| May 20, 2014
Michael Hawley's father was in the Coast Guard, his uncles served in Vietnam, and his grandfather served in World War II.
His great-grandfather was a major general, a top-ranked Army surgeon during World War II. In fact, Hawley can trace his ancestors'...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:12 AM
I heard them behind me.
"Eehehh!" they said quietly.
I glanced over my shoulder and saw two white girls responding to an interracial kiss on the screen.
I presumed in the darkness of the movie theater, they did not notice my color. Or perhaps what...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:55 PM
They got the message and it was loud and clear: It's not good to be a tree in Connecticut.
So like others before who felt the sting of persecution, they were pulling up roots. They were getting out of town. They were fleeing the only state they'd known....
| Jun 29, 2013
Leslie Mancuso has been at the helm of Jhpiego, an international health affiliate of the Johns Hopkins University, for more than a decade.
Under her leadership, the Fells Point-based organization has expanded significantly. The nonprofit's budget has...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Roughly one in three college seniors nationwide has taken illegally obtained prescription amphetamines. And they don't feel bad about it.
That's according to the Center on Young Adult Health and Development, a research institute at the University of...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Like the addict who dies of a potent overdose, the other addicts want some of that.
So it is with gun sales after a mass shooting. They rise before the dead are even buried. Mass shootings are like one killer ad — and gun lovers want some of what'...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:56 AM
Killed in Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School were 20 children, ages 6 and 7, and six adults. The shooter's mother was also killed Friday. Stories of the adult heroes of this tragedy and tributes to the children who lost their...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 5:47 PM
Weeks before Christmas, Mary Sherlach had already transformed her Trumbull home into the picture of holiday cheer.
The red-and-green plaid tablecloth was in place. And there were candles and centerpieces on the tables and wreaths on the door and...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 2:39 PM
Professor Leslie Ricklin noticed it early on. Victoria Soto was different than the other teacher candidates in Ricklin's social-studies methods course at Eastern Connecticut State University.
It wasn't Vicki Leigh Soto's boundless energy or even the...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:33 PM
"The mutilated face of the victim was left untouched by morticians at the mother's request. She said she wanted 'all the world' to witness the atrocity."
Jet Magazine, Sept. 15, 1955, on the open-casket funeral of 14-year-old Emmett Till.
| Feb 27, 2013
| 2:00 PM
"If The Civil Rights era has to be mentioned at all in the current gun debate, it's that the U.S. would be safer if blacks had stayed at the back of the bus — without access to firearms."
— Email from reader taking issue with citing Emmett...