American anchor Liz Wahl quit her job at RT-America in spectacular fashion Wednesday, announcing her resignation live on the air after her 5 p.m. news broadcast.
"Personally I cannot be part of a network that whitewashes the actions of [Vladimir] Putin," Wahl said before walking off the air. "I am proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth and that is why after this newscast I'm resigning."read more
Van Cliburn, the pianist who helped unite and inspire people during the Cold War, has died, the Associated Press reports. He was 78.
Cliburn died in his Fort Worth, Texas, home after succumbing to his battle with bone cancer.
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Born in Louisiana, Cliburn began taking piano lessons at the age of three. After growing up in Texas, Cliburn moved to New York to study at the Julliard School and trained in Russian Romantic-style music. It was in 1958, at the age of 23, when Cliburn rose to fame after winning the first International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. That year he was on the cover of Time Magazine with the headline, "The Texan Who Conquered Russia." Although Russia and the United States were battling at the time, Cilburn became a hero to Soviets.read more