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02/22/2017 - 8:00pm

    We buried one of my heroes on Friday. She was my mother-in-law.

    In the case of Helen Boyle, hero might be a form of understatement. Rather than begin with gushing words and bloated adjectives, permit me to recite just a few facts about her 85 years on this earth.

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02/17/2017 - 3:00pm

    While police killings of black people sometimes attract front-page attention, black lives lost due to drowning are largely ignored.

    In wealthy, majority-black Prince George's County in Maryland, not a single elementary, middle or high school has...

02/17/2017 - 1:00pm

    With the President Donald Trump Reality Show, it’s easy to be distracted by ANGRY ALL-CAPITAL TWEETS or Oval Office tantrums. But resist, and stay focused on matters of life and death.

    Consider two critical issues: refugees and guns. Trump is...

02/17/2017 - 11:00am

    Michelle DeMello walked into the clerk's office in Colorado thinking for sure someone would save her.

    She was 16 and pregnant. Her Christian community in Green Mountain Falls was pressuring her family to marry her off to her 19-year-old...

02/16/2017 - 2:00pm

    The White House Correspondents' Association dinner is not a mood ring. It doesn't care if President Donald Trump - or any president - likes, dislikes, celebrates, scorns or ignores White House reporters. The annual gala does not indicate, illustrate or represent the relationship between the...

02/15/2017 - 3:00pm

    For years, opponents of food stamps -- or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, as it's now called -- have claimed that the program is just a cash giveaway. Some worry that people will sell their food stamps for cash, and use that cash to buy alcohol, drugs or other things that the...

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