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More Than 1,000 Days Later, Still No Trial for Imprisoned Egyptian Photojournalist

More Than 1,000 Days Later, Still No Trial for Imprisoned Egyptian Photojournalist

Mahmoud Abou Zeid, a.k.a. “Shawkan,” was in police custody hours before the crimes he is accused of committing occurred.

Unusual Humor of Russian Investigative Journalist Leads to Imprisonment

Unusual Humor of Russian Investigative Journalist Leads to Imprisonment

Serghey Reznik is the kind of reporter who would call a female judge a crocodile or quip that a prosecutor was nothing more than a tractor driver.

Streetcars, Once Nearly Extinct, Are Enjoying a Comeback

Streetcars, Once Nearly Extinct, Are Enjoying a Comeback

Washington is one of several U.S. cities adopting "second generation" streetcars.

Under new legislation, proof of child-care abilities shifts for blind parents

Under new legislation, proof of child-care abilities shifts for blind parents

Under a recent bill, in cases assessing a parent's ability to care for their child, judges and claimants will need to follow new procedures before introducing a person's disability in court.

Once the Capital of Boring Food, Washington Evolves to Culinary Cutting Edge

Once the Capital of Boring Food, Washington Evolves to Culinary Cutting Edge

It's not just half-smokes and mumbo sauce anymore

Growing Number of Maryland High School Students Earning College Course Credit

Growing Number of Maryland High School Students Earning College Course Credit

More high school students in Maryland are earning college credit through Dual Enrollment courses within their high schools and local community colleges.

Ride-hailing Services Raise Questions About Safety

Ride-hailing Services Raise Questions About Safety

After a Michigan Uber driver's deadly killing spree in February, local incidents, less severe incidents shine a light on how confusing the ride-booking industry is.

Freddie Gray’s Death, Ensuing Unrest, Spark Legislative Agenda

Freddie Gray’s Death, Ensuing Unrest, Spark Legislative Agenda

Gray's death and the civil unrest that followed brought a spotlight to issues that Baltimore has faced for years.

Six Things That Explain the Washington Wizards’ Success and Failure Over the Last Decade

Six Things That Explain the Washington Wizards’ Success and Failure Over the Last Decade

An advance metric called WARP shows which players were most responsible for their success, and which ones dragged the team down.