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  • Tim Ryan, commissioner, Broward County

    Tim Ryan, commissioner, Broward County
    Last week: We mourn the loss of Clay Shaw, who died this week at age 74. My family had the privilege of knowing Congressman Shaw for many years and long admired his dignified and steadfast commitment to public service. He was among the last of the great...
  • Raucous race for Apopka mayor sparks intense voter interest

    Raucous race for Apopka mayor sparks intense voter interest
    When John Land was elected mayor of Apopka at age 29, Harry S. Truman was president and a gallon of gas was 17 cents. Since then, the United States has elected 11 presidents, including two Bushes and the first African-American. Believed to be the...
  • John 'Bud' Hawk dies at 89; WWII Medal of Honor recipient

    John 'Bud' Hawk dies at 89; WWII Medal of Honor recipient
    At 19, John "Bud" Hawk had been in the Army a little more than a year when German tanks started blasting away at his machine-gun unit in a Normandy apple orchard. The Germans, hemmed in by Allied forces to the north and the south, were desperate to...
  • Back Story: Randolph laid groundwork for March on Washington

    Back Story: Randolph laid groundwork for March on Washington
    The momentous events that culminated in the March on Washington 50 years ago this week have largely overlooked the legacy of one man whose own dream of such a march was more than two decades in the making. Asa Philip Randolph — better known as A....
  • Obama and the power to go to war

    With the Obama administration planning what it describes as limited military strikes to punish Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons, public discussion over the legality of U.S. action has addressed mainly questions of international law....
  • Chasing the White House Cezannes

    Just a week before astronaut John Glenn's maiden voyage orbiting the Earth in 1962, a record 46 million people sat down before their black-and-white sets to watch Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy conduct the first televised White House tour. The mansion's $1....
  • Hang-ups in Cezanne paintings' intended path to the White House

    When Charles A. Loeser died in 1928, he was 64, nearly a decade older than the average American was expected to live. He had led a comfortable life of privilege, spent abroad in Italy. Loeser was prepared for the inevitable. Two years earlier, he...
  • 'Latino Americans': especial de PBS celebra historia de hispanos en el país

    'Latino Americans': especial de PBS celebra historia de hispanos en el país
    La historia de los hispanos en Estados Unidos comienza desde mucho antes de formarse la Nación americana, con la llegada de los primeros exploradores españoles a lugares como San Agustín en Florida. Sin embargo, los textos de historia dicen poco —...
  • Eric Schlosser's 'Command and Control' probes the safety of nukes

    Eric Schlosser's 'Command and Control' probes the safety of nukes
    To know where you are, it helps to know where you've been, right? So early in his deeply reported, deeply frightening story of America's massive nuclear arsenal, "Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety,"...
  • Nicholas Oresko dies at 96; Medal of Honor recipient

    Nicholas Oresko dies at 96; Medal of Honor recipient
    Nicholas Oresko, an Army master sergeant who was badly wounded as he single-handedly took out two enemy bunkers during the Battle of the Bulge in 1945, died Friday. The World War II veteran was 96 and had been the nation's oldest living Medal of Honor...
  • Teen shot riding bike on North Side street

    Teen shot riding bike on North Side street
    A teenager riding a bike was injured when someone jumped out of a car in the Uptown neighborhood near Harry S. Truman College and shot him, police said. Police were called to the scene in the 1100 block of West Wilson Avenue about 7:15 p.m. and found...