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  • Brazilian son of ex-slave may be world's oldest person

    A Brazilian rest home for the elderly believes it may be home to the world's oldest person, a former agricultural laborer born in a runaway slave community, who is identified in documents stating he was born 126 years ago at a time when Brazil still had...
  • Measure up, word nerds

    I’d like to go to church this morning, Pentecost and all that, but there are all those people circling the house, pounding feebly at the door, and pleading for the answers to yesterday’s quiz on word nerdiness. Here you are: the original ten...
  • Great reads for dads

    Great reads for dads
    Father's Day is Sunday, and as always, I'm on the lookout for books that make great gifts. This year, I thought it would be fun to ask several dads around the Daily Press newsroom for suggestions. Here's what they had to say. From entertainment staff...
  • Soul murder

    All men are created equal. All chattel are insured. I saw the movie "Belle" the other day and a piece of it got stuck in my head. The costume drama, set in England in the 1780s, hinged on a real historical event: the monstrous voyage of the slave ship...
  • State Heroine Prudence Crandall Opened Doors

    State Heroine Prudence Crandall Opened Doors
    In September 1886, a solitary, blue-capped figure on a Columbia Expert bicycle approached a house in Elk Falls, Kansas, as rain obscured the green hills. The rider was George B. Thayer, who had cycled more than 3,600 miles around the country, starting...
  • Misconceptions about American independence

    Misconceptions about American independence
    You learned in school about what happened in July 1776 and think you have a good handle on events surrounding American independence from Britain. Right? Well, if you think that was the day that America's independence was declared by the Continental...
  • Paul Greenberg: Marriage and its discontents

    There are good people on both sides of the current debate over letting homosexual couples get married -- and good people in between who aren't sure just where they stand. And may never be. Lots of them are all in favor of according homosexuals all the...
  • Seeking open hearts and spare rooms

    Seeking open hearts and spare rooms
    Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, headquartered in Baltimore and celebrating its 75th anniversary with a gala tonight, has at least part of the solution to the problem of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border with Mexico — and it's...
  • Wasserman Schultz marks Juneteenth

    Wasserman Schultz marks Juneteenth
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, marked Juneteenth -- also known as Emancipation Day -- on Thursday. It's a day that's significant to many in the African-American community. Her statement:...
  • Archaeologists open new trench in search for Hampton's landmark Civil War refugee slave village

    Archaeologists open new trench in search for Hampton's landmark Civil War refugee slave village
    Archaeologists searching for evidence of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp opened up a new trench this week, hoping to add to the unexpectedly rich catalog of nearly 200 features that have been unearthed since the downtown dig began almost a month...
  • Maya Angelou: 6 places to learn more about her extraordinary life

    Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday at age 86, is best known for being an accomplished author, civil-rights advocate and poet, but she had many different lives -- as a streetcar conductor, performer, dancer. To learn more about her, step inside museums...