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