Carol Morello

Social issues reporterWashington, D.C.

The latest from Carol

A train with remains of Flight 17 victims finally leaves, and the devices were given to Malaysian officials.

  • Jul 21, 2014

Immigration, delayed marriages and the economy have led more adults ages 25 to 34 to live with families.

  • Jul 17, 2014

A census report notes more young mothers are living with their partners, not married to them.

  • Jul 8, 2014

Slayings of three young Israelis in the West Bank have only strengthened Americans’ desire to travel overseas.

  • Jul 4, 2014

Almost one in three households in the District and Montgomery County are being used as test subjects.

  • Jul 1, 2014

Few others in Mariupol are as fiercely opposed to the government as the women known as babushkas.

  • Jun 30, 2014

Dnipropetrovsk remains an oasis of calm due to a take-no-prisoners approach to separatists.

  • Jun 25, 2014

After decades of being ignored and diminished, the army is transforming itself in the heat of battle.

  • Jun 21, 2014

The equipment is reported to include tanks and heavy artillery; Washington adds sanctions for some separatists.

  • Jun 20, 2014

As fighting rages in eastern Ukraine, a rebel leader asks Moscow for aid amid troop gains in the countryside.

  • Jun 19, 2014

President Petro Poroshenko is prepared to declare a unilateral truce, but separatists say it's a ploy.

  • Jun 18, 2014

Poroshenko says he wants to regain control of the border with Russia first, then would offer a cease-fire.

  • Jun 16, 2014

The move escalates the two nations’ conflict, and a gas crunch elsewhere in Europe may be coming next.

  • Jun 16, 2014

The use of a crude term in a remark about Russia’s leader has led to calls for the foreign minister to be fired.

  • Jun 15, 2014

The attack further heightens tension between Kiev and Moscow, which is thought to be arming the separatists.

  • Jun 15, 2014

Civilians are clamoring to get out of cities filled with snipers, militarized checkpoints and gunfire.

  • Jun 14, 2014

In the biggest single loss of life since Ukraine started battling pro-Russian separatists, rebels shot down a military cargo plane overnight as it was landing in Luhansk.

  • Jun 14, 2014

Even as Ukrainian troops battled the insurgents, Russia said ‘self-defense forces’ are ready for a cease-fire.

  • Jun 12, 2014

Kiev says a willingness to serve in the region, where clashes continue, is a “test” of officers’ patriotism.

  • Jun 9, 2014

Billionaire Petro Poroshenko was sworn in Saturday and called for cease-fire talks, end to corruption.

  • Jun 7, 2014
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About Carol

Carol Morello writes about demographics and the census, as well as a lot of other stuff that comes down the pike. She has worked at the Washington Post since 2000. Before that, she was a reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer and USA Today. She grew up in central Michigan (hold up your hand, it’s just left of the thumb) and has never shaken the feeling that she’s at heart a small town girl.

Her demographic stories have a lot of numbers in them, but they’re really about people and how they live. So if you have an idea for a good demographic story, shoot her an email at