It was already a slugfest. But with a week left until primary day, recent developments in the race for the U.S. Senate seat in Mississippi have redefined the sort of nasty politics that turns many voters off.
It’s been “probably a decade” since 68-year-old Tom Howell last saw a doctor. A nagging cough and some chest pain are what finally prompted him to drive 30 miles from his home in Iowa to the closest medical facility, Midwest Medical Center in Galena, Illinois.
Nigeria's military chiefs and the president are apparently split over how to free nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists, with the military saying use of force endangers the hostages and the president reportedly ruling out a prisoner-hostage swap.