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Story Lab: October 10, 2010 - October 16, 2010

Story pick: Shooting someone in the face means never having to say you're sorry

More than four years ago, Harry Whittington, a well-clubbed Texas millionaire lawyer, got shot. Befitting his station, the shooter was no mere street thug, but rather, the vice president of the United States. In a Style classic, The Washington...

By Marc Fisher  | October 15, 2010; 8:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Story pick: When firefighters let a house burn

When a Tennessee family watched firefighters arrive at their burning home and refuse to lift a hose to fight the flames because the family had neglected to pay its annual $75 fire protection fee, we thought it was time...

By Marc Fisher  | October 14, 2010; 7:45 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  More on the story, Story Picks  | Tags:  Leggett, ambulance fee, ambulance service fee, cranick, cranick fire, fire fee, fire protection fee, tennessee fire  
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The many faces of Michelle Rhee, action administrator

And now Michelle Rhee exits, and for perhaps the first time in modern political history, the face-saving declaration that the decision is "mutual" turns out to be exactly right. For many months, Rhee had privately said that there was...

By Marc Fisher  | October 13, 2010; 11:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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