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In his recent column, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. ("The Obama doctrine: Passivity where leadership is needed," Oct. 14) believes he has shown that weakness is an integral part of the Obama administration's foreign policy. While it is true that the government...
Tags: Vietnam, Government, Politics, Human Rights, Annapolis
At age 18 and with the blessing of her family, Sajina Tamang left her home in Nepal to work as a housekeeper in Lebanon. Finding work abroad was her ticket to self-sufficiency, one of the few career paths open to a rural girl in one of the world's most...
When Kwame Kwei-Armah left London to move to Baltimore, he was exploding with questions about this strange land on the other side of the Atlantic, where he was planting not just himself, but also his wife and young son. "As I was starting to find my...
Insider jokes are not just for White House Correspondents' Assn. Dinners or ESPN kibitzers or Academy Awards emcees. They also crop up in discussions about symphony orchestra musicians — a society unto itself. There are jibes and even sober-minded...
MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow judge sentenced three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot to two years in prison on hooliganism charges on Friday following a trial seen around the world as an emblem of Russia's intolerance of dissent. The...
CNNThree members of a Russian female punk rock band were sentenced to two years in prison Friday after they were found guilty of hooliganism for performing a song critical of President Vladimir Putin in a church. The five months they have spent in detention...
Tags: Punishment, Christianity, Europe, Punk (genre), Prisons
World NowBahrain has banned all protests and rallies, arguing that a complete stop to such gatherings is needed to maintain security in the island nation. Interior Minister Sheik Rashid ibn Abdullah Khalifa ordered the move, a sweeping attempt to bring its...
World NowBahrain sentenced a prominent human rights activist to three years in jail Thursday, saying he had incited protesters to attack police and organized illegal rallies.Human rights groups inside and outside Bahrain slammed the new sentence, saying Rajab...
World NowA famous Ethiopian journalist was sentenced to 18 years in prison Friday, one in a group of two dozen dissidents and activists convicted on terrorism charges after a deeply disputed trial....
Lehigh Valley MusicGrammy-winning jazz singer/pianist Diana Krall is a compelling combination of old soul and hip songstress. Her set list at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sunday night moved smoothly from ragtimey Fats Waller to Sergio Mendes bossa nova to Burt...
Often, a story answers some questions and then leads to a few more. In January, the Tribune published my story detailing a steep rise in police use of Tasers in the suburbs. Just after that story ran, I sat down with editors to brainstorm other...
Police departments in Chicago and the suburbs have embraced the Taser, a device marketed as a tool to reduce shootings by officers. The weapons' manufacturer contends that if officers can use electric shocks to prevent dangerous situations from...
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