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Fear of slowing growth drags down global markets

Specialist Vincent Surace works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) Specialist Vincent Surace works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) Traders work on the floor of the...

National Zoo membership is cheap, so it attracts more than elites

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Even Luddites can learn to love smartphones — if they choose to

If Clare Feinson [“Wising up on smartphones,” letters, Jan. 22] wishes to remain in the environs of technological Luddites, that is her choice, but her calling talented design engineers and industrial designers “petulant bullies” really irritated me. Judging by the success and...

Bob McDonnell and Virginia’s heritage and reputation

In the Jan. 22 editorial “Virginia’s ways have to change,” The Post mentioned that Robert F. McDonnell “is the first of Virginia’s governors, a roster that stretches back to Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson, to face criminal charges.” This historical perspective,...

The circle of life in a backyard sanctuary

Regarding Courtland Milloy’s Jan. 22 Metro column, “Why Kitty is ruffling a few feathers”: Mr. Milloy’s views about cat ownership remind me that, to understand one’s point of view, we have to walk in his or her shoes. When young, I had a wonderful calico cat....

Editorial: Montgomery must examine whether it missed signals in ‘exorcism’ deaths

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Editorial: France’s counterterrorism operations in Africa deserve U.S. support

WHEN FRANCE dispatched troops to the West African nation of Mali a year ago, senior officials said they anticipated an operation of a few weeks — a temporary diversion from a policy of disengaging from “francafrique,” the zone of former African colonies that France informally...

Varsity boys basketball games postponed

Due to the weather, the following boys basketball games scheduled for Friday night have been postponed: St. Wendelin at Old Fort; Lake at Fostoria; Elmwood at Otsego; North Baltimore at Lakota; and Fremont St. Joseph at New Riegel.

NYC 9/11 museum opens to public in May

NEW YORK (AP) — After years of delays due to funding disputes, engineering challenges and a nearly disastrous flood, a museum dedicated to victims of the 9/11 terror attacks will open to the public in mid-May in a giant cavern beneath the World Trade Center site —...

Seattle’s Sherman fined $7,875 for taunting

NEW YORK (AP) — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman was fined $7,875 for unsportsmanlike conduct/taunting in the final minute of the NFC championship game against San Francisco. Sherman’s fine was confirmed by the league Friday. Sherman was flagged after he...