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Story Lab: February 6, 2011 - February 12, 2011

Metro after Midnight: When you have to go

This weekend, Washington Post reporters fanned out through Metro's trains and platforms after midnight to capture the sights and sounds of the region's transit system in the wee hours--the time when the whole train system might shut down if Metro...

By Theresa Vargas  | February 12, 2011; 2:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Metro after Midnight: "No one wants to go out in Georgetown"

This weekend, Washington Post reporters fanned out through Metro's trains and platforms after midnight to capture the sights and sounds of the region's transit system in the wee hours--the time when the whole train system might shut down if Metro...

By Annys Shin  | February 12, 2011; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Metro after Midnight: 17 minutes

This weekend, Washington Post reporters fanned out through Metro's trains and platforms after midnight to capture the sights and sounds of the region's transit system in the wee hours--the time when the whole train system might shut down if...

By Annys Shin  | February 12, 2011; 12:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Should Metro shut down at midnight? Tell your stories

How reliant are you on late night Metro service? (Pouya Dianat/The Washington Post) After Thursday's report that Metro was considering shutting down Metro train service after midnight on weekends, a flurry of protesters took to the social web. .bbpBox35755783392075776...

By Katie Rogers  | February 11, 2011; 10:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (7)
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Story pick: More than a name change

In today's Washington Post, Carol Morello does a great job examining the question: What’s in a name? It seems that virtually overnight, what was known as Woodbridge in Prince William County is now, according to the U.S. Census, Marumsco. Only...

By Theresa Vargas  | February 11, 2011; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Story pick: Why a sports owner's lawsuit matters

I overheard a reporter speaking firmly in the phone one day, only to stop mid-sentence to say: “Oh, you said the L word, sir. I can no longer talk to you.” It was clear what had happened. The man on...

By Theresa Vargas  | February 10, 2011; 8:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Shyness: Can Facebook help?

As social media grow, so does the debate over whether they are actually useful. Some experts maintain that all the new technology we've absorbed in recent years is just making us more lonely. Sherry Turkle, an MIT scholar, makes...

By Michael S. Rosenwald  | February 9, 2011; 3:58 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Story pick: Ed Lowe, Himself

A great storyteller died last month. Make that “Long Island’s Favorite Storyteller” – a title Ed Lowe earned by writing about everyday people in his columns that graced Newsday for three decades and later the Long Island Press. As most...

By Theresa Vargas  | February 9, 2011; 9:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Story pick: Death investigation in America

Virginia Chief Medical Examiner Marcella Fierro in the morgue in Richmond before her retirement in 2007/Linda Davidson/The Washington Post Knowing I had done a profile a few years ago of Virginia’s chief medical examiner Marcella Fierro – which I...

By Theresa Vargas  | February 8, 2011; 10:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Story Pick: A town where football greats are raised

For those still in a Super Bowl stupor, here’s an incredible article about a small town that over the last five decades has seen its economy tank, its population dwindle and its teenagers consumed by violence and yet has thrived...

By Theresa Vargas  | February 7, 2011; 8:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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