

While Trump says that he has a good relationship with God, his crude language, belief that he doesn't need to ask God for forgiveness, and his stance on Muslims and Mexicans hardly depict someone evangelicals would typically support. So why is it that so many have bought into his message and want to see him become America's 45th president? The Washington Post's Joseph Loconte offers a suggestion.

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How does Guantanamo undermine our values?

President Barack Obama speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016, to discuss the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Obama administration released its long-awaited plan to close the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer remaining detainees to a facility in the United States. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)On Tuesday, President Obama announced his plans to shut down the Guantánamo Bay detention facility. Speaking from the White House, underneath a portrait of Teddy Roosevelt, who signed the Guantanamo Bay deal 113 years to the day, Obama offered a four-pronged approach to the shut down.

Of the estimated ninety-one detainees still left, the plan calls for the transfer of thirty-five detainees to foreign countries. Of the approximately fifty-six remaining, the president recommended conducting reviews to see if detention is still necessary. If detention is still necessary, President Obama's plan recommends using preexisting legal tools to deal with the remaining detainees. And the final component, and arguably the most controversial, President Obama said he would work with Congress to establish a location in the U.S. to hold and house those detainees who will not go to foreign countries.

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