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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Police say letter to New York Post is anthrax-laced

    A letter mailed to the New York Post has tested positive for anthrax and is similar to anthrax-laced letters sent to NBC news anchor Tom Brokaw and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, police said late yesterday. The letter addressed to "Editor" was...
  • Lt. governor draws 40% of funds from outside Maryland

    Democrat Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is collecting a significantly greater share of her campaign contributions from out of state than Republican Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., according to an analysis of fund-raising reports. Almost 40 percent of the $6.7...
  • Death-penalty foes lobby legislators

    With slightly more than a month before convicted murderer Steven H. Oken is scheduled to die, opponents of the death penalty rushed from one lawmaker's door to another last night to build support in Annapolis for an extension of the moratorium on...