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  • Effort To Build Memorial To Black Soldiers In American Revolution Began In Plainville

    A proposed national memorial to the thousands of African Americans who fought in the American Revolution won crucial federal approval Sept. 11, a key step for a project that began 30 years ago with a Plainville woman's struggle to join the Daughters of...
  • Nationalism can unite or divide: New Voices

    I am proud to be an American. I bleed red, white and, blue. I live the American dream. This strong sense of pride that we feel in our country is encompassed in the concept of nationalism. We are united under one cultural identity. We share the same...
  • Give me the beaten path and keep your B&B

    Give me the beaten path and keep your B&B
    It was invisible on Google Maps, but that was irrelevant anyway, as the reception bars had long faded from my phone. Through the dimming mountain evening, detouring east on a trip north, I was searching for a bed-and-breakfast. "It's the third house...
  • Use mercenaries to fight ISIS?

    On his Fox News show Monday night, Bill O'Reilly suggested using mercenaries to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) instead of U.S. ground forces, which President Obama has repeatedly vowed not to deploy. The use of mercenaries is as old as warfare itself....
  • Scarecrows wanted for annual contest and expo

    Scarecrows wanted for annual contest and expo
    The sixth annual Scarecrow Expo and Build-Off will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 4 during the Leesburg Saturday Morning Market at Towne Square on Main Street. Scarecrows can be created at the event or taken to the event already built by noon Oct....
  • The American union's first stage could be a model for the Mideast

     The American union's first stage could be a model for the Mideast
    The year the American war for independence ended, 1781, the United States adopted the Articles of Confederation as its preferred form of government. Even a cursory glance at the Articles reveals that the first clause in the most famous speech in...
  • Use mercenaries to fight ISIS? [Commentary]

    Use mercenaries to fight ISIS? [Commentary]
    On his Fox News show Monday night, Bill O'Reilly suggested using mercenaries to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) instead of U.S. ground forces, which President Obama has repeatedly vowed not to deploy. The use of mercenaries is as old as warfare itself....
  • Carol A. MacPhail, educator

    Carol A. MacPhail, educator
    Carol A. MacPhail, who had been an administrator and art teacher at Friends School and Bryn Mawr School, died Wednesday of breast cancer at her Lutherville home. She was 71. The daughter of Norbert Albert Witt, who had been president of Noxell, and...
  • Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark '64 free speech protests

    Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark '64 free speech protests
    Fifty years ago, Jack Weinberg was the first to be arrested in an unprecedented student protest over free speech restrictions on the UC Berkeley campus. Thousands of demonstrators surrounded the police car in which Weinberg was detained for 32 hours....
  • New U.S. history curriculum sparks education battle of 2014

    New U.S. history curriculum sparks education battle of 2014
    To improve the Advanced Placement class for U.S. history, some of the best and brightest history scholars in the country worked for six years on a new curriculum. The idea was to replace traditional memorization with more emphasis on critical thinking...
  • Vegas shooters ID'd, planned to put swastika 'on every cop we kill'

    Vegas shooters ID'd, planned to put swastika 'on every cop we kill'
    Officials on Monday identified Jerad and Amanda Miller, a young married couple from Indiana who acquaintances said grew increasingly disillusioned with police and government officials, as the shooters in the rampage that left two police officers and a...