"It's an interesting face, younger and fuller than we have been used to seeing, less careworn, and with the hint of a smile," said Phil Stone, chairman of the Richard III Society. "He's a man who lived. Indeed, when I looked him in the eye, 'Good King Richard' seemed alive and about to speak. At last, it seems, we have the true image of Richard III - is this the face that launched a thousand myths?' … [Read more...] about Reconstruction reveals face of England’s long lost King Richard III
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On Monday, the king's skeleton lay in a glass box in a meeting room within the university library. It was a browned, fragile-looking thing, its skull pocked with injuries, missing its feet -- which scientists say were disturbed sometime after burial -- and with a pronounced s-shape to the spine. … [Read more...] about Skeleton found in parking lot identified as that of England’s King Richard III, experts say
Hill, who now teaches law at Brandeis University, was picked in December to lead a newly formed commission on sexual harassment in the entertainment industry; in a recent interview with Mayer for The New Yorker, she emphasized how crucial believability is to the narrative of cases like hers, and, in Mayer’s words, “Until now, very few women have had that standing.” Thomas, meanwhile, sits securely on the U.S. Supreme Court with lifetime tenure. He was 43 when he faced what he famously called “a high-tech lynching” before the Judiciary Committee. After that, he vowed to friends, he would serve on the Court another 43 years. He’s more than halfway there. His record on the Court has been devastating for women’s rights. Thomas typically votes against reproductive choice: In 2007, he was in the 5-4 majority in Gonzales v. Carhart that upheld the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. He voted to weaken equal-pay protections in the Court’s … [Read more...] about Do You Believe Her Now?
8:45 a.m. Nancy Pelosi has not been tested for coronavirus: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, has not been tested for coronavirus or for antibodies, she told reporters Thursday morning. After she was in the same room in March as a colleague from New York who tested positive, Rep. Nidya Velásquez, Pelosi asked a physician if she should get a test but was told it wasn’t necessary because she had no symptoms. “The doctor says, ‘No, you don’t need to and you’d be putting yourself ahead of other people in line,’” Pelosi said. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Apple’s Genius help, store pickups return in Bay Area
6:59 p.m. Sonoma County sheriff says he’ll stop enforcing county health order: In a Facebook post, Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick wrote he will direct deputies and staff to stop enforcing the county’s shelter-in-place order beginning June 1. Essick wrote that guidelines in Sonoma County’s health order “are far more restrictive” than state guidelines despite the county’s infection rate being “low compared to other counties” and that: “I can no longer in good conscience continue to enforce Sonoma County Public Health Orders, without explanation, that criminalize otherwise lawful business and personal behavior.” Read the full story here. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: San Franciscans mask up as 30-foot rule kicks in