July 1, 2015
Joe Biden Helped This Man Get Over His Stutter – Then Beau Biden Helped Him Realize His Dreams
Branden Brooks on Wednesday tweeted out a letter that Vice President Joe Biden sent him years ago when he was a senator. Brooks told BuzzFeed News about how the vice president's advice helped change his life.
Louisiana Senator Slams Jindal: "He's Been Running For President For A While..."
"We need to have a debate about what's best for us, what's going to build a great future for our kids and grandkids, and it shouldn't matter what political pundits or leaders in Washington or Iowa or New Hampshire think."
5 Under-The-Radar Philly Bands To Follow In 2015
Unlike music scene giants like Nashville or NYC, the Philly scene is more of a community than a competition. Still, bands have to make their way inside that community, which floods prime spots like Johnny Brenda's or Kung Fu Necktie and local airwaves like WXPN to get hyped. So here's your list of 5 underrated bands not getting the attention they deserve in the Philly area for 2015.
Alan Gross Spent Five Years In Prison For Trying To Help Cubans Use The Internet
In 2009, an American aid worker seeking to provide internet service for Cubans was thrown in jail for more than five years. Now, as relations with Cuba finally thaw, the imprisonment of Alan Gross remains a prime example of how promoting American values in countries that don't want them is a policy that is as well-intentioned as it is poorly executed.
Preliminary Investigation: Fire At South Carolina Black Church Not Believed To Be Arson
The fire at the black church in Greeleyville on Tuesday was not intentionally set, a law enforcement source told the Associated Press. This fire comes after there has been a rash of arsons at black churches across the South.
Book Lovers - Your New Favourite Charity Is Opening In Melbourne!
Congratulations bibliophiles - Two Buck Books is launching in Melbourne tonight and it's the charity of your dreams. Two Buck Books collect your unwanted books, sell them for two bucks and give all the money to a different charity every month - and they're starting off with some signed copies from author Bret Easton Ellis.
Border Patrol Prone To Corruption, Needs More Internal Investigators, Report Finds
The report, commissioned by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, recommended that hundreds of internal affairs investigators be hired to stem the high rate of corruption-related arrests among border patrol employees.