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Story Lab: January 24, 2010 - January 30, 2010

Pick of the day: Giving birth in Haiti

Today's pick is a dispatch from Haiti by The Washington Post's Theola Labbé-DeBose. We are bombarded daily with images from Haiti, people waiting in long lines for a bag of rice, the pile of bodies outside the morgue, and miraculously,...

By Annys Shin  | January 29, 2010; 3:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Steve Jobs and iPad: relationship destroyers

Yesterday was the greatest day of my life. Steve Jobs, known by the neurons inside my brain as God, introduced, at least to me, the holy grail of gadgets -- the iPad. This thing -- this pretty little thing,...

By Michael S. Rosenwald  | January 28, 2010; 10:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pick of the day: The State of the Union is disappointed

This morning, while everyone is still abuzz over the president's speech last night, I'd like to bring to your attention a piece by The Post's Eli Saslow, in which he offers an alternate State of the Union told through...

By Annys Shin  | January 28, 2010; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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How do you like your Toyota now?

Toyota's dramatic decision yesterday to halt sales and manufacture of eight of its most popular models has dealt a heavy blow to the Japanese automaker's reputation for safety and reliability. As our reporters visit dealerships today to talk to...

By Marc Fisher  | January 27, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
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Pick of the day: GQ on Colts receiver Marvin Harrison

I don't normally read GQ or keep up with pro football, but I recently came across Jason Fagone's excellent story in the February issue about a 2008 shooting Colts receiver Marvin Harrison was allegedly involved in (HT to Gangrey). Suffice...

By Annys Shin  | January 27, 2010; 8:33 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pick of the day: Foraging in America's storage units

This past weekend, This American Life aired a piece by writer Jon Mooallem about people who buy the contents of abandoned storage units. Abandoned, in this case, doesn't mean unwanted. The owners of the contents fell behind on their storage...

By Annys Shin  | January 26, 2010; 8:04 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Where will Washington's marijuana farm go?

If medical marijuana is really coming to the District, where exactly is it going to come from? Where exactly will those buds of D.C. Council-approved reefer (DuPont Gold? Kalorama Mama?) be grown? The distribution clinics envisioned by the council won’t...

By Steve Hendrix  | January 25, 2010; 10:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Pick of the day: Robert C. W. Ettinger's quest for immortality

In the Jan. 25 issue of the New Yorker (subscription required), Jill Lepore serves up a great read with her profile of Robert C.W. Ettinger, a founder of the cryonics movement. At 91, Ettinger is getting closer to realizing his...

By Annys Shin  | January 25, 2010; 8:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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