Young South Sudan girls leaving school and being sold into marriage by starving families
Young female children in South Sudan are being forced out of school and into marriage as young 14. The World Food Program has stopped its school feeding scheme in the wake of funding cuts and the family of a daughter entering into marriage will be paid in cows as a dowry. Debora Patta speaks with a child bride on her wedding day and her Father who negotiated the price of 80 under- nourished cows.news.yahoo.com
Trump family must testify in New York fraud investigation, appeals court rules
An appeals court ruled that Donald Trump and two of his children, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, must comply with subpoenas and testify in a civil investigation by the New York attorney general's office. CBS News investigative reporter Graham Kates shares the latest on "Red and Blue."news.yahoo.com
After long being mired in politics, Lincoln museum has ‘potential to be incredibly great’ under restructuring plan
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield has long been mired in political shenanigans, but advocates hope a bill just passed by state legislators will lead to better and more transparent institution.chicagotribune.com
Gov. Ralph Northam to announce plan to extend Virginia’s school year into the summer on Friday
Summer school in Virginia? While speaking with the Washington Post on Thursday, Gov. Ralph Northam spoke on his plan for fixing some of the disruption to student’s learning. Northam detailing plan to possibly extend school year into the summer]“Our children definitely learn better when they’re in a classroom. Below is Northam’s full conversation with The Washington Post:
Tyanna: 30 Days of Hope
There are more than 700 children who are ready for foster to adoption in Virginia. 10 News profiles one child who needs a home every day during 30 Days of Hope. The children are all ages and races and were put into foster care due to no fault of their own. 30 Days of Hope may be over, but there is still a need so we are continuing this series on Mondays in December. If you have questions about Tyanna or foster care/adoption, contact DePaul Community Resources here.
Shopping, eating and more: What’s going on today and this weekend
You can drop off toys tomorrow and next Saturday at Tanglewood Mall in Roanoke County from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Small businesses are gearing up for Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. The Small Business Administration says there are nearly 32 million independent businesses. The event was found by American Express in 2010 and officially cosponsored by the Small Business Administration since 2011. It was created to encourage residents and visitors to eat at small locally-owned restaurants in Martinsville and Henry County, especially on Small Business Saturday.
All your favorite children’s books, reimagined for the age of COVID
A mother of two mindlessly picked up a paintbrush in late March, and started painting the cover of one of the books she had read to her children earlier in the day -- and said she incorporated some “cartoonified” coronavirus themes, to try to make the situation less scary.