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  • United States to finally kick off World Cup

    United States to finally kick off World Cup
    Yesterday in one sentence: Sunday is basically irrelevant because all I can think about is the U.S. game, but since this is a regular feature, yesterday was proof the Europeans can beat non-European teams (even if they aren't good ones) and Lionel Messi...
  • Wow! And thanks to you! [Commentary]

    Wow! And thanks to you! [Commentary]
    How about some good news for a change? Last month, I wrote about the kidnapping of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls by a band of putative men who style themselves "Boko Haram" -- "Western Education is Forbidden." Taken in concert with the 2012 shooting...
  • France, Germany look to advance at expense of African foes

    France, Germany look to advance at expense of African foes
    Yesterday in one sentence: Mexico had its CONCACAF thunder stolen from it after 89 strong minutes, but Costa Rica held the confederation's banner proudly and is into the final eight. What’s on tap: France vs. Nigeria, noon, ESPN; Germany vs....
  • Anatomy of a smear [Editorial]

    Anatomy of a smear  [Editorial]
    Nobody brings out the Republican long knives quite like Hillary Clinton does, and this week, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart coined the perfect name for it: "Brainghazi." It's the merging of the umpteenth investigation of Benghazi with the latest slander...
  • City school to march for kidnapped Nigerian girls

    City school to march for kidnapped Nigerian girls
    Students from a Baltimore City charter school will join hundreds Friday in a march to support the safe return of hundreds of schoolgirls who were kidnapped in Nigeria last month.  Students from the Baltimore Leadership School for Young women, an all-...
  • Mikulski presses for further sanctions over Boko Haram kidnappings

    Mikulski presses for further sanctions over Boko Haram kidnappings
    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is leading a group of women who on Tuesday called for tougher international sanctions against an organization that kidnapped more than 200 girls in Nigeria last month. The Maryland Democrat along with Republican Sen. Susan...
  • 'An outrage and a tragedy' [Editorial]

    'An outrage and a tragedy'  [Editorial]
    It's now been more than two weeks since Islamic militants attacked a girls' boarding school in remote northeast Nigeria and abducted more than 300 young women between the ages of 16 and 18, carrying them off into the bush on a convoy of buses and trucks....
  • Students rally for kidnapped school girls

    Students rally for kidnapped school girls
    Dozens of students from mostly all-girls schools throughout the area poured onto War Memorial Plaza in front of Baltimore City Hall on Friday afternoon, pumping signs in the air and chanting "bring back our girls." They were there to add their voices...
  • Why does the world stand by while girls are missing in Nigeria? [Letter]

    Why does the world stand by while girls are missing in Nigeria? [Letter]
    Wow, it sure has taken a long time for this story to get out! Last month over 20 young girls were kidnapped! Talk about "snail news!" ("Nigeria sect threatens to sell abducted girls into slavery," May 6.) I learned the story just a week ago from a...
  • The world has finally noticed Boko Haram [Commentary]

    The world has finally noticed Boko Haram [Commentary]
    The kidnapping of 276 Nigerian school girls by the Boko Haram insurgency has finally drawn attention to the group's murderous, five-year-long crusade, which, unlike attacks by Islamist militants elsewhere, has largely focused on school children. In...
  • In Nigeria, challenge goes beyond missing girls [Letter]

    In Nigeria, challenge goes beyond missing girls [Letter]
    As a Nigerian student who received most of her education there, it is soothing to hear what others are doing to show sympathy and spread awareness for this crisis. I was particularly interested when I learned that Roland Park Country School participated...
  • Looking Out: Trans activist says she was arrested in Sochi

    Looking Out: Trans activist says she was arrested in Sochi
    Vladimir Luxuria, Europe's first openly transgender parliamentarian, was reportedly detained twice in Sochi this week for supporting LGBT rights at the Winter Olympics. Luxuria, a former Communist member of parliament in Italy, was stopped by four men...