- Condolences to her family, friends, and those who loved her work:
The celebrated novelist Toni Morrison died Monday night, according to a source at her publisher, Knopf. She was 88 years old. Born Chloe Ardella Wofford, Morrison was best known for her critically acclaimed and best-selling novel Beloved, which won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Among her other memorable and influential novels Jazz (1992) and Paradise (1997); the three books comprise a loose trilogy. Just after the last of them was published, Morrison was awarded a Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first black woman of any nationality to do so.
Victoria’s Secret officially hired its first openly transgender model less than a year after the company faced backlash for its comments on trans women.
US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has submitted his resignation letter to President Donald Trump and plans to move back home to Utah, according to a source familiar with his thinking.
- Because we all need a baby elephant in our lives:
On today’s Kagro in the Morning show
: Still no buyers for Trump's terrible Toledo teleprompter talk. Will the courts unredact the Mueller report? Trump and Epstein split over a real estate deal (and a shady one at that, of course), not the creeping. Back to the social media Brexit/Trump connection.