Readers write in about Washington and the housing crisis, taxes vs. philanthropy, charity management, and (white) wealth and power in America.
Iraqi rower Khalid Ismael loads his boat and oars after rowing practice at dusk at the Riverside Boat Club boat house in Cambridge, Mass. Ismael, along with five other Iraqi rowers, their coach, and their team leader were brought to the United States by rowing booster Bill Engeman and former US national team coach Bruce Smith to train and compete. Smith and Engeman were helping the group prepare for the 2010 Asian Games (Nov. 12-27) by rowing in Boston and competing in the Head of the Charles regatta.
Internet security for the BlackBerry and other smartphones worry Saudi Arabia and the UAE, who want to monitor transmissions. But Internet security is increasingly demanded by users.
Members of the graduating class of 2010 at the P.A.C.E. Head Start program look to the crowd during a graduation ceremony at Reed Green Coliseum on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi on May 25. Close to 400 graduated from the program that gives children a head start to early education.
Today, winds help turn on the lights, run TVs and power washers, dryers and ovens in thousands of homes all over New England.
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Mixing meat with cherries, blueberries, and other fruits is a growing culinary trend.
As their ranks swell, singles reach out to others, pamper themselves, or simply relish their solitude.
Some start their own charities, tapping the Web to fund worthy causes.
Some companies set policies to encourage reluctant workers to take time off.