From the unconventional and awe-inspiring to the hilarious and heartwarming, here’s a look at some of the most interesting photos, videos and stories that have our newsroom talking today. What’s capturing your attention, filling your inbox and cluttering your Facebook/Twitter feed? Tweet us the stories you’re talking about using #InstantIndex, or email us at ABC.WorldNews@abc.com, and they could appear on “World News.”
Senator Calls for Made in America Uniforms
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown introduced the “Wear American Act” — a bill that calls on the U.S. government to buy 100% of the uniforms for everyone from park rangers to postal workers from clothing makers right here at home. Current law requires only 51 percent of the uniforms to be American made. American clothing makers are happy to take on the challenge.
Rare Violin Found
Police in Milwaukee believe that they have recovered an extremely rare violin — a Lipinski Stradivarius. The violin was made in 1715 and is believed to be worth at least $5 million. The violin went missing last week when the owner, Frank Almond, one of the top classical musicians in the world, was shot with a stun gun as thieves made off with his instrument. Three people have been arrested in the incident.
Ann Compton Receives The Washington Press Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award
ABC News Radio’s White House Correspondent Ann Compton will receive The Washington Press Club’s Lifetime Achievement Award. She has spent four decades covering Washington and was the first woman to cover the White House for ABC News.