As a child, William Burke-White was a young citizen of the world. His mother was a college professor at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Every year, she’d take her family to a different country for the summer.
Mike Krzyzewski’s first Duke-Carolina game was, like most games in the series, hard-fought and close. As the ending neared in that 1980 game, Duke was down by two points and had the ball out of bounds.
Peter Canellos was metro editor of The Boston Globe, in charge of the paper’s local news coverage, when the Globe’s investigative team revealed that the Catholic Church’s Boston leadership methodically covered up the sexual abuse of children by priests.
Tripoli, the capital of Libya, is on the Mediterranean Sea across from Sicily. On a clear, beautiful day there in late August three years ago, Randall Williams of Raleigh was eating breakfast at the Corinthia Hotel when he spotted Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador, talking with a journalist in the dining room.
Republicans in North Carolina were feuding. Pat Robertson and George H.W. Bush were running for president in the primaries of 1988. At Republican precinct meetings, Robertson supporters fought aggressively for delegates. At a party convention in Louisburg, Robertson supporters stormed the stage and tried to take over the meeting. Law-enforcement officers broke up the confrontation.