"That's what friends are for"

Opinion | Nicholas Thimmesch II

Well Charlie: you’ve disappointed me, and while I may not be one of your close, personal, friends, I was offering you some friendly advice in my last missive when I urged you to fight these scandalous charges against you from the comfort & safety of The Dominican Republic

Rangel should take a cue from his predecessor Adam Clayton Powell and go on the lam

Opinion | Nicholas Thimmesch II

What are we to make of Congressman Charles Rangel now that even President Obama has thrown him “under the bus”?

Rangel inquiry portends difficult midterm for Democrats

Opinion | Scott Erickson

The ethics inquiry into Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) should come as no surprise to congressional watchers

The Obama administration's cuts to the U.S. Navy imperil critical missions

Feature:Opinion | Robert O'Brien

The United States Navy is drastically shrinking due to the serious cuts the Obama administration is making to the shipbuilding budget

J.J. Rendon is Latin America's Karl Rove - Miami New Times

US | interns

Rendon, though virtually unknown in Miami, has become one of Latin America’s most important political figures

Black salons face new competition - WSJ

Business | Jeff Winkler (admin)

Immigrants from the Dominican Republic are snipping away market share from African-American stylists whose mastery of black women’s hair ensured that their customers wouldn’t, or couldn’t, leave them

GOP senators want to see Aponte's background check - The Daily Caller

Politics | Gautham Nagesh

Republicans are upping the pressure on Obama diplomatic nominee Mari Carmen Aponte, demanding to see details of her background investigation conducted by the Administration

EXCLUSIVE: Senators want Aponte vote delayed - The Daily Caller

| Mike Riggs

GOP targets Obama nominee's Cuba ties - THE DAILY CALLER

Politics | Gautham Nagesh

Senate Republicans are preparing to challenge President Obama’s nominee for ambassador to El Salvador over her previous ties to an alleged asset of Cuban intelligence

Torii Hunter: Black Hispanic baseball players are 'imposters' - USA TODAY

Sports | interns

Fans look down from their seats onto the baseball field, see dark-colored skin and might assume they are African-American players but, increasingly, the players instead hail from the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico or Venezuela

Haiti frees U.S. missionary but detains group leader - ASSOCIATED PRESS

World | interns

One of two Baptist missionaries still held on kidnapping charges in Haiti was released and flew to Miami on Monday, but the U.S. group’s leader remained in custody

U.S. Govt: Imprisoned Americans in Haiti had no 'malicious intent'

World | Jon Ward

The U.S. government has determined that the 10 American Baptist missionaries detained by the Haitian government on kidnapping charges and held in squalid conditions without medical care for days had no ‘malicious intent’ in trying to take 33 Haitian children out of the country following the devastating Jan. 12 earthquake

Angelina Jolie heading to Haiti - PopEater

Entertainment | interns

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees says its goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie is heading to Haiti to meet with earthquake victims; UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic said Jolie would travel to Haiti later Tuesday

Extent of Haitian devastation can be blamed on corruption

Opinion | John Rossomando

The human calamity that has followed in the wake of the 7.0-magnitude Haitian earthquake that hit on Jan. 12 has filled TV screens around the world for several weeks now and has triggered an outpouring of money and support from around the world.

Church group working with orphans detained in Haiti

US | AJ

Haitian police yesterday arrested 10 American Baptist Church members as they tried to bus 33 orphaned children across the border into the Dominican Republic allegedly without proper documentation, a spokesman for the Central Valley Baptist Church said

As Honduras Moves On, U.S. Must Give Full Support

Opinion | Marco Vicenzino

With Porfirio Lobo assuming the presidency of Honduras, its citizens formally turn the page on the political crisis triggered by Manuel Zelaya’s removal from office in June 2009. It is time for the international community to do the same

Medics warn of infection risk to 3 million people in Haiti

World | AJ

As the pace of food and medical aid arriving into the impoverished country increased, doctors say that public health is now Haiti’s major concern