Cuba’s government declared nine days of national mourning after leader Fidel Castro died Friday. The normally vibrant capital of Havana has been notably subdued, AP reports.
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LOS EBANOS, Texas (AP) — All along the winding Rio Grande, the people who live in this bustling, fertile region where the U.S. border meets the Gulf of Mexico never quite understood how Donald Trump’s great wall could ever be much more than campaign rhetoric.
Indian rescue workers were searching for survivals after a train derailed near Pukhrayan in Kanpur district on November 20, 2016, killing at least 116 people, AFP reports. It’s the worst disaster to hit the country’s ageing rail network in recent years.
In the 1950s and 60s, thousands of Lumbee American Indians moved to Baltimore from Lumberton, N.C., for jobs in factories and the like. But The Sun Magazine also covered a group that chose a more rural destination: St. Mary’s County. Legendary Sun photographer A. Aubrey Bodine documented two Lumbee families that had been share croppers back in North Carolina but were able to purchase land in Maryland.
If you were a big deal in Baltimore at one time, you wanted your body to end up at Green Mount cemetery when you died. “[T]he two-word spelling is the only correct one,” The Sun noted in 1957 (although just 26 years prior the one-word ‘Greenmount’ spelling had, in fact, run in the paper).
Exploring the history of ground rents and home ownership in Baltimore.