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  • 'Alex & Ali': Love, revolution and the cost of a reunion

    'Alex & Ali': Love, revolution and the cost of a reunion
    In an old snapshot from the 1970s, a man with blond hair and a goatee stands squinting into the sun, wearing a denim jacket over a T-shirt. There is an irrepressible smile on his face. This is Alex, an American Peace Corps volunteer who lived in Iran from...
  • Good riddance, Jeter [Commentary]

    Good riddance, Jeter [Commentary]
    My favorite Orioles-Yankees game of the last 15 years took place during the 2012 American League Division Series. On a chilly October night at Camden Yards, the Orioles beat the Yanks 3-2 to tie the series at one game apiece. Yankee fans often...
  • Traffic, noise part of the program for 'Star-Spangled 200' neighbors

    Traffic, noise part of the program for 'Star-Spangled 200' neighbors
    While hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to descend on Baltimore this weekend to see the ships, fireworks and cannon fire of the "Star-Spangled Spectacular," Jessica Damen is staying home. The festivities are happening outside Damen's door,...
  • Hartford Superintendent To Teachers: Be 'All-In' For Students

    Hartford Superintendent To Teachers: Be 'All-In' For Students
    HARTFORD — Addressing all the city's teachers for the first time Monday, Superintendent Beth Schiavino-Narvaez called on them to be "all-in" for students — to be advocates and mentors to Hartford children and teens — while promising to...
  • World Health Organization launching $100 million plan to combat Ebola

    World Health Organization launching $100 million plan to combat Ebola
    The World Health Organization is launching a $100 million response plan to combat an "unprecendented" outbreak of Ebola in West Africa that has killed 729 people out of 1,323 infected since February, the agency said on Thursday. WHO Director-General ...
  • U.S. embassies in West Africa to stay open despite Ebola warning

    The U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta on Thursday warned Americans to avoid nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone because of the deadly Ebola outbreak ravaging the West African nations. But American embassies in those countries...
  • Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe

    Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe
    MOUNT DORA — Making life better for people in developing countries was at the core of Thomas Luche's lengthy career as a diplomatic official. Luche's career with the U.S. Agency for International Development led him to far-flung locales...
  • Infected Ebola relief worker due to arrive in U.S. today

    Two American aid workers, both seriously ill after being infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia, will be flown to the United States and treated in isolation at an Atlanta hospital, officials said on Friday. A plane equipped to transport Dr. Kent...
  • Volunteers get down and dirty for monthly Riverwalk cleanup

    Volunteers get down and dirty for monthly Riverwalk cleanup
    Barbara Harm, 65, crouched above a small patch of weeds along the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk Saturday morning. She didn’t need the weed uprooter — her hands were enough. She smiled as she tossed dirt, clumped around weeds, into a bag. “...
  • With funding, an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in sight [Commentary]

    With funding, an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in sight [Commentary]
    Thanks to the incredible combined power of treatments like anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) and widespread use of harm-reduction services, mortality rates and new infections of HIV/AIDS are finally beginning to decline worldwide. The end of the epidemic is...
  • Baltimore-area natives lift Uganda to success in world lacrosse championships

    Baltimore-area natives lift Uganda to success in world lacrosse championships
    Andrew Boston wore a headlamp so he could walk to the bus stop at night. He carried a lacrosse stick to ward off wild dogs, and then he waited for a bus that might not come. For Uganda to be ready for its historic debut on the world stage, he knew he...