A much-needed sign of political civility: First Lady Michelle Obama gives former President George W. Bush a big hug at the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture today. President Bush signed the bill authorizing the NMAAHC in 2003. For more photos check out kennerly.com
The Ombu tree (Phytolacca dioica) is a large, evergreen tree native to the Pampa of South America. It has an umbrella-like canopy, a massive, fireproof trunk and is immune to locusts and other pests. It grows rapidly.