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Story Lab: January 30, 2011 - February 5, 2011

Story Pick: Amish Milk Smugglers

This one comes thanks to my colleague Ian Shapira from a new iPad site called the Daily.com: Amish milk smugglers. Author Jordan Heller uses the slang of the underground drug trade, the streets and black market contraband to describe the...

By Brigid Schulte  | February 4, 2011; 8:38 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Story pick: Dan Snyder is an angry man

With the news that Redskins owner Dan Snyder filed a $2 million lawsuit against Washington City Paper for writing an unflattering story about him, today's pick could only be Gene Weingarten's hilarious Memo to Snyder. Weingarten writes: I just want...

By Brigid Schulte  | February 3, 2011; 1:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Share your stories of the annual summer camp search

February is here. Snow is on the ground. That can only mean one thing for many Washington parents: It's time for the summer camp sign-up frenzy to begin. Have you rushed an application to the mailbox or found yourself standing...

By Brigid Schulte  | February 2, 2011; 11:09 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Story pick: Happy Groundhog Day

I've never been one to look for shadows or pay much attention to the fact that Feb. 2 is Goundhog Day. Until Harold Ramis came out with a bizarre and brilliant movie of the same title. Groundhog Day, starring Bill...

By Brigid Schulte  | February 2, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Story pick: Roaring about the Tiger Mother

Almost as provocative as reading Amy Chua's widely-circulated, loudly-denounced, intricately-dissected or secretly-praised excerpt from her memoir, "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother," is reading the flurry of pieces published in reaction to it. By now, the details of Chua's tale...

By Brigid Schulte  | February 1, 2011; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Blowback: Potty training story hits a nerve

When Betsy Rosso contacted me to tell me about her three-year-old daughter being suspended from her preschool for having too many potty accidents, I knew the story would resonate. Toilet training your children, as I can certainly attest, is often...

By Brigid Schulte  | January 31, 2011; 11:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (99)
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Story pick: Al Jazeera English for all things Egypt

From the end of the reign of Cleopatra in 30 BC to the mid-20th century, Egypt was ruled by a succession of foreign powers. Once it gained its independence and the last British troops left in the 1950s, it has...

By Brigid Schulte  | January 31, 2011; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
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