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Story Lab: May 30, 2010 - June 5, 2010

Weigh in: Is D.C. a Blackberry town?

Everywhere you look in the region -- if you take your eyes off your smartphone -- people seem to be on BlackBerrys. But in other big cites -- such as New York -- people seem to be on iPhones. Does...

By Marc Fisher  | June 4, 2010; 9:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Build-A-Story  
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Story pick: The lonely monkey

The monkey on the loose in the Tampa Bay area of Florida for more than a year has 78,000 fans on his Facebook page. Stephen Colbert has run "monkey on the lam" videos of his urban antics. Countless stories and...

By Brigid Schulte  | June 4, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Inside the Southeast shootings story

Paul Duggan’s gripping two-part narrative, Nine Days: The Story Behind the Southeast Shootings, and Deadly Retaliation, spins the tale of the nine fateful days that led to a 30-second spasm of violence in a drive-by shooting that killed 3 and...

By Brigid Schulte  | June 3, 2010; 9:16 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  How I got that story, Journalism  
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Story pick: Prelude to a tragedy

Paul Duggan is a masterful storyteller. In the first of a two-part series in The Post, he takes readers deeply into the nine days that led up to one of the most shockingly violent episodes - the drive-by shooting...

By Brigid Schulte  | June 3, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Why is D.C. a BlackBerry town?

Everywhere you look in the region -- if you can take your eyes off your smartphone -- people seem to be on BlackBerrys. But everywhere you look in other big cites -- such as New York -- people are on...

By Michael S. Rosenwald  | June 2, 2010; 12:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
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Was Washington Times reporter sacked for speaking out?

Julia Duin packs up her car with her office belongings yesterday in the parking lot of The Washington Times. She spent 14 years as a Times reporter but was let go yesterday. Photo by Katharine Frey/The Washington Post About...

By Ian Shapira  | June 2, 2010; 8:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Story pick: Vehicle brutally attacked by lunch meat

Most days, neighborhood listserv fare is enough to make your eyes glaze over: this yard sale, that plumber recommendation, this neighbor upset about that dog using her liriope as a personal toilet. It's a useful way to exchange information...

By Brigid Schulte  | June 2, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Pick of the day: Just people reading

It was the photo of a man reading a book under a giant statue of a golden Buddha that got me to stop my lightning speed web-surfing the other day and ponder. I don't even remember what I was...

By Brigid Schulte  | June 1, 2010; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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