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  • Oscar Pistorius murder trial: Witness tells of 'bloodcurdling screams'

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The murder trial of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius began dramatically in Pretoria’s High Court on Monday, with a neighbor testifying that she heard “bloodcurdling screams” on the night his...
  • Building safe and just communities [Commentary]

    Building safe and just communities [Commentary]
    Marylanders are ready for an open and serious discussion about our state's laws pertaining to the possession of small amounts of marijuana. As currently constructed and enforced, these laws are costly, ineffective and racially biased, and they result in a...
  • Ahead of 2016 election, San Diego's new mayor sidesteps party ties

    SAN DIEGO — When Councilman Kevin Faulconer raises his hand Monday and is sworn in as mayor, he will take over the final 33 months of Bob Filner's scandal-shortened tenure. But in political terms the key number is not 33, but 20, or maybe 24...
  • U.N. faces humanitarian disaster in South Sudan

    U.N. faces humanitarian disaster in South Sudan
    JUBA, South Sudan -- Toddlers tottering in the dust, elderly men sitting in the shade to escape the sapping heat, clustering flies, the drifting smoke of cooking fires and the sour smell of too many people crowded into a small space. If things are bad now...
  • February 2014 TV premieres, specials, movies, finales

    February 2014 TV premieres, specials, movies, finales
    "Scandal," "The Americans," "The Walking Dead," "Portlandia," "Ripper Street," "Vikings," "House of Cards," "Hannibal"—February sees the return of several TV favorites. New series also launch, including "The Red Road" on Sundance, "Mixology" and the...
  • Hubert Sauper flies into South Sudan's reality in 'We Come as Friends'

    Hubert Sauper flies into South Sudan's reality in 'We Come as Friends'
    Documentary filmmakers are known to go to extraordinary lengths to get their stories on film, but few have gone as far as Hubert Sauper. In order to achieve the unusual access to the reality of Africa he provides in his exceptional "We Come as Friends,"...
  • Maryland's largest casino bets heavily on Asian community

    Rising at the center of the sprawling casino floor at Maryland Live at Arundel Mills — a prime piece of money-making real estate, if there ever was one — aren't shiny new slot machines or table games. Instead, an Asian-themed eatery is...
  • Despite today's hijacking, fond memories of flying Ethiopian Airlines

    Today's hijacking to Geneva of a Rome-bound Ethiopian Airlines jetliner brought back memories for us--not of hijackings of the past, but of this exceptional airline, which we flew all over Africa, often in in rather singular conditions, during the 1980s...
  • Baseball exhibit celebrates Black History Month

    Baseball exhibit celebrates Black History Month
    Take a look back at the world of baseball — and the Negro Baseball Leagues — as part of a Black History Month exhibit at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale. The exhibit, open during regular library...
  • Hillary Clinton campaign, presidency would be dream come true for South Florida Democrats in Congress

    Hillary Clinton campaign, presidency would be dream come true for South Florida Democrats in Congress
    South Florida’s Democratic members of Congress love the idea of President Hillary Clinton. Almost all are already supporting her not-yet-existing campaign for the 2016 Democratic nomination. “I proudly supported Secretary Clinton’s...
  • State, city to offer free HIV testing to push African American awareness

    State, city to offer free HIV testing to push African American awareness
    A broad coalition of government agencies and non-profit organizations will be offering free HIV testing in Baltimore on Friday — which is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The events and the national initiative are efforts "to encourage...