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  • Baltimore's underappreciated cultural treasure [Editorial]

    Baltimore's underappreciated cultural treasure  [Editorial]
    For more than three decades, the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum has been one of the underappreciated cultural gems of Baltimore. Located in an unprepossessing building on East North Avenue, the institution that calls itself "the museum with a...
  • Darcey Steinke's 'Sister Golden Hair' a winning tale of girlhood

    Darcey Steinke has published five novels and a memoir in the last 25 years (her first book came out in 1989 when she was 27). For all her apparent productivity, Steinke has been relatively quiet in recent years: It has been nearly a decade since her...
  • It's official: US won't be working with current Syrian rebel groups to battle Islamic State

    WASHINGTON John Allen, the retired Marine general in charge of coordinating the U.S.-led coalition's response to the Islamic State, confirmed Wednesday what Syrian rebel commanders have complained about for months that the United States is ditching the...
  • FBI: Man killed in Alabama hit-and-run was not on Most Wanted List

    Forensic scientists have confirmed that the body of a John Doe in Alabama is not a man who has eluded the FBI for more than 40 years. In court papers filed last week, the FBI asked Alabama officials to exhume the body of a man killed in a 1981 hit-and-...
  • Patient's move to Emory raises question: Can US hospitals handle Ebola?

    ATLANTA In their first concession that a major U.S. hospital is not up to the task of treating an Ebola patient, federal health officials Wednesday transferred an infected health care worker from Dallas to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. The...
  • Cal Thomas: U.S. tax dollars funding Gaza warfare

    Cal Thomas: U.S. tax dollars funding Gaza warfare
    After World War II, the Marshall Plan helped rebuild a devastated Europe. The key word in that sentence is "after." Last weekend at a conference of donor nations held in Cairo to discuss rebuilding Gaza after the latest exchange of rockets between Hamas...
  • Rebuilding Gaza for the next attack

    After World War II, the Marshall Plan helped rebuild a devastated Europe. The key word in that sentence is "after." Last weekend at a conference of donor nations held in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss rebuilding Gaza, following the latest exchange of rockets...
  • Florida teacher in Belize child-sex sting faces life

    Florida teacher in Belize child-sex sting faces life
    TAMPA — Trying to persuade a 13-year-old girl in Belize to have sex with him, Pasco County middle school teacher David Wendel Thompson used a tactic officials say is common among adults wanting to exploit impoverished children. "But u need help,"...
  • Restore discipline and high standards

    Clearly discipline has been lax within the Secret Service, and there are systemic culture problems — machismo, boys will be boys, and condoning misbehavior of colleagues. The agents' jobs allow them to take liberties at times, and they may feel...
  • The double game our allies play

    WASHINGTON — During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the noncommunist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can...
  • EPA Administrator Makes A Hartford Homecoming

    EPA Administrator Makes A Hartford Homecoming
    HARTFORD — Gina McCarthy was one of the last people ever to walk into the Phoenix Auditorium on the fifth floor of the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection offices here. And McCarthy, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection...