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  • Who is this flying mailman with a message for Congress?

    Who is this flying mailman with a message for Congress?
    Many questions surround the political stunt of a postal worker charged Thursday with violating national airspace and operating an unregistered aircraft by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill. Q: Who is he? A: Doug Hughes, 61, delivers the U.S. mail...
  • Easter ad, Rubio and Red Cross: Letters

    Easter ad, Rubio and Red Cross: Letters
    Grateful for Easter ad I was bewildered and saddened at the April 8 letter to the editor by Robin Westbrook criticizing the Hobby Lobby ad, which appeared at the back of Section A on Easter Sunday. There was no mention of the holiday on the front page...
  • Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies

    Levi Watkins, pioneer in cardiac surgery, dies
    Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., a noted Johns Hopkins cardiac surgeon, behind-the-scenes political figure and civil rights activist who broke many racial barriers, died Friday from a massive heart attack and stroke, relatives said Saturday. The 70-year-old Dr....
  • Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case

    Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case
    All but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, and the judge called the cheating scandal "the sickest thing that's ever...
  • In Baltimore, riots appear where urban renewal didn't

    In Baltimore, riots appear where urban renewal didn't
    Tanishia Lewis and her young children were filling trash bags in a parking lot Tuesday morning, joining others who hoped to quickly erase the scars left by rioters. But the problems in her West Baltimore neighborhood run much deeper than a night of...
  • Atlanta school officials sentenced up to 7 years for test cheating

    Atlanta school officials sentenced up to 7 years for test cheating
    ll but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, and the judge called the cheating scandal "the sickest thing that's ever...
  • Health Calendar: Health fair April 25 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Waukegan

    Health screenings, events and support groups throughout the county. EVENTS FAIR: A health and wellness fair titled "Improve your Health — Improve Your Life" will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 25 at Shiloh Baptist Church, 800 S. Genesee...
  • Baltimore mayor disputes suggestions she encouraged violence

    Baltimore mayor disputes suggestions she encouraged violence
    Even as officials struggle to ensure a return to calm after a night of rioting in Baltimore, the political sparring has already begun. Did the city move too slowly in seeking help to keep the peace? In comments she made after the death of Freddie Gray,...
  • L.A. theater openings, April 12-19: 'Loopholes: A Pain in the I.R.S.' and more

    L.A. theater openings, April 12-19: 'Loopholes: A Pain in the I.R.S.' and more
    It's a good week for world premieres with Rajiv Joseph’s fantastical new drama "Mr. Wolf," a musical adaptation of┬áJane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" and the tune-filled┬ásatire "Loopholes: A Pain in the I.R.S." All About Murder Interactive...
  • University Greek houses often segregated

    University Greek houses often segregated
    If 11 a.m. on Sunday is the most segregated hour in America, as the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once observed about churches, then the next most segregated might be 11 p.m. Saturday on college campuses when the Greeks start partying. Fraternity and...
  • Alone, for now, among GOP hopefuls, Rand Paul pursues black voters

    WASHINGTON Rand Paul, soon before announcing his run for president last month, stood before an audience at historically black Bowie State University and echoed Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1967 message that there are "two Americas." That phrase about the...