Swedish case of Dmitry Lisov shows how the West went off the rails

ANALYSIS/OPINION: “But Jesus said, ‘Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.’” — Matthew 19:14 Let’s put the fight between East and West and geopolitics aside for a moment, and focus on the human dimension. I read with horror this week in the Polish … Read moreSwedish case of Dmitry Lisov shows how the West went off the rails

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Mozambique’s Beira buckles from the brunt of Cylcone Idai | News

Beira, Mozambique – Ripped off rooftops, lacerated power cables and makeshift mounds of sand dot the streets of Beira. The port city on Mozambique’s central coast bore the brunt of Cyclone Idai which made landfall on March 14, bringing torrential rain, heavy winds and provoking widespread flooding in parts of southeastern Africa. Now, more than three … Read moreMozambique’s Beira buckles from the brunt of Cylcone Idai | News

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Sudan: Protesters converge on army headquarters in Khartoum

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThousands rally in the capital, Khartoum Thousands of demonstrators across Sudan have taken part in what appears to be the biggest series of rallies against President Omar al-Bashir since protests began in December. In Khartoum, demonstrators reached the army headquarters for the first time. The presidential compound … Read moreSudan: Protesters converge on army headquarters in Khartoum

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I was annoyed when I was first called ‘ma’am’. Then I came around.

(Joanna Grochocka/for The Washington Post) Over the past year, I’ve often been invited to what feels like a gathering of close female friends. These meetings — absent of husbands and children, sometimes even pets — are hosted by book clubs that have chosen to read a memoir I wrote about growing up in communist Vietnam … Read moreI was annoyed when I was first called ‘ma’am’. Then I came around.

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Ernest Hollings, a South Carolina Senator Who Evolved, Dies at 97

But by 1963, ending his governorship, he accepted integration at Clemson University. “South Carolina is running out of courts,” he told state legislators. “This General Assembly must make clear South Carolina’s choice, a government of laws rather than a government of men. This should be done with dignity.” Weeks later, Harvey Gantt enrolled at Clemson … Read moreErnest Hollings, a South Carolina Senator Who Evolved, Dies at 97

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