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  • Review: 'Death in the Congo' by Emmanuel Gerard and Bruce Kuklick

    Review: 'Death in the Congo' by Emmanuel Gerard and Bruce Kuklick
    Patrice Lumumba was the first democratically elected leader of Congo. Born in 1925 and educated at mission schools, Lumumba deepened his mastery of French on his own and was proud of his facility with the language. Handsome, ambitious, brilliant, charismatic — and a great womanizer — he resembled his slightly older contemporary, John Kennedy, despite the marked differences in their circumstances.
  • James McGrath Morris on Ethel Payne, 'Eye on the Struggle'

    James McGrath Morris on Ethel Payne, 'Eye on the Struggle'
    Although white Chicagoans knew little about Ethel Payne, a city reporter and later Washington correspondent for the Chicago Defender in the 1950s and '60s, African-Americans here and around the country came to venerate her as the most prominent female...

    Is Obama too vain?

    by Frank James Let's agree that anyone who runs for president of the U.S. must, by definition, have an ego that vastly outstrips of that of most other mortals. To see oneself as the potential heir to an office once...

    Former Army private faces execution

    by Katie Fretland For the first time in 51 years, a United States president has affirmed the execution of a member of the military. President Bush yesterday decided against commuting the death sentence of former Army cook Ronald A. Gray,...

    Dems convene, night 1 live-blog

    by Frank James 11:20 PM -- It's difficult to tell how Michelle Obama's speech played out in flyover country. She obviously has a great personal story, this South Side Chicago girl. But is it enough to overcome her earlier controversial...