2 dead in Wood County crash

TONTOGANY–Two people were killed tonight in a single-vehicle crash on Sugar Creek Road near Scott Road, west of Tontogany, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office reports. The names of the victims are being withheld until they are positively identified, the sheriff’s...

Dionne: The roots and lessons of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a peculiarly appropriate holiday for our times. Its origins lie in the Civil War, which resulted from the failure of a deeply polarized political system to settle the question of slavery. Reading the history of the period leading up to the war is jarring because...

Samuelson: The horror and honor of the Civil War on Memorial Day

The first Memorial Day — then called Decoration Day — was celebrated May 30, 1868, three years after the end of the Civil War to honor the Union dead. Compared to a national population of 31.4 million in 1860, the Civil War dead, both Union and Confederate, are now roughly...

The hopes of North Korea’s ‘Black Market Generation’

Yeon-mi Park is a media fellow at Freedom Factory, a for-profit think tank in Seoul. She wrote this with Casey Lartigue Jr., her co-host on the “Casey and Yeon-mi Show” podcast about North Korean issues. They can be reached at...

Diehl: Looking for the winners from Ukraine’s election

KIEV This should have been a festive spring day, when citizens who fought to overthrow their corrupt and autocratic government voted for a new president in a free and fair election. But the mood at the polls here on a warm and sunny Sunday was sober. Ukrainians feel themselves to...

Bus ad featuring Hitler generates hate

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A better way to get information overseas

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A matter of Mr. Obama’s policies or his race?

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Editorial: Pulling Libya back from the brink of civil war

WHILE CONGRESS continues to spar over a pointless re-investigation of the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, in the real world of Libya events have taken another turn for the worse. A retired Libyan general who spent years of exile in Northern Virginia has launched a...
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Editorial: Local school priorities, not nostalgia, should set Md.’s academic calendar

LOCAL SCHOOL districts in Maryland weigh many factors in determining when to start their school years. What’s the window for state, local and advanced placement testing? When is the best time to conduct professional staff development? Essentially, school officials want to...
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