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  • Rachel Marsden: Humanitarianism can be an effective disguise for profiteering

    PARIS -- Billionaire Hungarian-American oligarch George Soros is an extremely concerned humanitarian who can be counted on to put his considerable bank balance where his concerns are. Lately, those concerns have included Ukraine and other former Soviet satellite states; Syria; immigration rights in America; the U.S. banking system; and the Great Lakes region of Africa, where all the mining opportunities just happen to be. Perhaps he could lay off the generosity long enough for us to recover from it all.
  • Soccer field skirmish a lesson in democracy for immigrant students

    Soccer field skirmish a lesson in democracy for immigrant students
    At a recent soccer practice at Oakland International High School, the boys welcomed Paulos Gurmu, a newcomer from Ethiopia. After hours of running on asphalt under a blazing sun, they sat in a circle to dole out "positivity points." A Burmese teen who'd...

     

     
     
     

    United Nations launches record $6.5-billion aid appeal for Syria

    United Nations launches record $6.5-billion aid appeal for Syria
    BEIRUT—With the Syrian humanitarian crisis worsening amid mounting fears of starvation and illness, the United Nations on Monday launched a drive for about $6.5 billion in aid, described as the largest amount ever sought for a single emergency....

    Dr. Gerhard Schmeisser, orthopedic surgeon, Hopkins professor

    Dr. Gerhard Schmeisser, orthopedic surgeon, Hopkins professor
    Dr. Gerhard Schmeisser, a retired orthopedic surgeon, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine faculty member and an innovator in artificial-limb technology, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Sept. 23 at Roland Park Place. He was 86 and had lived on...