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Jeff Barker

Jeff Barker is The Sun's Washington correspondent and a business of sports reporter. A University of Pennsylvania graduate, he formerly worked for AP and as the Arizona Republic’s Washington reporter. He has covered politics and Terps basketball and football for The Sun. He is co-director of a documentary on the development of baseball in China.
Former Colt Bert Rechichar, who once held record for NFL’s longest field goal, dies

Albert Daniel “Bert” Rechichar, who played for the Baltimore Colts and two other NFL teams and long held the record for the league’s longest field goal, died Friday of various ailments in Belle Vernon, Pa. He was 89.

A young Elijah Cummings faced hate when integrating a Baltimore pool. Today, Trump’s tweets reopen old wounds.

The scar has faded, but U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, 68, said in an interview with The Baltimore Sun that President Donald Trump’s tweets and comments are troubling echoes of a day in 1962, when he felt stomach-churning fear and shock at being confronted with raw hate as an 11-year-old boy.

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