Scathing report recommends major changes at FDA, including possibly breaking up agency

A new report reveals poor leadership and ineptitude among FDA's food safety leadership.

By Laura ReileyDecember 6, 2022
D.C., Md. & Va.Perspective

Friendship Place helped a survivor of abuse turn her life around

“Whoever would have thought I would make it this far?”

By John KellyDecember 6, 2022

Congress awards gold medals to police who defended Capitol on Jan. 6

Congress recognizes law enforcement officers who defended the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, with its highest honor — the Congressional Gold Medal.

By Eugene ScottDecember 6, 2022

Indonesia’s parliament votes to ban sex outside of marriage

The impact of the law, part of a sweeping overhaul of the criminal code, depends on how it would be implemented and enforced — a question that remains open.

By Victoria BissetDecember 6, 2022

We crowdsourced nearly 1,000 snow forecasts for D.C. this winter. Here are the results.

The broad consensus seems to favor near to slightly below average snowfall for the region.

By Ian Livingston and Jason SamenowDecember 6, 2022
The Washington Post

Justice Dept. subpoenas Ariz., Mich., Wis. officials for Trump communications

The requests, sent to multiple counties targeted by Trump in his effort to reverse his 2020 loss, are among the first known subpoenas issued by Jack Smith, the newly appointed special counsel in the Jan. 6 probe.

By Amy Gardner, Isaac Stanley-Becker, Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Patrick MarleyDecember 6, 2022

For these NFL GMs, the seat might be getting hot

There could be more change on the horizon for NFL franchises in Houston, Denver and Arizona.

By Jason La CanforaDecember 6, 2022

Jan. 6 committee will make criminal referrals to DOJ

Asked about the status of a final report, Thompson said that the committee is “going over printed materials now.”

By Jacqueline AlemanyDecember 6, 2022
Ethical IssuesPerspective

The voices left out of Elon Musk’s free-speech agenda

Elon Musk has said little about what Twitter should do to give people a voice when their own governments do not want people to have it. Look at China and Iran.

By Shira OvideDecember 6, 2022

The Supreme Court thrives on hypotheticals. Alito’s latest sparked a backlash.

In a case about LGBTQ and religious protections, Justice Samuel A. Alito found himself musing about children in KKK outfits and Black shopping mall Santas.

By Robert BarnesDecember 6, 2022

America underwater

A review of extreme flooding events this summer showed FEMA's flood maps are failing to fully inform Americans of flood risk in rural and urban areas.

By Samuel Oakford, John Muyskens, Sarah Cahlan and Joyce Sohyun LeeDecember 6, 2022

The curious history of Georgia’s runoff election

Warnock vs Walker has roots in racism

By Olivier Knox and Caroline AndersDecember 6, 2022

The danger of overinterpreting early voting data from Georgia

Sen. Raphael G. Warnock is likely to have an advantage, but it’s moderated by unknown Election Day turnout.

By Philip BumpDecember 6, 2022
The FixAnalysis

The difference that 51 votes makes for Democrats in the Georgia runoff

Another Senate seat would mean majorities on committees and an easier time confirming judges. The political consequences could reach even further.

By Aaron BlakeDecember 6, 2022

NFC East watch: The Cowboys have hit their stride and the Giants look shaky

As things stand now, the Eagles, Cowboys, Commanders and Giants are all in position to make the NFL playoffs.

By Scott AllenDecember 6, 2022

Pilot in Md. crash made wrong turns, flew too low, NTSB says

The pilot of the small plane that slammed into a Montgomery County powerline tower was flying below minimum normal altitudes at key waypoints into the Gaithersburg airport he was trying to reach, according to the NTSB.

By Ian DuncanDecember 6, 2022

California snowpack off to promising start, but drought concern remains

Parts of the Sierra Nevada have recorded more than double the expected snowpack for the time of year, and another significant storm could be on the way.

By Diana LeonardDecember 6, 2022

TikTok ‘Liver King’ touted raw organ meat diet. He also took steroids.

TikTok's "Liver King" Brian Johnson gained millions of followers promoting misleading claims about the so-called “ancestral diet"

By Teddy Amenabar and Anahad O’ConnorDecember 6, 2022

Metro proposes fare, service hikes while relying on federal money

Metro is proposing three-minute waits for trains, discounts for low-income riders and its first fare hike in five years in a new budget plan.

By Justin GeorgeDecember 6, 2022

Higher fares, more trains: 5 ways Metro would change under budget plan

Here are the most noticeable changes for riders included in the Metro budget proposal.

By Justin GeorgeDecember 6, 2022