One potential Republican 2016 candidate didn't get an invitation to this year's Conservative Political Action Conference: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. A conference source told CNN that Christie wasn't asked to attend by organizers, which takes place in mid-March at a resort outside Washington. GOP politicians who did get invites: Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin.
Former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop has died at age 96. Koop served as surgeon general from 1982 to 1989, under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. He was outspoken on public health issues and was perhaps best known for his work around AIDS. He wrote a brochure about the disease that was sent to 107 million households in the United States in 1988, makiung it the largest public health mailing ever, according to a biography of Koop on a website of the surgeon general.
Seventy years ago this week, three German students were executed in Munich for leading a resistance movement against Hitler. Since then, the members of the White Rose group have become German national heroes. Surviving member Liselotte Furst-Ramdohr, 99, was introduced to the group by her friend Alexander Schmorell, who was caught and executed. "I can still see Alex today as he told me about it," she said. "He never said the word 'resistance', he just said that the war was dreadful, with the battles and so many people dying, and that Hitler was a megalomaniac, and so they had to do something." Furst-Ramdohr doesn't like the acclaim she gets today from German society because of how it treated the White Rose decades ago. "At the time, they'd have had us all executed," she said.
Daytime temperatures in Stockholm, Switzerland regularly drop as cold as 23 Fahrenheit, but it's common to see children left outside restaurants and coffee shops by their parents for a sleep in the stroller. "I think it's good for them to be in the fresh air as soon as possible," said Lisa Mardon, a mother-of-three. "When the temperature drops to -15C we always cover the prams with blankets."
A new book titled by private investigator William C. Dear, O.J. Is Innocent And I Can Prove It, claims that evidence suggests O.J. Simpson's son Jason Simpson killed Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in 1994. Dear writes that Jason was prescribed Depakote after diagnosed with "intermittent rage disorder" and had stopped taking it two months before the killings. The book has a photo of Jason wearing a knit cap like one found at the crime scene.