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Sandy Hook Mom Pens Moving Letter to Jacob Hall's Mom

'Jacob was your superhero. Dylan was my Superman': Nicole Hockley to Renae Hall

(Newser) - No one ever really knows another's pain over the loss of a loved one, but Nicole Hockley probably has, more than most, a "sense of the journey" Renae Hall is now taking. Hockley is the mom of Dylan Hockley, a 6-year-old who died in the 2012 Sandy Hook... More »

Open Letter Supporting Trump Has 88 Notable Signatures

Retired military officials: He's the one we need to protect our national security

(Newser) - National security is the theme of Election 2016 this week, with an NBC-MSNBC forum on that topic Wednesday night and lots of apparent new support on that front for Donald Trump. The New York Times reports that 88 retired military figures—described by retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn... More »

Employee Knocks Trump's Jewish Son-in-Law: 'How Do You Allow This?'

One of Jared Kushner's own employees pens open letter about Trump's Star of David tweet

(Newser) - Donald Trump isn't the only one taking heat for tweeting an anti-Hillary Clinton image with a Star of David . Now his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, who owns the New York Observer, is dealing with fallout from one of his own employees. Entertainment writer Dana Schwartz penned a scathing open letter... More »

Gawker's Open Letter to Thiel: 'Peter, This Is Twisted'

Nick Denton challenges 'thin-skinned billionaire' to debate

(Newser) - Gawker founder Nick Denton has fired back against what he calls a "vindictive decade-long campaign" funded by PayPal founder Peter Thiel. In an open letter , Denton recaps legal actions against the company and Gawker writers and says: "Peter, this is twisted. Even were you to succeed in bankrupting... More »

Reagan's Daughter Calls Will Ferrell Role 'Heartless'

Patti Davis slams upcoming 'comedy' focusing on her dad's dementia

(Newser) - News that actor Will Ferrell will be playing a dementia-stricken Ronald Reagan in an upcoming comedic film caused an "uproar" this week, per CNN , with critics denouncing the decision to treat Alzheimer's disease as the joke framing the movie. Among the detractors: Reagan's family, including his daughter,... More »

Prison Break Star Shuts Down Fat-Shamers

'Like a dandelion up through the pavement, I persist': Wentworth Miller on his depression

(Newser) - As Michael Scofield on the hit show Prison Break, Wentworth Miller not only received critical acclaim , he also cut a notably buff, tatted figure. But after the show ended in 2009, Miller disappeared, and a meme this week brought out why. Viral-photo-sharer The Lad Bible posted a pic of a... More »

SF 'Tech Bro': Get Rid of Homeless 'Riff Raff'

'I shouldn’t have to see the ... despair of homeless people [going] to work every day'

(Newser) - What may have started out as a concerned citizen's plea to city officials to take care of an ongoing issue quickly denigrated into a case study of entitlement and privilege that's now being "crucified" across the Internet, per the San Francisco Chronicle . Tech entrepreneur Justin Keller, who... More »

Rocker Gives Miley a Grammar Lesson

Sufjan Stevens writes open letter to Cyrus

(Newser) - Indie rocker Sufjan Stevens has a serious issue with Miley Cyrus. No, not with her twerking, her insistence on wearing as little clothing as possible, or her inability to keep her tongue inside her mouth. Stevens has a problem ... with Miley's grammar. In an open letter to Cyrus on... More »

Gay Group 'Sorry' for Killing Lawmaker's Marriage

Pens sarcastic letter after affair prompts gay marriage opponent Amy Koch to quit

(Newser) - After a married Minnesota state senator was caught in an "inappropriate relationship" with a male staffer, she quit her post as majority leader. And because Amy Koch was a staunch opponent of gay marriage who had pushed to amend the state constitution toward that end, the local gay community... More »

First Lady Writes Open Letter to Parents About Shooting

Michelle Obama finds lessons to be shared

(Newser) - Parents wrestling with kids' questions about the Tucson shooting would do well to tell them about Christina Taylor Green, writes Michelle Obama in an open letter on the White House blog . Christina was only 9 but already learning about public service and "how to give back." She and... More »

Cavs Owner Blasts LeBron for 'Betrayal'

Promises Cleveland will win a title before he does

(Newser) - Dan Gilbert was not, it turns out, a fan of LeBron James’ big ESPN special. The Cleveland Cavaliers owner posted an open letter brimming with vitriol toward, in his words, “our former hero” on the team’s website last night. He called LeBron’s move a “cowardly betrayal”... More »

'Overwhelmed' Polanski Thanks Supporters

Also thanks 'unknown friends' around the world

(Newser) - In his first public comments since he was locked up in September, Roman Polanski has written a letter of thanks to French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy and his many “unknown friends” around the world. “I would like every one of them to know how heartening it is when... More »

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