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  • The author: When Wes Moore met Wes Moore

    The author: When Wes Moore met Wes Moore
    Many articles in The Baltimore Sun's 175-year history have entertained me, enlarged my view of the world and forced me to reconsider my instincts or feelings. But one article struck me more than any other. It was about Wes Moore. And it had nothing to...
  • NAACP head hopes to mobilize voters

    By age 6, Benjamin Todd Jealous had read through all of the books about African-Americans in his elementary school library and inquired why there weren't more. At 7, he told his family that he wanted to become a civil rights lawyer. At 14, he organized...
  • Lincoln Gordon

    Lincoln Gordon
    Abraham Lincoln Gordon, a former educator and diplomat who during his tenure as the ninth president of the Johns Hopkins University led the way in 1970 in bringing co-education to the university's Homewood campus, died Saturday in his sleep at...
  • In Cuba, baseball stirs the national soul

    In Cuba, baseball stirs the national soul
    HAVANA -- Today, one of the longest waits in a country of waiting finally ends -- American professional baseball returns in the form of the Baltimore Orioles. "It will be the best play of baseball in 40 years. It is something that we have dreamed of...
  • 'Ambiguous warfare' providing NATO with new challenge

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Since Russia's annexation of Crimea in March, NATO has been publicly refocusing on its old Cold War foe Moscow. The threats it now believes it faces, however, are distinctly different to those of the latter half of the 20th century....
  • Experimental Ebola drugs needed for 'up to 30,000 people'

    LONDON (Reuters) - Up to 30,000 people could have used experimental treatments or vaccines so far in the world's worst outbreak of Ebola currently plaguing West Africa, British scientists said on Wednesday. The calculation highlights the dilemma facing...
  • Our life with the Neanderthals was no brief affair

    LONDON (Reuters) - Far from wiping out Neanderthals overnight, modern humans rubbed along with their shorter and stockier cousins for thousands of years, giving plenty of time for the two groups to share ideas - and have sex. The most accurate timeline...
  • Myron Barnstone: An art career in perspective

    Myron Barnstone: An art career in perspective
    To Myron Barnstone, artistic skill is not genetic or a divine gift, nor is it learned through faithful copying. To be a master artist is not to be simply "creative." Skill, no matter what medium, is based on years of rigorous training, mastered...
  • From jihad to pop culture, Islamists present new face on Web

    From jihad to pop culture, Islamists present new face on Web
    The jihadist calling himself Abdullah caused a brief stir on the Internet this week — but not, to his disappointment, because of his backing for Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Instead, his comments posted on Twitter over the death of...
  • Tribune Publishing begins new era with new leaders

    Tribune Publishing begins new era with new leaders
    On Monday, Tribune Publishing spins off from Tribune Co. and starts a new chapter as a stand-alone company. Its stock begins regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TPUB on Tuesday, which is also when its board of directors...
  • Origami robotics: Here's how to fold your own 'metamaterial' at home

    Origami robotics: Here's how to fold your own 'metamaterial' at home
    Origami: It’s not just art anymore. Engineers are harnessing the Japanese art of paper-folding to build in smarter, more efficient ways. A team of researchers designed a self-folding robot that can assemble itself and crawl away in four minutes,...
  • Around Annapolis: Eastport girl is a veteran activist at the age of 14

    Around Annapolis: Eastport girl is a veteran activist at the age of 14
    It isn't often that a teenager is considered a veteran of something. Josalyn Bonney, however, is precisely that - an eight-year veteran activist. At the age of 14, she has raised over $11,000 for the Rainforest Foundation US with a lemonade stand she sets...