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Story Lab: December 12, 2010 - December 18, 2010

Story pick: Stupid criminals

When I was a cub reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer, I had to check the police arrest logs every week and then write up the blotter. Great reading, those logs, a real window into the criminal mind, which, as it...

By Christian Davenport  | December 17, 2010; 8:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Story Picks  | Tags:  facebook, marc fisher, stupid criminals  
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The taunt of an apparent Facebook thief

The e-mail from my son was urgent; the subject line read simply "help." My wife and I ran to the car, dialed 911 and headed home, where D.C. police officers were just arriving as we pulled in. Sometime between 10...

By Marc Fisher  | December 14, 2010; 8:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (93)
 
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Build-a-Story: Falling out of the middle class

The Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, but in its wake, it left tens of thousands of families struggling to adjust to new circumstances, often a rung or two lower on the socioeconomic ladder. As part of a larger...

By Annys Shin  | December 14, 2010; 3:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Build-A-Story  
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Story pick: The homeless homeless advocate

I've friended Eric Sheptock on Facebook. No, I don't know him personally, but we have 17 friends in common. We live in the same city, and with more than 4,600 Facebook friends, he's a pretty popular guy. After reading Nathan...

By Christian Davenport  | December 14, 2010; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Story Picks  | Tags:  Eric sheptock, homeless advocate, nathan rott  
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Story pick: The loneliest position

The economy is still in a slump. Unemployment is high and may stay that way for a while. We're worried about our jobs, our futures, whether a company that wants to do more with less might decided we're suddenly expendable....

By Christian Davenport  | December 13, 2010; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Story Picks  | Tags:  NFL kicker; Michael Leahy; unemployment; washington post magazine  
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