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  • Carroll's revealing 'illeagle' graffiti [Editorial]

    We thank the nameless graffiti artist in Carroll County who spray painted a denunciation of an aborted plan to house some of the thousands of unaccompanied minors who have crossed the southern U.S. border in recent months at a military facility near...
  • Obama stops short of blaming Russia for downed jet in Ukraine

    Obama stops short of blaming Russia for downed jet in Ukraine
    President Obama on Friday condemned the missile attack that downed a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine as an "outrage of unspeakable proportions" but stopped short of blaming Russia directly for the tragedy. A...
  • Kosovo lawmakers struggle for control of parliament

    PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo's constitutional court suspended the appointment of the speaker of parliament on Wednesday, deepening a political crisis over who gets to rule the impoverished Balkan country for the next four years. Kosovo is locked in a...
  • North Korean freighter runs aground off Mexico after stop in Havana

    A North Korean freighter has run aground in the Gulf of Mexico just days after a stop in Havana that sparked comparisons with another Pyongyang vessel captured last summer with a large and illegal shipment of Cuban weapons. The 430-foot Mu Du Bong...
  • Secretary-general says UN has 'moral responsibility' to help end cholera outbreak in Haiti

    UNITED NATIONS In his strongest statement since a deadly cholera epidemic arrived in Haiti nearly four years ago, the head of the United Nations said the global body bears "a moral responsibility" in helping the Caribbean nation end the outbreak. U.N....
  • Death toll of Israel's Gaza campaign hits 114 as US seeks cease-fire

    JERUSALEM Israel kept up a steady bombardment of the Gaza Strip from the air and sea on Friday as the United States offered to broker a cease-fire that would end an offensive launched to quell rocket fire from the territory. The death toll from the...
  • U.N. Security Council threatens action against South Sudan

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday named Danish diplomat Ellen Margrethe Loj as his new special envoy to South Sudan and head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the world's newest nation. Loj replaces Hilde...
  • Gaza flare-up brings all-too-familiar dread to Israelis, Palestinians

    Gaza flare-up brings all-too-familiar dread to Israelis, Palestinians
    With rockets showering down on Israel and corpses piling up in Gaza, residents on either side of the divide have been left with a dreadful feeling of deja vu. But the question is: Are they witnessing a rerun from 2009 or from 2012? In January 2009,...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Human Trafficking Presentation

    A Human Trafficking presentation will be held at Church of Christ, Congregational in Newington on Monday, July 28, at 7 p.m. Matt Friedman, an international human trafficking expert with more than 22 years of experience, will lead a discussion about...
  • Gaza cease-fire elusive as Israeli strikes claim more civilians

    JERUSALEM An Israeli airstrike that killed four Palestinian boys on a Gaza beach Wednesday gave added urgency to diplomatic efforts to end more than a week of fighting between Israel and the militant Islamist group Hamas. Israel agreed to a United...
  • Kids caught at the border deserve due process, including lawyers

    When Juan Pablo Guerrero Diaz left El Salvador to come to the U.S., his daughter was still in diapers. Now she is 14, and this year, after fleeing for her life, she was reunited with her parents in Los Angeles. For the girl, the perilous journey north...