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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressman’s voice cracked and he paused to drink from a bottle of water as he told of apologizing to his daughter for bringing her to the U.S. Capitol on the day a deadly mob overran it. But it was recalling what she said to him next, after he assured her nothing like that would happen again, that made Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin break down. “She said, ’Dad, I don’t want to come back to the Capitol,’” Raskin said softly, squeezing his nose and shaking his head to clear away tears. “Of all the terrible, brutal things I saw and I heard on that day and since then, that one hit me the hardest.” Raskin, 58, a former constitutional law professor, is leading the impeachment prosecution in the Senate of former President Donald Trump, who is charged with inciting last month’s siege of the Capitol to...
    By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The congressman’s voice cracked and he paused to drink from a bottle of water as he told of apologizing to his daughter for bringing her to the U.S. Capitol on the day a deadly mob overran it. But it was recalling what she said to him next, after he assured her nothing like that would happen again, that made Maryland Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin break down. “She said, ’Dad, I don’t want to come back to the Capitol,'” Raskin said softly, squeezing his nose and shaking his head to clear away tears. “Of all the terrible, brutal things I saw and I heard on that day and since then, that one hit me the hardest." Raskin, 58, a former constitutional law professor, is leading the impeachment prosecution in the Senate of former President Donald Trump, who is charged with inciting last month's...
    (CNN)Rep. Jamie Raskin fled the House chamber on January 6 alongside his colleagues as a mob was gaining on the Capitol, but his mind was focused on the office down the hall where his daughter and son-in-law were in hiding.Just a day earlier, Raskin's family had buried his 25-year-old son, Tommy. Raskin's daughter Tabitha, 23, and his oldest daughter's husband, Hank, had accompanied the Maryland Democrat to the Capitol that Wednesday to watch as he defended President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College win on the House floor. Now his family was in danger, hiding in Majority Whip Steny Hoyer's ceremonial office as insurrectionists surrounded the House chamber. Raskin's chief of staff, Julie Tagen, who was with Tabitha and Hank, barricaded the door and grabbed a bronze bust as a weapon in case anyone broke in.It was roughly an hour before Capitol Police rescued them and they were reunited with Raskin, he...
    IAN WRIGHT has hailed Chelsea icon Fran Kirby for overcoming personal tragedy and a rare heart condition to become the club's all-time top scorer. The Arsenal legend reckons Kirby should be a regular starter for England and picked for the Team GB squad at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. 1Ian Wright said he cannot praise Fran Kirby "high enough" for overcoming personal tragedy to become a Chelsea legend The 27-year-old was diagnosed with Pericarditis — an inflammation of the lining around the heart, and told she may never play football again last November. But she hit FOUR goals in Chelsea's 5-0 romp at Reading last time out as a two finger salute to the rare heart condition, having made an emotional return to the WSL this season. On Wrighty's House podcast, Wright said: "She gave up at 16-years-old. "So when you look at what she's gone through there with the...
    CBS The cast of Survivor: Philippines, the 25th season of the show A lot of Survivor contestants have said re-entering the world after playing is incredibly hard. And for some, there’s a second round of struggling when their season airs. Case in point: Lisa Whelchel of Facts of Life fame played on Survivor: Philippines and she said in a recent interview that she had to see a therapist after her time on the show and then had a second round of PTSD when her season aired. She also revealed that she got divorced right before she started filming, which put her in a very fragile state of mind right from the get-go.Whelchel Said She Had A ‘Kind of Grief Reaction’ After the Show WrappedLisa Whelchel Survivor "Changing Strategy" -unaired ep 3 clipLisa Whelchel on Survivor Philippines discussing how she has had to change her strategy during an unaired...
    Racial gap in U.S. jobless rate narrows for first time in five months What to watch today: Stocks set to open lower after Trumps positive coronavirus test Pass Her the Mic: How a sports publicist coped with personal tragedy and pushed forward Sports publicist LaTonya Story, owner and president of LPS Consulting PR LLC, has amassed a successful 20-year career in the industry and represents stars like Michael Vick and ESPN’s Maria Taylor. But the 47-year-old is not without personal struggles. Her first-born son, Sterling, passed away almost 10 months ago, leaving Story with the parental guilt of not recognizing the warning signs when he first fell ill. A huge fan of NBA legend Allen Iverson, Sterling would have turned 31 on September 1. Today would have been our son's 31st birthday. He died 9 months ago from Malignant Lymphoma, a form of Cancer, that was misdiagnosed. In his...
    Aspen Ladd (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Aspen Ladd is reaching out to fans to help raise money to help pay for vet bills. UFC bantamweight Aspen Ladd is asking for help. The 25-year-old fighter took to Twitter on Tuesday afternoon to reach out to fans who might be interested in buying some of her fight wore kits. Ladd has fallen into financial trouble following the health issues and death of her pets. “Weird time for sure in my life, I’ll be out a minute, my beloved dog passed and my other dog needed 1 leg removed,” Ladd wrote on Twitter. “Puppy medical bills are racking up. Pictured are three fight worn UFC items I wore during my WAR’s. Feel free to DM me and make a legitimate offer.” Weird time for sure in my life, I’ll be out a minute, my beloved dog passed and my other dog needed...
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