A.M. Links: New HHS Secretary Confirmed, Putin Skips Out on D-Day Memorial, Stay-at-Home Dads Doubled Since '80s


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    It's official: Sylvia Mathews Burwell will take over as Health and Human Services Department secretary. The Senate confirmed Burwell Thursday by a vote of 78 to 17. 

  • President Obama joined kings, queens, and prime ministers on Omaha Beach this morning to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Russian President Vladimir Putin skipped the beach memorial, though he is expected at a leaders' luncheon later. 
  • The number of stay-at-home dads has nearly doubled since the late 1980s, according to Pew Research Center. But almost a quarter of these 2 million men said they were home due to unemployment. 
  • A gunman opened fire at Seattle Pacific University yesterday, killing one and injuring two more before he was pepper-sprayed and tackled by a student building monitor. 
  • Canadian police have caught 24-year-old Justin Bourque, the man suspected of traipsing about Moncton, New Brunswick, like Rambo and fatally shooting three cops. 
  • North Korea said Friday that it has detained American tourist Jeffrey Edward Fowle for unspecified actions "contrary to the purpose of tourism." 
  • The world as it ought to be does not exist: University College London bans student Nietzsche Club for "promoting a far-right fascist ideology." 

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