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  • Trials and tribulations of slaves come to life [Commentary]

    There are no known photos of James Too, but here I am talking with him about his life as a slave in Maryland, and later in Texas, when he was a young man. He tells me professional slavers captured him in west Africa, but isn't sure exactly where,...
  • Rita Le Gette, former teacher, homemaker

    Rita Le Gette, former teacher, homemaker
    Rita Frances Le Gette, a former teacher and homemaker, died Thursday of liver cancer at her Severna Park home, surrounded by her family. She was 74. Friends described a woman always willing to put others before herself and lend a helping hand. "When...
  • Obama names former CRS head ambassador to the Vatican

    Obama names former CRS head ambassador to the Vatican
    President Barack Obama has nominated Ken Hackett, the humanitarian who served as president of Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services for 18 years, as the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. The announcement, made Friday, means Hackett will become the...
  • St. Mary's stumbled but it's still a great school

    As I read Anne D. Neal's recent attack on St. Mary's College of Maryland, I immediately knew she had an agenda even before learning its source ("Cautionary campus tale," May 30). My daughter graduated from St. Mary's in 2011 with a major in English...
  • Far from frivolous, St. Mary's College prepared me for a rigorous career in the sciences

    Far from frivolous, St. Mary's College prepared me for a rigorous career in the sciences
    As a 2010 graduate of St. Mary's College of Maryland, I was quite disappointed by way the school was portrayed recently by commentator Anne D. Neal ("Cautionary campus tale," May 30). Her attack on St. Mary's educational standards was off-base and a...
  • The resilience of George McGovern

    The resilience of George McGovern
    Inevitably, in all the tributes to former Sen. George McGovern upon his death at 90, his landslide defeat in the 1972 presidential election at the hands of Richard Nixon shared top billing with his fights against America's misguided wars in Vietnam and...
  • Peace Corps opens door for same-sex couples to serve together

    Peace Corps opens door for same-sex couples to serve together
    The U.S. Peace Corps will begin accepting applications from same-sex couples who wish to serve overseas together for the first time next month, the agency announced Tuesday. The move follows a broader shift by the Obama administration toward publicly...
  • Peace Corps Week a time of reflection for former volunteers

    Peace Corps Week a time of reflection for former volunteers
    Sally Foster worked in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as a health educator in the early 1960s. Mike McQuestion was stationed in the Philippines in the mid-1970s, trying to teach basic preventive medicine to mountain villagers. Chris Carneal...
  • CIA deception threatens global effort to eradicate polio

    CIA deception threatens global effort to eradicate polio
    The news that the Central Intelligence Agency had been running a fake vaccination program in Pakistan first surfaced in 2011 and quickly ignited fears that the covert operation could compromise the global campaign to eradicate polio. Late last month, a...
  • Back in Baltimore, Wes Moore has big plans for his hometown

    Back in Baltimore, Wes Moore has big plans for his hometown
    When Wes Moore swings a sledgehammer, he does it with his whole body, with the easy confidence of someone who's used to manual labor. It's early on a Saturday morning, and Wes is one of a couple dozen volunteers who have gathered in the Oliver...
  • AmeriCorps branch to set up home base in East Baltimore

    AmeriCorps branch to set up home base in East Baltimore
    As many as 240 AmeriCorps members will relocate to East Baltimore's Graceland Park neighborhood in the coming months, as the domestic version of the Peace Corps establishes an urban campus, the first of its kind. The classrooms at the former Sacred...
  • Explore Patapsco with yoga hikes

    Explore Patapsco with yoga hikes
    Explore Patapsco Valley State Park on a yoga hike with AmeriCorps program volunteer Maria Reusing. The 90-minute hike covers a little more than two miles and “has yoga, exercise, meditation, hiking with strength training and balancing stops along...