Speaking of portraits, photographer Jeff Vespa has set up a makeshift studio at Sundance Film Festival. Vespa is the founder of the celebrity and entertainment photo service WireImage — and has filed these photos for LIFE.
The first former Guantanamo Bay detainee to be tried in a civilian court was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday. Ahmed Ghailani had been convicted of conspiring with members of al-Qaida to bomb two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998; 224 people died in the attacks, and thousands were wounded.
Whichever Democrat winds up sitting with House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA) on what's being called bipartisan "date night" will likely know that he or she wasn't the House Republican official's first choice.
That's because Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the former House speaker and present minority leader, tweeted an apology to Cantor for being already booked.
In demonstrations they say were inspired by recent events in Tunisia, thousands of anti-government protesters clashed Tuesday with police in Cairo and demanded that longtime leader Hosni Mubarak step down from power.
Protesters gathered in front of the Interior Ministry building to voice their complaints about a multitude of issues, from a lack of government freedoms to long-term poverty.