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  • A 'national service' requirement for lawyers -- and everyone else [Letter]

    A 'national service' requirement for lawyers -- and everyone else [Letter]
    I support of letter writer Claudia Diamond's idea that new lawyer applicants in Maryland should be required to perform a set number of pro bono volunteer hours before being awarded a license to practice ("Bar exam does not a lawyer make," Nov. 7) I...
  • Loyola High grad Boston named Team Uganda lacrosse coach

    Loyola High grad Boston named Team Uganda lacrosse coach
    Andrew Boston (Loyola High) has been named head coach of the Uganda men's team as the nation works toward its international debut in next summer's Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship. Boston, who played at the University of...
  • Robert Shogan dies at 83; Times' Washington political correspondent

     Robert Shogan dies at 83; Times' Washington political correspondent
    Robert Shogan, a former Los Angeles Times national political correspondent who covered Washington for more than 30 years and wrote more than a dozen books on topics as diverse as the New Deal, violence in West Virginia's coal fields and the nature of...
  • Review: 'Somehow' by Douglas Cruickshank

    Review: 'Somehow' by Douglas Cruickshank
    "Somehow: Living on Uganda Time,” Douglas Cruickshank's weighty miracle of a book, is about the 2 1/2 years he spent living in Africa. When the author was 56 years old, a time when many are beginning to say the word “retirement” with...
  • Open Society Institute's social justice laboratory in Baltimore turns 15

    Open Society Institute's social justice laboratory in Baltimore turns 15
    On the field next to Northeast Middle School, young refugees Abhishek Yonghang and Ahmed Osman kicked a soccer ball around, each grateful for the common connection as they adjust to a new life far from their former homes in Nepal and Somalia. Three...
  • Mayor picks new CHA chief

    Mayor picks new CHA chief
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday named a City Hall aide as the new Chicago Housing Authority chief, a day after the agency's CEO resigned. Emanuel nominated Building Commissioner Michael Merchant, an attorney and City Hall insider who has held his post...
  • Government shutdown turns off the next generation of public servants

    Government shutdown turns off the next generation of public servants
    While our nation enters week two of the government shutdown and Congress' approval rating reaches an anemic 10 percent, the lowest number in recent history, I grow more and more concerned about the future. We witness politicians on both sides of the aisle...
  • 'A little yellow ribbon is not going to stop them'

    'A little yellow ribbon is not going to stop them'
    WASHINGTON — Nothing was going to stop Jack Poitras from playing taps at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Wednesday, not even the National Park Police. "I said, 'I am willing to be arrested,'" the Vietnam veteran from Missouri recalled. He had...
  • Joel Brinkley: Mess in Honduras has US fingerprints

    The State Department issued a new travel advisory last week for a neighbor state, Honduras, warning potential American visitors that they risk being kidnapped or killed. What's more, it said, if they face a problem, the police may not even show up. If...
  • Go Away With ... Brother Guy Consolmagno

    Brother Guy Consolmagno -- a staff astronomer and the curator of meteorites at the Vatican Observatory -- travels about 100,000 miles each year, splitting his time between Tucson, Ariz., and Rome. The planetary scientist also gives 40 to 50 talks annually...
  • Go Away With ... Chris Matthews

    Go Away With ... Chris Matthews
    Newsman Chris Matthews is a proponent of young folks studying overseas or taking a year off to travel before settling down in their careers. "I wanted to bop off to Europe, but I had to save money for graduate school," says Matthews, 66. "I remember...