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  • Biased news coverage of Israel [Letter]

    Biased news coverage of Israel [Letter]
    The Sun recently published extensive, highly negative but unchallenged remarks about Israel made by Richard Falk, who is identified in the story as an unbiased UN human rights investigator monitoring Israel's treatment of Palestinians ("U.N. investigator accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing,'" March 22).
  • Under Armour goes for Olympic gold

    Under Armour goes for Olympic gold
    When the winter Olympics gets underway next month in Sochi, Russia, Under Armour's logo will be seen by millions of viewers around the globe as the Baltimore-based brand sponsors two U.S. teams and another from Canada. The Olympic sponsorships —...

    Prosecutors coerce pleas using strict-sentencing threats, group says

    Prosecutors coerce pleas using strict-sentencing threats, group says
    Federal prosecutors twice offered suspected heroin trafficker Roy Clay a deal: plead guilty and serve 10 years. Clay turned them down. When a jury found him guilty, a reluctant judge had no choice but to send him to prison for life. Because...

    For some veterans, underage enlistment is point of pride

    For some veterans, underage enlistment is point of pride
    Allan Stover wasn't even in high school when he enlisted in the Coast Guard in 1953. Despite his doctored birth certificate, he believes commanders could tell he was too young to enlist. Stover never admitted it — though he came close when a drill...

    After jail scandal, spotlight on growing role of women officers

    After jail scandal, spotlight on growing role of women officers
    The 19-year-old felt sick to her stomach when she stepped into the Baltimore prison once nicknamed "Supermax" for her first day of work as a corrections officer. The place was dark and dingy, and she had never been around so many men before. When...