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  • A daring governor shows his mettle in a bloody April 29, 1700 pirate battle

    A daring governor shows his mettle in a bloody April 29, 1700 pirate battle
    Gov. Francis Nicholson was nothing if not a man of action. Long before coming to Virginia in 1698, he'd shown his mettle time and time again, fighting Moors in North Africa, English rebels at the battle of Sedgemoor and hostile Indians in New York and...
  • How not to pick a hero: The Cliven Bundy story

     How not to pick a hero: The Cliven Bundy story
    Every few months, some ordinary person arises from the undifferentiated swarm of Americans and is turned into the poster boy or the poster girl of some political battle du jour. This time it's been Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who's a scofflaw and...
  • Mexico's coach aims high for the World Cup

    Mexico's coach aims high for the World Cup
    Miguel Herrera will be either a hero or a goat this summer. There is no other possible outcome for the coach of Mexico's national soccer team in a World Cup year. If the team does well in Brazil, he won't have to pay for a meal for the rest of his life....
  • Bus crash victim spent last moments helping others escape

    An 18-year-old student who died in last week's fiery bus crash in Orland, Calif., spent his last moments helping other passengers to safety, officials at his Inglewood charter high school said Monday. Ismael Jimenez, a student at Animo Inglewood Charter...
  • Soldier who may have killed Pat Tillman haunted by remorse

    Soldier who may have killed Pat Tillman haunted by remorse
    Ten years after Pat Tillman's death by friendly fire, it’s still not certain who shot the NFL player-turned-Army-corporal in Afghanistan. But one of the three Army Rangers who opened fire says he can’t shake the fact that he might be at fault....
  • Hospice grateful for its volunteers [Letter]

    This year, Hospice of the Chesapeake is celebrating 35 years of bringing care, compassion and dignity to thousands of patients and families who are facing one of life's most challenging experiences, the journey at life's end. This milestone would not be...
  • Santa Monica coach may become a hero for exasperated teachers

    Santa Monica coach may become a hero for exasperated teachers
    No doubt, the situation was “alarming,” as the school superintendent described it, and deeply upsetting to the students who witnessed it. A well-regarded wrestling coach and science teacher at Santa Monica High School got into an altercation...
  • Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban

     Otis McDonald, 1933-2014: Fought Chicago's gun ban
    Otis McDonald forever will be known as the man who brought down Chicago's gun ban. After a long illness, he died Friday, April 4, at the age of 80. The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that bears his name forced Chicago to fall in line with the...
  • Illegal professional

    Illegal professional
    Browsing the Internet, I read the headlines: Arizona passes law criminalizing every undocumented immigrant within its state boundaries. For years now, I have been punctually following the attempts to reform the immigration system. From the birth of the...
  • Gaming geeks save the world in "Planetary Defense Force"

    Gaming geeks save the world in "Planetary Defense Force"
    For the past month, Andy North and the crew of the “Planetary Defense Force” (PDF) have been holding shows at The Public House Theater. Delightfully combining elements of sketch comedy, LARPing and dodgeball, the PDF takes the audience –...
  • Baltimore center helping to heal the youngest victims of abuse

    Baltimore center helping to heal the youngest victims of abuse
    Maryland's own Sugar Ray Leonard is perhaps best known as a baby-faced Olympic gold medalist and champion prize fighter with a winning smile. Yet for decades, the world-renowned boxer suppressed a devastating secret: Leonard had been sexually abused as a...