"Flutter, flutter, wham! Wham! Wham!" That's what pedestrians who walk by this Boston area office building have heard all week, as they watched this confused seagull fly into a mirrored glass window in Beacon Hill.
Veronica and Marty Barillas never thought the word "horse" would mean so much to them.
Nine years ago, their son Nico was born with Down syndrome. He's mostly nonverbal and communicates with an iPad app. Veronica and Marty are always looking for ways to enrich his life and find ways to teach Nico to express himself.
Over the weekend, while chaos erupted over travel ban court hearings and Super Bowl madness, animal rights groups noticed it first: The federal government quietly removed animal welfare inspection reports from the USDA’s website.