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Story Lab: August 15, 2010 - August 21, 2010

Pick of the day: Fenty v. Gray

Okay, technically, I don't have a dog in this fight anymore. A year ago, I became a resident of Montgomery County, after a 13 year stint in the District. I no longer have an ANC commissioner or a shadow senator....

By Annys Shin  | August 21, 2010; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Build-a-Story: Tell us about the post-Katrina Gulf Coast

Sunday, Aug. 29, marks five years since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast and New Orleans. Since then, thousands of people have traveled to the region and seen the destruction, the rebuilding -- and they have helped. Have you spent...

By Christopher Dean Hopkins  | August 19, 2010; 2:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pick of the day: Yellow tape, Blue Gloves

Since early July, New York Times photographer Angel Franco has posted a photo each Wednesday of a crime scene. Along with each photo is a bare bones explanation of the incident the photo is about. Wednesday's entry was an image...

By Annys Shin  | August 19, 2010; 12:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pick of the day: Pants v. Pelicans

Since we're all about transparency here at Story Lab, I figured I might as well share my dilemma over today's pick. As I was looking for a worthy story to plug, I came across two strong candidates: a meaty piece...

By Annys Shin  | August 17, 2010; 10:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Build-A-Story: Help us find sleep-deprived parents of teens

We've all heard about how teens don't get enough sleep. But less is said about how hard their parents try to change that--with some moms and dads literally patrolling dark hallways during the wee hours for signs of light through...

By Donna St. George  | August 17, 2010; 11:22 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Pick of the day: A Global Graveyard for Dead Computers

I've had a bad year, technologically speaking. Our five-year old desktop computer died, so we bought a laptop to replace it. Inside of six months, my husband tripped over the electrical cord and sent it crashing to the ground, never...

By Annys Shin  | August 16, 2010; 10:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Pick of the Day: Finding stories anywhere

A couple weeks ago, as part of something we call our "coffee house newsroom" project, the Story Lab team fanned out to different coffee shops to find stories. Then last week the team took similar approach, this time in Chinatown...

By Annys Shin  | August 16, 2010; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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