Top US News: Former Gangster Behind ‘The Wire’ Dies, Obama To Make Historical Cuba Visit, Justice Scalia’s Son Calls Conspiracy Theories ‘Hurtful Distraction’
Obama To Make Historical Cuba Visit
President Barack Obama will visit Cuba in the next few weeks. Obama’s trip to Cuba will mark the end of the official estrangement between the two countries, NBC News reports. In 2014, Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro say they would work on improving their relations. The two leaders met in the first official meeting between the two countries ever since Fidel Castro took power in 1961. However, Obama’s plans to visit Cuba were criticized by Senator Marco Rubio, who said Castro’s government was “anti-American communist dictatorship.”
Nathan Barksdale, Inspiration Behind ‘The Wire,’ Dies In Prison
Former Baltimore gangster, who also became the inspiration for the series The Wire, Nathan Bodie Barksdale, died in prison. The infamous gangster from the 1980s, who ran a heroine operation in the Murphy Homes, passed away after suffering from sickness for a long time, WTVR reports.
Barksdale’s life is said to be the inspiration behind the character of the drug leader, “Avon Barksdale.” The Wire has been hailed by several critics as one of the best television shows of all time.
Justice Scalia’s Son Calls Conspiracy Theories ‘Hurtful Distraction’
In an interview with host Laura Ingraham, Justice Antonin Scalia’s son, Eugene, referred to the conspiracy theories surrounding his father’s death as a “hurtful distraction,” according to ABC News.
Expressing that he does not know the details of the theories, he said, “Our family just has no doubt he died of natural causes. And we accept that. We’re praying for him. We ask others to accept that and pray for him.”
Channing Dungey Becomes First African-American President Of Major Broadcast Network
Channing Dungey becomes the President of ABC Entertainment, creating history as the first black head of programming at the network. Serving previously as the executive vice president of drama, her association with the drama development includes shows like Scandal, Once Upon a Time and How To Get Away with Murder, NBC News reports. In a statement, she said that she was “thrilled and humbled” for the opportunity she was offered.