You know that old saying, "truth is stranger than fiction"? Well, there's a reason why people say that.
There are few better examples of that phrase in its full power than the strange run-in between Edwin Booth, one of the most famous actors in American history and older brother of future presidential assassin John Wilkes Booth, and Robert Todd Lincoln.
It's an intriguing mix of politics and the arts; more importantly, it highlights how basic human decency can collide head-on with tragedy. The serendipitous nature of this entire ordeal is something the Greeks or Shakespeare could never have imagined.
President Donald Trump hit back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday with a letter saying he was "sorry to inform" her that her trip to Brussels, Belgium and Afghanistan would be canceled due to the government shutdown, just one day after Pelosi proposed cancelling the State of the Union address for similar reasons.
Marine Corps drill instructor R. Lee Ermey in his iconic role in 'Full Metal Jacket' (Warner Bros.)
Retired Marine Staff Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, the legendary Marine drill instructor turned iconic Full Metal Jacket actor who died last year, will be formally laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Jan. 18, according to the cemetery's web site.