‘People cried, people were stunned’: Sports journalist Bill Plaschke recalls

Despite being one of the most popular players in the NBA during the Showtime Lakers era, Bill Plaschke recalls how many turned on Earvin “Magic” Johnson after he announced he was diagnosed with HIV and that he was retiring from the NBA. Plaschke said Johnson was subject to a lot of ridicule and shaming but the NBA superstar said he came forward hoping he could help someone.

Biden touts spending, infrastructure packages to revive US

President Joe Biden returned to his birthplace Wednesday for the first time since taking office, declaring his multitrillion-dollar safety net and infrastructure packages would restore an America starving for investments in its workers, families and the environment.