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  • For Pikesville-raised Becky Perlow, path around world winds upward to Mount Kilimanjaro

    For Pikesville-raised Becky Perlow, path around world winds upward to Mount Kilimanjaro
    For Becky Perlow, the next destination looms 19,341 feet above sea level. The goal? Reaching the top of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro, located 3 degrees south of the equator and deemed by many the highest free-standing and "walkable" mountain in the world....
  • Mount Washington resident rides bike cross country to raise money for HIV/AIDS research

    Mount Washington resident rides bike cross country to raise money for HIV/AIDS research
    Flannery McArdle, 21, rolled into Baltimore on Aug. 13, on a 4,000-mile bike trip from San Francisco to Boston Harbor to raise money for HIV/AIDS research. And her first stop, with 17 other riders following, was to her family's house on Uffington Road in...
  • Afternoon Awwwww: Baby gorilla

    Afternoon Awwwww: Baby gorilla
    Kabatwa, a silverback mountain gorilla, carries her twins in the Virunga Mountains, just outside Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. The babies were born in February. According to a 2010 census, the total number of mountain gorillas has increased by a...
  • Lessons learned in Iraq, Rwanda

    Letter writer Paul R. Schlitz Jr. can't seem to grasp the fact that an acknowledgment of Iraq's potential to harbor weapons of mass destruction doesn't necessarily indicate current agreement with the decision to invade, nor does it require someone to...
  • Chicago violence: The repetition of horror

     Chicago violence: The repetition of horror
    Two true Chicago stories. They both happened on the same Sunday in April. Story one: A teenager pushing a man in a wheelchair down South Michigan Avenue is shot twice in the abdomen in a drive-by shooting. Story two: On the day before his 11th...
  • Paying for giant Nile dam itself, Ethiopia thwarts Egypt but takes risks

    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's bold decision to pay for a huge dam itself has overturned generations of Egyptian control over the Nile's waters, and may help transform one of the world's poorest countries into a regional hydropower hub. By spurning...
  • Rwandan president says he is not ready to rule out third term

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Rwandan President Paul Kagame said on Tuesday it was too early to say whether he will seek a third term as head of the east African state, adding "whatever will happen, we'll have an explanation." Articles in pro-government...
  • Coffee roaster Bar Nine Collective opens in Culver City's Hayden Tract

    Coffee roaster Bar Nine Collective opens in Culver City's Hayden Tract
    Industrial-sleek coffee shop and roaster Bar Nine Collective officially opened its doors to the public Tuesday in a cavernous warehouse in the Hayden Tract of Culver City. Founded by Zayde Naquib, who ran the coffee installation at MOCA's Mike D-curated...
  • US uses 'diplospeak' to evade tough truths on Ukraine, other crises

    WASHINGTON By now, most people know that Russian President Vladimir Putin took over the neighboring Crimea region of Ukraine and formally annexed it after a hastily called referendum there that drew outrage from across the globe. U.S. officials don't...
  • On this date in history: Civil war erupts in Rwanda

    On this date in history: Civil war erupts in Rwanda
    On April 7, 1994, Rwandan forces killed 10 Belgian peacekeeping officers to discourage intervention into a genocide that had just begun. Just three months later, Hutu extremists murdered somewhere between 500,000 to 1 million innocent civilian Tutsis...
  • Rwanda makes great progress 20 years after genocide

    Rwanda makes great progress 20 years after genocide
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — In scattered villages on steep green hillsides, many who killed their neighbors in Rwanda's genocide 20 years ago now live side by side with relatives of the dead. Speech that creates ethnic divisions has been...
  • Progress, Rwandan style

     Progress, Rwandan style
    KIGALI, Rwanda — Twenty years ago Monday, the state of Rwanda set about trying to hack itself out of existence. Starting on April 7, 1994, Hutu extremists, in a premeditated 100-day campaign, systematically butchered close to 1 million Tutsis...