From the Senate in the 1970s to the presidential campaign trail in 2020, Joe Biden has a long record of going where political pressures push him—and right now they’re pushing him aggressively leftward
A bar behind bars
An emergency at an Irish prison was quietly resolved after prison officials discovered the hostage taker had a sweet tooth. Two inmates took another inmate hostage on Feb. 23 at a prison in Portlaoise, Ireland. The prisoners barricaded themselves in a cell and engaged in a five-hour standoff with officials. During negotiations, prison authorities said one of the hostage takers agreed to open the cell door if guards would bring him a Mars bar. Guards delivered the candy bar, subdued the inmates, and freed the hostage.