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  • Military sexual assault victims break the silence

    Brian Lewis figures he could have dealt with the rape. It's the Navy's response to the attack that still haunts the Baltimore native. Lewis, the son of a Defense Department civilian who commanded his JROTC battalion in high school, sailed through...
  • Obama picks three gay athletes to represent U.S. at Sochi Olympics

    Obama picks three gay athletes to represent U.S. at Sochi Olympics
    UPDATE: Olympic figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano came out in a statement Thursday, making him the third openly gay athlete on the White House's Sochi delegation. In August, President Barack Obama told Jay Leno he had "no patience" for Russia's...
  • Brian Boitano announces he's gay before Sochi Olympics trip

    Brian Boitano announces he's gay before Sochi Olympics trip
    Olympic figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano, who the White House named to the United States' official 2014 Sochi Olympics delegation, came out in a statement Thursday. "I am many things: a son, a brother, and uncle, a friend, an athlete, a cook,...
  • Federal indictment hits unusual target: Russian medicine

    When federal authorities indicted an alleged Pikesville crime ring on charges of trafficking millions of dollars' worth of smuggled cigarettes, they also accused the group of moving an unusual piece of contraband: a medication sold over the counter in...
  • Deals of the day -- mergers and acquisitions

    July 25 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2000 GMT on Thursday: ** Dell Inc founder Michael Dell raised his $24.4 billion bid by less than 1 percent just hours before it was to be put to a vote,...
  • Contrary to what The Sun says, Kiev is not in Russia

    Contrary to what The Sun says, Kiev is not in Russia
    I can't believe The Sun published a picture of the women's rights group Femen with a caption locating the city of Kiev in Russia ("News Briefing," July 29). To my knowledge Kiev has been, and still is, in Ukraine. If your newspaper cannot print...
  • 'Trust us' isn't good enough for the NSA

    'Trust us' isn't good enough for the NSA
    National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander faced a skeptical crowd at the annual Black Hat hackers convention in Las Vegas on Wednesday, even before news broke that NSA leaker Edward Snowden had been granted temporary asylum in Russia. Trust...
  • Russia's help is good news, not bad

     Russia's help is good news, not bad
    Cal Thomas greatly misreads what is happening with regard to Syria ("Putin played Obama like a fiddle," Sept. 12). President Barack Obama's stated objective was to enforce the international norm prohibiting the use of chemical weapons. The fact that Syria...
  • Looking Out: Court deciding if sexual orientation can impact jury selection

    Looking Out: Court deciding if sexual orientation can impact jury selection
    Despite numerous marriage equality-related cases currently making their way through the judicial system, it's somehow the hot-button area of antitrust law where an important LGBT rights issue is taking place. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that...
  • Obama's Middle East policy coherent and effective

     Obama's Middle East policy coherent and effective
    Jonah Goldberg's muddled perspective ("Obama's blunder has handed Assad a huge victory," Sept. 18) on the administration's action regarding the Bashar Assad regime's use of chemical weapons is more reflective of his political views than the reality of the...
  • While we talk, Syrians die

    While we talk, Syrians die
    It took chemical weapons to make the deaths of Syrian civilians matter to the rest of the world. Prior to the sarin gas attack near Damascus in August, more than 100,000 had died in the civil war, including many innocent civilians. After the chemical...
  • Having faith in peace

    Having faith in peace
    Suddenly, after decades of impasse, it seems possible — just possible — that the stars are aligning for a comprehensive peace agreement in the Middle East. Three major developments are happening right now. Iran's new president, Hasan...