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Story Lab: September 26, 2010 - October 2, 2010

Story pick: Janet Cooke and "Jimmy's World"

September 28th marked the 30-year anniversary of The Post's publication of "Jimmy's World," a front page story about an 8-year-old boy with a heroin habit, who, it turned out, didn't exist. The story catapulted its author, Janet Cooke, then 26,...

By Annys Shin  | October 2, 2010; 8:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Story pick: How to profile Glenn Beck

Not long after I arrived at the Washington Post in 2004, Mark Leibovich, then a Post reporter, agreed to speak at a brown bag gathering about writing profiles. I wish I could say that he revealed his secrets for writing...

By Annys Shin  | October 1, 2010; 10:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Story pick: The HBO auteur turned genius

David Simon, creator of "The Wire," a.k.a. The Best Show in the History of Television, is embarrassed. Apparently, the former Baltimore Sun reporter is feeling unworthy of the MacArthur "Genius" grant he won earlier this week. As he told the...

By Annys Shin  | September 29, 2010; 8:10 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Takoma Park edges toward wetness

The Takoma Park town council voted Monday night to eliminate most, but not all, of the Maryland suburb’s century-old ban on carry-out alcohol sales. If the change is approved by the state legislature, local restaurants would be able for the...

By Steve Hendrix  | September 28, 2010; 10:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Story pick: "The trunk case"

Veteran Washington Post crime writer Paul Duggan had another gem in Monday's paper. The headline -- "D.C. police try to unravel mystery of man found dead in car trunk" -- while clear as a bell, does not do it justice....

By Annys Shin  | September 28, 2010; 9:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Charges dismissed against Md. man who taped traffic stop

A Harford County Circuit Court judge Monday dismissed wiretapping charges against Anthony Graber, a motorcyclist who was jailed briefly after he taped a Maryland state trooper who stopped him for speeding on I-95. Graber used a camera mounted on...

By Annys Shin  | September 27, 2010; 5:16 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
Categories:  More on the story  | Tags:  Anthony Graber, arrested man tapes cop, motorcycle cop, police and privacy, videotaping arrest  
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Story pick: Defending a killer on Death Row

Last week, Washington Post reporter Maria Glod wrote eloquently about watching the execution of Teresa Lewis die for plotting to kill her husband and stepson eight years ago. Reading Glod's moving description of Lewis's death, I couldn't help but notice...

By Annys Shin  | September 27, 2010; 8:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Story Picks  | Tags:  Jim Rocap, Joe Payne, John Cloud, Joseph Payne, Maria Glod, Paul Khoury, Teresa Lewis, capital punishment, death penalty, death penalty lawyers  
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