When New Mexico State Sen. Michael Padilla was a child, he says he mopped the cafeteria floors to earn his school lunch, and he befriended the cafeteria workers so he wouldn't have to go hungry. "I grew up in foster homes, multiple foster homes," the Democratic lawmaker tells NPR's Rachel Martin. "It's very obvious who the poor kids are in the school."
In today's world of impossibly speeded-up journalism, with Twitter bursts its high-velocity symbol, a small group of renegades has resolutely slammed on the brakes to practice what it calls "slow journalism." "Anyone can photograph a sunset in a national park, sexy models or friends in a hot spring.
SAN DIEGO -- Veterans Day will be observed around San Diego County Friday with a parade, opera and dedication of a 30-foot-tall bell tower at the Miramar National Cemetery. The $400,000 tower and carillon was largely paid for by Korean War veteran and San Diego-area car dealer Bob Baker, who contributed $250,000.