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  • Mathias doesn't dwell on past, except for issue of 1864 ransom paid by Frederick

    He may have rallied for civil rights, resisted extremists within his own Republican Party and rescued the Chesapeake Bay, but former Maryland U.S. Sen. Charles McC. Mathias Jr. does have one regret:He couldn't end the Civil War for Frederick. All the...
  • PASSINGS: Leo Kirch, Roland Petit, Cal Montney, Lee Vines, Googie Withers, Frank Billerbeck

    PASSINGS: Leo Kirch, Roland Petit, Cal Montney, Lee Vines, Googie Withers, Frank Billerbeck
    Leo Kirch German media mogul Leo Kirch, 84, who turned his one-man film distribution company into Germany's second-biggest media business before losing control of it after a gamble on pay television, died Thursday in Munich. His family did not give...
  • Economic crisis: Should the U.S. brace for European-style riots? [Most Commented]

     
    The European Union is suffering on a scale much larger than just the crisis in Greece. Timothy Garton Ash, a contributing editor to Opinion, says it’s because the old political and emotional motivators of the EU have faded. While Greece......
  • Perspectives on the fall of the Berlin Wall

    Perspectives on the fall of the Berlin Wall
    We make fun of Nostradamus and numerologists, but give editors an anniversary and the floodgates open. We're anniversary-ologists, as USA Today might say. Unfortunately, trying to take the pulse of what happened in Eastern Europe in 1989 is more complex...
  • Former President Reagan Dies at 93

    Ronald Reagan, the Hollywood actor who became one of the most popular presidents of the 20th century and transformed the political landscape of an era with his vision of conservative government, died Saturday at his home in the Bel-Air neighborhood of Los...
  • From the archives: Policy Called 'Gorbachev's Best Bet'

    BONN -- The Soviet Union, after decades of costly pursuit of superpower status, took a significant step this week toward reintegrating itself politically, economically and culturally with the European continent. Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev,...
  • From the archives: Hungary Allows Exodus to West by East Germans

    BONN -- Thousands of jubilant East Germans began crossing into Austria and freedom early today shortly after the Hungarian government opened the border with a dramatic announcement late Sunday, declaring that all East Germans in its territory seeking to...
  • From the archives: East Germans Punch 1st Holes in Wall, Pledge Free Elections

    WEST BERLIN -- Tens of thousands of East Germans streamed through the Berlin Wall into West Berlin on Friday as the Communist regime pledged that freedom of travel will be permanent, began punching holes in the wall for new crossings and promised free...
  • From the archives: Honecker Quits; E. Germany May Change Course

    BONN -- Embattled East German leader Erich Honecker resigned Wednesday under increasing pressure and was succeeded by Egon Krenz, a Politburo member regarded as a hard-liner, who indicated he will chart a new course. Honecker, 77, has been ailing since a...
  • From the archives: Key W. German Banker Killed in Car Bombing

    BONN -- Alfred Herrhausen, the head of West Germany's largest bank and one of the most powerful men in Europe, was killed in a bomb attack Thursday while he was en route to his office in Frankfurt. The office of the chief federal prosecutor said that the...