‘Biggest Loser’ host Bob Harper ‘feeling better’ after heart attack

(CNN)Bob Harper, personal trainer and host of the NBC show “The Biggest Loser,” shared on Instagram that he had a heart attack two weeks ago. “I am feeling better. Just taking it easy,” the 51-year old celebrity trainer posted with a photo of himself in bed, wearing a hospital gown. “I want to thank everyone … Continued

Rep. Jordan confronts protesters but finds no common ground

Fremont, Ohio (CNN)Ohio Republican Rep. Jim Jordan acknowledged protesters outside two events in his home district Monday — a break with many other Capitol Hill colleagues who have largely avoided such scenes — but was met with shouts of disapproval. The Ohio Republican, a 10-year veteran of the House and one of its most ardent … Continued

Federal judge blocks travel ban for Virginia residents

(CNN)As the Trump administration grapples with the Ninth Circuit’s refusal to reinstate the President’s travel ban, a federal judge across the country dealt another significant blow to the executive order in Virginia late Monday, writing in her opinion: “Maximum power does not mean absolute power.” US District Court Judge Leonie Brinkema in Virginia granted a … Continued

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 53 The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James (1902)

This revolutionary work written by Henry Jamess less famous brother brought a democratising impulse to the realm of religious belief The United States is a society, first described in Thomas Jeffersons revolutionary words in 1776, that constantly rewrites its narrative in law, philosophy, economics and belief, as well as through poetry, drama and fiction. In … Continued