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  • 'DON'T LET ME DIE'

    Pfc. Caleb A. Lufkin landed on the helipad at about 12:30 p.m., screaming at the sky as a small all-terrain vehicle carried him past the palm trees and concrete bunkers to the emergency room. Doctors inside cut off his blood-covered boots and prepared...
  • Prepping for the flu

    Prepping for the flu
    Tracey Haldeman is not taking any chances with her business being disrupted this flu season. So the president of Baltimore's Pinnacle Communications is providing an attractive incentive for her eight employees to get vaccinated for both the seasonal and...
  • Bush apologizes for abuse

    WASHINGTON - President Bush apologized yesterday for the abuse of Iraqi prisoners at the hands of U.S. soldiers and said he had scolded Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld for his handling of the scandal. But the president rejected calls to oust...
  • New photos show abuse of Iraqi prisoners

    WASHINGTON - More photographic evidence surfaced yesterday graphically depicting U.S. soldiers abusing Iraqi detainees at Abu Ghraib prison, as Democrats continued their calls for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to resign amid the widening scandal....
  • Plain talk from GOP senator

    WASHINGTON -- Twenty years ago, a young military lawyer defending an Air Force pilot on a drug charge landed himself on 60 Minutes, exposing widespread flaws in the Air Force drug-testing system that led to an overhaul of the program. Today, the same...
  • Latest images shock officials

    WASHINGTON - Images of U.S. soldiers forcing Iraqi prisoners to perform sex acts and to injure themselves as part of their abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison shocked members of Congress, who spent a grim afternoon yesterday viewing hundreds of new photos...
  • As Schiavo saga winds down, leaders pursue broader debate

    Efforts by lawmakers in Washington to prolong the life of Terri Schiavo failed in the courts and tanked in opinion polls, but intense interest in the Florida woman's saga is expected to force a broader debate in Congress and state legislatures about...
  • At Akwaaba B&B, curl up with writers

    Author Walter Mosley's room is dark and mysterious with midnight-blue walls, black velvet drapes and lamps that shine interrogationlike spotlights across the walls. It's a room befitting the popular creator of a series of detective novels. Toni Morrison'...
  • Diplomat or firebrand: NAACP mulls next leader

    The sudden departure of Kweisi Mfume from the NAACP came as a jolt to many civil rights advocates and scholars. But now that Mfume is leaving, many are asking what kind of leader can excel in his footsteps or improve on his legacy. They agree the...
  • Jackson urges NAACP to push voting issue

    MILWAUKEE - Civil rights activist the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson capped off a day of grass-roots political strategizing yesterday by imploring NAACP members to urge their congressional representatives to extend soon-to-expire provisions of the 1965 Voting...
  • GOP sweeps back into power in Congress

    Republicans regained control of Congress in yesterday's election, preserving their majority in the House of Representatives and sweeping back to power in the Senate. It was a strong showing for President Bush and the Republicans, though they did not gain...
  • Fifth La. resident dies of West Nile virus; 14 new cases

    NEW ORLEANS - The West Nile virus has killed a fifth Louisiana resident and infected 14 more people in what health officials said yesterday is the nation's biggest outbreak since the disease was first detected in the United States in 1999. Seventy-one...