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Haiti Earthquake (2010)

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Top Haiti Earthquake (2010) Articles

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  • Obama names former CRS head ambassador to the Vatican

    Obama names former CRS head ambassador to the Vatican
    President Barack Obama has nominated Ken Hackett, the humanitarian who served as president of Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services for 18 years, as the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. The announcement, made Friday, means Hackett will become the...
  • Teachers Union Complaint Against Vallas Dismissed

    The state's education commissioner dismissed a teacher's union complaint Thursday against the Bridgeport public school district.     Commissioner Stefan Pryor said in a letter that he is dismissing the complaint because the complainant -- Gary...
  • Teachers Union Files Complaint Against Superintendent Vallas

    Bridgeport's reform-minded schools superintendent has come under fire from the state's largest teachers union, which on Tuesday filed a complaint accusing the district of illegally excluding teachers, parents and community leaders from the educational...
  • Mary Novotny Jeffries advocates for amputees

    Mary Novotny Jeffries advocates for amputees
    Mary Novotny Jeffries was 11 when she lost her right leg, from the hip down, to bone cancer. When she returned to the home she shared with her parents and eight siblings on Chicago's South Side, everything — and nothing — had changed. "I...
  • Amy Wilentz on her book and a passion for Haiti [video]

    Amy Wilentz on her book and a passion for Haiti [video]
    Before her panel at the L.A. Times Festival of Book, journalist and author Amy Wilentz dropped in at our video booth to talk about how she came to write her latest book, "Farewell, Fred Voodoo." Written after Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake, this...
  • 'Girl Rising': Documentary's message obvious and important ★★ 1/2

    'Girl Rising': Documentary's message obvious and important ★★ 1/2
    From Sierra Leone, from Peru, from Nepal and elsewhere, the nine lives at the heart of "Girl Rising" are impossible to ignore. This consciousness-raising documentary from filmmaker Richard E. Robbins risks making the harsh conditions these girls have...
  • South Windsor Haiti School

    South Windsor Haiti School
    Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2010, about 88% of their rural population was at poverty level after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck. Hundreds of thousands were killed and, as a result of the tragedy, people from all over the...
  • Comfort leaves Baltimore for final time

    Comfort leaves Baltimore for final time
    A maritime icon slipped out of Baltimore for the final time Tuesday morning, without speeches or hoopla, brass bands or balloons. Only a small band of well-wishers waved and took pictures as the Navy's 894-foot hospital ship Comfort left Pier 11 in...
  • Bloomingdale's launches Peace Love World brand in Boca

    Bloomingdale's launches Peace Love World brand in Boca
    The Miami-based Peace Love World brand of casual styles and activewear will be launched in Bloomingdale's in Town Center at Boca Raton Feb.14 from 1 to 4 p.m. In case you're wondering where you've seen the line of hoodies, tanks, tees, pants and...
  • Video chat: Author Amy Wilentz on Haiti, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m.

    Join us Tuesday for a live video conversation with award-winning author Amy Wilentz about her new book, "Farewell, Fred Voodoo." After a massive earthquake devastated Haiti in 2010, Wilentz, a journalist who has been writing about the country for more...
  • The Latest: A sad 'Farewell,' a colorful trek

    "Farewell, Fred Voodoo" By Amy Wilentz Simon & Schuster; 329 pages Fred Voodoo, we learn from Amy Wilentz's candid new book, is not a person but an epithet — the Haitian equivalent, more or less, of Joe Average. Wilentz spent years in Haiti as...