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The voice of my Afghan friend phoning from Herat was trembling. “The security situation is getting really worse,” she said. “We don’t know what will happen tomorrow, or what will happen one hour from now.…

In a pool she always found to be too cold, our daughter may not have received the full benefit of swim lessons. Still, her purple lips chattered happily every time she jumped into the water.…

Usually by this time of year our yard is a pale yellow. Just inches below the surface is a limestone shelf. So every time it rains, it greens up fast. Two weeks without rain in…

When approximately 200 members of the white supremacist group Patriot Front marched in Philadelphia right before Independence Day, I found myself asking a single question: How do people find time to travel across the country…

“Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” — John Adams Sometimes, the simplest story is…

When anti-doping officials notified Sha’Carri Richardson that she had tested positive for marijuana — effectively banning her from the 100 meters at the Tokyo Olympics — the American sprinter with the fiery hair and electrifying…

In the coming days, the United States and China will be celebrating two big birthdays, light-years apart in their message. On July 1, Beijing will put on a massive celebration to commemorate the 100th anniversary…

It’s been 40 years since 114 were killed and 200 others injured when two giant skywalks collapsed in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency hotel in Kansas City, Missouri. The images from that catastrophic structural…

As a newspaper publisher, I find it difficult to write about the underbelly of local politics. After all, I want Iola to be a shining star. So I struggled in reporting on Monday night’s city…

The testimony of Britney Spears almost defies belief. In an unconventional but poetic speech before a Los Angeles probate judge on Wednesday, Spears described the shock, trauma and manipulation that has characterized her 13-year indenture…