By CNN's Susan Garraty
He needed permission from his parents, and they would not give it to him. Always a distinguished scholar, he skipped a grade in elementary school so he turned seventeen his senior year of high school in 1942. For months he pestered his father and the answer was the same: wait and go to college – you’re too young.
By CNN's Kylie Mohr
“He was very professional and he enforced a dress code in class – you couldn’t wear flip flops.” So says a recent graduate from Randolph-Macon College about Professor David Brat. The same David Brat who defeated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) in a primary Tuesday that sent political shockwaves from the Richmond, Virginia suburbs up I-95 to the U.S. Capitol.
“He was very serious about preparing his students for the future,” said Alyssa Warren, Randolph-Macon’s 2013 valedictorian. Violations to the no jeans, no t-shirts, no flip-flop dress code resulted in an ethics paper assignment.
By CNN's Annesha Bhattacharya
40 miles west of Baghdad, on the banks of the Euphrates River, lies the desert city of Falluja. It was once known as the “City of Mosques” – a hub of trade, culture, and prosperity. Today Falluja is overshadowed by the ISIS – an extremist group that has poured into Iraq. Over the course of this week, several prominent Iraqi cities have been overrun by ISIS forces. They have vowed to continue on to Baghdad. In its wake, ISIS has left death, destruction, and thousands of displaced Iraqis.
For Falluja, this is nothing new.