A special day for 7-year old Madeline Webster. The first grader at Armstrong Elementary in Eastover, N.C. is leading her classmates in singing a patriotic song. Madeline's father, SFC William Webster, is serving overseas in Korea. He wasn't expected home for another 2 months. But he suprises his daughther with an early homecoming. Watch Madeline's reaction:
First lady Michelle Obama mistakenly called herself a "busy single mother" in an interview on Thursday with Burlington, Vt. CBS affiliate WCAX, before quickly catching herself and identifying instead as "busy working mom."
A task force for the National Rifle Association is recommending training and arming designated members of school staffs. The NRA has floated the idea before but established a task force to study the issue further. Former Congressman Asa Hutchinson, chairman of the NRA task force, said the proposal seeks to prevent school shootings. The Arkansas Republican, a former director of the DEA, also called for increased mental health screening.
The NRA has been scrambling to respond to growing public and political pressure since the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Mark Mattioli, whose son James was killed in the Sandy Hook melee, appeared at a news conference with Hutchinson. He applauded the call for increased mental health screening and said politics should be set aside in the national debate over guns. Mattioli argued that the focus should be on "real solutions" that will make schools safer.
Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group, played an April Fools' joke on his Twitter followers. The billionaire tweeted out a message announcing the "world’s first glass-bottomed plane" was introduced by Virgin Airlines. The tweet linked the his blog on Virgin's official website. The entire company was in on the prank, with an official press release and other employees questioning if they might discover Nessie while flying over Scotland. Would you ever consider flying in a plane with a glass bottom?
Not easy to watch, such a horrible injury