Betsy DeVos reveals her longtime education secretary aspirations: “I literally had never given it a

Her Senate confirmation last week—won by a hair’s breadth—didn’t help to make US education secretary Betsy DeVos any less blisteringly controversial. Neither, surely, will this. In an interview with Axios’s Jonathan Swan published this morning, DeVos—a Michigan billionaire with no personal experience in public education—revealed she was apparently just as taken by surprise by president Donald Trump’s choice to nominate her as the rest of the US was. Recalled DeVos: It was the day after the election that somebody with whom I’ve worked for a number of years actually e‑mailed…

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Abducted California mother Sherri Papini had ‘message’ branded on skin

A missing California jogger found on Thanksgiving day last week after a three-week abduction had been branded with a “message” by her captors. “It is not a symbol, but it was a message,” Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said of 34-year-old mother-of-two Sherri Papini’s injuries. On Wednesday, her husband Keith spoke about her recovery. Investigators are searching for two Hispanic adult women, last seen driving a dark-coloured SUV. Image copyrightSHASTA COUNTY SHERIFFImage captionMs Papini was described as a “super mom” by her neighbours Mr Papini told ABC News his wife…

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