After catching heat for accepting Vladimir Putin's denials of Russian election hacking, President Donald Trump sought to clarify his stance by insisting he had misspoken and reiterating his confidence in U.S. intelligence findings.
Born in 1957, Mona Simpson spent her early years in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She moved with her mother to Los Angeles as a teenager. While earning her M.F.A. degree at Columbia, Simpson became an editor at the Paris Review. She won accolades for her first novel Anywhere But Here (1986). After that initial success, Simpson has continued to produce well-regarded literary works, including My Hollywood (2010).