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  • Chavez death leaves behind daunting challenges at home, abroad

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez loomed so large over his country and Latin America for the last two decades that his death on Tuesday following a long battle with cancer confronts the region with potentially destabilizing political swings and economic...
  • African Children's Choir to perform twice on the Peninsula Sunday, July 14

    African Children's Choir to perform twice on the Peninsula Sunday, July 14
    The African Children's Choir, a 16-member musical group from Uganda, will perform twice on the Peninsula this Sunday. The group will sing and dance at Warwick Assembly of God, 1228 Todds Lane, in Hampton at 10:15 a.m. and First Baptist Church Denbigh,...
  • Taliban leader calls for peace talks, new attacks on foreign troops

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- The reclusive leader of Afghanistan’s Taliban said Tuesday that his militant group was willing to begin peace negotiations, even as he urged stepped-up attacks on foreign troops to force them out of the country. In a...
  • No summit, small loss

    Given the rocky U.S.-Russia relationship that continues to sour despite President Barack Obama's earnest efforts to, as former secretary of state Hillary Clinton once put it, hit the "reset button" in dealings with the Kremlin, today's announcement that a...
  • Nick Searcy brings authenticity to his characters

    Nick Searcy brings authenticity to his characters
    This is the first of a series on some of the top character actors in Hollywood. Over the years, Nick Searcy has played everything from a German shepherd in an off-Broadway musical rip-off of "Cats" called "Dogs" to astronaut Deke Slayton in the Emmy...
  • Climate policy's twin challenges

     Climate policy's twin challenges
    Climate change presents two distinct problems. The first is linear: A little more warming causes a little more damage. The second is nonlinear: A little more warming pushes some part of the climate system past a tipping point and the damage becomes...
  • Final Nixon tapes reveal toll of Watergate, support from Reagan

    Final Nixon tapes reveal toll of Watergate, support from Reagan
    White House tapes released Wednesday capture President Richard Nixon grappling with the growing Watergate scandal while continuing to press forward on major foreign-affairs initiatives, including a historic meeting with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev....
  • Chemical weapons and Syria: How do you deter a desperate despot?

    At what point does a civil war become an atrocity that the world cannot abide? In Syria, the answer appears to be right about now, at least from the Obama administration's perspective. Which brings us to the obvious follow-up question: Then what?...
  • Stanley J. Hanna, chief of state purchasing board

    Stanley J. Hanna, chief of state purchasing board
    Stanley J. Hanna, former chief of the Maryland State Purchasing Board, died Aug. 16 of corticobasal syndrome, a rare and progressive neurodegenerative disease, at Bonnie Blink, the Maryland Masonic Home in Hunt Valley. He was 87. The son of a stockbroker...
  • France's Hollande wants Europe to consider action against Syria

    France's Hollande wants Europe to consider action against Syria
    PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that he is seeking a coalition of European states to decide on the possibility of military intervention in Syria. However, he said France would not go it alone if the U.S. Congress opposes an...
  • Once and for all, Rogge resists taking moral stance on Russia's anti-gay laws

    BUENOS AIRES – This was Jacques Rogge’s final press conference as head of the International Olympic Committee, an organization that fancies itself as having a global role that can reach beyond fun and games. Rogge made it very clear...