Congress silent on ratings reform

Entertainment | Lawmakers have yet to act on months-old warnings about TV oversight
by Mary Jackson
Posted 10/25/19, 03:36 pm

Decades ago, when movie critic Nell Minow was raising her children, she limited their screen time to Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and they only watched TV in the living room.

“It was much easier for me to control,” said Minow, whose readers know her as The Movie Mom.

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Parents of U.K. crash victim appeal to Trump

by Harvest Prude
Posted 10/16/19, 12:19 pm

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump met Tuesday with the parents of a 19-year-old British man who died in a crash involving a U.S. intelligence official’s wife in August. Anne Sacoolas pulled onto the wrong side of the road when leaving a military base in Croughton, England, and collided with Harry Dunn’s motorcycle. The mother of three claimed diplomatic immunity from prosecution and returned to the United States.

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Fort Worth police officer charged with murder

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 10/15/19, 11:21 am

Police officials said Monday they do not understand why Officer Aaron Dean, 34, shot and killed 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson through a window in her home on Saturday. The shooting happened when officers went to Jefferson’s house for a nonemergency welfare check. Her 8-year-old nephew was in the room at the time Dean shot her. Dean resigned from the police force Monday and authorities charged him with murder. He left jail in Tarrant County, Texas, after posting bond on Monday night.

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