Ian Shapira

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Three men, one armed with a knife and another with a BB gun, were involved, police say.

  • Mar 28, 2015

The former civil rights leader, who has been in Dubai for three years, faces legal and financial problems.

  • Mar 25, 2015

The 82-year-old civil rights legend is in Dubai, friends say, while his wife is in danger of losing their home.

  • Mar 21, 2015

James Brooks Chandler is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Philip Snodgrass.

  • Feb 24, 2015

The March 5 sale of President Lyndon Johnson’s April 5 1968 condolence letter to Coretta Scott King is just the latest in a long line of letters-by-famous people (usually dead people) that head to the auction block. In the case of Johnson’s condolence letter, Quinn’s Auction Galleries in Northern Virginia expects to sell the document for at least $120,000, with minimum bids starting for $60,000. Letters written by presidents and ex-presidents often command big bucks from collectors

  • Feb 18, 2015

The King estate tangled with Harry Belafonte when the singer tried to sell the letter. Now his sister will auction it.

  • Feb 17, 2015

Thousands lost power and some roads became slick as the region struggled with ice and winds.

  • Feb 15, 2015

Detectives arrested the man in a case that had been cold since Dec. 13, 2004.

  • Feb 15, 2015

Rep. Michael Honda, whose district will be the location of next year’s Super Bowl, made it clear that though the bill is sweeping, it clearly targets one sports team.

  • Feb 4, 2015

An early review of his writing: “On its own modest terms, [the book] succeeds.“

  • Jan 26, 2015
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Ian Shapira is a features writer on the local enterprise team and enjoys writing about people who have served in the military and intelligence communities. He joined the Post in 2000 and has covered education, criminal justice, technology, and art crime.