Overcrowding, malnutrition and infectious diseases that flourish in jammed quarters has led to an upsurge of inmate deaths inside the National Penitentiary in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
The Baltimore Sun
Seventy-five years ago, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, sending nearly 120,000 Japanese and U.S. citizens to internment camps around the United States. One was former Baltimore Sun reporter Gene Oishi, then 8 years old.
Efforts to stabilize erosion authorities feared could lead to a failure of America’s tallest dam reached a point where they were no longer requiring evacuation of the Oroville, California, area, an order that affected almost 200,000 people. Still, work to lower the level of the reservoir above continued with urgency as a series of rainstorms approached.
An address by civil rights activist H. Rap Brown in the Eastern Shore city of Cambridge on June 24, 1967, led to clashes with police. Brown was shot in the face with buckshot, and rioters burned down 17 buildings, including a school and businesses, in the black side of the city.