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  • In this April 30, 2014 photo, Robbie Smith talks with some of the boys living at the Safe Harbor Maritime Academy as her husband, Doug, talks with staff in the dining hall in Jacksonville, Fla. After over 30 years running the facility, working to turn around the lives of young men, founders Robbie and Doug are retiring from its day to day running. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Self)

    After 1,100 boys, Safe Harbor founders to retire

    Robbie and Doug Smith were preparing for a round-the-world sailboat cruise in 1982 when they and their Jacksonville-based boat temporarily took in a few troubled boys to work on the water.

  • Bill Ricciardo has a mobile election house on his 14-acre property in Fredonia, north of Granville. These were used in the early 1900s, taking the ballot box to the people who lived in the more rural areas of the state. His family as well as the previous property owners use the unit for storage. (AP Photo/The Columbus Dispatch, Barbara J. Perenic)

    Mobile polling place found on Ohio property

    It's not much to look at - a rusted, dented tin shack with an old bed frame and a couple of bales of straw inside on a 14-acre property north of this Licking County village.

  • Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation. (Associated Press)

    Embracers of the Constitution are baffled by what’s really in it

    They say they stand for a return to constitutional principles, but it turns out tea party supporters are just as confused as to what rights and powers are in the federal government's founding document, according to the latest The Washington Times/JZ Analytics poll.

  • Cover story: Builders construct community goodwill

    When Frank Chiaramonte, vice president of Chiaramonte Construction Co. in the District, heard about the needs of the Children of Mine Youth Center, he immediately picked the nonprofit organization as his company's charity of choice.

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