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Mailbag | Letters from our readers
by The Editors
Posted 2/02/17, 02:51 pm

‘2016 News of the Year: Deaths’

Dec. 31  |  I always enjoy your “News of the Year” issue. Thank you for reminding us of all that has happened, both good and bad. One omission I noticed from the Deaths section: Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández. What a tragic loss! —STEPHANIE TOWNSEND / Downey, Calif.

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Prayers for the president

Religion | A multitude of faiths were represented at Saturday’s National Prayer Service
by Mickey McLean
Posted 1/21/17, 04:06 pm

The newly inaugurated president and vice president and their families gathered Saturday morning for the traditional post-inaugural National Prayer Service at Washington National Cathedral. Considering the diversity of faiths represented, however, it was often difficult for those in attendance to determine to whom the prayers were directed.

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A Marauder’s tale

Voices | Special ops vet has stories to tell, and an important one he should hear
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 1/06/17, 04:00 am

“The intellect of man is forced to choose / Perfection of the life, or of the work, / And if it take the second must refuse / A heavenly mansion, raging in the dark” (“The Choice,” William Butler Yeats).

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