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Making sports gay-friendly for athletes

Akil Patterson is a youth programs leader for Athlete Ally, a New York-based nonprofit that seeks to raise public awareness about homophobia and transphobia in sports. He was an offensive lineman for the University of Maryland football team from 2001 to 2003. I know what it feels...

Ukraine agreement reached, but the street resists

A man carries a photo of an anti-government protester killed in clashes with the police, during a funeral procession at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. In a day that could significantly shift Ukraine’s political destiny, opposition leaders...

Obama to award Medal of Honor to 24 Army veterans

These photos released by the U.S. Army show, from left, Spec. 4 Santiago J. Erevia, Sgt. 1st Class Jose Rodela and Staff Sgt. Melvin Morris. Seeking to correct potential acts of bias spanning three wars, President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor on March 18, 2014, to...

Gun violence prevention, not ‘anti-gun’

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It’s news, not a spoiler

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Abstract subjects, real art

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The horrors in North Korea

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Editorial: St. Elizabeths Hospital’s safety net unravels

A 56-YEAR-OLD man walked away from the grounds of St. Elizabeths Hospital, where he was under voluntary commitment. Days later, he was found dead under a pile of snow. Another man, committed to the psychiatric institution after being found not guilty by reason of insanity for...

Editorial: Ukraine’s chance for peace

A SHOCKING explosion of bloodshed in the center of Europe — Ukraine’s capital, Kiev — gave way Friday to a fragile accord that may be the last chance to prevent civil war in a nation of 48 million people . Thanks to marathon mediation by the Polish, German and French...

US Rig Count Up 7 To 1,771

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by seven this week to 1,771. The Houston firm said in its weekly report Friday that 1,425 rigs were exploring for oil and 342 for gas. Four...