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  • A call for compassion [Commentary]

    A call for compassion [Commentary]
    Growing up in rural Harford County — a red county in a blue state — I quickly became exposed to the many fears that conservative voters have concerning illegal immigration. The Mexicans, I was told as a child (because apparently everyone who illegally crosses the U.S. border is Mexican), were coming to take American jobs. They were coming to deal drugs and spread crime. They were coming to live off of our social welfare programs, all the while avoiding the payment of taxes and not even bothering to learn English.
  • Banking on those who don't [Commentary]

    Banking on those who don't [Commentary]
    If you are among America's 68 million people who can't, won't or just don't do business with private banks, the post office wants you. Recognizing a need for affordable banking services among the nation's lower-income consumers, the U.S. Postal...

    Local universities lend aid, spread awareness for Philippines typhoon relief

    Local universities lend aid, spread awareness for Philippines typhoon relief
    When Joshua Brown initially approached fellow student Jeanine Reyes last spring about starting a Filipino club at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, he figured the group might hold an occasional social pot-luck dinner. But then, on Nov. 8, Typhoon...

    'Rising rest' affect U.S. development aid [Commentary]

    'Rising rest' affect U.S. development aid [Commentary]
    The United States is developing its second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) — a broad assessment of the State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and their effectiveness in furthering the...

    Pregnant Hopkins grad among those killed in Kenyan mall massacre

    Pregnant Hopkins grad among those killed in Kenyan mall massacre
    A graduate of Johns Hopkins University's international studies school, eight months pregnant, was among dozens killed in the weekend massacre at a Kenyan shopping mall. Elif Yavuz, 33, who earned her graduate degree from the Paul H. Nitze School of...