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  • Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, broke color barrier at Naval Academy

    Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, broke color barrier at Naval Academy
    Retired Lt. Cmdr. Wesley A. Brown, who broke the color barrier at the Naval Academy and was its first African-American graduate in 1949, died Tuesday of cancer at Springhouse of Silver Spring Assisted Living.
  • 'Sweet Thunder' by Wil Haygood

    'Sweet Thunder' by Wil Haygood
    When I was a young boxing writer, I once was invited to watch historic fight films with a small group that included Sugar Ray Robinson, by then long retired from the ring. Suffice to say, I was -- by several orders of magnitude -- the most ignorant...

    New York, historically behind the curve

    For all its pretense to life on the cutting edge, New York finds itself playing catch-up when it comes to certain political trends. The rise of Barack Obama is the latest example. One day before last February???s presidential primary,...

    Obama's Vineyard: Retreat's rich history

    by Mark Silva This isn't Crawford, Texas, anymore. This is Martha's Vineyard, the remote island retreat of clapboard cottages, bluff-views of the ocean and tranquil harbors reachable by ferry, boat or plane off the shore of Cape Cod where the...

    Rangel ethics violations charged

    by Mark Silva and updated Longtime Rep. Charlie Rangel of New York said he was "saving the best for last'' when he finally was called on to speak near the end of President Barack Obama's daylong bipartisan healthcare summit...