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Ukraine — not the United States or Russia — will determine its own future

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The promise of no more museums

The March 30 Sunday Arts list of organizations that believe they should have museums in Washington [“Which museums show real promise?”] was alarming. Most of the groups represented by proposed museums on the list (women, Latinos, gay people, Irish Americans, “the melting pot”)...

Discussion of U.S. cultural history would propel Redskins’ name change

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D.C. Democratic primary results should be right, not necessarily fast

As a precinct captain at a successful polling place in the District on Tuesday, I was disturbed by the characterization, in the April 2 front-page article “Bowser wins primary,” of the vote tabulation as “late and messy.” It is important to tabulate results quickly, but...

NYC warden transferred after inmate cell death

NEW YORK (AP) — The warden of the New York City jail facility where a mentally ill veteran died in February after being found in a cell where officials told The Associated Press he “baked to death” has been demoted and transferred. Department of Correction...
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Fort Hood victim’s mom, 77, had just met daughter

This undated family photo provided by Glen Welton shows U.S. Army Sgt. Tim Owens, left, of Effingham, Ill., with his cousin Glen Welton. Owens was one of three people killed by a shooter at Fort Hood, Texas on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. The shooter, identified as Ivan Lopez, also...

Argument may have preceded shooting at Fort Hood

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A Fort Hood official says there is a “strong possibility” that the gunman who killed three people and wounded 16 others at the Texas military base argued with one or more soldiers immediately before the shooting. But Fort Hood’s...

Effects Linger For Ohio Breeder’s Poisoned Dogs

BROWNSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Seventeen dogs poisoned with antifreeze at an Ohio family’s kennels are still showing some problems but have returned home after veterinarians used intravenous vodka to counteract the poison’s effect. The Columbus Dispatch ( ) reports it could...

Syrians are still suffering. Please don’t forget.

Dima Wannous, the author of “The Chair,” is a novelist based in Beirut. Three years ago, after 40 years of oppression under a dictatorship, Syrians dared to dream. Not only did they speak out, they screamed: “Syria wants freedom!” And ever since that day, they’ve been...

Syrians are still suffering. Please don’t forget.

Dima Wannous, the author of “The Chair,” is a novelist based in Beirut. Three years ago, after 40 years of oppression under a dictatorship, Syrians dared to dream. Not only did they speak out, they screamed: “Syria wants freedom!” And ever since that day, they’ve been...