A.M. UPDATE: Putin bans Americans from adopting Russian kids
PUTIN BANS AMERICANS FROM ADOPTING RUSSIAN BABIES
Russian President Vladimir Putin today signed a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children, part of a harsh response to a U.S. law targeting Russians deemed to be human rights violators. Although some top Russian officials
including the foreign minister openly opposed the bill and Putin himself had been noncommittal about it last week, he signed it less than twenty-four hours after receiving it from Parliament, where both houses passed it overwhelmingly.
SURPRISE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL
Lindie Bryant got a big surprise this month. Her longtime boyfriend, Steven Berry, proposed to her on Dec. 13 shortly after his bilateral lung transplant. Berry, a 21-year-old Rusk resident, said he planned to propose on New Year's, maybe after a fireworks show. But all of that changed when he was told he had a transplant offer. Berry was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 3 years old and had been on a transplant list since September. Read the complete story here on
TylerPaper.com or in today's print edition of the Tyler Morning Telegraph.
SUPPORT SHINE YOUR LIGHT
The total contributions for the Shine Your Light community campaign through Tuesday increased by more than five thousand dollars, bringing the total to nearly one hundred fifty seven thousand of the two hundred fifty thousand dollar goal. Shine Your Light is an annual end-of-year giving campaign where East Texas residents can donate to selected nonprofits through the East Texas Communities Foundation. The campaign ends Monday, so please consider making a donation.
Click the Shine Your Light button on the TylerPaper.com home page for more information.
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